Who is the young lady who plays Candy on “The Haves and the Have Nots”?
—Gladys Woods, Henderson, North Carolina
Tika Sumpter, 33, plays villainess Candace Young on the Tyler Perry series. Born in Queens, N.Y., the graduate of Marymount Manhattan College is best known for her roles on “One Life To Live,” “The Game” and “Gossip Girl.” Her film credits include the upcoming “Get On Up,” the second film after “Sparkle” to showcase her musical talents, as well as “Ride Along,” “A Madea Christmas,” “Stomp the Yard 2: Homecoming,” “Salt,” “What’s Your Number?” and “Think Like a Man.” About her role as Candace, she says, “She’s really trying—even though she doesn’t go about it the right way—to do it for herself. She’s not relying on a dude to pull her out of the gutter.”