Tika Sumpter (born Euphemia LatiQue Sumpter) is an American actress, singer, producer, television host, and model. Sumpter began her career as host of Best Friend's Date (2004–2005), a reality series on The N. In 2005, she landed the role of Layla Williamson in the ABC daytime soap opera, One Life to Live, where she starred regularly through 2010. In the same year, Sumpter made her movie debut in her leading female role in the musical drama Stomp the Yard: Homecoming. Sumpter was later featured in supporting roles for What's Your Number? (2011) and Think Like a Man (2012), before starring in Sparkle (2012) and A Madea Christmas (2013). In 2013, Sumpter began her role as Candace Young, the leading character on the Oprah Winfrey Network primetime soap opera, The Haves and the Have Nots. Sumpter later played Angela Payton in the action comedy films Ride Along (2014) and its sequel Ride Along 2 (2016), as well as starring in the romantic comedy Nobody's Fool (2018). She starred in the biographical films Get On Up (2014) playing Yvonne Fair, and The Old Man & the Gun (2018). In 2016, Sumpter produced and starred as Michelle Robinson (later Obama) in the critically acclaimed biographical romantic drama Southside with You (2016). In 2020, she starred in the family comedy film Sonic the Hedgehog.