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Kim glamour shot      Issues: We All Got 'Em

KIM (VICTORIA) FIELDS MORGAN

Celebrating over TWELVE YEARS of being the one-stop, Kim Fields resource "portal" page for many thousands of fans...

I have marked the latest changes with an asterix: '*' (use your browser's FIND function)

*LATEST NEWS (July 20, 2014) - you may need to reload the page:
  1. Kim co-stars in Hallmark Channel's "For Better or For Worse": airs on July 19, 2014 on the Hallmark Channel 9/8 central. She is posting pictures from behind the scenes all day on her twitter feed. Check it out! Trailer on YouTube....
  2. Kim appeared with Lisa Whelchel on Good Morning America to promo "For Better or For Worse: July 16, 2014
  3. Closer Weekly magazine: appears on the cover of the March 19, 2014 issue. Includes a family photo.
  4. "Holiday Love: The Rebirth" premiere on December 22, 2013
  5. Listening party for Holiday Love: The Rebirth on bonnerfideradio.com, Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 8pm EST
  6. Congrats to Kim and family! Kim announced on Facebook and on twitter that her son Quincy Xavier Morgan was born healthy on December 3, 2013.
  7. And from a baby shower just weeks earlier...
  8. Kim's holiday franchise "Holiday Love" is coming for Christmas 2013: "Holiday Love: The Rebirth." Check out the twitter feed for related news and airtimes! (At the time of writing, the website for the show is not yet active). You can also read about it in recent articles: "Catching Up with Kim Fields for the Holidays" - interview on ABC News (November 29, 2013); "Kim Fields Directs ‘Holiday Love’" - interview with Ebony Magazine (December 2, 2013).
  9. Kim is currently director and executive producer of family sitcom Watcha Cookin'. Read article about the filming: "Black Network Television films sitcom in Greensboro." Husband Christoper Morgan is also a producer and writer. Airing and showtimes TBD at the time of writing (September 13, 2013)
  10. Kim appeared on The Real Talk Show on July 31, 2013. Click this link for a list of showtimes in different markets.
  11. On July 24, 2013, Kim announced on twitter and Facebook that she is PREGNANT! This will be her second son. He is named Quincy Xavier. Congrats, Kim and Christopher! In her words: "Hello everybody!! Finally coming up for air so to speak. Been busy in "The Lab" working on some amazing new projects both personally and professionally that I can't wait to share with all of you!! Biggest blessing from "The Lab", Christopher and I are blessed to be pregnant with a 2nd boy, Quincy Xavier, due early December. We continue to praise God!!!"
    Here is Kim making her announcement on The Real:
  12. Kim expanded her online presence with an official facebook page as "Kim V Fields" and a twitter account at KimVFields. Her twitter account on BET's Lens on Talent remains active at KimFieldsLOT.

DVDs and CDs that feature or include Kim...

MY CONVERSATIONS WITH KIM

MY INTERVIEW WITH KIM: On the morning of Friday, December 23, 2011, I had the privelege to interview Kim Fields as part of a promo for her Christmas Special, "Holiday Love." She shared some powerful and inspiring words as well as hearty laughs.
Dr. Duru interviews Kim Fields by Dr Duru

(Interview also available on 4Shared.com for download or listening: Click here for the MP3 version. It is edited for extra volume. Click here for the WAV version.)

Kim talked about how the Christmas special "Holiday Love" transformed and restored her Christian faith. She noted how she is like every other mother in struggling to find the right work/home balance in her life with a career, husband, and son. She talked about doing her favorite projects like the Twilight Zone radio episode. Kim acknowledged all the support she has received from her fans and noted how social media has helped her stay in touch with fans (She wants to hear your feedback, so reach out to her on facebook and/or twitter!). Anyone growing up through tough circumstances can find encouragement in Kim's personal experience and words of wisdom. "Smooth Is Spoken Here", Kim's spoken word CD, may be re-released, and Kim will one day soon release some new material! Notably, Kim acknowledged drduru.com as THE OFFICIAL Kim Fields fan site! Kim was very gracious with her time; she has a warm personality, is engaging with her conversation, and is just a lot of fun. Enjoy the interview! It includes some personal moments as well.

I first met Kim Fields in Los Angeles, CA on March 21, 2003 after her play Pandora's Trunk. She extended heart-felt greetings to all her fans out there. We had a good laugh about my participation in her play (you had to be there to believe it!). We talked a lot about this site from its earliest inception, and she also gave me the early scoop on her first offical presence on the web at www.kimfields.net. This site went inactive in early 2005.

I next met Kim in Tampa, FL after she co-starred in the play Issues: We All Got 'Em. (Click link to read about my experience at the play and see memorabilia). I was happy to find that Kim still remembered me and this site. After she recognized me, she proceeded to "embarrass" me by announcing to nearby fans that I had "put up my fan site when I was 12 years old before there was even an Internet!" The ribbing was all good though! Once again, she gave me great news that she was back on the web at www.kimfieldsonline.com.

Nowadays, you can find Kim on Facebook as "Kim V Fields" and on twitter as @KimVFields. As always, I welcome email regarding Kim and any suggestions or comments about this site.

INTRODUCTION

OK, I admit it. I had a crush on Kim Fields when she appeared on Facts of Life from 1979-1988 as "Tootie" in "The Facts of Life."  I loved the show not only for Kim, but also because I was the same age as all the kids and could identify somewhat. I grew up with this show, and Kim, for all nine years that it aired. My childhood infatuation has matured into a genuine appreciation for Kim's professional accomplishments and her stature as a top quality actress, producer, director, writer and all-around entertainment personality.

I am sure we all missed her when she went into hiatus to pursue a degree from Pepperdine and were much pleased when she exploded back on the scene as "Regine Hunter" on " Living Single ." The season premiere for " Living Single " was at 8pm, Thursday, Sept 14, 1997. Earlier (1998) I had heard a rumor that the show was being demoted to become a mid-season replacement. Although the show has long since been canceled I have full confidence that Kim's talents in acting and directing will continue to take her far. Not many people have the lasting power to go from child actor/actress to adult star. {As of June 25, 2005, these links were stale}

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Some Favorites and Likes
Kim is a big Bradley Cooper fan. Some of her favorite projects and performances were The Twilight Zone radio, Battle of the Network Stars, and the Dick Clark specials she appeared on.

Kim, standing a whole 5 feet tall, was born on May 12, 1969 in New York City, just a few weeks before me and a whole coast away! She was voted "Most Talented" at Burbank High School, Class of 1986. She graduated from Pepperdine University in 1990 with a Bachelor's degree in communications and film (broadcast journalism or telecommunications --- somehow all these are related there!). In addition to acting and directing, Kim taught at an acting school. She also learned producing and directing by watching and listening to other professionals. At Pepperdine, she started her own production company specializing in Christian themes, Victory Entertainment Inc. It provides "edutainment" without being self-righteous or judgmental, She is president and CEO of Victory and of Little Mogul Holdings, Inc. At Pepperdine she also hosted and produced a talk show called "Campus Spotlight: Live with Kim Fields" featuring several stars. Her support of independent and Black films is very apparent (for example she attended the L.A. Pan African Film Festival ) as can be seen from her biographical info(below).
Kim states that she is not into the Hollywood night life or social scene. Instead she works out, creates new projects, or spends time with close friends ( Say Amen , Spring 1995).


Kim has a strong Christian background. JITA Ministries speaks highly of her dedication to her church .  You can also read about her commitment to a Christian Life in Say Amen, Spring, 1995 .
As if Kim does not have enough going on, she also began performing spoken word in Chicago around the year 2000 as an outlet for the poetry that she writes.  She will be releasing her project in the form of an album called "Uninhibited" in the summer of 2003. See below for additional details on her music career!
Kim's hollywood heroine is Jodie Foster (a child prodigy herself).

On July, 1995 Kim married business executive Johnathan Franklin Freeman (in Hawaii?). However, they divorced sometime in 2001 (for more see below). Kim also experienced tragedy in 1992 when she got in a car accident that killed a close friend.
Sometime in 2004, Kim started dating actor Christopher Morgan. The two got engaged sometime in 2007, and on May 4, 2007, Kim gave birth to baby boy Sebastian Alexander Morgan! On July 23, 2007, Kim and Christopher got married, and Kim changed her name to Kim Fields Morgan. You can read an article about Kim Fields, Christopher Morgan, and their new baby Sebastian in the June 25, 2007 issue of Jet Magazine.

Here is other bio info from Lifetime TV : 1) At age 16, Fields had breast reduction surgery. 2) Fields had a two-year fairy-tale romance with Jesse Jackson's son, Johnny. 4) In 1992, Fields was in a nasty car accident in which she suffered injuries and a good friend died.

Limo driver company: Jackson Limousine Service (as reported by the Sun Sentinel, Sept 1, 1997)

Kim's family


Kim's parents divorced when Kim was a baby. Mom, Laverne "Chip" Fields, born in 1952 (or '51?), is also an actress and drama teacher and has appeared several times in "Living Single" as Kim's character's mother. Dad lives in San Bernardino, CA and is still in close contact with his child prodigy. Younger sister, Alexis, born in 1982 (or '83?), once appeared in the now defunct TV show Roc . Alexis is now a regular on "The Secret World of Alex Mack" on Nickelodeon and the sitcom "Sister, Sister." In 2004, Kim's 90-year old grandmother disclosed that her own parents were from Jamaica (as reported by stltoday.com - article no longer available).

Sending fanmail


If you want to send fanmail to Kim, you should NOT send it to me (although I do appreciate comments, questions, etc...) As of September, 2010 there are multiple ways to get in touch with Kim: 1) On Facebook she has her own page under the name Kim V. Fields, and 2) on twitter you can find her as KimVFields or under her promo vehicle for BET's Lens On Talent as KimFieldsLOT.

Kim's License Plate?!


I stumbled upon this car in the parking garage of a friend's apartment building in Los Angeles way back in 1994. Whether or not it really was Kim's car, it makes for a great mystery!
Please note that some of the links included below are time-sensitive. If they no longer work, the source has either been removed, replaced, or archived. In most cases, I save the originals. You can contact me if you would like me to email you a copy of any missing information. Thanks for your patience!

(Credits: Some of the biographical information below was compiled from Parade Magazine, Feb 26, 1995...) Note well: links are active and valid at time of posting but are not guaranteed to work indefinitely. Access depends on the individual website.

Honors, Speaking Engagements, Interviews, Appearances, and Other News

  1. Young Hollywood Hall of Fame (1981)
  2. Nominated for best young actress in a comedy series (The Facts of Life) (1982-83)
  3. Kim interviewed with mother Chip Hurd on "Jesus Is the Answer" with Bishop Ernest Johnson (1984)
  4. Interview with Tom Joyner (vintage video from EbonyJet - Internet Television)
  5. Kim Fields interviewed in Essence Magazine (August, 1986)
  6. Keynote speaker at the National Association of Student Councils (1988) (click here for a picture on NASC Facebook page)
  7. NAACP Theater Award for Best Director for the comedy VANITIES (1994)
  8. NAACP Image Award for Best Actress in Fight the Good Fight (1995)
  9. First Place Honors from the Black American Cinema Society of Independent Filmmakers for The Silent Bomb.
  10. Black LA Biz Achiever's Club (1997: Web-based)
  11. 4th Annual African-American Leadership Conference : "The Next Millennium: Uniting Leaders to Reclaim Our Communities" (April 9-11, 1997; Northern Illinois University): Guest Speaker
  12. Prototypes 5th Annual Black History Month Gala (Feb 6, 1999): Honorary Chair
  13. Los Angeles Black Business Expo (Celebrity Autograph Expo and the Entertainment Summit) (Sept 10-12, 1999): featured both Kim and her sister Alexis
  14. Interview with Melissa Forman on W93.9 WLIT's morning show (Chicago) for Kim's appearance in "Vagina Monologues" - 8 minutes (June, 2001). See full web page by clicking here.
  15. Today's Black Woman Expo 2002 (2002).
  16. "Uninhibited" - Lee Bailey's Electronic Urban Report (June 30, 2003)
  17. Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, FL (Sept 14, 2003) - click here for program .  Kim also delivered a speech at the convocation.
  18. Visiting professor at Edward Waters College (2003-4) - click here for a note in the school's newsletter
  19. JAWN’S JUICE #31 - VOL. ll (Nov 4, 2003)
  20. Kim Fields credits God for career guidance (Jan 9, 2004) - click here if article is no longer accessible or you don't want to register.
  21. Summer Slam 2004 at Calvary Temple in Taft, California (July 15, 2004) - guest speaker.
  22. Actress Kim Fields, others help hurricane victims (October 2, 2004). Other related articles: " Fields does her part for Caribbean ", " Actress Kim Fields urges aid for Caribbean ", "Hurricane Tootie? "
  23. Fitzgeralds Anniversary Celebration (in honor of Black History Month) (February 24, 2005) - guest speaker and appearance.
  24. 32nd Governments of the Caribbean State Ball (June 10, 2005) - presented the Caribbean Tourism Organisation Award of Excellence to cricket star Sir Vivian Richards.
  25. Ron Winans Funeral (June 25, 2005) - Kim made remarks including quipping that she is family and not just an "Industry Friend" as the funeral program indicated.
  26. Interview with MovieWeb (February 15, 2006)
  27. Newark Black Film Festival (July, 2006) - Kim featured two short films at the New Jersey State Museum: "Bid ‘Em In" and "Discovering Monk and Trane: One Night at Carnegie Hall"
  28. T.O.P.G.U.N. Millionaire Summit - promoting Noni Juice? Scroll toward bottom to see video snippet of Kim's promotion.
  29. 5th annual Florida Black Expo in Jacksonville, FL, September 30, 2006. Kim appeared as a part of the theme "Empowering Women."
  30. Interview on Good Morning Texas in Dallas with surprise appearance by Lisa Welchel
  31. Interview on Jazz Monthly.com (October, 2007)
  32. *Audio interview with CLS Publications (Nov 11, 2007) - or download MP3 directly by clicking here: "This is an interview with Kim Fields talking about her ideas on creativity and how her family history molded and shaped her creative process. She also talks about pregnancy, how to stay creative while you are pregnant and her upcoming children's project."
  33. Kim Fields: Motherly Inspiration - an interview posted on June 8, 2008
  34. State Farm Bayou Classic, New Orleans, LA ( Nov, 2008)
  35. My Black is Beautiful (Episode 3) - Hair - group interview, Tasha Smith host
  36. Co-MC for the 16th annual “Evening Under the Stars"- a benefit for the Michael Hoefflin Foundation for Children’s Cancer, Mann Biomedical Park, Valencia, CA (September 12, 2009)
  37. ET reminisces with the grown children involved in the original children's recording of "We Are the World." (February 04, 2010)
  38. Kim gives parenting advice on various topics at Parentsconnect.com: Co-sleeping, organic food, plane travel, travel tips.
  39. Keynote speaker for The Virginia Black History Month Association, The Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center; Fredericksburg, Virginia (February 27, 2010)
  40. Keynote speaker at the One Woman Conference - "Still Standing", Omni Houston Hotel Galleria, Houston, TX, August 6-7, 2010
  41. Interview with Parade: "I Would Never Divorce Myself from ‘Facts of Life’" (July 14, 2010)
  42. Interview with Brother Jesse (August, 2010)
  43. Interviewed in September, 2010 issue of "Hurt 2 Healing" magazine (subscription required)
  44. Kim interviewed by Black Enterprise (September, 2010): Part 1 and Part 2 - includes video footage of the interview
  45. Kim interviewed on the Tom Joyner show about Lens On Talent (September, 2010) - mp3 file can be downloaded
  46. *Gospel City talks with Kim Fields (September 29, 2010)
  47. Kim Fields: A Minister in Her Own Right: an interview with the Christian Observer (October, 2010)
  48. "Industry Trailblazer Award" at the Women in Film and Television Atlanta Gala 2010; click here for AJC article (Nov 1, 2010)
  49. Trinity Broadcast Network (TBN) (Nov 9, 2010)
  50. Cocoa Cure Empowerment Series: Kim Fields – A Woman’s Work (Nov 16, 2010)
  51. Kim Fields sits down with Eric Benet and others to talk about the influence of Soul Train. (Nov, 2010)
  52. Interview with rollingout.com: Kim Fields Produces and Directs 'Holiday Love' (Nov, 2010)
  53. Kim appeared on the Monique Show on BET (Nov 30, 2010) (20:20 on the video)
  54. Interview with "Women: All Information You Need": "Cocoa Cure Empowerment Series: Kim Fields A Woman’s work" (Nov 30, 2010)
  55. Interview on "Praise the Lord" on the Trinity Broadcast Network (TBN), January 25, 2011 (starting at 1:19:50 on the video)
  56. A 2011 Untold Stories Award Winner: the Black Women Film Network (awards luncheon in Atlanta, March 11, 2011)
  57. *Speaker at the American Heart Association at the Fairfield Westchester (March 24, 2011) - link contains pictures
  58. *LS 1426 Inc Presents “Whose Dreams Are You Following” Tea Party for the "Continuous Love" project, supporting local students in the Tri-County area: June 11, 2011, 1pm, Embassy Suites Hotel 1100 SE 17th Street Causeway, Fort Lauderdale. Serena Spates interviews Kim for "The Serene Life"
  59. The Facts of Life honored with Pop Culture Award at 2011 TV Land Awards, aired on TV Land, April 17, 2011 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
  60. *Presenter at the 42nd GMA Dove Music Awards, Fox Theatre, Atlanta GA (April 24, 2011). Click here for a video of her speaking at the event.
  61. Interview in WOW Magazine (May 3, 2011)
  62. Interview with the SOBO Magazine Files (May, 2011)
  63. Actress Kim Fields delivered keynote at Livingstone College for annual fall convocation (September 16, 2011)
  64. Kim Fields Acting Gumbo Master Class at The Green Room Actor's Lounge (Atlanta, GA - September 22, 2011)
  65. Kim Fields discusses her many upcoming projects on EURweb with Lee Bailey (October 27, 2011)
  66. Keynote speaker at Digital Arts and Entertainment Showcase at American InterContinental University in Sandy Springs, GA (December 2, 2011)
  67. Q&A with Kim Fields and Mel Jackson: "The 11Eleven11 Project provides a groundbreaking and revolutionary opportunity for aspiring and emergent writers, directors and producers to catapult their careers and become Bonafide Filmmakers" (December 17, 2011)
  68. Kim Fields Interview on Crunk For Christ Radio. December 21, 2011
  69. Star Connor Interviews Kim Fields On Her Christmas Special “Holiday Love” (December 23, 2011)
  70. Kim Fields on her Holiday Love Christmas special for TV One with Lee Bailey. (December 23, 2011)
  71. Dr. Duru interviews Kim Fields for THIS site! (December 23, 2011)
  72. Kim Fields Is A Woman Of Distinction, interview with Elev8 (February 7, 2012)
  73. Speaker at the National Urban League of Women Conference: "Occupy the Vote: Employment and Education. Empower the Nation." New Orleans, July 25-28, 2012.
  74. "Kid Stuff" interview in the Directors Guild of America Quarterly (Spring, 2013)
  75. "Catching Up with Kim Fields for the Holidays" - interview on ABC News (November 29, 2013).
  76. "Kim Fields Directs ‘Holiday Love’" - interview with Ebony Magazine (December 2, 2013).
  77. Closer Weekly magazine: appears on the cover of the March 19, 2014 issue. Includes a family photo.
  78. *Kim interviewed with Lisa Whelchel for promo of Hallmark Movie "For Better or For Worse" on Good Morning America: July 16, 2014. Also a quick clip of laughing about lessons learned.

Television and Radio Shows

  1. Sesame Street (1974)
  2. Good Times (1970s)
  3. Baby, I'm Back (1978): co-star as "Angie Ellis"
  4. The Facts of Life (1979-1988): co-star as Dorothy "Tootie" Ramsey
  5. Diff'rent Strokes (1970s) : Guest appearance (link includes picture from that show)
  6. Hollywood Squares (1984): "Teen dream special from 1984 including Glenn Scarpelli, Missy Gold, et al.--hilarious blooper in fast money round!" (Also, this site lists Kim Fields as appearing on a game show called "Go", no year given. Also click HERE for more info.). - {old links}
  7. Battle of the Network Stars (1984)
  8.   Body Language (1986) : Teen week with Justine Bateman (April 8-13) and Teen Month with Todd Bridges (July 29-Aug 2)
  9. Hollywood Squares (1987): Including Zsa Zsa Gabor.
  10. The Dick Clark Show (1980s)
  11. Fresh Prince of Bel Air (1993, #3.17): played Monique in "The Best Laid Plans"
  12. Martin (Nov 19, 1992 - Season #1, Episode #13) : "Monica Hurd".  Martin finds himself falling for Monica, a new talk show host at his radio station - click link to watch the show on-line! Or buy the episode from Amazon. Click below to get the entire Season #1 DVD.
  13. The Golden Palace (1992): played Trisha
  14. Roc (1993): played Ruth
  15. Living Single (1993-1998): "Regine Hunter", Fox TV. Directed a show first airing on April 4, 1996.

  16. 227 (1988): played Donna Dalton, the impressionable daughter of the lead male character's (Lester Jenkins) friends.
  17. Bloopers and Practical Jokes (?): Pied in the face !
  18. SUMMIT 96 (Feb 21, 1996): Guest (Discussion about the importance of young, Black role models)
  19. To My Sisters: A Gift for Life (April, 1996): Guest appearance (one of the first breast cancer awareness television programs specifically designed for African-American women)
  20. Kenan & Kel (1997-): director (season #2) , Nickelodeon variety show (Saturdays, 8pm, EST); guest appearance as Kenan's school teacher. 
  21. Bringin' In The Holidays With BeBe Winans & Friends (Nov 27-Dec 24th, 1997): Special Co-Host
  22. Hollywood Squares (1998): Kim appeared from Oct 5-9th. 
  23. Child Stars: Their Story (9/4/2000): Kim interviewed. Order the video from A&E.
  24.   Who Wants to Be A Millionaire Special Edition (3/20/2001?), includes link to Kim bio and pics.
  25. Drew Carey Show (3/28/01) : special guest.
  26. Interview on WMAQ in Chicago (7/13/01): About "The Vagina Monologues". Broadband link .
  27. Intimate Portrait: Kim Fields , Lifetime Channel (8/20/01, 7pm Eastern). Features a great bio! It also re-aired on Feb 11, 2002 for Black History Month.
  28. A&E Biography (10/10/01).
  29. The Facts of Life Reunion , ABC (11/18/01).
  30. The Jersey , Disney Channel (2002?); director.
  31. Star Dates , E! ( Kim premiered on Jan 5, 2003 at 10:30pm {time zone not given}. The show itself premiered Dec 15, 2002.   Click here to get a recap of the espisode from the folks at "Fans of Reality TV."
  32. Cedric the Entertainer, Fox Televistion (02/05/03)
  33. Passions , NBC (2003): coach for Tom Joyner's special appearance on the soap opera
  34. The Twilight Zone® Radio Dramas (Radio Series) (2003). Two episodes: "The After Hours" (download for free as of May 10, 2010) and "Midnight Sun." Click here for a list of radio stations and times across the country
  35. Read poem on BET's Lyric Cafe (March 21, 2003 - 11:30 EST)
  36. Performed with Impromp2 on Soul Train (May 10, 2003) - see below for more details on this project .
  37. The Residents of Washington Heights (coming June, 2003 - looks like it has not been picked up yet by any networks)
  38. One on One (May 4, 2004): guest appearance as Ms. Swain - espisode # 3.20, "No More Wire Hangers"
  39. The Division (June 28, 2004): guest appearance on the finale as Francis Ogden, a principal of a SF Bay Area high school. Airs on Lifetime Television, 8-10pm.
  40. The Comeback (June 5, 2005): guest appearance. Click here for an article that mentions her role.
  41. VH1's Greatest Kid Stars (40-21) (June 19, 2005): Kim appears as #23.
  42. Bow on the WB (premiered Sept 1, 2005): guest star.
  43. A Royal Birthday (October, 2006): director, writer, producer.
  44. Najee: Sax In South Africa (Dec 24, 2006; BETJ): producer and director.
  45. Jade Hicks (in progress as of Dec, 2006): writer, star.
  46. Appeared on BET's Black History Month in the showing of the "History Makers: Faith" - airing Sunday, Feburary 17, 2008
  47. The Cleaner (October, 2008: Season 1, Episode 13)
  48. *The Kim Fields Biography on the Biography Channel (Tuesday, August 04 @ 9 am ET and Friday, August 07 @ 4 am ET) - As of April, 2012 showing on Hulu, click here.
  49. Tyler Perry’s House of Payne: Director (For example, see Nov 4, Season 4, first two episodes)
  50. Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns: Director since 2009. (For example, see Nov 4, Season 2, episode 2 "“Meet the Two Left Feet")
  51. "Let's Stay Together" - director of some episodes (2010)
  52. BET is looking for the best and brightest filmmakers of the new generation in LENS ON TALENT™: A JOHNSON & JOHNSON FILMMAKER’S CHALLENGE. LENS ON TALENT™: A JOHNSON & JOHNSON FILMAKER'S CHALLENGE is a 30 minute short film showcase featuring the best short films from emerging African American talent hosted by actress and award-winning director Kim Fields.
  53. Kim signs a deal to produce, direct, act in or write for the Gospel Music Channel (September, 2010).
  54. Directing (and writing?) "Holiday Love": December 24, 2010. Aired again on TV One, December 25, 2011.
  55. A Cross to Bear on the GMC Network: February 19, 2012
  56. Holiday Love Re-Imagined: December 16, 2012 to January 1, 2013. Different showtimes depending on the city. Click here for the trailer.
  57. Kim announces she is pregnant on The Real. This second child is a boy who has been named Quincy Xavier (July 24, 2013).
  58. Another appearance on The Real talk show (July 31, 2013).
  59. *Director and executive producer of family sitcom Watcha Cookin'. Read article about the filming: "Black Network Television films sitcom in Greensboro." Husband Christoper Morgan is also a producer and writer. Airing and showtimes TBD at the time of writing (September 13, 2013). Click here for the Facebook page.

Commercials/Music and Spoken Word/Music Video

  1. Sesame Street (1974)
  2. Mrs. Butterworth (1977) - Kim beat out Janet Jackson for the role in the commercial!
  3. "Dear Michael" by Kim Fields (early 80s). A teeny-bopper love dedication about a crush on Michael Jackson .
  4. 'He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not' - click here for a 7-minute mp3 of this hard-to-find soung courtesy of sitcomsonline.com! You can also find several postings on YouTube.
  5. *"Only Here For A Season" (1989) by Kim Fields & Carvin Winans
  6. {There was another ad for toothpaste(?), 1991?}
  7. Slimfast commercials (early 1990s?)
  8. From Handel's Messiah: A Soulful Celebration (Reprise): Hallelujah! (1992). Kim was part of an 80-voice all-star choir.
  9. "On Bended Knee" by Boyz II Men (1993). She played the girlfriend of one of the singers in this video.
  10. Director of a Vickie Wynans music video (year?)
  11. Embrace by Najee (2003): wardrobe consultant.
  12. "Mocha Soul" by Impromp2 , featuring Kim Fields (2003).  Kim does spoken word on this single and performed with Impromp2 on Soul Train May 10, 2003.   Seems that the album featuring this single does not get released until July 8, 2003 .
  13. Director of an upcoming Impromp2 video (later in 2003).
  14. "Uninhibited " by Kim Fields (due out summer of 2003!).  Seems like it will feature Kim's poetry and spoken word.
  15. Concert tour with Impromp2.
  16. Music video with Impromp2 (2003 or 2004).   Click here for news release  
  17. First Annual Music and Poetry Festival, Turks and Caicos Islands (Sept 1 -5 , 2004). Kim co-hosts "Lyric Cafe" where spoken word is performed . Kim also hosted a preview of the festival on April 16, 2004.
  18. Poetry performance at "Last Friday's" at the Conga Room, Los Angeles (June 24, 2005).
  19. The Bible Experience (Fall, 2006). Part of an extensive cast doing a "fully dramatized audio recording of 66 Books of Scripture."
  20. Lap of Luxury (release TBD): 2nd spoken word CD.
  21. Def Poetry Jam (if YouTube link does not work, you can also see it on MySpace) - video of spoken word performance. Article announcing Kim's participation
  22. Interview promoting CD "Smooth is Spoken Here."
  23. "In A Whisper" - guest vocals on Kirk Whalum's album "Roundtrip" (August 28, 2007)
  24. Liner notes for several Najee CDs
  25. The Bible Experience Live (March 5, 2008) at Azusa Pacific University (click here for video ad featuring Kim)
  26. Spokesperson for Toyota of Union City, GA. Radio ad. July, 2012.

Made for TV movies

  1. Come Back, Charleston Blue (1972)
  2. The Taking Of Pelham 1-2-3 (1974)
  3. Roots: The Next Generation (1979): Alex Haley's daughter
  4. The Comeback Kid (1980)
  5. Children of Divorce (1980): contender for Olympics in gymnastics
  6. The Kid With the Broken Halo (1982)
  7. The Facts of Life Go to Paris (1982)
  8. Hidden Blessings (April 7, 2000): assistant to an architect who is a prime murder suspect. Aired on BET.
  9. The Facts of Life Reunion Movie (~Nov, 2001): See the FOL page on sitcomsonline.com for more info!
  10. *For Better Or For Worse (July 19, 2014): Hallmark Movie Channel

Theater

  1. Vanities (1994): writer and director. A Revival.
  2. One Monkey Don't Stop No Show (?)
  3. Fight The Good Fight (1985?) - Kim won the 1985 NAACP Image Award for Best Actress for her performance
  4. Home Run (?): Starring role. Produced and directed by Lanei Chapman.
  5. The Vagina Monologues (June 26-July 15, 2001): part of 3-member cast. Showing at The Apollo Theatre in Chicago, IL.   Click here for a review .
  6.   I'll Always Love My Mama (May 3-12, 2002): Music Center Hall in Detroit
  7. Pandora's Trunk (March 1-30, 2003 ): Los Angeles Theater Center, (August 2, 2005): National Black Theatre Festival, Winston-Salem, NC (Click HERE for my review and memorabilia from attending the play!)  
  8. Barefoot in the Park (Aug 4-9, 2003): Executive producer and co-star at The National Black Theater Festival - EURWEB and gotriad.com . She also toured this play nationally, including at The Black Academy of Arts & Letters, Inc. (Sept, 2002). Click here to read Ryan Cameron's claim and criticism about Kim breaking character during one showing.  
  9. Cover Girls (Jan 6 - Jan 26, 2004 - postponed indefinitely): Co-star. Click here for press release
  10. Issues: We All Got 'Em (February to April, 2006, February, 2007): Co-star as Joy, single mother of three boys.
  11. Black Don't Crack, But My Soul Does Ache (Feb 14-15, 2009, Clarence Muse Café Theatre, Dallas (Texas) Convention Center theater complex): "Kim Fields takes the stage in her original one woman show about life, love and social issues of women. She portrays a montage of characters ranging from young to older women who are single, married, uneducated and executives. The women’s lives she depicts are funny, dramatic and insightful. Field’s rendition of them is riveting and refreshing. Hosted by Southwest Suburban Dallas Chapter of Jack and Jill."

Movies

Click here for thorough filmography from IMDb

  1. Learning to Be Assertive Video : Apparently, Kim appears here as a spokesperson along with another celebrity. The tape may only be available to Canadians.
  2. The Silent Bomb (1994) : co-writer, director, executive producer. About a young female cop with HIV. Screened at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles (Feb 19, 1996). Aired on HBO.
  3. Appearances (199?): Is/was on tour with the S.E. Manley Short Film Festival. Produced and directed by Lanei Chapman.
  4. An Uninvited Guest (2000): "Special Appearance" as a store owner - (Editorial comment: this was a VERY strange movie!!! I think it went straight to rental.) See trailer here.
  5. Me and Mrs. Jones (premiere screening Dec 2, 2001 in Oakland at 2001 Black Filmworks Award Ceremony):  co-stars as the love interest of a man being romanced by his boss. ( Click here for upcoming showings in 2002). Click here for official press release from the Hollywood Black Film Festival.   Available on DVD .
  6. Loving Kicha (pre-production as of Feb, 2003)
  7. Tall, Dark & Handsome (in production as of Nov 6, 2003): director, producer, co-writer.   A young facially deformed street thug gets arrested with his law breaking friends for robbery, but when his case worker and psychologist make a deal to get him reconstructive / cosmetic surgery instead of jail time, he gets a new face, a new life, and new trouble, all while trying to repair the broken relationship with his mother, the original cause of the deformities and stay away from his trouble making friends that want to turn him, and his face, back into the way it use to be.
  8. The History Makers: Faith (2004): featured. "Various African-American luminaries talk about how faith has driven their various successes." Click link to see video snippets of Kim's contribution to this DVD.
  9. Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (Feb, 2004):  actually Kim turned down this movie. If article no longer available, click here to get it.
  10. My Nappy Roots: A Journey Through Black Hairitage (Jan, 2005): co-star. Special screening in New York City, March 29, 2006.
  11. Bid ‘Em In (2006): Producer. A three-minute black and white short based on performance by T.S. Monk (aired on BET as part of Black History Month).
  12. Discovering Monk and Trane: One Night at Carnegie Hall (2006): Producer (and writer?). Short feature about the recent discovery of a rare recording with Jazz legends Thelonius Monk and John Coltrane.
  13. What to Expect When You're Expecting (May, 2012): Lionsgate's ensemble feature based on the bestselling pregnancy-book series. Kim plays a social worker who helps out a couple with an adoption. This is her first studio feature! (Congrats, Kim!). Other links: interviews with the actors and actresses on Yahoo! Movies, interview with Kim on Yahoo! Movies.

Read more about Kim from these various sites. The articles are listed in rough chronological order:

TV Guide: June 6, 1981, p19-20 : "Remember the kid who Looooovvvvved Mrs. Butterworth? A veteran of TV commercials, Kim Fields plays in Rona Barrett of her school on The Facts of Life." THIS should be a classic!!!
Jet Magazine: July 5, 1982 : "Kim Fields' Problems of Growing Up In Hollywood." Another classic. This article is compiled by hand and includes a scan of the Jet cover featuring young Kim. In it, Kim admits to having had a crush on Todd Bridges (Diff'rent Strokes), poor girl! Where was I for the casting calls?!?! THIS is another insightful article.
TV Guide: May 7, 1983, p29 : "Kim Fields Fish Story." Includes early pics of Kim fishing.
The Facts of Life Episode Guide (Introduction) . A good summary of this classic show.
Or even better check out this Unofficial Facts of Life Web Site ! Extensive site, includes pics, links to numerous articles (some featuring Kim), and the complete Episode Guide.
Say Amen Magazine, 1995 : Kim is featured on the cover. You can order a back-issue for $5: She is quoted as saying: "I have never been a closet Christian." Article written by Vikki R. Conwell. (As of Aug 31, 2002 the link to sayamen.com is not working).
Beck/Smith Hollywood: Jan. 1 - 5, 1996: scroll down to "Kim Fields Directing Episode of 'Living Single' in February". PLEASE NOTE!!! This page no longer exists, so click here to view/download the article in ASCII text format. I am leaving the original link for reference.
The News-Times: March 8, 1996 : "Tootie's a fact of life, but Kim Fields Freeman has moved on"
Entertainment Weekly, May 8, 1998 : Bet you didn't know Kim watched Seinfeld!? Well, see what her favorite episode was...you might be able to guess it.
Hundreds protest California police shooting decision: May 10, 1999: Apparently, Kim Fields was arrested, along with others, for blocking the steps to the Riverside Police Department while protesting a DA's decision not to prosecute four police officers involved in the bizarre shooting death of a 19 year old African-American woman. Did Kim spend her 30th birthday dealing with the hall of justice?!?! {Note, if this article is no longer available, you might be able to go to the CNN site, www.cnn.com, and do a search on their archives}.
Living Single. Official Info from Fox Broadcasting.
Living Single. Official Info from Warner Brothers. Better site than Fox's. Includes cast photos, bios, and an episode guide.
Biography of Kim Fields (very incomplete)
Biography of Kim Fields from the Living Single cast pages. Also not complete.
Kim Fields celebrates her 31st birthday at the annual St. Lucia Festival (May, 2000) - you will have to order the appropriate back issue. You can also see a picture in my collection of photos.
Biography from Lifetime's Intimate Portraits (2001)
Hollywood.com Biography
Someone's personal encounter with Kim Fields

{News/commentary on Entertainment Tonight featuring childhood stars, aired on July 20, 2000}


I earlier posted a notice that Kim would be interviewed on ET, and I hope most of you caught the show. Here is a quick summary and my own two cents on the interview.... First, let me say that it was not clear what part of the interview were clips from the coming documentary "Child Stars...," and what was genuine ET coverage. The interview started with a teary-eyed Kim lamenting about the end of The Facts of Life: " They got what they needed from me, and, uh, those are very tough pills to swallow when you are a young person." She went on to question why no one asked her to her high school prom. Complaining, while smiling, that she had to take a friend, she asked "What's up with that? Then you resort to 'well, I'm on TV, someone oughta want me!'" Well, your intrepid reporter KNOWS FOR A FACT that this is only half-true; Kim WAS asked out to the prom. Unfortunately, sources and specifics cannot be revealed for this little expose. One interesting shot of Kim featured her with her ex-husband... only most of his head was cut out of the video. Hmmm! Finally, the interview ends with Kim incredulously recounting how shedding the image of Tootie has been difficult: "One executive was excited to meet me because when he was 15 he wanted to 'do' Tootie. What?!?!" Hmmm...I am sure that would be a common problem.... Hope you caught the full story on September 4, 2000!!!

{This news added Jan 2, 1998 - unfortunately all the links as of June 25, 2005 are inactive.}

It is sad, but true, final and official. Fox has dumped Living Single. The last show and the season finale were aired back-to-back on Jan 1st. I unfortunately missed both because I assumed no new episodes would air on a holiday, so I will have to wait until re-runs. Strangely, it appears that Kim was excluded from the season finale. Sounds like fodder for gossip, eh? Well, thanks to all of you who have supported the show, and let's look forward to Kim's next project(s)!}For a short time, you can check out a Fox press release on the season finale and a full episode description . You might want to share gripes with "Cheryl" on the GIST Boards or follow the opinions of other TV viewers. You can also follow an interesting bulletin board discussion (GIST Boards) on the first time that Fox canceled the show in Fall of 1997. Finally, "avimall" provides a complete episode guide for Living Single . Black Hollywood Reports also did a quick blurb on the news, and TV Scope has a longer farewell piece with a particular note on Kim.
You can review my mini-photo gallery on Kim Fields compiled from articles and various Web sources or see below for biographical information and links to more articles on Kim.

The following list of observations was created in response to all the questions I got about various rumors of Kim's divorce. I left it up to each person to interpret the clues. This site is not a gossip column, but I do post verfied (or verifiable) factual information.

  1. Jan, 1998: Kim does not appear on the final episode of "Living Single."
  2. Sept/Oct, 1998: At the BET Image Awards, Erika Alexander, the actress who plays Maxine Shaw on "Living Single," received an award and thanked the entire cast, EXCEPT Kim.
  3. Week of Oct 5, 1998: On Hollywood Squares, Kim's name is only listed as "Kim Fields," and she is not wearing any wedding ring (Oct 7 & 8 confirmed). This is the trickiest of all, because one site claims that Kim only uses her married name in "behind-the-scenes gigs." However, the credits of "Living Single" clearly used her married name. Notice also that she is sporting an entirely different look: dreads, metal finger rings (including the thumbs), very earthy appeal. Often times, dramatic life episodes are followed by dramatic changes in lifestyle and/or appearance!
  4. For you hardcore gossipers, I have heard you can check on the marriage situation in The National Enquirer and Star, week of Nov. 8-15, 1998.
  5. FINALLY! August 6, 1999: Official word has finally come in on Kim's marital status. In the August, 1999 BET (Black Entertainment Television) WeekEnd Magazine, page 10, is a quote that refers to Kim as being recently divorced. Click here to view/download a copy of this brief article! (it is done in black & white for clearer reading. The pic is in the collection of photos . {Special thanks to "Tracy" for providing to me the first lead on this}.
  6. (Note that Kim was divorced officially in 1998).

Gossip that could lead to real info


Check out the Message Boards on sitcomsonline.com for potential leads on additional Kim Fields info. In particular visit the boards for The Facts of Life at http://www.tvlinksonline.com/boards/forumdisplay.php?s=f233bc91b4458cbac2f4746ab20a1ff4&forumid=44.

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