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 34)
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Ethnicity African-American, Puerto Rican
Occupation Actress
Years active 1995–present
Spouse(s) DeWayne Turrentine (1999–present)
Children Scarlett Annette Turrentine (b. May 13, 2007)
Tyger Attila Turrentine (b. April 2, 2011)

Reagan Gomez-Preston (born April 24, 1980) 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. 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
Year Film Role Notes
1995 Freaky Friday Heather
1996 Jerry Maguire Tidwell's cousin
2001 Carmen: A Hip Hopera Caela
2002 That's Life Barbie
2002 Dead Above Ground Latrisha McDermont
2002 Off Centre Sherry
2003 Love Don't Cost a Thing Olivia
2004 Never Die Alone Juanita
2004 Doing Hard Time Rayvon Jones
2004 Hair Show Fiona
2004 Trois: The Escort Lena
2005 Beauty Shop Customer
2009 Elbows & Vogues Julia
2009 Sweet Justice Asia Sterling
2010 Kiss The Bride Robin
2010 This Time Cheyenne
2010 A Gang Land Love Story Julia
2012 Dysfunctional Friends Ebony
TV
Year Film Role Notes
1995–1999 The Parent Hood Zaria Peterson 90 episodes
1996 Moesha Geneva
1997 Smart Guy Nina Duberly
1999 Undressed Jackie
1999 Felicity Student
2000 The Amanda Show Multiple Regular
2000 Martial Law Mary Extra
2001 That '70s Show Melissa
2003 One on One Bernadette Washington
2005–2006 Love, Inc. Francine 22 episodes
2007 'Til Death Deb
2009–2013 The Cleveland Show Roberta Tubbs 75 episodes
2010–present Family Guy Roberta Tubbs 1 episode
2011 Night of the Hurricane Roberta Tubbs TV special
2013–present Love 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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