Tisha Campbell Martin Biography
Tisha Campbell-Martin, a daughter of Mona Campbell and Clifton Campbell is an American actress, singer and dancer as for her major profession. In her journey of fame, she has been best known for her phenomenal starring roles in the FOX television series called Martin as Gina Waters-Payne from 1992-97; and as Janet "Jay" Johnson-Kyle on the ABC television sitcom My Wife and Kids from 2001-05 . Tisha Campbell's first TV appearance was at the age of 8, on episode #006 of the PBS show The Big Blue Marble (1974). By the present time, many biographic sites has summarized her life history in well explicable form, even Wikipedia has hold huge information about her.
Turning back to her early life before she stepped in her career platform, Tisha was born on October 13, 1968 in Oklahoma City, OK as a daughter of Mona Campbell and Clifton Campbell. She was raised in Newark, New Jersey and also attended Newark Arts School for her study qualification. Her mother, Mona was a nurse, talent manager, gospel singer and also a vocal coach. Her father, Clifton Campbell, was a factory worker and singer and does magic tricks at the Fridays restaurant in Winchester, VA. Ever since she gained control over her senses, her parents always found encouraging her to love for music. As for her family members, she has an older brother, three younger brothers and a younger sister.
As soon as she completed her education, she decided to step in acting line. Campbell’s first TV appearance was at the age of 6, in a 1974 episode of the PBS show The Big Blue Marble. She has been very talented since her early age, as a child, she has won many talent shows. She was always eager to appear in many children’s programs as Kids Are People Too, Unicorn Tales, and Captain Kangaroo. At age 18, she performed in the musical feature film Little Shop of Horrors as Chiffon, one of The Supremes-like girl-group Greek Chorus, along with future Martin co-star Tichina Arnold. After graduating from the Arts High School in Newark, she moved to Hollywood, where she became a star on the short-lived series Rags to Riches.
Apart from her acting profession, in 1992, Campbell released her debut album. Although the album got only a moderate success but being a first try she accepted it’s success with great appreciation. he also contributed vocals for the soundtrack of her 1997 film Sprung, singing on the remake of “Don’t Ask My Neighbor” with good friend, fellow actress and frequent co-star Tichina Arnold. Campbell also appeared in several music videos in the 1990s and 2000s, including two for Will Smith (“Will 2K” and “Wild Wild West”) and Toni Braxton (“You’re Makin' Me High”). Campbell made guest appearances on the television series Everybody Hates Chris and played the matriarch of the Kyle family, Janet "Jay" Kyle on My Wife and Kids. After My Wife and Kids, Campbell became a part of the sitcoms Rita Rocks and The Protector. In 2012 Campbell starred in Mindless Behavior's music video "Hello." In the video she starred as Prodigy's mom. The talented actress has accumulated total net worth amount of $15 million dollars from her acting career.
Turning to her personal life, she had married actor-now-estate developer Duane Martin on August 17, 1996. She gave birth to her first child, a son, Xen Martin on August 2001. According to her, she named her son, Xen, with an X, because as she and husband Duane Martin were driving to an ultrasound they were listening to rapper Xzibit, and later in the ultrasound they saw that the baby was in the womb making Xzibit's signature sign with his arms crossed in an X.
In 1996, she had filed a lawsuit against her Martin co-star Martin Lawrence and the show’s producer for sexual harassment and verbal and physical assaults. HBO Studios eventually settled the case with Campbell so that the show’s last season could be completed. Campbell did return to the Martin set to film the last three episodes of the show’s last season under the condition that she would not appear in any scenes with Lawrence. She has recently revealed in her television appearance on The Daily Helpline that she was raped at the age of three. More information about her can be gained from visiting wiki and other various internet sites.