McKinney in Beverly Hills, California, 2015.
|Born||Demetria Dyan McKinney
August 27, 1979 
Albuquerque, New Mexico U.S.
|Residence||Atlanta, Georgia United States|
|Other names||Dee Dee McKinney, Demi|
|Education||Fort Walton Beach High School|
|Alma mater||Okaloosa-Walton Community College|
Demetria Dyan McKinney (born August 27, 1979) is an American actress and singer. From 2006 to 2012 she starred in the TBS sitcom Tyler Perry's House of Payne. Her other series regular roles include Tv One sitcom The Rickey Smiley Show, Bounce TV prime time soap opera Saints & Sinners and Syfy horror drama Superstition.
Her stage credits include playing Coretta Scott King in the Rhythm and Blues Opera I Dream (2010), and well as role of Deena Jones in Dreamgirls (2012). In 2017, McKinney played Whitney Houston in the TV One film Bobbi Kristina. She released her debut album Officially Yours in 2017. Plays Cedric’s mother in the BET series The Quad.
McKinney starred as Janine Shelton–Payne on the TBS comedy series Tyler Perry's House of Payne from 2006 to 2012. She was nominated for a 2009 National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) Vision Award for Best Performance in a Comedy, in recognition of her work on House of Payne. She set to return for her in the House of Payne spin-off The Paynes in 2018. McKinney also guest starred on Necessary Roughness, Drop Dead Diva,Devious Maids, Chicago Med, and Being Mary Jane. She has been a guest star on The Real Housewives of Atlanta airing on the Bravo Television Network since its 7th season premiere on November 9, 2014.
From 2012 to 2014, McKinney had series regular role on the TV One comedy series, The Rickey Smiley Show. In 2016, she was cast as Tamara Austin in the Bounce TV prime time television soap opera Saints & Sinners. In 2017, she was cast opposite Mario Van Peebles and Robinne Lee in the Syfy horror drama Superstition. Also in 2017, McKinney starred in the TV One movie Bobbi Kristina as Whitney Houston, the late icon and mother to Bobbi Kristina.
McKinney faced homelessness at the age of 17, and has one child.
|2004||Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married||Trina||Play|
|2007||Daddy's Little Girls||Club Lady|
|2007||Standing Reign||Reign||Short film|
|2008||Before I Wake||Tracy Mason||Short film|
|2009||Tyler Perry’s Meet The Browns||Kim Brown||Play|
|2010||Breaking Up Is Hard to Do||Shonda|
|2013||In the Meantime||Felicia|
|2013||Let the Church Say Amen||Tawny|
|2015||Sons 2 the Grave||Vanessa Bishop|
|2017||Bobbi Kristina||Whitney Houston||Television film|
|2017||Providence Island||Mary Dunbar|
|2006-2012||Tyler Perry's House of Payne||Janine Shelton–Payne||Main role, 154 episodes|
|2011||Necessary Roughness||Leanne||Episode: "Whose Team Are You On?"|
|2012-2014||The Rickey Smiley Show||Monica||Series regular, 2 episodes|
|2014||Let's Stay Together||Shauna||Episode: "Date My Wife, Please"|
|2014||Drop Dead Diva||Lisa||Episode: "Cheers & Jeers"|
|2014||Devious Maids||Natasha Jones||Episode: "Private Lives"|
|2015||Mann & Wife||Lisa Lovejoy||Episode: "Mann-ditory Counseling"|
|2016-present||Saints & Sinners||Tamara Austin Calloway/Tamara Austin||Recurring cast (season 1)
Series regular (season 2-3)
|2016||Chicago Med||Mrs. James||Episode: "Win Loss"|
|2017||Being Mary Jane||Jessie Lords||Episode: "Feeling Lost"|
|2017-present||Superstition||May Westbrook||Series regular|
|2017-18||The Quad||Cedric’s Mom||Recurring role|
|2018||Tyler Perry’s The Paynes||Janine Shelton–Payne||Recurring role|
|Title||Album details||Peak positions|
|Title||Year||Peak chart position||Album|
|"Get Yo ..Ish"||2011||—||—||N/A|
|"Take Away This Love"||2012||—||—|
|"Still Believe in Love (feat. Musiq Soulchild)"||2013||—||—|
|"Work With Me"||—||—|
|"100 (feat. da Brat)"||2015||—||—|
|"Trade It All"||2015||—||25|
|"Unnecessary Trouble (feat. Kandi Burruss)"||—||—|
|"Is This Love"||—||—|
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