Kim Fields is an American actress and reality television star with an estimated net worth of $8 million. Born on May 12, 1969 in New York, she is the daughter of Chip Fields, a famed actor from many decades ago. She is most famous for her role on the hit television show The Facts of Life, as well as her role in another hit show Living Single. In 2015, Kim Fields made her return to television as one of the cast members of this eighth season of the hit reality show The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Her life has been spent in television, whether she is in front of the camera or behind it. She’s spent a great deal of time working hard on her career, though many people thought she’d disappeared from television when she stopped starring in sitcoms. She did not, however; she merely went behind the camera and began working as a director.
From 1979 to 1988, Kim Fields became one of the most famous faces in the world as she portrayed Tootie in The Facts of Life. The show was a smashing success in every way possible, and she became more famous than she might ever have imagined. She and her mother often starred together in Good Times, alongside Janet Jackson. However, they never appeared in the same episodes throughout the 80s. It is also a very interesting fact that she and her mother often starred together in their sitcoms, as she would play her real life mother in most every show in which Kim Fields ever starred. Something that her fans might not know about her is that she is so vertically challenged that during her early years playing Tootie, she was on roller skates so she would appear taller in filming since the camera angle could not always get her into the shot.
In the early 1980s, Kim Fields attempted a musical career, releasing two singles before joining a rap group. None of her musical talents ever really panned out into real fame, and that’s when she decided she would attend Pepperdine University for a degree in directing and step behind the camera. That proved to be a very lucrative role for her, and she’s credited with directing some very famous shows. She’s been a director on shows such as All That, Kenan & Kel, Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns, Tyler Perry’s House of Payne and Let’s Stay Together.
In her personal life, Kim Fields is married to the father of her two children. She and Christopher Morgan welcomed their first child, a little boy by the name of Sebastian Alexander, in 2007. They then decided to get married in a private ceremony only two months later. In 2013, she announced they were expecting their second little boy, and she gave birth in December that year. Less than 18 months later, she was the newest Real Housewife to come out of the ATL. With guest appearances on some of the most famous shows in the world, directing and her childhood acting, Kim Fields has managed to stay relevant in Hollywood most of her life, and she’s got a sizable net worth to prove it.
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