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Queen Latifah, Kim Fields and the Rest of 'Living Single' Cast 22 Years after the Show Ended

Ra'eesah Manack
Feb 07, 2020
11:32 A.M.
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Long before the cult classic "Friends" hit screens, "Living Single" kept fans of comedic sitcoms entertained. The show starred names that would later become Hollywood elites.


In 1993 the race for Sunday night ratings was dominated by CBS’ "Murder, She Wrote" and NBC’s "SeaQuest DSV" however, Fox’s "Living Single" joined the race as the underdog. The sitcom told the story of the adventures of four single ladies using comedy.

The show featured a cast made up of six African-American comedic stars and quickly became the most popular sitcom of its era. Hulu recently brought the show to screens across the world again making fans wonder where the cast is now. Here is a look at the cast today.

Queen Latifah (Khadijah James)

Host Queen Latifah speaks onstage during the 18th Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Palladium | Getty Images


Before her role in the show, Queen Latifah was known for her music having released her album "All Hail the Queen" in the early '90s. In ’93, the same year she acted in "Living Single," Latifah earned a Grammy Award for her single "U.N.I.T.Y."

She went on to land a role in the critically-acclaimed "Set it Off" and became a household name in 2002 with her role in the movie "Chicago." She has gone on to star in numerous movies and musicals, created her own daytime talk show called "The Queen Latifah Show" and bagged an Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie for the film "Bessie." Most recently she acted in the movie "Girls Trip."

Kim Fields (Regine Hunter)


Kim Fields attends a special taping hosted by TV One in celebration of the network's Living Single 25th anniversary marathon | Getty Images

Kim Fields was born into the spotlight as her mother is a singer, actress, and TV director, Chip Fields. She gained notoriety as Dorothy “Tootie” Ramsey in the sitcom "The Facts of Life" nut went on to  land her role on "Living Single."


After the show was canceled, Fields went on to try her hand at directing and worked on Tyler Perry’s movies and BET’s "Let’s Stay Together." In 2015, she appeared in "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" and in 2016, she competed in season 22 of "Dancing with the Stars."

Kim Coles (Synclaire James-Jones)

Kim Coles attends the HollyRod Foundation's 21st Annual DesignCare Gala | Getty Images


Kim Coles found success in the 90s sketch comedy series "In Living Color." Then her role as the hilarious Synclaire on "Living Single" cemented her as a comedic entertainer. 

The actress went on to appear in shows like "Fraiser," 'Six Feet Under," "My Wife and Kids," and "The Geena Davis Show." More recently, she hosted BET’s game show "Pay It Off" and was cast in the comedy "10 Items or Less."

Erika Alexander (Maxine Shaw)

Actress Erika Alexander of "Beyond" arrives at Freeform Summit on January 18, 2018 in Hollywood, California. | Getty Images


Erika Alexander broke onto the scene in "The Cosby Show." She then appeared in the 1990 film "The Long Walk Home."

She then portrayed Maxine for five years on "Living Single" before appearing in shows like "Judging Amy," "House," "Grey's Anatomy," and "Queen Sugar." More recently she acted in the sci-fi drama "Beyond" and the movie "Get Out."

John Henton (Overton ‘Obie’ Wakefield Jones)

Actor John Henton attends "The Brothers" Century City Premiere on March 21, 2001 at Loews Cineplex Century Plaza Theatres | Getty Images


John Henton's rose to fame in 1991 when he landed a set on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson." Then after appearing in "Living Single," the actor starred on ABC's "The Hughleys."

In 2000 he was involved in a serious car accident. After extensive reconstructive plastic surgery, he went back to work on "The Hughleys." Henton also made another guest appearances in other television shows.

Terrence C. Carson (Kyle Barker)

Terrence C. Carson attends Lil Duval "Living My Best Life" Live Taping | Getty Images


Before landing his role as Kyle Barker, Carson performed on stage in musicals including "The Wiz and Dreamgirls." He then starred in the film "Livin' Large" in 1991.

After "Living Single," Carson went on to become a successful voiceover actor. He voiced Mace Windu on "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" and Kratos in the PlayStation game "God of War." Most recently he acted in "Nashville" and OWN's "Greenleaf."

Cress Williams (Terrence 'Scooter' Williams)

Cress Williams attends the 'Black Lightning' Press Line during Comic-Con International 2018 at Hilton Bayfront | Getty Images


The actor, Cress Williams, played Khadijah's love interest in the show. He also appeared in the era-defining "Beverly Hills, 90210" as D'Shawn Hadell. In the early 2000s, he was cast in "Inspector Antwon Babcock."

More recently, Williams' acted as Miranda Bailey's husband on "Grey's Anatomy." He also appeared in the "Heart of Dixie" and CBS' "Code Black." Currently, Williams is acting in "Black Lightning."

Mel Jackson (Ira Lee 'Tripp' Williams)

Actor Mel Jackson attends a Signature Hits Magazine party at Quo Nightclub | Getty Images

Prior to his role as Tripp on "Living Single," Mel Jackson acted in minor TV appearances. He then landed a role in the film "Soul Food" in 1997.

He went on to find more success after "Living Single," and appeared in the film "Deliver Us from Eva." He also acted in TV series "The Parkers" and "The Division."