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Profession

Category:
EntertainmentMakers
Occupation(s):
Television Actress
Television Director
Actress

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Black
Favorite Food:
Turkey Lasagna
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
St. Lucia
Favorite Quote:
Peace and blessings.

Birthplace

Born:
5/12/1969
Birth Location:
New York, New York

Profession

Category:
EntertainmentMakers
Occupation(s):
Television Actress
Television Director
Actress

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Black
Favorite Food:
Turkey Lasagna
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
St. Lucia
Favorite Quote:
Peace and blessings.

Birthplace

Born:
5/12/1969
Birth Location:
New York
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Biography

Actress Kim Fields was born on May 12, 1969, in New York City to an acting family; her mother, Chip Fields, and Fields's sister, Alexis, were actresses. Though she began acting at age age five, Fields had her first memorable role as a child actress in the classic Mrs. Butterworth syrup commercial at age seven.

Fields later played the young daughter on the short-lived series, Baby, I'm Back. In 1979, Fields landed the role of Dorothy "Tootie" Ramsey on the hit show, The Facts of Life, where she grew up in front of the television audience until the show ended in 1988. In 1980, Fields played a gymnast on the NBC movie, Children of Divorce.

After The Facts of Life, Fields attended Pepperdine University from which she graduated in 1990 with her B.A. degree in communications and film. While studying at Pepperdine, Fields started her own production company, Victory Entertainment, which specialized in television, film and theater.

In 1993, Fields returned to TV in another hit series; in her new role she played the part of Regine Hunter, opposite Queen Latifah, in the Fox sitcom, Living Single. In 1998, Living Single went off the air and Fields founded Little Mogul Holdings. In 1994, Fields received an NAACP Image Award for Best Director for bringing Vanities to the stage in Los Angeles; in 1995, she was again honored by the NAACP with an Image Award for Best Actress in Fight the Good Fight.

Fields also directed Nickelodeon's Keenan and Kel and Taina; Disney's The Jersey; and episodes of Living Single. Fields also made guest appearances on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Keenan and Kel, Cupid and Strong Medicine. Fields's starring roles include: Martin (1992), The Golden Palace (1992), The Crew (1995), C. Bear and Jamal (1996), Music of the Heart (1999), An Invited Guest (1999), and in the independent feature film, Me and Mrs. Jones.

Fields gave birth to her son, Sebastian Alexander Morgan, on March 4, 2007; on July 23, 2007, Fields married the actor and father of her child, Christopher Morgan.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Kim Fields tells of her mother
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Kim Fields talks about her mother's career as an actress
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Kim Fields's father
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Kim Fields's earliest memories
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Kim Fields recalls the sounds of Harlem
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Kim Fields and her mother move to Los Angeles
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Kim Fields's talent as a youngster
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - The roots of Kim Fields's talent
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Kim Fields remembers her grandmother
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Kim Fields talks about Sesame Street
  • Tape: 1 Story: 13 - Kim Fields tells of her first audition
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Kim Fields on her mother's parenting ability
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Kim Fields describes Los Angeles
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Kim Field's tells of some of her mother's acting roles
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Kim Fields speaks of being on television as a child
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Kim Fields talks about school
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Kim Fields on TV show 'Baby, I'm Back'
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Kim Fields's acting lessons
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Kim Fields discusses awareness of the entertainment business as a child actor
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Kim Fields being the breadwinner
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Kim Fields discusses her busy schedule of work and school
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Kim Fields auditions and gets a role on TV program 'The Facts of Life'
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Kim Fields discusses the impact of being on TV show 'The Facts of Life', part 1
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Kim Fields talks about dealing with fame
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - New generations of Kim Fields and TV show 'Facts of Life' fans
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Kim Fields tells about growing up in the public eye
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Kim Fields talks about 'The Facts of Life' cast and their families
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Kim Fields describes her connection to the African American community
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Kim Fields talks about her influences while growing up
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Kim Fields tells of her favorite episodes of 'The Facts of Life'
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Kim Fields is concerned about too many characters in 'The Facts of Life'
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Kim Fields speaks of a 'Facts of Life' script she was against
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Kim Fields relationship with other African American actors
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Kim Fields discusses the cast of 'Diff'rent Strokes'
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Kim Fields talks about religion
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Kim Fields goes to college
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Kim Fields becomes a full-time student
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Kim Fields talks of understanding the business of entertainment
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Kim Fields's longevity
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Kim Field's discusses transitions
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Kim Fields in 'Living Single'
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Kim Fields talks about Fox
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Kim Fields speaks about 'Living Single's' chance to be a hit
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Kim Fields discusses the cast's role in 'Living Single's' artistic direction
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Kim Fields talks about Queen Latifah
  • Tape: 5 Story: 10 - Kim Fields briefly remembers the first season of 'Living Single'
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Kim Fields's favorite episode of 'Living Single'
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Kim Fields speaks about African American sisterhood
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Kim Fields discusses marriage
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Kim Fields leaves 'Living Single'
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - The differences between Kim Fields and Regine
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Kim Fields talks about Kim Coles
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Kim Fields talks about Queen Latifah
  • Tape: 6 Story: 8 - Kim Fields talks about Erika Alexander
  • Tape: 6 Story: 9 - Kim Fields talks about T.C. Carson
  • Tape: 6 Story: 10 - Kim Fields talks about John Henton
  • Tape: 6 Story: 11 - Kim Fields talks about Johnathon Franklin Freeman
  • Tape: 7 Story: 1 - Where Kim Fields is professionally in 2002
  • Tape: 7 Story: 2 - Where Kim Fields is personally in 2002
  • Tape: 7 Story: 3 - Kim Fields discusses directing
  • Tape: 7 Story: 4 - Kim Fields talks again about having a family
  • Tape: 7 Story: 5 - Kim Fields discusses the entertainment industy
  • Tape: 7 Story: 6 - Kim Fields's inspirations
  • Tape: 7 Story: 7 - Kim Fields talks of African Americans in the entertainment industry
  • Tape: 7 Story: 8 - Kim Fields's legacy
  • Tape: 7 Story: 9 - Kim Fields's explains how she will raise children
  • Tape: 7 Story: 10 - Kim Fields talks about Chip Fields's current career
  • Tape: 8 Story: 1 - Kim Fields on being in the entertainment industry for the right reasons
  • Tape: 8 Story: 2 - Kim Fields's hopes to bring theater to her neighborhood
  • Tape: 8 Story: 3 - Kim Fields's changes through time
  • Tape: 8 Story: 4 - Kim Fields discusses future roles
  • Tape: 8 Story: 5 - What Kim Fields wants to be remembered for
  • Tape: 8 Story: 6 - Kim Fields speaks about Sally Field