Project Description

Tamika Simpkins


Philadelphia-born Tamika Simpkins is an actress, editor, writer or producer on several films and new media projects. She holds a double major Bachelor of Science degree in Computer and Information Science, and African-American Studies.

In 2006, she landed in Los Angeles and in less than a month, she had signed with an agent and was hired by Warner Bros. where she expanded her industry contacts to help take her career to the next level.

Working as an industry insider, Tamika has shared her acting talents in front of the camera on hit TV shows such as Southland, Shameless, The Wire, and The Shield. Her latest acting work can be seen on TV in Life In Pieces, and in Fall 2016 in the Lionsgate Film, Dirty 30. She has shared the screen with today’s most popular actors, including: William H. Macy, Regina King, Michael Chiklis, and Richard Roundtree. Honing her craft working in front of the camera, Tamika has also worked behind the camera as she has written, produced, and edited films that have toured the national film festival circuit, and screened at such festivals as the 48-Hour Film Festival, and Black Film and Media Conference.

Beyond working in TV and film, Tamika’s theatre credits include: The Vagina Monologues (Alliant International University) and Harry and the Thief (Skylight Theater), and also the award-nominated productions of Black Women: State of the Union (Company of Angels and Skylight Theater) and Death and the King’s Horseman (The Lantern Theater).