|Born||Tisha Michelle Campbell
October 13, 1968
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.
|Other names||Tish, Tisha Martin|
|Education||Newark Arts High School|
|Known for||Gina Payne – Martin
Jay Kyle – My Wife and Kids
|Home town||Newark, New Jersey, U.S.|
|Spouse(s)||Duane Martin (m. 1996)|
|Associated acts||Tichina Arnold|
Tisha Campbell-Martin (born Tisha Michelle Campbell; October 13, 1968) is an American actress and singer. Campbell is best known for her roles as Regina "Gina" Waters-Payne on the FOX series Martin and as Janet "Jay" Marie Johnson-Kyle on the ABC series My Wife and Kids.
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 Campbell, 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 six, 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. 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", which was co-written and produced by Campbell's' friend, Vanilla Ice, and "Love Me Down". 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. Campbell 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 contributed vocals for the soundtrack of her 1997 film, Sprung, singing on the remake of "Don’t Ask My Neighbor" with her Martin co-star 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"). On September 21, 2015, she released the single, "Steel Here". On February 24, 2016, Campbell released the single, "Lazy Bitch", as well as an accompanying video, where she featured her friend, Tasha Smith.
On August 17, 1996, Campbell married actor Duane Martin. The couple have two sons. In November 1996, Campbell left the FOX series Martin during its final season, citing "intolerable" working conditions. In early 1997, Campbell filed a lawsuit against co-star Martin Lawrence on the counts of sexual harassment and abuse both on and off set. By April 1997, Campbell had won the lawsuit and returned to appear in the last two episodes of the series, but was never again on the same set with Lawrence.
|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; 20 episodes|
|1990||Shannon's Deal||Annette||Episode: "Inside Straight"|
|1991||A Different World||Josie Webb||2 episodes|
|1991||The Fresh Prince of Bel Air||Kathleen||Episode: "Did the Earth Move for You?"|
|1992||Roc||Angela Kimbro||Episode: "A Piece of the Roc"|
|1992–97||Martin||Gina Waters-Payne / Gina Waters||Main role; 132 episodes|
|1995-00||Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child||Rapunzel/Glodie||2 episodes|
|1997||Duckman||Ebony Sable||Episode: "Ebony, Baby"|
|1997||Between Brothers||Daisy||Episode: "Dusty's in Love"|
|1998||Getting Personal||Michelle / Sandy||Episode: "Milo Does the Darndest Things"|
|1999||Wasteland||Olivia||Episode: "The Object of My Affection"|
|2000||Sabrina, the Teenage Witch||Joyce||Episode: "The Halloween Scene"|
|2001||Cousin Skeeter||Nicole||2 episodes|
|2001–05||My Wife and Kids||Jay Kyle||Main role; 123 episodes|
|2003||The Proud Family||Rene||Episode: "There's Something About Rene"|
|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; 40 episodes|
|2011||The Paul Reiser Show||Maggie||Episode: "The Old Guy"|
|2011||The Protector||Michelle Dulcett||Main role; 13 episodes|
|2012||Robot Chicken||Beyoncé Knowles||Episode: "Casablankman 2"|
|2012||Private Practice||Pam Reiter||Episode: "You Don't Know What You've Got Til It's Gone"|
|2013||Malibu Country||Rikki||Episode: "Bowling for Mama"|
|2013–present||Real Husbands of Hollywood||Herself||Reality television|
|2015–17||Dr. Ken||Damona Watkins||Main role; 44 episodes|
|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.|
|2017||Legends of Chamberlain Heights||Voice||6 episodes|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.|
|"Be Alone Tonight"||1988||School Daze|
|"Love Me Down"|
|"Don't Ask My Neighbor"
(with Tichina Arnold)
|"Steel Here"||2015||Non-album single|
|"All Cried Out"
(Full Force featuring Tisha Campbell-Martin)
|2014||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|
- "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 on IMDb
- "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. Archived from the original on September 4, 2015. 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.
- JET Magazine - Tisha Campbell Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Martin Lawrence - January 27, 1997
- JET Magazine - Martin Lawrence Ends Sitcom 'Martin', In Fifth Season - April 28, 1997
- "Billboard Top Heatseekers Albums History". Billboard. Retrieved May 13, 2010.
- Tisha Campbell Martin released the song Steel Here on billboard.com
- "All Cried Out (feat. Tisha Campbell Martin) - Single". iTunes. Retrieved May 13, 2010.