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Kim Fields is an American television actress, producer, and director.

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BirthdayMay 12, 1969
NationalityAmerican
FamousFilm & Theater Personalities, Actresses, Television Actress
City/StateNew Yorkers
Known asKim Victoria Fields
Birth PlaceNew York City, New York
GenderFemale
Sun SignTaurus
Born inNew York City, New York
Famous asTelevision Actress

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Who is Kim Fields?

Kim Fields is an American television actress, producer, and director. She entered the field of acting and television commercials, as a child artist. Though Kim bagged her first acting assignment at the age of 5, her appearance was largely unnoticed. When she was just 9 years old, she got her big break in acting career in a popular sitcom. The character, ‘Tootie Ramsey,’ which Kim played, made her a household name in United States. Kim continued with her acting career even after growing up. As a mature actress, she played prominent roles in many sitcoms. Kim is musically inclined and has released her albums in rap music and R&B. She has been a part of some popular reality television shows and dancing competitions. To this day, her name remains popular in entertainment industry. She is active in acting career with her captivating performances.

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Childhood & Early Life

Kim Fields was born on May 12, 1969, in Harlem, New York. Her mother, Laverne ‘Chip’ Fields is an actress and television director. She has a younger sister, Alexis Fields, who is also an established actress. Her parents divorced when Kim was very young. She moved to California along with her mother, when she was a kid.

As Kim’s mother was an actress, she was brought up in an atmosphere that supported and encouraged acting. Kim Fields made her first appearance in television when was 5 years old. She played the role of ‘Angie’ in the sitcom, ‘Baby, I’m Back.’ But the show was short-lived and Kim Fields failed to make a mark.

Kim appeared in a television commercial for ‘Mrs. Butterworth’s Pancake Syrup’ when she was seven years old. In 1978, she also acted in two episodes of the sitcom, ‘Good Times,’ as a friend of Penny Woods, the character played by Janet Jackson.

Kim attended Burbank High School and graduated in 1986. She was a bright student and was voted ‘Most Talented’ in 1986. She acted in school plays and was also the manager of the school’s baseball team.

Career

Kim Fields stepped into the arena of acting when she was quite young. She got her first major role at the age of 9. In 1979, she was selected for portraying the role of Dorothy ‘Tootie’ Ramsey, a boarding school resident, for the sitcom, ‘Diff’rent Strokes.’ Though she played her part in only five episodes, it marked the beginning of the progress in her career.

When ‘The Facts of Life,’ a spin-off of ‘Diff’rent Strokes,’ was produced, Kim got the role of ‘Tootie’ once again. This turned out to be one of the longest aired sitcoms on ‘NBC.’ It was telecast from 1979 to 1988. This character made Kim highly popular among viewers. Even today, viewers remember the gossipy ‘Tootie’ and her mannerisms.

In 1984, Kim released two music albums under the label of ‘Critique Records,’ ‘He Loves Me He Loves Me Not,’ and ‘Dear Michael.’ Both the albums got a fair amount of acceptance from listeners. ‘Dear Michael’ was a minor R&B hit and got decent ratings.

Kim played a major role in ‘Living Single,’ an American sitcom that was aired on ‘Fox’ network from 1993 to 1998. She essayed the role of ‘Regina Hunter,’ an ambitious and gossip-loving girl. ‘Living Single’ became one of the most popular African-American sitcoms of the 1990s. Kim catapulted to fame with her character.

Kim Fields graduated in communication and films, from ‘Pepperdine University’ in 1993. She has made a career in the field of direction also. From 1996 to 2000, she directed several episodes of ‘Kenan & Kel,’ a teen sitcom that was telecast on ‘Nickelodeon.’ She also worked as the director of many episodes of ‘Tyler Perry’s House of Payne,’ and ‘Let’s Stay Together.’ She owns a production company named ‘Victory Entertainment.’

Kim has performed rap music and R&B with a group named ‘Impromp2.’ She made guest appearances in shows like ‘Good Times,’ ‘One on One,’ and ‘The Golden Palace.’ In the show ‘The Comeback,’ which was aired on ‘HBO’ in 2005, Kim acted as herself. Kim also made a guest appearance in an episode of ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,’ in which she acted with Will Smith.

In 2015, Kim participated in the eighth season of the reality show, ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta,’ which was aired on ‘Bravo’ television network. The show helped her capture lots of attention from viewers. In the words of her earlier co-star, Queen Latifah, Kim was “restraining herself and behaving nicely” on the show.

In 2016, Kim Fields was selected as one of the celebrities to participate in Season 22 of ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ for ‘ABC’ network. She was paired with professional dancer, Sasha Farber. The duo got eliminated before finals, but they secured eighth position.

In November 2017, Kim published her autobiography titled, ‘Blessed Life: My Surprising Journey of Joy, Tears, and Tales from Harlem to Hollywood.’ In the book, she speaks about her personal and professional journey over the last four decades.

Personal Life

Kim Fields has married twice. In 1995, she married film producer Jonathan Freeman. The couple got divorced in 2001. They have no children.

Kim got married to actor Cristopher Morgan on July 23, 2007. Their first son, Sebastian Alexander Morgan, was born in 2007, and second son, Quincy Morgan, was born in 2013. At present, she is 49 years old and is active in her career.

Trivia

In ‘The Facts of Life,’ the casting director was looking for a Caucasian girl to fill the role that Kim played. But he was impressed with Kim’s performance and changed the role to suit her.

During the initial days of shooting of ‘The Facts of Life,’ Kim was very short and the producers put her on roller skates for shooting, so that they could avoid the difficulties in adjusting camera angles. But the same Kim lost a role in the show, ‘Diff’rent Strokes,’ as she was taller than the boy who was to play the part of her boyfriend.

When Kim played the role of twelve year old ‘Tootie’ in ‘The Facts of Life,’ she was only nine years old.

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Kim Fields biography timelines

  • // 12th May 1969
    Kim Fields was born on May 12, 1969, in Harlem, New York. Her mother, Laverne ‘Chip’ Fields is an actress and television director. She has a younger sister, Alexis Fields, who is also an established actress. Her parents divorced when Kim was very young. She moved to California along with her mother, when she was a kid.
  • // 1978
    Kim appeared in a television commercial for ‘Mrs. Butterworth’s Pancake Syrup’ when she was seven years old. In 1978, she also acted in two episodes of the sitcom, ‘Good Times,’ as a friend of Penny Woods, the character played by Janet Jackson.
  • // 1979
    Kim Fields stepped into the arena of acting when she was quite young. She got her first major role at the age of 9. In 1979, she was selected for portraying the role of Dorothy ‘Tootie’ Ramsey, a boarding school resident, for the sitcom, ‘Diff’rent Strokes.’ Though she played her part in only five episodes, it marked the beginning of the progress in her career.
  • // 1979 To 1988
    When ‘The Facts of Life,’ a spin-off of ‘Diff’rent Strokes,’ was produced, Kim got the role of ‘Tootie’ once again. This turned out to be one of the longest aired sitcoms on ‘NBC.’ It was telecast from 1979 to 1988. This character made Kim highly popular among viewers. Even today, viewers remember the gossipy ‘Tootie’ and her mannerisms.
  • // 1984
    In 1984, Kim released two music albums under the label of ‘Critique Records,’ ‘He Loves Me He Loves Me Not,’ and ‘Dear Michael.’ Both the albums got a fair amount of acceptance from listeners. ‘Dear Michael’ was a minor R&B hit and got decent ratings.
  • // 1986
    Kim attended Burbank High School and graduated in 1986. She was a bright student and was voted ‘Most Talented’ in 1986. She acted in school plays and was also the manager of the school’s baseball team.
  • // 1993 To 1998
    Kim played a major role in ‘Living Single,’ an American sitcom that was aired on ‘Fox’ network from 1993 to 1998. She essayed the role of ‘Regina Hunter,’ an ambitious and gossip-loving girl. ‘Living Single’ became one of the most popular African-American sitcoms of the 1990s. Kim catapulted to fame with her character.
  • // 1995 To 2001
    Kim Fields has married twice. In 1995, she married film producer Jonathan Freeman. The couple got divorced in 2001. They have no children.
  • // 2005
    Kim has performed rap music and R&B with a group named ‘Impromp2.’ She made guest appearances in shows like ‘Good Times,’ ‘One on One,’ and ‘The Golden Palace.’ In the show ‘The Comeback,’ which was aired on ‘HBO’ in 2005, Kim acted as herself. Kim also made a guest appearance in an episode of ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,’ in which she acted with Will Smith.
  • // 2015
    In 2015, Kim participated in the eighth season of the reality show, ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta,’ which was aired on ‘Bravo’ television network. The show helped her capture lots of attention from viewers. In the words of her earlier co-star, Queen Latifah, Kim was “restraining herself and behaving nicely” on the show.
  • // 2016
    In 2016, Kim Fields was selected as one of the celebrities to participate in Season 22 of ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ for ‘ABC’ network. She was paired with professional dancer, Sasha Farber. The duo got eliminated before finals, but they secured eighth position.
  • // Nov 2017
    In November 2017, Kim published her autobiography titled, ‘Blessed Life: My Surprising Journey of Joy, Tears, and Tales from Harlem to Hollywood.’ In the book, she speaks about her personal and professional journey over the last four decades.

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    Kim Fields was born at 1969-05-12

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    Kim Fields was born in New York City, New York

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    Kim Fields's nationalities is American

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    Kim Fields is Taurus

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    Kim Fields is famouse as Television Actress