Tisha Campbell Martin Biography

Updated On Jul 18, 2018 Published On Sep 20, 2015
Facts of Tisha Campbell Martin
Date of Birth: 1968 , October-13
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 4 Inch
Name Tisha Michelle
Birth Name Tisha Michelle Campbell
Nick Name Tish
Father Michael Capbell
Mother Mona Shockley
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Ethnicity Mixed American
Profession Actor and Singer
Net Worth $15 million
Famous for House Party, Martin
Married Yes
Married to Duane Martin
Children 2
Divorce Duane Martin
Education Newark Arts High School
Awards BET and IMAGE Awards
Online Presence Instagram, Twitter
Movies House Party 1 & 2, Down to Earth, Pastor Brown, The Last Place on Earth
TV Show Rags to Riches, Martin, My Wife and Children
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Tisha Michelle Campbell-Martin AKA Tisha Michelle is an American actress and singer best known for her appearance as Gina Waters-Payne in Martin and Janet "Jay" Kyle on My Wife and Kids

The lady was born as Tisha Michelle Campbell on October 13, 1968, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to her mother Mona Shockley (Washington) and father Michael Campbell. Her father is a factory worker and singer whereas her mother is a nurse, talent manager, and a vocal coach. 

Tisha was the second child of her parents as she had an older brother and three younger brothers and also a younger sister. Her parents wanted Tisha to become a musician as they always encouraged her love for music. She studied at Newark Arts High School.

Tisha got married to actor Duane Martin on the 17th of August, 1996. The couple was going great with no extramarital affairs and no signs of divorce. They were the parents of two children, both sons. 

Tisha gave birth to her first child, Xen Martin in August 2001. Xen was suffering from autism since he first saw the world. As for their second child, Ezekiel Czar Martin, he was born on the 8th of September, 2009

The couple had such a great romantic married relationship but, it all changed in 2018. In February 2018, Tisha filed for a divorce after the 22 years' of her married relationship with husband, Duane Martin. 

While talking about her career, then she started it back in 1974 as she appeared on the PBS show, The Big Blue Marble. She first appeared in the Hollywood with her movie, Little Shop of Horrors in the role of Chiffon. Later, she was cast as Sidney in another movie, House Party 2 alongside Queen Latifah and Ralph Tresvant

The lady has also appeared in the TV series, Rags to Riches as Marva Foley. Besides, she was the main cast of the TV series Martin that ran from 1992 till 1997.

She was also the main cast of another TV series called My Wife and Kids. She portrayed the role of Jay Kyle in the series that ran for about four seasons. The other stars of the show were Parker McKenna PoseyNoah Gray Cabey, and Meagan Good.

The actress's latest Tv show includes Untitled Holmes Sisters Project and Grey's Anatomy.

Let's not forget about her discography as she also has a career as a musician. She has an album called Tisha which was released on January 4, 1993, by the Capitol Label. Apart from that, the Image Award and BET Comedy Award winner has also sung singles like Be Alone Tonight, Love Me Down, All Cried Out, and such others.  

The American singer and actress Tisha has an estimated net worth of around $15 million. She has been earning thousands of dollars from her career but the actual record of her salary is still missing.


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Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

October 13 , 1968

She was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States to Michael Campbell and Mona Campbell. She has one older brother, three younger brothers and one younger sister. 

Graduated from Newark Arts High School


Her mother was a gospel singer and vocal coach. She studied at Newark Arts High School. She graduated from Newark Arts High school and moved to Hollywood to become a star.

Married to Duane Martin

August 17 , 1996

Tisha Campbell Martin married her only one spouse Duane Martin on 17 August 1996. They were living together since then with two sons until 2018

Gave birth to first child Xen Martin


As the couple was happy with their married life, they gave birth to her first child, Xen Martin in August 2001. Xen Martin has autism. 

Gave birth to second child Ezekiel Czar Martin

September 8 , 2009

The American singer and actress Tisha and her real estate agent husband Martin gave birth to their second child in September 8, 2009. The boy name is Ezekiel Czar Martin

Appeared in the Big Blue Marble


Tisha first appeared on PBS show Big Blue Marble in 1974. She was just six years old at that time. Big Blue Marble was a television series that ran from 1974 to 1983 mainly for children. 

Appeared first in Rags to Riches


After her graduation, she went to Hollywood to become a star. She found her first role in Rags to Riches as Marva. Rags to Riches are drama (musical comedy drama) series which was shown on NBC from 1987 to 1988 for two seasons.

Released debut album Tisha


She had debut album under her own name Tisha in 1992. The album does moderate business selling 40,000 copies.  Push and Love Me Down was the singles included in the album. These singles were the one which receive more responses.

Appeared in Martin


Martin is a television series of 1992 to 1996. It was none adventorous show of Martin Lawrence. The show had 132 episodesTisha Michelle Campbell-Martin was seen as Gina Waters-Payne in Martin. She can be seen in every episode of Martin series.

Filed a lawsuit against Martin Lawrence


She filed a lawsuit against Martin Lawrence in 1992. Martin Lawrence along with the show producers were charged for sexual harassments and verbal and physical assaults. HBO studios settled the case so they could complete the final season of the show.

Filed for a divorce


As of 2018, Campbell and Martin are separated as Campbell filed for a divorce in February 2018