Tika Sumpter Joins ‘Black Wall Street’ Cast
Actress Tika Sumpter is still in high demand. Despite CBS not picking up her ‘313’ pilot, The Haves and Have Nots star continues to rack up new roles left and right. In addition to her upcoming appearance in Old Man and the Gun, and two Tyler Perry films, Tika has also been cast to co-star in John Legend’s new series about the once thriving Tulsa, Oklahoma neighborhood known as Black Wall Street.
Tika Sumpter Nabs Lead Role in ‘The Pages’
While she may have lost the opportunity to topline her own show after CBS failed to pick up her 313 pilot, actress Tika Sumpter is still a hot commodity in Hollywood. In addition to her gig on The Haves and Have Nots, Tika has also secured two new acting roles, including the lead in the upcoming political thriller The Pages.
Tika Sumpter Produced Drama Stalls at CBS
Looks like Tika Sumpter just might be returning to The Haves and Have Nots next season after all. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 36-year actress will not be moving over to CBS as her pilot for the network, tentatively titled The 313, did not get a straight-to-series order as previously expected.
Tika Sumpter Shows off Baby Ella on Instagram
Fans hoping to get a glimpse of Tika Sumpetr’s new born daughter Ella-Loren are in luck. The Haves and Have Nots actress recently took to Instagram to show off her bundle of joy as part of Baby Dove’s new #RealMoms campaign.”Happy mommy, happy baby,” Tika captioned the photo above. “Being a working mom in Hollywood can be tough- the long days, the travel. But I’m doing what I love and that makes me a better mom to her. I’m proud to join @BabyDoveUS to celebrate all the #realmoms trusting the choices they make for themselves and their babies.”
Tika Sumpter Joins ‘The Old Man and The Gun’ Cast
Actress Tika Sumpter will be appearing in the upcoming Fox Searchlight film The Old Man and the Gun. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tika will be joining previously announced cast members Danny Glover, Sissy Spacek, Robert Redford and Casey Affleck. The film reportedly revolves around a police detective (Affleck) who becomes obsessed with capturing a lifetime bank robber (Redford) who’s managed to escape from prison 18 times. Tika will be playing Affleck’s put upon wife; Gloria.
Taraji P. Henson and Tika Sumpter to Star in ‘Acrimony’
Tika Sumpter is set to star in the upcoming Tyler Perry film Acrimony. The dramedy co-stars Taraji P. Henson and reportedly started principal shooting in Pittsburgh last fall. Not much is known about the storyline or the rest of the supporting cast, though we do know first-time director, Rosie Olivia, has been chosen to helm the project.
Tika Sumpter Gives Birth to Baby Girl
Thirty-six year old ctress Tika Sumpter has given birth to a baby girl named Ella-Loren. According to published reports, The Haves and Have Nots co-star welcomed her daughter earlier this month via a private hospital in Los Angeles. Tika recently tweeted about being a new mommy, saying “Dear Moms, dads and caretakers, I’m now slow clapping for each and every one of you. It ain’t no joke.”
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.