Ex-One Life To Live Star Tika Sumpter Books To Gossip Girl!


Tika Sumpter

isn't sitting around wating for

One Life to Live

to call. According to

Michael Ausiello

, Sumpter has snagged a recurring role on

Gossip Girl

. The actress will play Raina, daughter to

Michael Boatman'

s (

Spin City

) character Russell Thorpe. Thorpe is a business mogul and  former acquaintance of Chuck's (

Ed Westick

)  later father, Bart Bass. Both actors will hit the screen in 2011.