I am so happy to hear that a certain long-time actress is back in the news. Kim Fields is joining the cast of Real Housewives of Atlanta as was officially revealed in the Season 8 trailer, which was released on Monday. She has been out of the spotlight for quite some time now, so you might be thinking to yourself, "Who?" but there's a good chance you already know the actress. And if you do know her, you might just be more familiar with her acting roles than with her as a person outside of her work.
Fields played Tootie Ramsey on the classic television series The Facts of Life. She was also pretty hilarious as Regine on Living Single in the '90s. I'm sure the dots are starting to connect now. If you are a Real Housewives of Atlanta fan, you are about to get to know her pretty well when Season 8 premieres because she is featured pretty prominently in the trailer.
Fields is a show business veteran and has had plenty of roles, but aside from her career, she has a lot to bring to the show. Here's all your need to know about Atlanta's newest Housewife.
She Played Tootie On The Facts Of Life
This role will forever be iconic, but I would love to feel like I know Fields for more than just this role. I, and I'm sure many others, are familiar with seeing Kim as Tootie, but being on Real Housewives will let us see who she really is.
She Has Two Sons
Kim has two young sons, Sebastian and Quincy, who I would love to see on play dates with Phaedra Parks' boys.
Fields seems to be happily married to her husband Christopher Morgan. It would be nice to see a RHOA couple actually getting along on the show — for once.
She Has A Sense Of Humor
She is not the kind of person who shies away from being associated with her iconic roles. She knows that she will be Tootie forever to some people and she has embraced it by being in on the jokes and even telling some of her own.
She Played Regine On Living Single
The 46-year-old was on Living Single for five seasons and starred along with Queen Latifah, Kim Coles, and Erika Alexander.
She Is Religious
Fields' religious affiliation could bring some some positivity to RHOA. Plus, I can just really see her hitting it off with Phaedra.
She Has Attempted A Singing Career
Are you even a Real Housewife if you haven't attempted to record a single?
She's Down To Throw A Themed Event
Everyone who watches Real Housewives knows that there is a themed party in almost every episode. From the looks of it, Fields will fit in just fine as a hostess among this crew of women.
She Has Famous Friends
Fields has famous friends. And by famous, I mean really famous. She counts Janet Jackson and the Wayans brothers among her good pals. I would love to see her out to lunch with Janet Jackson in an episode.
She Is Philanthropic
Even with all the drama and the product endorsements, there is definitely more to the women of RHOA. When it comes down to it, they all have kind hearts and causes that are important to them. I wouldn't be surprised if Fields showed her philanthropic side on the show.
She Endorsed Mrs. Butterworth's Syrup
This has nothing to do with anything, but I will just never get over how cute this ad was. It was an iconic commercial and she should always be celebrated for it.
I have a feeling that Kim Fields is going to make a great addition to Real Housewives of Atlanta and I cannot wait to see what she ends up bringing to the show.