Our Woman Crush Wednesday this week is The Haves and the Have Nots star Tika Sumpter. Sumpter had a life-changing end to 2016 after becoming a first-time mum and getting engaged to the father of her child and The Haves and the Have Nots co-star Nicholas James. The New York born actress got her big break in the now defunct US soap opera One Life to Live which was followed by roles in Gossip Girl, Think Like A Man and Ride Along (1&2)…
Least likely to…give up on her dreams. She says, “I’ve been in this game for a while, but I wouldn’t change anything about the struggle, not ever.”
Impress her with…a sense of humour. She explains what attracted her to her fiance, “…We do work together. I saw him on set and I was like, “Who is that?” He made me laugh so hard. He’s so funny and somehow we ended up kissing…”
Mention…Greek. Sumpter’s real name is actually Euphemia which means “well-spoken” in Greek.
And another thing…The Have and the Have Nots star gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Ella Loren, three months ago.