Shari Headley and Tika Sumpter are two of the most beautiful African American stars in the industry. They starred together in OWN’s “The Haves and The Have Nots” for three seasons until Shari’s character was removed from the series.
While Shari has been in the industry for over 40 years and Tika only for 14, they both have left their mark in Hollywood thanks to their incredible talent and beauty. Stars from two different generations, their combined expertise made of season 4 of the OWN series one of the most interesting ones.
Tyler Perry, the creator of the series, gave Shari the opportunity to make a comeback to television with the role of villain Jennifer Sallison. Before, Headley had been making sporadic appearances in series and films such as “Love That Girl,” “10 Things I Hate About You,” “Ex-Free,” “The Congregation,” “Act Like You Know Me,” and “Castle.”
The 53-years-old, better known to many for her role as Lisa McDowell on “Coming To America,” the love interest of Eddy Murphy’s Prince Akeem, recently shared a beautiful photo on Instagram with her younger co-star, and they could easily pass as contemporaneous friends.
In the pic, Tika looks stunning wearing a low cut black dress with an opening in the waist area and her raven locks tied up in a high ponytail. Shari, on the other hand, is wearing a purple and black tight dress with hoop silver earrings. She also opted for tying her hair back.
“#FBF with the beautiful @tikasumpter #atlnights #hahn,” she wrote in her caption.
Fans filled Shari’s comment section with compliments for the ladies. Instagram user iamlastlovett wrote “That's a lot of sauce in this pic,” slyviatee added “Breathtaking beauties,” and loraine_72 agreed “You are both beautiful.”
Tika Sumpter is currently busy with both her personal and professional life. The 38-years-old beauty has been splitting her time between acting for three different projects that will be released this and the next year and taking care of her 1-year-old daughter, Ella.
The star has been keeping her baby girl’s identity away from social media, only sharing photos of the girl’s back to protect her privacy.
Tika is engaged to former “The Haves and The Haves Not” co-star Nicholas James, and despite the critics, they get daily for their interracial relationship, he’s a very hands-on and doting father to their daughter.