Kim Fields

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Kim Fields
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Born Kim Victoria Fields
(1969-05-12) May 12, 1969 (age 45)
New York, New York, U.S.
Other names Kim Fields Freeman
Kim Fields Morgan
Occupation Actress, singer, director
Years active 1977–present
Spouse(s) Johnathon Franklin Freeman (1995–2001)
Christopher Morgan (2007–present)
Children 2

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]

Filmography[edit]

Filmography
Year Title Role Notes
2014 For Better or For Worse Roseanne TV Movie
2012 What to Expect When You're Expecting Social Worker
2010 Monster Mutt Valerie Williams
2010 Holiday Love Self
2008 The Cleaner Carla Anders episode: Lie with Me
2006 Eve Rochelle episode: Banishing Acts
2005 The Comeback Kim Fields episode: Pilot
2005 Bow
2004 The Division Principal Ogden episodes Zero Tolerance: Part 1 & 2
2004 One on One Ms. Swain
2003 Miss Match LA Weekly Reporter episode: Matchmaker, Matchmaker
2002 The Residents of Washington Heights Dr. Cheryl Drake
2001 The Steve Harvey Show Corrine
2001 The Facts of Life Reunion Dorothy 'Tootie' Ramsey
2001 The Drew Carey Show Kate's Double
2001 Me & Mrs. Jones Desiree
2000 Strong Medicine Lottie
2000 Hidden Blessings Carrie McNichols
2000 Glow Miss Downey
1999 Uninvited Guest Mecca
1998 Cupid Theresa
1997 Kenan & Kel Miss Horn
1996 C Bear and Jamal
1995 The Crew Regine Hunter
1993 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Monique
1993 Roc Ruth
1993 Living Single Regine Hunter
1992 The Golden Palace Trisha
1992 Martin Monica Hurd
1988 227 Donna Dalton
1987 The Facts of Life Down Under Dorothy 'Tootie' Ramsey
1984 Pryor's Place Rita
1982 The Kid with the Broken Halo Teri Desautel
1982 The Facts of Life Goes to Paris Dorothy 'Tootie' Ramsey
1980 The Comeback Kid Molly
1980 Children of Divorce Denise Williams
1979 The Facts of Life Lydia Haley
1979 Roots: The Next Generations Dorothy 'Tootie' Ramsey
1979 Mork & Mindy Patti
1979 Diff'rent Strokes Dorothy 'Tootie' Ramsey
1978 Good Times Kim
1978 Baby, I'm Back Angie Ellis
1977 Have I Got a Christmas for You Sharon Hayes
1977 Hallmark Hall of Fame

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