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Who Are #RHOA Newbies Kim Fields & Shamea Morton?

We have all the details on the Facts of Life actress and former cheerleader joining the Season 8 crew.

By Jocelyn Vena
This Season on #RHOA...

This November the Real Housewives of Atlanta will welcome two new ladies to the mix for Season 8: Facts of Life star Kim Fields, and former pro cheerleader Shamea Morton. Prior to joining the Atlanta squad, these ladies each left a mark on their respective industries, with Kim rising to TV icon status at an early age and Shamea leaving her team spirit on the football field and basketball court. Get acquainted with each of them before the November 8 premiere.

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Prior to going pro in the world of cheerleading, Shamea worked in the entertainment biz. She was in a group with Keri Hilson and former Blaque singer Shamari Fears-Devoe for some time, as well as the male/female quartet Co-Ed. She's also appeared in films like Drumline and Temptation. Most notably, she cheered for the Atlanta Falcons from 2011 to 2012 and cheered for the Atlanta Hawks since 2003. She currently works as the Atlanta Hawks in-game host.

#tbt @atlhawkscheer

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She also works as an on-air personality on Atlanta's V103.


Kim rose to fame as a child star playing one of her most famous characters, Tootie, on The Facts of Life (which ran from 1979-1988), as well as in several episodes of Diff'rent StrokesIn the '90s, she was back on the scene starring alongside Queen Latifah on Living Single. She's also appeared on 227, Martin, and Kenan & Kel. But, her days on the girl-power sitcom Living Single certainly proved she already had some RHOA-worthy sass.

And she's already got her side-eye game on lock.


Following the new season's premiere date announcement on Monday (September 28), Kim headed to social to share her excitement.

Go deeper inside the new season of RHOA, below.

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