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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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Fields was born in New York, New York. She dated fellow Living Single cast member John Henton for one year, and was married to Johnathon Franklin Freeman from 1995 to 2001.
Fields gave birth to her first child, Sebastian Alexander Morgan, by then-boyfriend, Broadway actor Christopher Morgan, on May 4, 2007. The couple introduced their son the following week in People magazine. 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. The couple welcomed their second son, Quincy, on December 3, 2013 in Atlanta, Ga.
- 1977: Hallmark Hall of Fame
- 1977: Have I Got a Christmas for You .... Sharon Hayes (1 episode, 1977)
- 1978: Baby, I'm Back .... Angie Ellis (12 episodes, 1978)
- 1978: Good Times .... Kim (2 episodes, 1978–79)
- 1979: Diff'rent Strokes .... Dorothy 'Tootie' Ramsey (6 episodes, 1979–81)
- 1979: Mork & Mindy .... Patti (1 episode, 1979)
- 1979: Roots: The Next Generations TV mini-series .... Lydia Haley
- 1979: The Facts of Life .... Dorothy 'Tootie' Ramsey (1979–88)
- 1980: Children of Divorce (TV) .... Denise Williams
- 1980: The Comeback Kid (TV) .... Molly
- 1982: The Facts of Life Goes to Paris (TV) .... Dorothy 'Tootie' Ramsey
- 1982: The Kid with the Broken Halo (TV) .... Teri Desautel
- 1984: Pryor's Place .... Rita (1 episode, 1984)
- 1987: The Facts of Life Down Under (TV) .... Dorothy 'Tootie' Ramsey
- 1988: 227 .... Donna Dalton (1 episode, 1988)
- 1992: Martin .... Monica Hurd (1 episode, 1992)
- 1992: The Golden Palace .... Trisha (1 episode, 1992)
- 1993: Living Single .... Regine Hunter / ... (113 episodes, 1993–1997)
- 1993: Roc .... Ruth (1 episode, 1993)
- 1993: The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air .... Monique (1 episode, 1993)
- 1995: The Crew .... Regine Hunter (1 episode, 1995)
- 1996: C Bear and Jamal TV series (voice)
- 1997: Kenan & Kel .... Miss Horn / ... (2 episodes, 1997–1999)
- 1998: Cupid .... Theresa (1 episode, 1998)
- 1999: Uninvited Guest .... Mecca
- 2000: Glow .... Miss Downey
- 2000: Hidden Blessings (TV) .... Carrie McNichols
- 2000: Strong Medicine .... Lottie (1 episode, 2000)
- 2001: Me & Mrs. Jones .... Desiree
- 2001: The Drew Carey Show .... Kate's Double (1 episode, 2001)
- 2001: The Facts of Life Reunion (TV) .... Dorothy 'Tootie' Ramsey
- 2001: The Steve Harvey Show .... Corrine (1 episode, 2001)
- 2002: The Residents of Washington Heights TV series .... Dr. Cheryl Drake
- 2003: Miss Match .... LA Weekly Reporter / ... (1 episode, 2003)
- 2004: One on One .... Tiffany (2 episodes, 2004)
- 2004: The Division .... Principal Ogden (2 episodes, 2004)
- 2005: Bow (TV)
- 2005: The Comeback .... Kim Fields (1 episode, 2005)
- 2006: Eve .... Rochelle (1 episode, 2006)
- 2008: The Cleaner .... Carla Anders (1 episode, 2008)
- 2010: Holiday Love (TV) .... Self
- 2010: Monster Mutt .... Valerie Williams
- 2012: What to Expect When You're Expecting
- Silverman, Stephen M. (6 May 2007). Actress Kim Fields Welcomes a Baby Boy People Magazine. Retrieved 16 July 2010.
- Introducing Sebastian Alexander Morgan Celebrity Babies blog; People Magazine. 11 May 2007. Retrieved 16 July 2010.