|Born||Tisha Michelle Campbell
October 13, 1968
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.
(1996–present; 2 children)
Campbell’s first TV appearance was at the age of 6, in a 1974 episode of the PBS show The Big Blue Marble. As a child, she won many talent shows, going on to appear in such 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.
In 1992, Campbell released her debut album, which was a moderate success, selling 40,000 copies. Two singles received minor airplay on the R&B stations: “Push” and “Love Me Down”. She 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”).
In 1996, Campbell filed a lawsuit against her Martin co-star Martin Lawrence and the show’s producers 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.
Campbell later became a member of the American Film Institute and the Writer’s Boot Camp. She then produced the film short, A Luv Tale, about two women who fall in love with each other. The film won many awards, including the Audience Choice Award at the Black Hollywood Film Festival.
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.
Campbell was born in Oklahoma City, OK, and raised in Newark, New Jersey, where she attended Newark Arts High School. Her mother, Mona (née Raye) was a nurse, talent manager, gospel singer, and vocal coach. Her father Clifton Campbell, was a factory worker and singer and does magic tricks at the Fridays restaurant in Winchester, VA. Her parents encouraged her love for music. Tisha has two younger brothers and a younger sister.
- Tisha (1992)
- "Be Alone Tonight" (School Daze) (1988)
- "Push" (1992)
- "Love Me Down" (1993)
- "Don't Ask My Neighbor" (with Tichina Arnold) (1997)
|1977||The Magnificent Major||Daisy Bunsen||Short film|
|1980||The Me Nobody Knows||Lillie-Mae||TV Movie|
|1986||Little Shop of Horrors||Chiffon|
|1988||School Daze||Jane Toussaint|
|1988||Heart and Soul||Jamie Sinclair||TV Movie|
|1990||Moe's World||Jiwanda||TV Movie|
|1990||Another 48 Hrs.||Amy Smith|
|1991||House Party 2||Sidney|
|1994||House Party 3||Sidney||Cameo|
|1996||Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco||Sledge||Voice|
|1998||The Sweetest Gift||Ruby Wilson||TV Movie|
|2001||Down to Earth||Woman in audience||Unncredited|
|2002||The Last Place on Earth||Ann Field|
|2008||Zack and Miri Make a Porno||Delaney's Wife||Cameo|
|2009||Pastor Brown||Amanda Carlton|
|2010||Wright vs. Wrong||Uncredited|
|2011||Lemonade Mouth||Jenny Reznick||Disney Channel Original Movie|
|1987–1988||Rags to Riches||Marva Foley||Main role|
|1990||Shannon's Deal||1 episode, Uncredited|
|1991||A Different World||Josie Webb||2 episodes|
|1991||The Fresh Prince of Bel Air||Kathleen||"Did the Earth Move for You?"(Season 2 episode 1)|
|1992||Roc||Angela Kimbro||"A Piece of the Roc" (Season 1 episode 20)|
|1992–1997||Martin||Gina Waters-Payne / Gina Waters||Main role, 122 episodes|
|1995||Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child||Rapunzel||Rapunzel (Season 1 episode 8)|
|1997||Duckman||Ebony Sable||"Ebony, Baby" (Season 4 episode 15)|
|1997||Between Brothers||Daisy||"Dusty's in Love" (Season 1 episode 7)|
|1998||Getting Personal||Michelle / Sandy||"Milo Does the Darndest Things" (Season 1 episode 2)|
|1999||Wasteland||Olivia||"The Object of My Affection" (Season 1 episode 9)|
|2000||Sabrina, the Teenage Witch||Joyce||"The Halloween Scene" (Season 5 episode 6)|
|2001–2005||My Wife and Kids||Janet "Jay' Kyle||Main role, 123 episodes|
|2004–2006||All of Us||Carmen James||Recurring role
Seasons 1, 4 (7 episodes)
|2008–2009||Everybody Hates Chris||Peaches||Recurring role
Seasons 4 (4 episodes)
|2008–2009||Rita Rocks||Patty Mannix||Main role, 40 episodes|
|2011||The Paul Reiser Show||Maggie||"The Old Guy" (Season 1 episode 5)|
|2011||The Protector||Michelle Dulcett||Main role, 13 episodes|
|2011||Robot Chicken||Beyoncé Knowles||"Casablankman 2" (Season 5 episode 16)|
|2012||Private Practice||Pam Reiter||"You Don't Know What You've Got Til It's Gone"(Season 6 episode 4)|
|2013||Malibu Country||Rikki||"Bowling for Mama" (Season 1 episode 14)|
Awards and nominations
|1991||Independent Spirit Award||"Best Supporting Female"||House Party||Nominated|
|1996||Image Award||"Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series"||Martin||Nominated|
|1997||Image Award||"Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series"||Martin||Nominated|
|2002||Image Award||"Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series"||My Wife and Kids||Nominated|
|2003||Image Award||"Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series"||My Wife and Kids||Won|
|2004||Image Award||"Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series"||My Wife and Kids||Nominated|
|2004||BET Comedy Award||"Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series"||My Wife and Kids||Won|
|2005||Image Award||"Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series"||My Wife and Kids||Nominated|
|2005||BET Comedy Award||"Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series" Shared with: Various||My Wife and Kids||Nominated|
|2009||Image Award||"Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series"||Rita Rocks||Nominated|
|2010||Image Award||"Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series"||Rita Rocks||Nominated|
- "Tisha Campbell-Martin – Biography". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved March 20, 2011.
- "People are Talking About". Jet 83 (6): 61. November 30, 1992. ISSN 0021-5996. Retrieved March 20, 2011.
- "Gale Contemporary Black Biography: Tisha Campbell-Martin". Answers.com. Retrieved March 20, 2011.
- "Listings, Everybody Hates Chris". thefutoncritic.com. Retrieved March 20, 2011.
- "A Brief History, Newark Arts High School". Retrieved August 10, 2008.
- http://simplytisha.com/fanzone-2/happy-anniversary-to-tisha-and-duane Happy 15th Anniversary To The Martins
- http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20135181,00.html Actress Tisha Campbell-Martin, 32, of ABC's My Wife and Kids, and her husband, actor Duane Martin, 36, had their first child, a boy named Xen, on Aug. 8 in L.A....
- http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20350606,00.html Tisha,Duane Welcome 2nd Son Ezekial Czar Martin
- Tisha Campbell-Martin Biography
- Tisha Campbell on Myspace
- Tisha Campbell-Martin at the Internet Movie Database
|This article is in the category African-American actors, but no reliable sources are cited to verify its inclusion. (December 2012)|