Prior to Mixed-ish, Sumpter starred in multiple TV series including One Life to Live, Gossip Girl, The Game and OWN’s The Have and the Have Nots. She also appeared in the HBO film Bessie and was seen in multiple features Stomp the Yard: Homecoming, Think Like a Man and the Ride Along franchise. She also appeared in Get On Up, The Old Man & the Gun and starred as Michelle Obama in the highly underrated Southside With You. She also stepped into the world of video game films in Sonic the Hedgehog.
On top of all this, she is part of Kenya Barris’s –ish universe alongside Black-ish and Grown-ish for the aforementioned Mixed-ish,