Tika Sumpter plays Deloris “Dee” Williams, (above), one-third of the star singling group in ‘Sparkle,’ which will be in theaters Aug. 17. (Image: Sony Pictures)
Tika Sumpter has been gaining an ever-growing momentum in Hollywood, having had major roles on hit TV shows One Life to Live, Gossip Girl and The Game, and in movies including Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming and blockbusterThink Like a Man.
Her latest role introduces a new generation to Sparkle, a cult classic many in urban communities grew up knowing about or watching. The film, to be released Aug. 17, centers around a young girl group’s rise to fame, their family struggles, the group’s ultimate demise, and one member’s final time to shine as a star of her own.
BlackEnterprise.com caught up with Sumpter about taking on new challenges with the role, exposing the world to hidden talents and positioning herself for more success in the arts: