Who is Kim Fields?
Kim Victoria Fields was born in New York City USA, on 12 May 1969 – her zodiac sign’s Taurus, and she holds American nationality. She’s an actress, film scriptwriter and producer, with more than 60 acting credits to her name, while she’s perhaps still known best for her portrayal of the lead character Dorothy ‘Tootie’ Ramsey in the critically acclaimed family comedy series “The Facts of Life”, created by Dick Clair and Howard Leeds, and which also starred Lisa Whelchel and Mindy Cohn. It follows dietitian and housewife Mrs Edna Garrett as she’s teaching a group of girls about solving classic teenage problems; the series aired from 1979 to 1988 and won six of the 26 awards for which it was nominated, including three Primetime Emmy nominations.
Early life and education
Kim was raised in New York City alongside her older sister Alexis Fields, who’s today also a popular actress, by their mother Chip Fields-Hurd who’s an American singer and actress, and their father Erv Hurd about whom not a lot is known, as Kim respects his privacy.
She became interested in acting at a very early age, mostly because her mother occasionally took her and her sister with her when shooting for her movies and TV series’; Kim was only eight when she made her debut film appearance, playing Sharon Hayes in the 1977 comedy drama “Have I Got a Christmas For You”, and the same year saw her make her debut TV series appearance, portraying one of the lead characters Angie Ellis in all the 13 episodes of the comedy “Baby… I’m Back!”
Kim continued acting while attending a local high school, however, after matriculating in 1987, she took a break to attend Pepperdine University, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1991.
Roles in TV series
Kim appeared in an episode or two of many series in the ‘80s, such as the comedy drama “The Righteous Apples”, the family comedy “Pryor’s Place” and the comedy “227”, while one of her most notable performances was her portrayal of Dorothy ‘Tootie’ Ramsey in the family comedy drama “Diff’rent Strokes”. It was created by Jeff Harris and Bernie Kukoff, starred Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges and Conrad Bain, and follows a wealthy family who’ve adopted their late African-American housekeeper’s children; the series won two of the 34 awards for which it was nominated.
Kim’s also known for her voicing of one of the lead characters Maya in the 1996 animated family fantasy “C-Bear and Jamal”, created by Franklyn Ajaye and Barry Douglas, and which also starred Tone Loc and Arthur Reggie III. The series follows Jamal who’s now 10 years old, and has to give up on his teddy bear because he’s now ‘becoming a man’.
Kim appeared in an episode or two of a couple of series in the 2000s, such as the adventure comedy drama “The Wonderful World of Disney”, the mystery crime drama “The Division” and the comedy “One on One”.
The year 2017 saw her play Rhoda in the comedy drama “Living the Dream”, which starred Philip Glenister, Lesley Sharp and Rosie Day. The series follows Mal and Jen who’ve begun running an RV park in Florida together with their children, and it won a 2021 Silver Mask Film Festival Award for Best Comedy Short.
Three of Kim’s most recent roles in TV series have been in the 2019 episode “The Moment of Truth” of the action comedy drama “Cobra Kai”, the 2020 episode “Lowkey Trippin’” of the romantic comedy “Insecure” and 18 episodes of the 2022 family comedy “The Upshaws” (lead role).
Roles in movies
Kim portrayed Molly in the 1980 romantic sports comedy “The Comeback Kid”, and a couple of her following roles were in the 1980 drama “Children of Divorce”, the 1982 family fantasy comedy “The Kid with the Broken Halo” and in the same year, the romantic comedy “Facts of Life Goes to Paris”.
As she spent the following two decades focused on appearing in TV series, Kim’s first notable performance in a movie was perhaps her portrayal of Carrie McNichols in the 2000 romantic drama “Hidden Blessings”, directed by Timothy Wayne Folsome, and in which she starred alongside Cynda Williams and Marc Gomes. It follows a police officer who’s fallen in love with a suspect in a murder case, and for which Kim was nominated for a Black Reel Award for Network/Cable – Best Supporting Actress.
She appeared in only a couple of movies in the 2000s, such as the 2000 comedy drama “Glow”, the 2001 romantic comedy “Me & Mrs. Jones”, and the 2005 comedy “Bow”.
The year 2012 saw Kim play Social Worker in the popular romantic comedy drama “What to Expect When You’re Expecting”, directed by Kirk Jones, and which starred Cameron Diaz, Matthew Morrison and J. Todd Smith. It follows the lives of five couples who are about to become parents, and the movie was nominated for 12 awards.
Three of Kim’s most recent film roles have been in the 2018 romantic drama “Merry Wish-Mas”, the 2019 romantic drama “You Light Up My Christmas”, and the 2021 drama “Adventures in Christmasing”.
Kim received special thanks for the 1988 short movie “Dare to Say No!”
She wrote the 2006 mini-series “A Royal Birthday”, the documentary movie “2007 Anguilla Tranquility Fest”, and the 2021 movie “Adventures in Christmasing”; she also has 10 producing and 23 directing credits to her name.
Kim could’ve been seen featured in numerous documentaries, such as the 2016 movie “Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You”, the 2016 series “American Masters”, and the 2021 series “History of the Sitcom”.
She’s made a guest appearance in a number of talk-shows, most recently in “The Wendy Williams Show”, “Today”, and “The Talk”.
Awards and nominations
Kim’s won two of the seven awards for which she’s been nominated: a 1981 Young Artist Award for Best Young Comedienne and a 1982 Young Artist Award for Best Young Comedienne – Motion Picture of Television, both for her performance in the series “The Facts of Life”.
Love life and husband
Kim prefers to keep the details of her love life away from the media’s attention, but has still allowed her fans to have a glimpse into it. She exchanged vows with her first husband, non-celebrity American Johnathon Franklin Freeman on 16 July 1995; they divorced in 2001.
Kim gave birth to her and American actor Christopher Morgan’s son Sebastian Alexander Morgan in May 2007, and she and Christopher married two months later, on 23 July. She miscarried twice in the following six years, but in 2013 gave birth to their second son Quincy Xavier Morgan.
Kim hasn’t mentioned any other men whom she’s perhaps been with, and as of August 2022, she’s married to her second husband Christopher Morgan, and they have two sons together.
Hobbies and other interests
One of Kim’s favorite hobbies is running her Instagram account; she’s today followed by over a million people on the network, and has uploaded more than 2,500 pictures and videos, most of which feature her during her everyday life.
She’s a philanthropist, and has donated money to a couple of charity organizations working with underprivileged children, as well as to several animal shelters.
Kim loves being close to the sea, which is one of the reasons why summer’s her favorite season.
She’s passionate about travelling, and her career’s taken her all around the world, while her dream travel destination’s India.
Kim likes to watch movies late at night – her favorite actor and actress are Al Pacino and Meryl Streep, while some of her favorite films include “Scent of a Woman”, “The Devil Wears Prada” and “Bridges of Madison County”.
Age, height and net worth
Kim’s age is 53. She has long brown hair which she occasionally dyes blonde, her eyes are brown, her height is 5ft (1.52m), and she weighs around 120lbs (55kgs).
As of August 2022, her net worth’s been estimated at over $8 million.