Tika Sumpter is starring as the lead character in the OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) show "The Haves and the Have Nots" and is not lacking for movie roles but her path to a starring role in Hollywood was not easy nor was it quick.
The beautiful actress who is the dream girl of many men on the Internet as a result of her co-star role in the movie "Ride Along" where she stole several scenes with her beautiful appearance beside actor/comedian Kevin Hart was recently interviewed by Essence Magazine for their August 2014 issue and she revealed that her road to success required her to take some risks and bet on herself.
Prior to finding employment as an actress, a journey which began with "One Life to Live" she used to work at a movie theater and also sold hams, yes the food hams during the holidays. She was so good at selling the hams that the store offered her a job which she turned down. Entertainment insiders chuckle at the thought of her selling the hams because she is so attractive many male social media followers have indicated that they would likely return to the store repeatedly just to get the opportunity to talk with her.
To get her career started as an actress she quit her job as a customer service representative because of an abusive boss and decided to put her 100% focus into acting and within a week she 'booked' the job with "One Life to Live" and her career had started.
Now, Tika Sumpter is the star of "The Haves and the Have Nots" in which she is showing her dramatic range as a 'bad girl' and is an in-demand actress high on the wish list of many filmmakers. Taking a risk to pursue her dreams paid off big time for the beautiful Tika Sumpter.