Kim Fields Biography

Kim Fields was born on May 12, 1969 in New York City, New York. Kim lived with her mother Chip in a run down Harlem apartment while her mother struggled to be an actress in New York City. One day Chip decided that her and Kim were going to move to LA and they became like a team. Both out searching for jobs in the acting industry. Kim made her debut at the age of five on Sesame Street. One of her most memorable early roles was as the girl who "looooved" Mrs. Butterworth in a classic syrup commercial. Now the Fields were beginning to get some income from Kimmie's acting. She next landed a role on the series Baby I'm Back. But unfortunatly the series didn't last long but neither did the time of Kim being jobless. In 1979 she was cast as the roller skating gossip queen, Tootie Ramsey on The Facts of Life. The producers for The Facts of Life used the roller skates to avoid bad camera angles because Kim was so much shorter than the rest of her castmates. Kim played the role of Tootie for the next nine years. In the middle of the series run Kim attended Burbank High School and graduated in 1986 and was voted most talented by her graduating class. After The Facts of Life she graduated from Pepperdine University in 1990 with a bachelors degree in communications and film. At Pepperdine she started her own production company, Victory Entertainment, Inc. which she now owns. In 1993 she went on to star in Living Single along with Queen Latifah. In 1995 she married Jonathon Franklin Freeman and divorced him in 1998, the same year that Living Single ended. She is now a director with several credits under her belt including episodes of Living Single and Kenan and Kel on Nickelodeon. She recieved a NAACP Image Award for Best Director in the stage show "Vanities" in LA. In the year 2000 Kim appeared in the tv movie Hidden Blessings and the theatrical film, Glow. Even more recently she has directed episodes of the Nickelodeon series, Taina and the Disney Channel series, The Jersey. Kim is the president of Little Mogul Holdings Inc. and Victory Entertainment Inc. which is an entertainment company producing projects in television, film, and theatre. In 2001 Kim was the subject for an Intimate Portrait on Lifetime and a Biography on A&E. Kim has a younger sister named Alexis who has appeared in episodes of Kenan and Kel, The Secret World of Alex Mack, and Sister, Sister.