Tisha Campbell was born on 13th October 1968 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to parents Clifton Campbell (father) and Mona Campbell (mother), who encouraged her love for music. As for her siblings, Tisha’s got four brothers and a younger sister named Tiara Campbell.
Raised in Newark, New Jersey, Tisha went to Newark Arts High School prior to attending Washington Academy of Music in East Orange, New Jersey. She’s appeared in several music videos of Will Smith.
Stars as Rita on the Fox sitcom ‘Outmatched’ (2020)
A blue-collar couple in Atlantic City struggles to raise four kids -- three of whom just happen to be certified geniuses.
Tisha Campbell plays the role of a blackjack dealer named Rita. She also happens to be the best friend of Kay. The other notable cast of Outmatched on Fox includes Jason Biggs as a blue-collar home contractor named Mike. His wife, Kay, is played by Maggie Lawson, a pit boss at a local casino.
Tisha Campbell plays the role of Rita on Outmatched Fox (2020).
The rest of the main cast are Ashley Boettcher as Nicole, Connor Kalopsis as Brian, Jack Stanton as Marc, Oakley Bull as Leila, and Finesse Mitchell as Irwin. Moreover, the guest stars include Tony Danza and Caroline Aaron, as Mike’s parents.
Portrays the character of Carol Larabee on the Fox sitcom ‘Last Man Standing’ (2018-present)
Created by Jack Burditt, Last Man Standing is an American sitcom that premiered on ABC on 11th October 2011. Despite six successful seasons, ABC declined to renew the series for the seventh season; high production cost reported to be the primary reason.
A year later, Fox announced they picked up Last Man Standing for the seventh season that premiered on 28th September 2018. The broadcasting company renewed the series for season 8 on 18th April 2019, which premiered on 2nd January 2020.
Tisha Campbell plays the recurring role as Carol Larabee ever since the show began airing on Fox with season 7. Carol is the wife of Chuck (Jonathan Adams) and the neighbor of Mike (Tim Allen) and Vanessa (Nancy Travis). Carol was introduced in the second season and soon became best friends with Mike’s wife, Vanessa.
Tisha Campbell (left) replaced Erika Alexander (right) for the portrayal of 'Carol Larabee' character on the Fox sitcom ‘Last Man Standing.’
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Prior to the recast, the character was portrayed by American actress Erika Alexander for six seasons whilst Last Man Standing aired on ABC.
The main cast includes Tim Allen, Nancy Travis, Alexandra Krosney, Molly Ephraim, Kaitlyn Dever, Christoph Sanders, Hector Elizondo, Flynn Morrison, Jordan Masterson, Jonathan Adams, and Krista Marie.
Meanwhile, Tisha Campbell has so far appeared for four episodes on Last Man Standing, most recently on season 8, episode 10 titled Break Out the Campaign that premiered on 13th February 2020.
The actress’s career in a nutshell – What’s her Net Worth?
Tisha Campbell’s net worth is estimated to be $15 million.
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Tisha Campbell made her big-screen debut with the role of Chiffon in a horror-comedy musical film Little Shop of Horrors (1986). This was followed by a starring role as Marva Foley for 20 episodes in a musical comedy-drama Rags to Riches (1987-88).
The actress’s notable film credits include musical comedy-drama School Daze (1988), crime and dance drama Rooftops (1989), action thriller Another 48 Hrs. (1990), romantic comedy Boomerang (1992), and comedy film Sprung (1997).
Watch: Tisha Campbell performs live on Good Day LA
During the 90s, Campbell starred as Sidney in the trilogy of comedy films House Party (1990), House Party 2 (1991), and House Party 3 (1994). For her remarkable performance in the initial movie House Party, she was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female.
Moving on to the small screens, the 51-year-old portrayed the character of Gina Waters-Payne in an American sitcom Martin (1992-1997). Four years later, she played the role of Janet “Jay” Marie Johnson-Kyle in an ABC sitcom My Wife and Kids (2001-2005), winning NAACP Image of Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series.
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Campbell’s recent credits include Lifetime original sitcom Rita Rocks (2008-09) as Patty Mannix, Lifetime police procedural drama The Protector (2011) as Michelle Dulcett, ABC sitcom Dr. Ken (2015-17) as Damona Watkins, and Fox musical drama Empire (2018-19) as Brooke.
Tisha Campbell-Martin’s net worth is estimated at $15 million.
Tisha Campbell’s Married Life – Who’s Her Husband?
Tisha Campbell with her estranged husband Duane Martin.
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Tisha Campbell is married to actor husband Duane Martin for over two decades. The wedding was held on 17th August 1996. The couple shares two kids, both sons. The eldest is named Xen Martin, born on 8th August 2001, while the youngest son is Ezekiel Martin, born on 8th September 2009.
I know that it’s been coming. It’s not anything that’s new. It’s been getting harder and harder for them for the last two years. But it just got to the breaking point recently. It’s one of those things where they’ve been talking about it and fighting it out and trying to come to a conscious uncoupling.
The couple had their fair share of challenges, not least Xen’s diagnosis of autism at the age of 18 months. Tisha told People:
I was crying, ‘Why is this happening to my baby?’ Will he be able to hear me? Will he be able to say, ‘I love you?’ Will he be independent?
Back in 2016, the husband-wife duo filed for $14.5 million in bankruptcy. Tisha told E! News, “We got involved with some loans before the crash, couldn’t agree to a settlement with the banks, so we filed to reorganize.”
Tisha Campbell with her husband Duane Martin and their two kids, Xen Martin and Ezekiel Martin.
Amidst their bitter divorce, Tisha filed a restraining order against her estranged husband in January 2019, citing physical abuse. In addition, Campbell accused Duane of misappropriating and hiding money from her.
In February 2019, Tisha and Duane reached a temporary custody deal, agreeing to joint custody of their kids. A few months later, Tisha’s estranged spouse claimed his wife is mentally stable while her friends denied this accusation.
Watch: Tisha Campbell Talks About Leaving Material Things Behind
Speaking about her inevitable divorce and the tragic relationship on Hollywood Unlocked, the actress said: “It’s a beautiful devastation.” Tisha believes she’s learned a lot about herself following the split, none more so than the fact that she’s smart.
Campbell’s sexual harassment lawsuit against Martin Lawrence
In January 1997, Tisha Campbell filed a lawsuit against her Martin co-star Martin Lawrence alleging he tormented and sexually harassed her on the set of their Fox TV sitcom. In addition, the suit, filed in District Court in Los Angeles, alleged emotional distress, misrepresentation and sexual battery.
A few months earlier, in November 1996, the actress had decided to leave the series during the final season, citing “intolerable” working conditions. However, by April 1997, Tisha settled the sex harassment lawsuit against Lawrence and appeared for the final two episodes on the show.