Martin, Rita Rocks, My Wife and Kids, and Dr. Ken – all have one thing in common – Tisha Campbell playing the main roles. Tisha is an actress and singer who has been acting since she was only 6 and has thus far, appeared in many movies and other productions. Raised as a small town girl, here’s all to know about her and her journey to becoming a celebrated actress.
Tisha Campbell Biography
Also referred to as Tisha Campbell-Martin, the actress was born as Tisha Michelle Campbell on October 13, 1968, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Nonetheless, it was in Newark, New Jersey that she was brought up by her parents, Mona Washington and Michael Campbell alongside three brothers and a sister.
She got her education from the Newark Arts High School and began acting since she was a kid. One of the strongest forces in her entry into the entertainment world was the fact that both her parents were into entertainment. While her father was a chess master and a singer, her mother was also a singer and a talent manager. Thanks to this, Tisha got the opportunity to start acting when she was only 6.
The first role she ever got was in The Big Blue Marble. The next one the multitalented actress played was in The Magnificent Major (1977), then Little Shop of Horrors (1986), and School Daze (1988). She has gone on to act in many other movies with the most recent being Blindspotting (2018). It is in television series that she has come to be more popular with great sitcoms such as Rags to Riches (1987 -1988), My Wife and Kids (2001-2005), Real Husbands of Hollywood (2013-2016), and Dr. Ken (2015-2017).
There is no denying the fact that Tisha Campbell has thus far, enjoyed a very successful acting career with many movies to her name as well as nominations and awards. Among her awards are BET Comedy Award and Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in My Wife and Kids.
More than just an actress, she is also a singer who released her first album, Tisha in 1992. She has also released a number of singles with I Don’t Wanna Be Alone Tonight (2018) as the latest.
Husband and Kids
Tisha Campbell is not known to have dated many men in the past. In fact, since catching the eyes of the public, she has been associated with only one person, and that is Duane Martin whom she met while shooting Martins in 1992. Having dated since then, the two decided to tie the knot in 1996 at an event that saw many stars including Will Smith and Marin Lawrence in attendance.
Even though the marriage has been blessed with two kids, Ezekiel Czar Martin and Xen Martin, Tisha announced that she was getting a divorce from her husband in 2018 via her Twitter handle, ending the 27 years union.
Tisha Campbell-Martins and Duane Martins have both been highly successful in their careers. However, as a result of an accumulated debt of close to $15 million, the couple filed for bankruptcy in US Bankruptcy Court in California in 2016. This, according to them, was to help them in reorganizing their finances.
At the time, it was reported that the couple had a joined expenses of $16,953 as against their income of $7,655 monthly. For now, the net worth of the actress since their divorce is not known.
Height And Other Facts About Tisha Campbell
- Being very talented since she was a child, Tisha Campbell got to win a car in her first competition.
- Her first album sold 40,000 copies – it was not very successful just as it was not very poor.
- She sued fellow actor, Martin Lawrence for sexual harassment and abuse in 1997, but the duo later settled the case.
- In 2001, the actress was diagnosed with an inflammatory condition that affects multiple organs known as sarcoidosis.
- She and her ex-husband named their first son, Xen Martin because according to them, the ultrasound they had of him showed him with his arms crossed in an x sign. Also, it has been revealed that while driving to have the ultrasound, the couple was listening to the music of Xzibit.
- Campbell has a height of 5 feet 4 inches (1.63m) while her body weight is not known.