|Born||Tisha Michelle Campbell
October 13, 1968
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.
|Education||Newark Arts High School|
|Spouse(s)||Duane Martin (m. 1996)|
|Genres||R&B, hip hop|
|Associated acts||Tichina Arnold|
Tisha Michelle Campbell-Martin (born October 13, 1968) is an American actress and singer. She is known for her starring roles in the FOX television series Martin as Gina Waters-Payne from 1992–97; and as Janet "Jay" Marie Johnson-Kyle on the ABC television sitcom My Wife and Kids from 2001-05. On September 21, 2015, she released the single Steel Here.
Campbell was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and raised in Newark, New Jersey, where she attended Newark Arts High School. Her mother, Mona (née Raye) Shockley (now known as Mona Washington), was a nurse, talent manager, gospel singer, and vocal coach. Her father, Michael, was a factory worker and singer, and as a chess master, works with underprivileged children on both the east and west coast. Her parents encouraged her love for music. Tisha has an older brother, three younger brothers, and a younger sister.
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.
Fron 1992-1997 she starred alongside Martin Lawrence in the FOX series Martin. However in the final season, she filed a lawsuit against Martin Lawrence on the counts of sexual harassment both on and off set. She won the lawsuit and as a result would never again be on the same set with Martin Lawrence. This eventually led to low ratings of the show and hence its demise after an entertaining 5 season.
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. She also starred in School Daze as Jane Toussaint. In 1992, Campbell released her debut album, Tisha, 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 contributed vocals for the soundtrack of her 1997 film Sprung, singing on the remake of "Don’t Ask My Neighbor" with Tichina Arnold. She 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"). She is 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 Everybody Hates Chris. She later played 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", starring as Prodigy's mom. In 2015, she began playing Damona on Dr. Ken, starring Ken Jeong.
On September 21, 2015, she released the single "Steel Here". On February 24, 2016, Martin released the single "Lazy Bitch" as well as an accompanying video, where she featured her friend Tasha Smith.
|1977||The Magnificent Major||Daisy Bunsen||Short film|
|1980||The Me Nobody Knows||Lillie-Mae||Television film|
|1986||Little Shop of Horrors||Chiffon|
|1988||School Daze||Jane Toussaint|
|1988||Heart and Soul||Jamie Sinclair||Television film|
|1990||Moe's World||Jiwanda||Television film|
|1990||Another 48 Hrs.||Amy Smith|
|1991||House Party 2||Sidney|
|1994||House Party 3||Sidney|
|1996||Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco||Sledge||Voice|
|1998||The Sweetest Gift||Ruby Wilson||Television film|
|2001||Down to Earth||Woman in audience|
|2002||The Last Place on Earth||Ann Field|
|2008||Zack and Miri Make a Porno||Delaney's Wife|
|2009||Pastor Brown||Amanda Carlton|
|2010||Wright vs. Wrong||Sasha|
|2011||Lemonade Mouth||Jenny Reznick||Television film|
|2016||Rush Hour 4||Sofia May||Pre-producing|
|1987–88||Rags to Riches||Marva Foley||Main role|
|1990||Shannon's Deal||Annette||"Inside Straight" (Season 1, Episode 2)|
|1991||A Different World||Josie Webb||"How Great Thou Art" (Season 4, Episode 19)
"If I Should Die Before I Wake" (Season 4, Episode 23)
|1991||The Fresh Prince of Bel Air||Kathleen||"Did the Earth Move for You?" (Season 2, Episode 1)|
|1991||Blossom||Toni||"Here Comes the Buzz!" (Season 2, Episode 2)
"To Tell the Truth" (Season 2, Episode 6)
|1992||Roc||Angela Kimbro||"A Piece of the Roc" (Season 1, Episode 20)|
|1992–97||Martin||Gina Waters-Payne / Gina Waters||Main role|
|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)|
|2001–05||My Wife and Kids||Jay Kyle||Main role|
|2004–06||All of Us||Carmen James||Recurring role (Season 3–4)|
|2008–09||Everybody Hates Chris||Peaches Clarkson||Recurring role (Season 4)|
|2008–09||Rita Rocks||Patty Mannix||Main role|
|2011||The Paul Reiser Show||Maggie||"The Old Guy" (Season 1, Episode 5)|
|2011||The Protector||Michelle Dulcett||Main role|
|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)|
|2013–present||Real Husbands of Hollywood||Herself||Reality television|
|2015–present||Dr. Ken||Damona Watkins||Main role|
|2016||The $100,000 Pyramid||Herself (celebrity guest)||Episode: Tisha Campbell-Martin vs. Ken Jeong. She was the first celebrity player to help her civilian partner win $100,000 on the show.|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.|
|1988||"Be Alone Tonight"||School Daze|
|"Love Me Down"|
|1997||"Don't Ask My Neighbor"
(with Tichina Arnold)
|2016||"Lazy Bitch (This Ain't Gina)"
|2014||"All Cried Out"
(Full Force featuring Tisha Campbell-Martin)
|Full Force: With Love From Our Friends|
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 released the song Steel Here on billboard.com
- "A Brief History, Newark Arts High School". Retrieved August 10, 2008.
- "Tisha Campbell-Martin profile". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved March 20, 2011.
- Tisha Campbell-Martin at the Internet Movie Database
- "People are Talking About". Jet 83 (6): 61. November 30, 1992. ISSN 0021-5996. Retrieved March 20, 2011.
- "Listings, Everybody Hates Chris". thefutoncritic.com. Retrieved March 20, 2011.
- "Dr. Ken Series Premiere Date Announced". ABC Go. Retrieved September 8, 2015.
- Tisha Campbell Martin released the song "Steel Here", billboard.com; accessed January 1, 2016.
- "Tisha Campbell Martin Drops Her New Song "Lazy B*tch"". In Flex We Trust. Retrieved February 25, 2016.
- Happy 15th Anniversary To The Martins, simplytisha.com; accessed February 2, 2016.
- "Billboard Top Heatseekers Albums History". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-05-13.
- "Various – School Daze - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack". Discogs. Retrieved 2014-10-24.
- "Tisha – Push". Discogs. Retrieved 2010-05-13.
- "Love Me Down - Tisha". Discogs. Retrieved 2010-05-13.
- "Tisha Campbell, Tichina Arnold – Don't Ask My Neighbor". Discogs. Retrieved 2010-05-13.
- "All Cried Out (feat. Tisha Campbell Martin) - Single". iTunes. Retrieved 2010-05-13.