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Published on January 14th, 2012 | by thevyne

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Woman to Watch: Tika Sumpter

Image courtesy of BlackStuddedFashion.comName: Euphemia “Tika” Sumpter

Birthday: June 20

Follow on Twitter @: iamtikasumpter

Hometown: Queens, New York

Occupation: Actress and singer

Education: Studied at Marymount Manhattan College

You may have seen her on: Gossip Girl, The Game, One Life to Live, or Stomp the Yard 2

Upcoming work: Sparkle, Think Like a Man

Getting started: Tika got a recording contract before she hit it big as an actress. She was a teenager and in a group but didn’t feel like she was ready. However, at 17 she got a job as a waitress in NY and started focusing on her acting career. Her first big contract was with One Life to Live in 2005.

Nominated for: “Best Actress in a Daytime Series” by the NAACP Image Awards (2008)

If she wasn’t an actress, she would want to be: Owner of a spa

Favorite travel destinations: Costa Rica and Prague

Favorite comfort food: Chocolate cake

How she describes her personal style: Simple, Boho chic, Easy,  and Colorful

Favorite lipstick brands: Ruby Woo, Cover Girl, Julia Javone

Favorite shoe designers: Jeffrey Campbell, Giuseppe Zanotti

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