Kim Fields has been working in the entertainment industry for 40 years. Let that sit with you for a minute. That’s an incredible accomplishment in an industry that’s known to be fickle with its stars. She got her start in a Mrs. Buttersworth commercial at the age of 7 and landed the career defining role of Tootie Ramsey in The Facts of Life just two years later.

My first memories are of that wide-eyed innocent girl on The Facts Of Life. Even now you can say the name Tootie and everyone over the age of 25 knows exactly who she is. As we talked, Kim reveals in her new book Blessed Life: My Surprising Journey of Joy, Tears and Tales from Harlem to Hollywood that her life has been filled with so many more roles than she could ever imagine. From actress and director, to reality star and mom, she has lived a full life and is opening up about all of the lessons she’s learned along the way.

Kim is also starring in a new Christmas movie on Lifetime called Wrapped Up In Christmas! It also stars Tatyana Ali, Jasmine Guy, and Joseph Marcell.  It airs as part of Lifetime’s “It’s a Really, Really Cozy Christmas” on Saturday, November
25 at 8pm ET/PT.

Kim’s book Blessed Life is available now online and in stores and she says fans are already loving the insights and honesty she’s sharing.

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