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Tisha Campbell-Martin Biography

Birth Name:
Tisha Michelle Campbell
Birth Place:
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Actor, singer, dancer

Fast Facts

  • Born in Oklahoma but was raised in Newark, NJ
  • Entered talent contests as a child; in her first competition she won the grand prize, a car
  • Made her TV debut on the syndicated show Big Blue Marble
  • In 1980 played the role of Rosie in the off-Broadway musical Really Rosie
  • While still in high school, made her film debut in the 1986 musical Little Shop of Horrors
  • Released her debut album when she was 18
  • Her choreographed dance moves are featured in the 1990 film House Party
  • Was diagnosed in 2001 with sarcoidosis, an inflammatory condition that produces small lumps of cells in various organs of the body
  • Won an NAACP Image Award in 2003 for her work on My Wife and Kids


  • 1991Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Female: nominated


  • Germaine Campbell--Brother
  • Stanley Campbell--Brother
  • Clifton Campbell--Father
  • Romona Raye--Mother
  • Ezekiel Czar Martin--Son
  • Xen Martin--Son