If you had to sum up Tika Sumpter in two words it would be.. beautiful & successful. Euphemia “Tika” Sumpter is an American actress, singer, and model known for her roles as Layla Williamson on One Life to Live and recurring role as Raina Thorpe on Gossip Girl and as Jenna Rice in the The CW/BET sitcom, The Game.
Full name: Euphemia L. Sumpter
Parents: Janice Acquista and Arthur Curtis Sumpter Sr.
Step-father: Pat Acquista
Siblings: 3 sisters and 3 brothers
Marital status: Single
Favorite color: Pink and Green
Hobbies: Reading, Dancing, and Singing
Favorite Music: Anything I can move to or anything I can relax to. (R & B) and John
Mayer/Jack Johnson type music
Favorite Movies: Cinderella, Crash, Norma Rae, Any Paul Newman Movie and Fight
Favorite TV show: The Amazing Race, Girlfriends, Nip/Tuck
Actors I admire: Don Cheadle, Paul Newman, Matt Damon, Kiera Knightly, and Charlize Theron
If I couldn’t be an actor, I’d be a spa salon owner
Cause I most believe in: Helping anyone who needs a hand
Greatest fear: Losing my mind
Something you’d be surprised to know about me: I love going to the movies alone.
Favorite items of clothing: My shoes and my sweaters
Greatest achievements: Surviving in NYC at 17
What I dislike most about my appearance: I kind of like how I look
Smartest thing I’ve ever done: Learn how to read
Film role for the opposite se* I would most want to play : James Bond
Books I’m reading: Poison Wood Bible and Arc of Justice
Favorite foods: Macaroni and cheese, candy yams, banana pancakes, and Chips Ahoy
Least favorite food: beets
Favorite comfort food: Chocolate cake
Most treasured possession: My health
Biggest regrets: I don’t have any
If I could live anywhere, it’d be: Prague or Costa Rica
Something that makes me see red: People who don’t cover their mouths when they yawn.
Pics via Instagram/Esquire