Fields in 2019
Kim Victoria Fields
May 12, 1969
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Other names||Kim Fields Freeman|
|Known for||The Facts of Life, Living Single|
Johnathon Franklin Freeman (m. 1995–2001)
Christopher Morgan (m. 2007)
|Parent(s)||Chip Fields (mother)|
|Relatives||Alexis Fields (sister)|
Kim Victoria Fields (born May 12, 1969) is an American actress and television director. Fields is known for her roles as Dorothy "Tootie" Ramsey on the NBC sitcom The Facts of Life (1979–1988), and as Regine Hunter on the Fox sitcom Living Single (1993–1998). Fields is the daughter of actress/director Chip Fields and older sister of actress Alexis Fields.
1977–79: Early career
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 maple syrup. She later appeared on Good Times as a friend of Penny Gordon Woods, played by Janet Jackson. Her real-life mother is the actress Chip Fields. Kim's episodes on Good Times were "The Snow Storm" and "The Physical."
1979–88: The Facts of Life and music career
Fields played the role of Dorothy "Tootie" Ramsey on the NBC 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. However, 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. 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).
1989–2009: Education, Living Single and directing
After taking time away from acting to attend Pepperdine University. Fields also appeared in a 1993 episode of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, in which Will Smith pretended to marry her in an attempt to seduce her. Fields had a starring role in the hit Fox sitcom Living Single from 1993 to 1998 as Regina "Regine" Hunter. After the cancellation of Living Single, Fields began performing rap music and R&B with a group called Impromp 2.With her degree from Pepperdine University, Fields began directing. Fields directed a number of episodes of the All That! spin-off 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 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.
On August 18, 2015, it was announced that she would be joining the cast of Bravo reality television show The Real Housewives of Atlanta for its eighth season. On March 21, 2016, she announced that she would not return to the show for another season. On March 8, 2016, Fields was announced as one of the celebrities who will compete on season 22 of Dancing with the Stars. She was partnered with professional dancer Sasha Farber. On May 2, 2016, during a double elimination, Fields and Farber were eliminated and finished the competition in 8th place.
Fields was married to film producer Jonathon Freeman from 1995-2001. 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 Morgan, on December 3, 2013, in Atlanta, Georgia.
|TV and film roles|
|1977||Have I Got a Christmas for You||Sharon Hayes||TV movie|
|1978||Baby, I'm Back||Angie Ellis||Television series||13 episodes|
|1978–1979||Good Times||Kim||Television series sitcom||2 episodes|
|1979–1981||Diff'rent Strokes||Dorothy 'Tootie' Ramsey||Television series sitcom||5 episodes|
|1979||Mork & Mindy||Patti||Television series sitcom||Episode: "Mork's Health Hints"|
|1979||Roots: The Next Generations||Lydia Haley||Television miniseries||Episode 6|
|1979–1988||The Facts of Life||Dorothy 'Tootie' Ramsey||Television series sitcom||202 episodes|
|1980||Children of Divorce||Denise Williams||TV movie|
|1980||The Comeback Kid||Molly||TV movie|
|1982||The Facts of Life Goes to Paris||Dorothy 'Tootie' Ramsey||TV movie|
|1982||The Kid with the Broken Halo||Teri Desautel||TV movie|
|1984||Pryor's Place||Rita||Television series children's||Episode: "Cousin Rita "|
|1985||Family Feud||Herself||TV game show||Teen Celebrity Special Week|
|1987||The Facts of Life Down Under||Dorothy 'Tootie' Ramsey||TV movie|
|1988||227||Donna Dalton||Television series||Episode: "The Roommate"|
|1992||Martin||Monica Hurd||Television series sitcom||Episode: "Radio Days"|
|1992||The Golden Palace||Trisha||Television series sitcom||Episode: "Can't Stand Losing You"|
|1993–1998||Living Single||Regine Hunter||Television series sitcom||118 episodes|
|1993||Roc||Ruth||Television series sitcom||Episode: "Second Time Around"|
|1993||The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air||Monique||Television series sitcom||Episode: "The Best Laid Plans"|
|1995||The Crew||Regine Hunter||Television series sitcom||Episode: "The Mating Season"|
|1996||C Bear and Jamal||Maya||Television series animated||Voice role|
|1997/1999||Kenan & Kel||Miss Horn||Television series sitcom||2 episodes|
|1998||Cupid||Theresa||Episode: "Hung Jury"|
|2000||Hidden Blessings||Carrie McNichols||TV movie|
|2000||Strong Medicine||Lottie||Television series||Episode: "Side Effects"|
|2001||Me & Mrs. Jones||Desiree|
|2001||The Drew Carey Show||Kate's Double||Television series sitcom||Episode: "What's Wrong with This Episode IV"|
|2001||The Facts of Life Reunion||Dorothy 'Tootie' Ramsey||TV movie|
|2001||The Steve Harvey Show||Corrine||Television series sitcom||Episode: "Dissin' Cousins"|
|2003||Miss Match||LA Weekly Reporter||Television series||Episode: "Matchmaker, Matchmaker"|
|2004||One on One||Ms. Swain||Television series sitcom||2 episodes|
|2004||The Division||Principal Ogden||Episode(s): "Zero Tolerance" (parts 1 & 2)|
|2005||The Comeback||Herself||Television series sitcom||Episode: Pilot|
|2006||Eve||Rochelle||Television series sitcom||Episode: "Banishing Acts"|
|2008||The Cleaner||Carla Anders||Television series||Episode: "Lie with Me"|
|2010||Monster Mutt||Valerie Williams||TV movie|
|2012||What to Expect When You're Expecting||Social Worker||Film|
|2014||For Better or For Worse||Roseanne||TV movie|
|2015–2016||The Real Housewives of Atlanta||Herself||Reality TV||Season 8|
|2016||Dancing with the Stars||Herself||Reality TV||Season 22|
|2017||A Question of Faith||Theresa Newman||Film|
|2017||Wrapped Up In Christmas||Courtney Widmore||TV movie|
|2017-present||Living the Dream||Rhoda||Television series||6 episodes|
|2019||Cobra Kai||Sandra||Web series||Episode: "The Moment of Truth"|
|You Light Up My Christmas||Emma||TV Movie||Features surviving original cast of The Facts of Life. |
Not a "The Facts of Life" Christmas movie.
|1996, 1997||Living Single||2 episodes|
|1996–2000||Kenan & Kel||27 episodes|
|2009–2012||Tyler Perry's House of Payne||39 episodes|
|2011||Let's Stay Together||3 episodes|
- "Real Housewives of Atlanta Starts Filming With Transgender Model Amiyah Scott and Kim Fields (Tootie!)". E! News. August 18, 2015.
- "'Dancing With the Stars' 2016: Season 22 Celebrity Cast Revealed Live on 'GMA'". ABC News. March 8, 2016. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
- Silverman, Stephen M. (May 6, 2007). Actress Kim Fields Welcomes a Baby Boy People Magazine. Retrieved July 16, 2010.
- Introducing Sebastian Alexander Morgan Celebrity Babies blog; People Magazine. May 11, 2007. Retrieved July 16, 2010.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 26, 2013. Retrieved July 25, 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "Kim Fields gives birth to second son | Story | Wonderwall". Archived from the original on April 7, 2014. Retrieved July 3, 2019.
- Jason Dietz, Metacritic Features Editor (August 12, 2019). "TV Premiere Dates (2019-20) - Metacritic". Retrieved November 21, 2019.