Kim Fields comes from a family that is predestined for acting. Those who have something to say about her would acknowledge her directing skills and also talk about how her acting mastery was expressed in The Facts of Life from 1979, Living Single from 1993 and What to Expecting When You’re Expectations from 2012. Kim’s roles as Ramsey, Hunter and Social Worker in the above films are truly what the audience could hardly forget. However, Fields’ life behind the scenes has not been without serious controversy. Below you will find all the facts about her personal life and relationships.
Kim Feild’s Facts Card
A Look at Her Childhood and Family Background
Kim Fields’ life began on 12 May 1969 in New York City, where she was born. Although she is widely known as Kim Fields, her birth name was Kim Victoria Fields. She is the daughter of Laverne Fields and her ex-husband. Her mother, known professionally as Chip Fields, is an actress, singer, television director, and producer. She is best known for her role as Lynetta Gordon in Good Times, a 1970s CBS sitcom in which Kim also appeared on screen as a friend of Chip’s daughter.
Not much is known about Kim’s father; we only know that he split up with Chip when the actress was very young. After the divorce of her parents Kim, her mother and her siblings moved to Los Angeles. Later, her mother was remarried to Erv Hurd, Kim’s stepfather, sometime in August 1994.
Details of Her Acting Career and Rise to Stardom
Thanks to her inherited acting talent Kim came on the screen at the age of eight. She had her first film appearance in 1978 in the CBS situation comedy “Baby, I’m Back” in which she appeared as Angie Ellis beside the legendary actors Denise Nicholas and Demond Wilson. This first appearance made her very popular during her time at Burbank High School, LA.
Even before graduating in 1986, she had already become famous for her role as Dorothy Ramsey in The Facts of Life (1979-1988). After leaving high school and finishing The Facts of Life, she took a break from acting and enrolled at Pepperdine University, where she earned a degree in Communications.
After completing her university education, Kim Fields returned to the film industry and expanded her career to directing. Since then she has appeared in a number of blockbuster movies and TV shows. Some of her most notable television appearances include The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1993), Living Single (1993-1998), The Drew Carey Show (2001), Miss Match (2003), One on One (2004), The Real Housewives of Atlanta (2015-2016) and Living the Dream (2017 date).
Kim has also starred in popular films including What to Expect When You’re Expectations (2012), A Question of Faith (2017) and You Light Up My Christmas (2019), etc. Her directorial work includes Tyler Perry’s House of Payne (2009-2012), Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns (2009-2011) and BET’s Let’s Stay Together (2011).
Does She Have A Sister?
Kim Fields has a younger sister named Alexis Fields, born March 1, 1982. Like Kim, Alexis followed her mother’s career path as an actress, making her acting debut in 1993 at the age of eleven. Of the many film roles she has played so far, Alexis is most popular as Diavian Johnson and Nicole Wilson in ABC’s Sister, Sister and Nickelodeon’s The Secret World of Alex Mack.
Other movies and television series she has appeared in include Moesha, Jacked, Hangin with Mr. Cooper, The Parent Hood, and Somebody Help Me. Kim and Alexis have also been given several opportunities to appear in films. Works in which they have appeared simultaneously include Fox’ Roc and Nickelodeon’s Kenan & Kel.
Alexis Fields married Kevin Jackson in 2006, after which she began recording Jackson in her name. The couple have two children, a daughter named Kaycie and a son. She is very active on various social media platforms. Her Twitter account, @Alexis_Fields, has over 16k followers, while she has over 120k followers on Instagram.
Is She Single or Married?
Besides her successful acting career, Kim Fields is also successful in her private life. She has married twice and is divorced once. In her first marriage, she was married for six years to the film producer and entrepreneur Johnathon Freeman. The couple married in 1995, and while the marriage lasted, the couple was happy together. Six years later, in 2001, they went their separate ways. The union did not produce a child.
After their divorce from Freeman, Kim Fields married Christopher Morgan, an actor, singer/dancer, and entrepreneur. The duo formed the union in July 2007, about two months after they welcomed their first child, a son named Sebastian Morgan. The couple then had their second son, Quincy Morgan, in 2013.
Why Do People Think Her Husband Is Gay?
There have been several speculations that Kim Filyd’s husband, Christopher Morgan, is gay. The rumors were first spread in February 2016 from Kenya Moore via The Real Housewives of Atlanta. According to Moore, there is a long and widespread belief in the entertainment industry that Morgan is sexually attracted to his gender, which has earned him the name “Chrissy”.
However, in an interview with E!, Kim’s husband refuted the speculation, explaining that it originated from his apparent lack of familiarity in Hollywood before his date and later marriage to the already famous Kim Fields. According to Morgan, no one knew a woman he was dating at the time, and so people began to suspect that he must have been homosexual. He also linked the rumors to his choice of career in music theatre, namely singing and dancing on Broadway. Morgan later revealed that Kenya Moore apologized to him and publicly for the accusation.