Before Friends came along, six young black urban professionals were already putting New York City on the map as the place to be. Living Single was the hilarious story of four women and two men sharing a brownstone, forming friendships and developing bonds that make them more like family.
During its five-season (1993-1998) run, Living Single was responsible for launching the careers of quite a few performers. Some made it big. Others not so much. Take a look at what the cast has been up to for the past 14 years.
Queen Latifah as Khadijah James:
- The 41-year-old Grammy award winner turned in critically acclaimed performances as an actress – from playing a bank robber in the hit film Set It Off, to playing a woman struggling with HIV in HBO's Life Support, to her Oscar-nominated role in the star-studded movie-musical Chicago.
- After releasing her fourth hip hop album, Order in the Court in 1998, Latifah shifted primarily to singing soul music and jazz standards, which she had used sparingly in her previous hip-hop-oriented records. In 2004, she released the soul/jazz standards The Dana Owens Album.
- Latifah is a celebrity spokesperson for CoverGirl cosmetics, Curvation ladies underwear, Pizza Hut (you've probably recognized her voice in commercials) and Jenny Craig. She also has her own perfume line called Queen.
- She recently appeared in the musical film Joyful Noise and will voice the character of Ellie in Ice Age: Continental Drift this July.
- In January 2012, while appearing on 106 & Park, Latifah stated that she had been working on a new album, set to release sometime in spring 2012.
Kim Coles as Synclaire James:
The 50-year-old actress and comedienne has appeared in numerous films and television shows since the end of Living Single. She has appeared on Half & Half, One on One, Celebrity Mole: Hawaii, Celebrity Fit Club, RuPaul's Drag Race, and as host of the show Pay It Off.
Erika Alexander as Maxine "Max" Felice Shaw:
- Those who ask "What is Erika Alexander doing now?" will also be pleased to learn that she has become involved with writing, directing, and producing both television shows and feature films. She has written a TV series called Concrete Park, as well as a comedic movie titled FORE.
- The 42-year-old actress has also appeared on House, Suburgatory, Judging Amy, In Plain Sight, Heist, and Street Time. You may also remember her appearance in Toni Braxton's music video for "You're Makin' Me High."
- She also created a scholarship program for the Philadelphia Freedom Theatre, giving back to the organization that helped launch her career. She is also the head of a charitable program called Together Strong, benefiting youth.
Kim Fields as Regina "Régine" Hunter: The 42-year-old actress grew up playing Tootie on The Facts of Life. She left acting to attend Pepperdine University before returning to television with Living Single. With her communications degree from Pepperdine University she began directing. Fields directed the All That spinoff and a number of Kenan & Kel episodes. She also appeared in two episodes of the series. Fields is currently working as a director for the sitcoms Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns, Tyler Perry's House of Payne and BET's Let's Stay Together.
Terrence C. Carson as Kyle Barker: The 53-year-old Carson reprised his role of Kyle Barker, along with Living Single costar Erika Alexander, on show Half & Half. He has since gained fame as a voice actor in the animated series Star Wars: Clone Wars and various video games including Mortal Kombat and the God of War series.
John Henton — Overton "Obie" Wakefield Jones: The 51-year-old actor appeared as Milsap Morris on the ABC/UPN sitcom The Hughleys. Was in a tragic car accident after a party celebration for The Hugleys fall season in 2000. He shattered both legs, ripped up his stomach, broke nine teeth and destroyed an eye socket. He also has no recollection of the accident. Henton still performs as a standup comic at venues across the country.
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