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Also Known As: Kim Fields Freeman Died:
Born: May 12, 1969 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor, director

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Kim Fields gained a tiny place in pop culture history as the spry (if eventually pudgy) know-it-all Tootie, one of the mischevious school girls in the improbably longrunning sitcom "The Facts of Life" (NBC, 1979-1988). Unlike many child performers, Fields made an effortless transition to adult roles and became credible playing a confident young professional. The sexier, more elegant Fields emerged first in a series of TV ads for Slimfast and later on "Living Single" (Fox 1993-97), where she co-starred with formidable rap goddess Queen Latifah playing young professional women sharing living quarters and complicated love lives.

Kim Fields gained a tiny place in pop culture history as the spry (if eventually pudgy) know-it-all Tootie, one of the mischevious school girls in the improbably longrunning sitcom "The Facts of Life" (NBC, 1979-1988). Unlike many child performers, Fields made an effortless transition to adult roles and became credible playing a confident young professional. The sexier, more elegant Fields emerged first in a series of TV ads for Slimfast and later on "Living Single" (Fox 1993-97), where she co-starred with formidable rap goddess Queen Latifah playing young professional women sharing living quarters and complicated love lives.

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Cross to Bear, A (2011)
3.
 Facts of Life Reunion, The (2001) Dorothy "Tootie" Ramsey
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6.
 Facts of Life Down Under, The (1987) Tootie Ramsey
7.
 Kid with the Broken Halo, The (1982) Teri Desautel
8.
 Facts of Life Goes to Paris, The (1982) Tootie Ramsey
9.
 Children of Divorce (1980) Denise Williams
10.
 Comeback Kid, The (1980) Molly
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1972:
Made feature debut at age three in "Come Back, Charleston Blue"
1978:
TV debut, the short-lived series "Baby, I'm Back" (CBS)
1979:
TV miniseries debut, "Roots: The Next Generations" (ABC)
1979:
Landed breakthrough role as the gossip-loving Tootie on long-running NBC comedy series "The Facts of Life"; was the only African American lead on show
1984:
Released two dance-pop singles "He Loves Me He Loves Me Not" and "Dear Michael"
1993:
Made the transition to adult roles as image-conscious single gal Regine on Fox sitcom "Living Single"; also directed episodes
1994:
Directed, produced, and co-wrote the 40-minute docudrama "The Silent Bomb," about a female cop who contracts HIV
2001:
Helmed episodes of the Nickelodeon series "Taina"
2001:
Reprised Tootie role in "The Facts of Life Reunion" (ABC)
2003:
Released a spoken word album of poetry titled <i>Smooth is Spoken Here</i>
2005:
Made a guest cameo on pilot episode of HBO's "The Comeback," starring Lisa Kudrow
2009:
Directed episodes of Tyler Perry's sitcoms "Meet the Browns" and "House of Payne"
2012:
Cast as a social worker in "What to Expect When You're Expecting"
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Education

Pepperdine University: Mailbu , California - 1988

Notes

Fields has her own production company, Victory Entertainment, which specializes in film and theater production.

She co-wrote, directed and produced "Silent Bomb" (1994), a short film which won first place honors from the Black American Cinema Society of Independent Filmmakers.

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husband:
Johnathon Franklin Freeman. Business executive. Married July 16, 1995; divorced.

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mother:
Chip Fields. Director.
sister:
Alexis Fields. Actor. Appeared as a regular on Fox sitcom "Roc" (1993-1994).

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