Kim Victoria Fields is an American actress and director. Fields is best known for her roles as Dorothy “Tootie” Ramsey on the NBC sitcom The Facts of Life, and as Regine Hunter on the Fox sitcom Living Single . She currently stars in the Netflix original series The Upshaws.
Fields is the daughter of actress/director Chip Fields-Hurd, and the older sister of actress Alexis Fields, best known for her roles on Kenan & Kel, Moesha and Sister, Sister as well as Roc. Her mother Chip has been married to technical director Ervin Hurd since August 20, 1994. She is 1/8 Jamaican.
Before appearing on The Facts of Life, Fields co-starred in a short-lived sitcom called Baby, I’m Back with Demond Wilson and Denise Nicholas, and she appeared in a television commercial for Mrs. Butterworth’s syrup. She later appeared on two episodes of Good Times as a friend of Penny Gordon Woods, played by Janet Jackson. Kim’s episodes on Good Times were “The Snow Storm” and “The Physical”.
Fields played the role of Dorothy “Tootie” Ramsey on the NBC sitcom The Facts of Life from 1979 to 1988. Even years later, many still recognize her catchphrase, “We’re in troouu-ble!”. When the show began production, Fields was so short that the producers put her on roller skates during the first season so that they could avoid difficult camera angles.
However, she later lost a role as Arnold Jackson’s girlfriend on The Facts of Life’s parent show Diff’rent Strokes because she was taller than Gary Coleman, who played Arnold. In 1984, during the run of The Facts of Life, Fields released two singles on the Critique Records label: the disco/Hi-NRG “He Loves Me He Loves Me Not” (which became a minor club hit), and “Dear Michael” (which became a minor R&B hit, reaching No. 50).
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