Tika Sumpter Lands First Starring Role in ‘The 313″
Actress Tika Sumpter is heading to CBS in her first starring role. Via The Hollywood Reporter, Tika will headline and co-produce The 313, a political drama about a young female City Council President who suddenly becomes Mayor when the current administration is brought down by a sex scandal.
Southside with You, the independent film that purports to tell the story of Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date during the summer of 1989, has been given its first official trailer. The film stars actress Tika Sumpter as Michelle and Parker Sawyers as Barack, and will makes its debut at the Sundance Film Festival next month.
Tika Sumpter will ring in 2016 with two new films on the horizon. The 35-year old actress, presently starring in the hit OWN drama The Haves and Have Nots, will first appear in Ride Along 2 alongside rapper Ice Cube and comedian Kevin Hart. Tika will reprise her role as Angela Payton, Ben’s (Hart) fiancée and James’ (Cube) sister.