Martin, Rita Rocks, My Wife and Kids, and Dr. Ken – they all have one thing in common: Tisha Campbell plays the leading roles. Tisha is an actress and singer who has been acting since the age of six and has appeared in many films and other productions. Raised as a small-town girl, here you can learn all about her and her path to becoming a celebrated actress.
Tisha Campbell Biography
Also known as Tisha Campbell-Martin, the actress was born Tisha Michelle Campbell on October 13, 1968, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Nevertheless, she was raised in Newark, New Jersey by her parents, Mona Washington and Michael Campbell, along with three brothers and one sister.
She received her education at Newark Arts High School and began acting like a child. One of the strongest forces in her entry into the entertainment world was the fact that both her parents were interested in entertainment. While her father was a chess master and singer, her mother was also a singer and talent manager. Thanks to this fact Tisha got the opportunity to start acting at the age of 6.
The first role she ever got was in The Big Blue Marble. The next role the multi-talented actress played was in The Magnificent Major (1977), then Little Shop of Horrors (1986), and School Daze (1988). She then appeared in many other films, most recently Blindspotting (2018). She became increasingly popular in television series through 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).
It cannot be denied that Tisha Campbell has enjoyed a very successful acting career to date, with many films in her name, as well as nominations and awards. Her awards include the BET Comedy Award and the Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in My Wife and Kids.
She is more than just an actress, she is also a singer who released her first album Tisha in 1992. With I Don’t Wanna Be Alone Tonight (2018) at the latest, she has also released a number of singles.
Husband and Kids
It is not known that Tisha Campbell has dated many men in the past. Since she has attracted public attention, she has been associated with only one person, Duane Martin, whom she met while shooting Martin’s 1992 film. After dating since then, the two decided to tie the knot in 1996 at an event attended by many stars including Will Smith and Marin Lawrence.
Although the marriage was blessed with two children, Ezekiel Tsar Martin and Xen Martin, Tisha announced that she would divorce her husband in 2018 via her Twitter handle, ending their 27-year relationship.
Tisha Campbell-Martins and Duane Martins have both been very successful in their careers. However, due to an accumulated debt of almost $15 million, the couple filed for bankruptcy in 2016 at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in California. In their opinion, this should help them to restructure their finances.
At that time, the couple was reported to have expenses of $16,953 versus a monthly income of $7,655. For the time being, the actress’s net worth since her divorce is unknown.
Height And Other Facts About Tisha Campbell
- Since Tisha Campbell was very talented since her childhood, she won a car in her first competition.
- Her first album sold 40,000 copies – it wasn’t very successful, but not very bad either.
- In 1997 she sued her actor colleague Martin Lawrence for sexual harassment and abuse, but the duo later settled the case.
- In 2001, the actress was diagnosed with an inflammatory disease that affects several organs and is known as sarcoidosis.
- She and her ex-husband named their first son Xen Martin because the ultrasound they got from him showed him, according to her, with arms crossed in an X-sign. It also showed that the couple listened to Xzibit’s music while driving to the ultrasound.
- Campbell is 1.63 m (5 feet 4 inches) tall, her body weight is not known.