|Born:||May 12, 1969|
New York City, New York, United States
Kim Victoria Fields (born May 12, 1969 in New York, New York) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Tootie Ramsey on the long-running NBC sitcom The Facts of Life, and as Regine Hunter on the FOX sitcom Living Single. She is the daughter of actress/producer Chip Fields and the older sister of actress Alexis Fields.
Before appearing on Facts of Life, Fields starred on a short-lived sitcom called Baby, I'm Back and appeared in a commercial for Mrs. Butterworth's pancake syrup.
She later appeared on Good Times as a friend of Penny Gordon Woods. Her real life mother, Chip Fields, starred on Good Times as the mother of Janet Jackson's character, Penny. Interestingly the two Fields women never starred in the same episodes. Kim's episodes on Good Times were "The Snow Storm" and "The Physical".
Fields's claim to fame is her Tootie character on the sitcom The Facts of Life. From 1979 to 1988, she played Tootie Ramsey on the program. This was Field's most notable role. Even twenty-five years later, Tootie is known to many television viewers for her catchphrase, "We are in trou-ble!" She was also known for the braces she wore on the series for five seasons. Another trait that is associated with the character of Tootie is that she spent the majority of season 1 on rollerskates. Some sources at the time noted that this was requested in order to increase her height for the cameras.
Her real life mother Chip Fields portayed her on-screen mother in both of Field's later series. Chip Fields played Diane Ramsey, Tootie's mother, on Facts of Life as well as playing Regine's mother on Living Single.
After taking time away from acting to attend Pepperdine University, she had a starring role in the hit FOX sitcom Living Single from 1993 to 1998 as Regine Hunter.
Fields guest-starred on television series such as One on One 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 even had contact.
With her degree from Pepperdine University she began directing. Fields directed the All That spinoff and a number of Kenan & Kel episodes. She also appeared in two episodes of the series.
After the cancellation of Living Single, Fields began performing rap music and R&B with a group called Impromp2. She released a 7" single as a child called "He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not", which fed off of her "Tootie" persona. Kim Fields recorded a cover of "Dear Michael" in 1984 as a tribute to the King of Pop Michael Jackson.
As of 2006 she changed her look and style considerably, sporting either a large blonde afro or platinum blonde braids or dreadlocks. She performs under the stage name of "Blondielocks" and she released a CD called Smooth is Spoken Here.
Fields dated fellow Living Single cast member John Henton for one year, and was married to Johnathon Franklin Freeman from 1995 to 1998. Her sister is actress Alexis Fields from Sister, Sister.
Fields gave birth to her first child, Sebastian Alexander Morgan, by her then boyfriend, Broadway actor Christopher Morgan, on May 4, 2007. The couple introduced their son the following week in People magazine . On July 23rd, 2007, they were married in a private ceremony officiated by Pastor Donnie McClurkin.