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Kim Fields

Learn more about Kim Fields of Summer Showdown.

During Kim's 30-plus years in show business, she has starred in two long-running TV series, The Facts Of Life and Living Single. She has accumulated numerous starring credits in commercials, guest-starring roles, theater productions, TV movies such as BET's Hidden Blessing and independent feature films An Uninvited Guest with Mekhi Phifer and the romantic comedy Me & Mrs. Jones.

She continues to receive critical acclaim as an actress in comedy, drama, stage and television. She has toured with the hit play Vagina Monologues and in 2003 received extraordinary reviews in Pandora's Trunk, the one-woman show in which she starred. She starred in and executive-produced Neil Simon's Barefoot In The Park. Her life and career have also been the subject of an A&E Biography as well as a Lifetime Intimate Portrait.

Away from the camera, she is a poet and spoken-word artist who performs globally at jazz festivals and spoken-word lounges under the name "Blondielocks." Her forthcoming smooth jazz/spoken-word CD entitled Lap of Luxury will be released early next year. Her debut CD, Smooth Is Spoken Here garnered widespread praise.

Kim is also actively involved socially and politically. She was arrested in the Riverside, Calif., protest/march against police brutality, has campaigned in several political campaigns and has provided the keynote address for several national organizations and events.

Ever since she saw her mother perform with Pearl Bailey in Hello Dolly, theater has long been a passion for Kim. At age 7, she and her mother moved to L.A. from Harlem. Kim became an immediate sensation in television and commercials, starting with the famous Mrs. Butterworth syrup commercial. In 1979, she landed the role that would place her in worldwide celebrity, The Facts of Life. The sitcom had a nine-year run on NBC and continues to run in syndication all over the world.

Kim is a 1990 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif. While studying she co-created, produced and hosted the award-winning talk show Campus Spotlight: Live With Kim Fields, which attracted celebrities such as Whoopi Goldberg, Blair Underwood, Betty White, Sugar Ray Leonard and Gladys Knight as guests.

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