Kim Fields

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Kim Fields
Kim Fields 2010.jpg
BornKim Victoria Fields
(1969-05-12) May 12, 1969 (age 45)
New York, New York, U.S.
Other namesKim Fields Freeman
Kim Fields Morgan
OccupationActress, singer, director
Years active1977–present
Spouse(s)Johnathon Franklin Freeman (1995–2001)
Christopher Morgan (2007–present)
Children2
 
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Kim Fields
Kim Fields 2010.jpg
BornKim Victoria Fields
(1969-05-12) May 12, 1969 (age 45)
New York, New York, U.S.
Other namesKim Fields Freeman
Kim Fields Morgan
OccupationActress, singer, director
Years active1977–present
Spouse(s)Johnathon Franklin Freeman (1995–2001)
Christopher Morgan (2007–present)
Children2

Kim Victoria Fields (born May 12, 1969) is an American actress, singer and television director. She is known for her roles as Tootie Ramsey on the NBC sitcom The Facts of Life, and as Regine Hunter on the Fox sitcom Living Single. She is the daughter of actress/director Chip Fields.

Career[edit]

Acting[edit]

Before appearing on Facts of Life, Fields co-starred in a short-lived sitcom called Baby, I'm Back with Demond Wilson and Denise Nicholas, and appeared in a television commercial for Mrs. Butterworth's pancake syrup. She later appeared on Good Times as a friend of Penny Gordon Woods, played by Janet Jackson. Her real-life mother, Chip Fields, guest-starred on Good Times as the mother of Penny. Chip and Kim never appeared in the same episodes. Kim's episodes on Good Times were "The Snow Storm" and "The Physical."

Fields played the role of Tootie on the sitcom The Facts of Life from 1979 to 1988. Even decades later, many still recognize her catchphrase, "We're in troouu-ble!" When the show began production, Fields was so short that the producers put her on roller skates during the first season so that they could avoid difficult camera angles. Ironically, she later lost a role as Arnold Jackson's girlfriend on The Facts of Life's parent show Diff'rent Strokes because she was taller than Gary Coleman, who played Arnold.

Her real-life mother Chip Fields portrayed Diane Ramsey, Tootie's mother, on Facts of Life as well as playing Regine's mother on Living Single.

After taking time away from acting to attend Pepperdine University, she had a starring role in the hit Fox sitcom Living Single from 1993 to 1998 as Regine Hunter.

Fields guest-starred on television series such as One on One, The Golden Palace, and appeared as herself on HBO's The Comeback.

On February 1, 2007, Fields was reunited with Lisa Whelchel on WFAA-TV's Good Morning Texas. Fields was in Dallas to promote her appearance in the production Issues: We've All Got 'Em when Whelchel was introduced as a surprise guest. It marked the first time in six years (since The Facts of Life Reunion movie) that Fields and Whelchel had seen each other.

Fields also appeared in an episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, in which Will Smith pretended to marry her in an attempt to seduce her.

Music[edit]

In 1984, during the run of Facts of Life, Fields released two singles on the Critique Records label: the disco/Hi-NRG "He Loves Me He Loves Me Not" (which became a minor club hit), and "Dear Michael" (which became a minor R&B hit, reaching #50).

After the cancellation of Living Single, Fields began performing rap music and R&B with a group called Impromp2.

As of 2000, she changed her look and style considerably, sporting either a large blonde afro or platinum blonde braids or dreadlocks. She performs under the stage name of "Blondielocks" and in 2003, she released a spoken word CD of poetry (that was available online only) called Smooth is Spoken Here.

Directing[edit]

With degree in hand from Pepperdine University, she began directing. Fields directed a number of episodes of the All That! spinoff Kenan & Kel, in which she also appeared in two episodes. She has worked as a director on the sitcoms Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns, Tyler Perry's House of Payne and BET's Let's Stay Together.

As of May 2013, Kim Fields is executive producer and director of Whatcha Cookin', a situational comedy being produced in Greensboro, North Carolina at Black Network Television (BNT).[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Fields was born in New York, New York.[citation needed] She dated fellow Living Single cast member John Henton for one year, and was married to Johnathon Franklin Freeman from 1995 to 2001.[citation needed]

Fields gave birth to her first child, Sebastian Alexander Morgan, by then-boyfriend, Broadway actor Christopher Morgan, on May 4, 2007.[1] The couple introduced their son the following week in People magazine.[2] On July 23, 2007, they were married in a private ceremony officiated by Pastor Donnie McClurkin. On July 24, 2013, she announced on the talk show, The Real, that she and her husband were expecting another child, a boy.[3] The couple welcomed their second son, Quincy, on December 3, 2013 in Atlanta, Ga.[4]

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