Tika Sumpter Nabs Series Regular Gig in BET's Being Mary Jane!

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Tika Sumpter just might be the hardest working sistah in Hollywood! Since leaving ABC Daytime's One Life to Live she's had series-long arcs on hit shows such as The Game and Gossip Girl, sexed up music videos for R&B stars like Jason Derulo, appeared in the No. 1 movie Think Like a Man and now she's been cast in BET's high-profile primetime drama project Being Mary Jane!

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From husband and wife entertainment power duo Salim and Mara Brock Akil, Being Mary Jane stars Gabrielle Union in the titular role of Mary Jane, a "successful African-American career woman, who has achieved a decorated career as the host of a fast-paced 24-hour national cable news network."



Sumpter joins Union, The Bold and the Beautiful's Aaron D. Spears, Omari Hardwick (For Colored Girls,The A-Team), Richard Roundtree (Shaft) and Margaret Avery (The Color Purple) in the ensemble cast.

Are you exicted to see Tika-licious get her primetime soap game on? Sound off in the comments!