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As a child star, actress Kim Fields played Tootie Ramsey on the popular sitcom Diff'rent Strokes. She reprised the role for the series' spin-off, The Facts of Life.
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Kim Fields was only 10 years old when she got a taste of stardom on TV's "The Facts of Life" as "Tootie."
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After Fields left Living Single, she began performing rap music and R&B with a group called Impromp2. This spun off into a spoken-word poetry career in 2006, which included the release of a CD called Smooth is Spoken Here. She also began a directing career, working on shows such as Keenan and Kel, The Jersey and Taina.
Fields married businessman Johnathon Freeman in 1995. The couple split in 1998. Fields found love again,
this time with actor Christopher Morgan, and the couple had their first child in May 2007. They married in July of that same year.
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