Tisha Campbell-Martin

Tisha Campbell celebrates her birthday on October 13. The BET Award recipient, who rose to prominence with the show “Martin,” is happy to cherish the years as they come by. Campbell was born and brought up in Oklahoma. At the age of 17, Campbell moved to Hollywood and starred in her breakthrough role in NBC’s “Rags to Riches.” Her filmography includes Spike Lee’s “School Daze,” the action-comedy “Rooftops” starring Eddie Murphy, and the “House Party” series. Here’s to Tisha and the beauty of turning finer and wiser by year.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Tisha Michelle Campbell

Birth date:

October 13, 1968



Zodiac Sign:



5' 5"

Relationship Status:


Net Worth:

$500 thousand

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Tisha Campbell was born on October 13, 1968, to a middle-class African American family in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Her family, which included five siblings, moved to Newark, New Jersey shortly after her birth. Campbell’s love for the cinema goes back to her childhood. She started her career as a child artist in “The Big Blue Marble” when she was just six years old. In the next decade of her life, Tisha masterfully juggled school and acting. She continued to appear in shows, while completing her high school at Arts High School, Newark. Year by year, she earned many acting credits and built a formidable resume as a guest star and supporting actress.

After three decades of small roles and cameos, Campbell’s fortune took a turn when she booked the role of Regina Waters-Payne in Fox’s highly acclaimed series “Martin.” The series ran for five years, and Campbell became a national comedy icon. She returned to T.V. in 2001 with ABC’s comedy series “My Wife and Kids” and won a BET and NAACP award for her groundbreaking comedic performance. A thriving acting career isn’t all Tisha is known for. In 1997, she accused her “Martin” co-star Martin Lawrence of sexual harassment and verbal abuse which shook the television industry. Campbell’s courage, her dedication toward her autistic son, and her love for acting are all the reasons why we honor the ever-glorious comedy icon of Hollywood. As the icon turns a year older, we hope and pray that the best days await her.

Career timeline

The Movie Debut

Tisha Campbell stars in the film “The Magnificent Major” as Daisy Bunsen.

The Landmark Role

Tisha gets the leading role in “Martin” and releases her self-titled debut album.

The Growing Career

Campbell is cast as the main lead in “My Wife and Kids.”

The Awards and Critical Acclaim

Campbell wins the BET Comedy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in “My Wife and Kids.”

The Present Work

Campbell stars as Suzanne Prentiss in the Netflix series “Uncoupled.”

Why We Love Tisha Campbell-Martin

  1. She is a survivor

    In a revelation that shocked the T.V. industry, Tisha Campbell revealed that she was raped when she was three years old. Although trauma persists as time passes, she has carried herself with grace years down the line and is an excellent role model for survivors everywhere.

  2. She is an activist for change

    Soon after discovering that her son has autism, Campbell initiated an awareness campaign for the disease. She also started a collective self-help group that connects parents of autistic children with resources of material help.

  3. She has a long charted career

    Campbell has been a part of the industry since she was six years old. For five decades, she has worked in numerous T.V. shows, movies, and talk shows. Campbell has graced the screen thousands of times proving that she is a fine comedy and drama actress.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. She is a loving mother

    Tisha Campbell is an advocate for autism awareness, a passion that she embraced after the diagnosis of her son Xen.

  2. She’s a shy shooter

    Campbell has an affinity for guns and is not comfortable holding them.

  3. Acting is her passion

    Campbell loves her job as an actress because she is a keen observer of emotions and studies them so she could serve her son better.

  4. She shifted to comedy

    Although she found her fame as a comedy actress, Campbell started her career as a drama actress.

  5. She bravely perseveres despite her health issues

    Campbell suffers from a lung disorder called sarcoidosis which affects her central nervous system.

Tisha Campbell-Martin FAQs

How old was Tisha Campbell during the filming of Martin?

Campbell was 24 when “Martin” started filming.

Why did Campbell file for bankruptcy?

Campbell struggled with finances for years and filed for bankruptcy in 2016.

What foundation did Campbell start for autism awareness?

Campbell established Colored My Mind, a non-profit organization for raising awareness about autism in communities of color.

Tisha Campbell-Martin’s birthday dates

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