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McKinney in Beverly Hills, California, 2015.
|Born||Demetria Dyan McKinney
August 27, 1979 
Albuquerque, New Mexico U.S.
|Residence||Atlanta, Georgia United States|
|Education||Fort Walton Beach High School|
|Partner(s)||Roger M. Bobb|
Demetria Dyan McKinney (born August 27, 1979) is an American actress and singer. She is known for her work as Janine Shelton–Payne on the TBS comedy sitcom Tyler Perry's House of Payne (2006–2012). 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. McKinney 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.
2004-07: Career beginnings
At age 17, McKinney has one son from an ex-boyfriend, but raise her son as a single mother, and homeless.
|Title||Album details||Peak positions|
As lead artist
|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)"||2014||—||—|
|"Trade It All"||2015||—||25||Officially Yours|
|"Unnecessary Trouble (feat. Kandi Burruss)"||—||—|
- Television series
- Madea's Christmas Special (2004)
- Tyler Perry's House of Payne (2006–2012) as Janine Payne
- Necessary Roughness (2011) as Leanne
- Boulevard West (2012) as Yvette
- The Rickey Smiley Show (2013) as Monica
- The Real Housewives Of Atlanta (2014-2015) as Herself
- Drop Dead Diva (2014) as Lisa (season 6 episode 5)
- Let's Stay Together (2014) as Shauna (season 4 episode 2)
- Devious Maids Season 2 as Natasha Jones (2014)
- Films and plays (made-for-television)
- Soul Kittens Cabaret – play (2004)
- Meet the Browns – play (2004) as Kim
- U Don't Know Me – play (2006)
- Raising Izzie - play (2012) as Singer
- The Mountaintop – play (2012)
- Deranged – play (2012)
- In The Meantime (2013) as Felicia
- I Dream – Woodruff Arts Center (2010) as Coretta Scott King
- Dreamgirls – The Muny Repertory (2012) as Deena
- OV Guide: Demetria McKinney
- Hollywood Life: Demetria McKinney
- "Nominees Announced for NAMIC Vision Awards Recognizing Diversity in Television Programming" (PDF). Namic.com. 2008-02-11. Retrieved 2014-02-08.
- "Demetria McKinney on Overcoming Homelessness, Abuse [VIDEO]". Black America Web. 2015-06-12. Retrieved 2016-07-08.
- "demetria Album & Song Chart History: R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 29, 2012.
- "Demetria McKinney". Tbs.com. Retrieved 2014-02-08.
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