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Tika Sumpter Covers Rolling Out Magazine


January 16, 2014 --
Tika Sumpter Covers Rolling Out Magazine

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) January 16, 2014

Tika Sumpter has been in front of the camera for the better part of a decade. The model-turned-actress is one of the stars of the action-comedy Ride Along, the Ice Cube, Kevin Hart film that kick-starts her 2014. It comes on the heels of what turned out to be a breakthrough year for the native New Yorker, but dont think for a second that the beautiful star is basking in the glow of newfound fame or looking forward to It Girl status in Hollywood. Quite the contrary; Tika Sumpter is here to work.

I think one of the most important lessons that Ive learned is to put your head down and work, she tells entertainment writer Todd Williams.

Sumpter started out in the early 2000s modeling for the fragrance brand Curve and appearing in commercials for Hewlett Packard. She landed the role of Layla Williamson on the long-running soap One Life to Live back in 2005 and she hasnt looked back since.

Sumpter has been enjoying her journey while maintaining her focus. If you want woe-is-me tales of hardship, look elsewhere. Its not because the personable actress hasnt had to face her trials its because she has faced them, grown from them and wont allow negativity to define her.

And Sumpter has developed a varied body of work. All I know is my walk and my walk hasnt been that, she says. I did Whats Your Number? with Anna Faris, I did Gossip Girl with Blake Lively. So Ive been able to walk back-and-forth. I want to continue to do that. A black woman is not just one thing. Why not be able to portray those things on-screen?

Visit to read the interview in its entirety. Be sure to check out this and other exclusive photo shoots and video footage with celebrity photographer DeWayne Rogers.

About Rolling Out Magazine:

Rolling out, the nation's largest free urban weekly, is a digital and print magazine that focuses on the black experience in response to entertainment, politics, fashion, culture, sports and lifestyle points of interest. Headquartered in Atlanta, rolling out is positioned as the voice for the African American experience, using its newspaper as a platform in the marketplace to express urgency for education reform, and to document entrepreneurial endeavors and other relevant issues in the Diaspora. For information on rolling out, please log on to

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