Actress Tika Sumpter attends the sixth annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic on June 1, 2013 in Jersey City

Actress Tika Sumpter attends the sixth annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic on June 1, 2013 in Jersey City

*Appearing in OWN’s Tyler Perry drama “The Haves And Have Nots” has boosted the Hollywood clout of star Tika Sumpter.

According to Deadline.com, the actress has signed with major talent agency WME for representation.

Sumpter, who has been on “Gossip Girl” and in the feature “Sparkle,” will next appear in Perry’s “A Madea Christmas” and the Kevin Hart-Ice Cube comedy “Ride Along.”

Sumpter continues to be managed by Emily Gerson Saines at Brookside Artist Management.