Tika Sumpter

Tika Sumpter studied acting with Larkin Malloy (Travis Montgomery on All My Children) at Graystone Studios, owned by Grayson McCouch (Dusty Donavan on As the World Turns). So she's been around soaps for years.

In July 2005, after several rigorous rounds of auditions, Tika landed her first long-term job of the role of Layla Williamson, on One Life to Live.

The fourth child of a family of singers, Tika discovered her own vocal abilities at age 18. She started her singing career by co-founding the group, Twise (Tika with Precise). The femme fatale duo is one part R&B vocals and one part Hip-Hop. Sumpter croons the catchy hooks of the smooth and sexy vocals, while Precise delivers thought-provoking and humorous rap lyrics.

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One Life To Live Quotes

I don't know, something twisted. I mean, this whole place is twisted. It's like some twisted shrine of him and mother. What'd you do down here, gramps? Count your money and stare at yourself while groping at your daughter? Bastard!


Jessica: Do you know what an evil, lying tramp Shawna is?
Rex: Yeah. That's why I like her.