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


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!

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! 

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    Love Ms. Sumpter and happy her career is moving on up! She’s working in all of the listed projects, plus, the upcoming feature-film remake of Sparkle with the late, great, Whitney Houston!

    Funny, I gave up on BET years ago but, “Being Mary Jane” sounds potentially good given the cast and premise. I mean Gabrielle Union has an appeal but Shaft AND Shug Avery! Ah, sookie, sookie, now. That might be appointment TV! ;-)

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