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Kim Fields



An actress best known as Dorothy "Tootie" Ramsey, the lone African American student and consummate gossip at the exclusive Eastland Preparatory School for Women on NBC's sitcom The Facts of Life (1979-1988), Kim Fields actually appeared on several popular series in the 1970s-2000s. The Big Apple native grew up in a single-parent household and began acting in commercials well before she reached her teens, making her most widely seen appearance on an advertisement for Mrs. Butterworth's syrup. She made her foray into acting with scattered guest appearances on Good Times in 1978 and signed for the Facts of Life role one year later, at the age of 10, when Norman Lear (the producer of both Times and Facts) tapped her for that part.



Fields remained with the program for its entire nine-year run, a run that witnessed numerous changes in the show's lineup and format, including the replacement of star Charlotte Rae with Cloris Leachman, and a change of venue in 1985. About five years after Facts folded in 1988, Fields scored her second major coup with a much different multiseason role as Regine Hunter, a loose, money-hungry employee of a clothing boutique on the urban-oriented Queen Latifah sitcom Living Single (1993-1998). Fields spent the following years appearing in scattered features, such as the 2000 telemovie Hidden Blessings and the 2001 telemovie Facts of Life Reunion (which reunited her with several of her ex-costars), and making guest appearances on programs including The Drew Carey Show and The Division; she also took time out to start a family.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
85% Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet A Cross to Bear
  • Joan
2014
No Score Yet For Better or For Worse
  • Roseanne
2014
22% What to Expect When You're Expecting
  • Social Worker
2012
No Score Yet Monster Mutt
  • Valerie Williams
2011
No Score Yet The Facts of Life Reunion
  • Dorothy `Tootie' Ramsey
2001
No Score Yet Me and Mrs. Jones
  • Desiree
2001
No Score Yet Uninvited Guest
  • Store owner
2000
No Score Yet Hidden Blessings
  • Carrie McNichols
2000
No Score Yet Child Stars: Their Story
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet It's O.K. to Say No to Drugs
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet The Kid with the Broken Halo
  • Teri Desautel
1982
No Score Yet Children of Divorce
  • Actor
1980
No Score Yet The Comeback Kid
  • Actor
1980

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
Diff'rent Strokes
1978-1986
  • Tootie
No Score Yet Martin
1997
  • Actor
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
  • Actor
  • Reality cast member
No Score Yet Meet the Browns
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
No Score Yet Tyler Perry's House of Payne
2007-2012
  • Director
The Facts of Life
1979-1988
  • Dorothy `Tootie' Ramsey
No Score Yet The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1990-1996
  • Herself Monique

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