A MADEA CHRISTMAS
TIKA SUMPTER (Lacey) is an actress, model, and singer best
known for her work as Raina Thorpe on "Gossip Girl" and Layla Williamson on the
Daytime Emmy -award winning soap opera, "One Life to Live," which garnered her a
NAACP Image Award nomination.
Tika can currently be seen on OWN network's premiere drama "The Haves and the
Have Nots" as the lead role of Candace Young. The drama is produced by Tyler
Perry and premiered on May 28, 2013.
Up next, Tika will star in Terry Perry's A Madea Christmas, which hits
theaters December 13, 2013. Tika will also appear in Universal's Ride Along, due
out January 17, 2014, opposite Kevin Hart, Ice Cube and Laurence Fishburne.
Tika previously appeared as Jenna on the BET Series "The Game." Along with
her growing television career, Tika is enjoying success on the big screen. She
was last seen in Sparkle, opposite Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks, as well as
the films My Man Is A Loser with John Stamos and Being Mary Jane opposite
Gabrielle Union. Other film credits include What's Your Number opposite Anna
Faris and Chris Evans, Salt, with Angelina Jolie and Liev Schreiber, Stomp The
Yard 2: Homecoming, and Whisper Me A Lullaby.
Tika was formally a member of the R&B/Hip Hop group Twise. Their track,
"Paint the World, America's Anthem" can currently be heard on One Life, Many
Voices, a compilation album made in an effort to aid Hurricane Katrina victims,
featuring the voices of "One Life to Live" cast members. Tika is proud of her
involvement in Public Service Announcements appearing in an AIDS-awareness
campaign with acclaimed hip-hop artist Common. Tika currently resides in New
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