Reagan Gomez-Preston

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Reagan Gomez-Preston
Reagan Gomez by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Reagan Gomez-Preston at the 2010 Comic-Con in San Diego, California.
Born(1980-04-24) April 24, 1980 (age 33)
Detroit, Michigan, United States
EthnicityAfrican-American, Puerto Rican
OccupationActress
Years active1995–present
Spouse(s)DeWayne Turrentine (1999–present)
ChildrenScarlett Annette Turrentine (b. May 13, 2007)
Tyger Attila Turrentine (b. April 2, 2011)
 
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Reagan Gomez-Preston
Reagan Gomez by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Reagan Gomez-Preston at the 2010 Comic-Con in San Diego, California.
Born(1980-04-24) April 24, 1980 (age 33)
Detroit, Michigan, United States
EthnicityAfrican-American, Puerto Rican
OccupationActress
Years active1995–present
Spouse(s)DeWayne Turrentine (1999–present)
ChildrenScarlett Annette Turrentine (b. May 13, 2007)
Tyger Attila Turrentine (b. April 2, 2011)

Reagan Gomez-Preston (born April 24, 1980 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American television and film actress and voice actress. She is best known for playing Zaria Peterson, Robert and Jerri Peterson's oldest daughter on The WB sitcom The Parent 'Hood, which was her first acting role.

Early life[edit]

Reagan Gomez-Preston was born in Detroit to a Puerto Rican mother, Cheryl Gomez, and an African American father, Bennett Preston.[citation needed] She is Best Known for roles in The Cleveland Show and Dysfunctional Friends.

She has a younger brother named Kyle.[citation needed] When Gomez-Preston was young her mother worked for the Detroit Police Department.[1] Cheryl Gomez was one of the first women assigned to street patrol.[citation needed] Due to verbal abuse, written racist epithets, death threats, and a commanding officer expressing interest in a relationship with her, she quit, and filed a sexual harassment suit against the Detroit Police Department,[1] which she won, receiving an award somewhere between $800,000 and $1.2 million.[2] After this Cheryl Gomez moved the family to Philadelphia. There Gomez-Preston was enrolled in acting, dancing, and singing lessons at Philadelphia's Freedom Theatre.[citation needed] Her parents eventually divorced. In 1994, she moved from Philadelphia to Los Angeles with her mother and Kyle, so that Gomez-Preston could pursue an acting career.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Gomez-Preston began her acting career in The Parent 'Hood, as Zaria Peterson. She guest starred on UPN's One on One as Flex's younger sister/Brianna's aunt, Bernadette. She also played Francine opposite Holly Robinson Peete in the short-lived UPN sitcom, Love Inc. She is also a former cast member of The Amanda Show. She has been featured in King magazine twice, first in the September 2003-October 2003 issue, and again in the December 2006-January 2007 issue. She was one of five cover girls in her second appearance. She also appeared in music videos "Sorry 2004" by Ruben Studdard,[3] "No Better Love" by Young Gunz,[4] and "Whatever You Like" by T.I..[5]

Gomez-Preston is a writer of feature films, with her own business and production company. Cheryl Gomez lives in California, where she and her daughter run Chery Creative Concepts.com. Gomez-Preston's father, Bennett Preston, is a medical examiner/pathologist in Philadelphia.[citation needed], Preston used her father's surname Preston, and used her mother's surname Gomez. She voiced Roberta Tubbs, Cleveland Brown's stepdaughter on the animated series The Cleveland Show from 2009 until the show's cancellation in 2013. Gomez-Preston replaced actress Nia Long.

Personal life[edit]

Gomez-Preston began dating model DeWayne Turrentine in 1995. Turrentine was a member in the group Quo. The couple married on November 10, 1999. They have two children, a daughter, Scarlett Annette Turrentine (born May 13, 2007) and a son Tyger Attila Turrentine (born April 2, 2011).[6]

Filmography[edit]

Gomez-Preston in September 2009 for the premiere of The Cleveland Show
Film
YearFilmRoleNotes
1995'Freaky FridayHeather
1996Jerry MaguireTidwell's cousin
2001Carmen: A Hip HoperaCaela
2002That's LifeBarbie
2002Dead Above GroundLatrisha McDermont
2002Off CentreSherry
2003Love Don't Cost a ThingOlivia
2004Never Die AloneJuanita
2004Doing Hard TimeRayvon Jones
2004:Hair ShowFiona
2004:Trois: The EscortLena
2005:Beauty ShopCustomer
2009Elbows & VoguesJulia
2009Sweet JusticeAsia Sterling
2010Kiss The BrideRobin
2010This TimeCheyenne
2010A Gang Land Love StoryJulia
2012Dysfunctional FriendsEbony
TV
YearFilmRoleNotes
1995 - 1999:The Parent HoodZaria Peterson(90 episodes)
1996MoeshaGeneva
1997Smart GuyNina Duberly
1999UndressedJackie
1999FelicityStudent
2000The Amanda ShowMultipleRegular
2000Martial LawExtra
2001That '70s ShowMelissa
2003One on OneBernadette Washington
2005 - 2006Love, Inc.Francine(22 episodes)
2007'Til DeathDeb
2010Family GuyRoberta Tubbs(1 episode)
2009–2013The Cleveland ShowRoberta Tubbs
2011Night of the HurricaneRoberta Tubbs
2013–presentLove That Girl!Jasmine Russel

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Chery Creative Concepts.com
  2. ^ When No Means No: A Guide to Sexual Harassment by Cheryl Gomez-Preston
  3. ^ Reagan Gomez in Sorry 2004
  4. ^ Reagan Gomez in No Better Love
  5. ^ Reagan Gomez in Whatever You Like
  6. ^ Sister 2 Sister magazine, December 2003

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