During Kim’s thirty years in show business, she has starred in two long running series, “Facts of Life” and “Living Single.” She has accumulated numerous starring credits in commercials, guest-starring roles, theater productions, TV movies, including BET’s “Hidden Blessings” and independent Feature Films, including “An Uninvited Guest” with Mekhi Pheifer and the romantic comedy, “Me & Mrs. Jones.” Kim continues to receive critical acclaim as an actress in comedy and drama, on stage or on 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, as well as Neil Simon’s “Barefoot In The Park,” which she also served as Executive Producer. Her life and career has been the subject of an A&E Biography as well as a Lifetime Intimate Portrait.
Away from the cameras, Kim the Poet and Spoken Word artist performs globally at jazz festivals and spoken word lounges under the name “Blondielocks.”
Kim has been actively involved socially and politically. She was arrested in the Riverside, CA. protest/march against police brutality, has campaigned in several political campaigns including those of Jesse Jackson, Sen. Cleo Fields and Congress Woman Maxine Waters. She has provided the keynote address for several national organizations and events.
Ever since Kim saw her Mom Chip perform with Pearl Bailey in “Hello Dolly” (which served as Kim’s introduction to the theater and to acting), theater has long been a passion for Kim. At age 7, Fields and her mother moved to LA from Harlem. Kim became an immediate sensation in television and commercials, starting with the famous “Mrs. Butterworth”
Kim is a 1990 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA. While studying she co-created, produced and hosted the award-winning “Campus Spotlight: Live with Kim Fields.” This college talk show attracted celebrities such as: Whoopi Goldberg, Blair Underwood, Betty White, Sugar Ray Leonard and Gladys Knight as guests. After nearly a yearlong tour with the hit comedy play, “One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show,” fields returned to television to star in “Living Single” with Queen Latifah for five years on FOX. By the series’ end, this became Kim’s second sitcom in global syndication. Kim put her telecommunications degree to use by directing “Living Single” and several episodes of “Keenan & Kel” and “Taina” for Nickelodeon along with numerous music videos. She’s also directed “The Jersey” for Disney Channel. When she made her stage directorial debut, with the hit comedy “Vanities,”
She received endorsements from the Magic Johnson Foundation and she received the Black American Cinema Society’s Director of the Year Award in 1995. In recent years she has received kudos for her directing and producing of the documentary, “Discovering Monk” and “Trane: One Night @ Carnegie Hall” and several specials for BET and BET J in the Caribbean.
Needless to say, Kim has hit the ground running, to get the next 30 years of her multi-faceted career off to a flying start, giving God thanks for her many blessings every step of the way.
For the past year and a half, with nearly 100 episodes under her belt, Kim has been the lead director this season for Tyler Perry’s “Meet the Browns” and “House of Payne.” Later this winter she will take on the role as Supervising Producer and Director for an upcoming Tyler Perry comedy. Considered one of BET networks premier directors/producer Kim recently directed BET flagship scripted series, “Let’s Stay Together.” Additionally, she spent 5 years directing/producing the networks specials, events and documentaries.
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