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‘Living Single’ Cast: Where Are They Now?

Find out what Queen Latifah, Kim Fields and the rest of the stars are up to today!


Living Single was a groundbreaking sitcom that captured the essence of urban living, friendship and love in a way that was both authentic and hilarious. Premiering on August 22, 1993, on the Fox network, Living Single and its cast quickly became a cultural touchstone, paving the way for future sitcoms centered around Black characters and their experiences.

Set in the heart of Brooklyn, New York, Living Single revolved around the lives of six dynamic friends navigating the ups and downs of adulthood. From career aspirations to romantic entanglements, the show delved into the complexities of friendship and the pursuit of happiness and success.

Created by Yvette Lee Bowser, a trailblazing television writer and producer, the show struck a chord with viewers for its authentic portrayal of Black friendship and sisterhood. At a time when diversity in television was sorely lacking, the show provided much-needed representation for African American audiences. Its sharp writing, relatable characters, and witty humor made it a standout in the sitcom landscape.

Here we look at the Living Single cast and where they are today.

Queen Latifah as Khadijah James

Queen Latifah as Khadijah James (Living Single Cast)
1993/ ; Bruce Glikas / Contributor/ Getty

Before playing the role of Khadijah James, the ambitious and level-headed editor and publisher of the fictional magazine Flavor, Queen Latifah was known for her skills as a rapper and musician.

Her successful album All Hail the Queen, which featured her hit single “Ladies First” was released in the early ‘90s to critical and commercial praise. Then she won a Grammy for her single “U.N.I.T.Y.” which came out in 1993, the same year she landed the Living Single role.

In addition to television, she also landed starring roles in films including the 1996 hit Set If Off, which also starred Jada Pinkett Smith and Vivica A. Next up, Queen Latifah got an Oscar nomination for her 2002 performance in Chicago and she earned an Emmy for her role as Bessie Smith, the blues singer, in the HBO film Bessie.

She also had her own talk show, The Queen Latifah Show, and she was a regular in the TV series Star as well as in the crime series reboot The Equalizer.

On the film front, she starred in several recent movies including Girls Trip (2017), The Tiger Rising (2022), and Hustle (2022).

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Kim Coles as Synclaire James-Jones: Living Single cast

Kim Coles as Synclaire James-Jones
1993/ ; Robin L Marshall / Stringer/ Getty

Prior to landing the role of Synclaire James-Jones, Kim Coles was known for her performance in the show In Living Color. It was her success on that show that led to her landing the role in Living Single.

From there, she went on to become a regular in several TV shows including The Geena Davis Show, One on One, Ten Items or Less, and The Soul Man. Most recently, she was in 2023’s Days of Our Lives.

Coles was also host of BET’s game show Pay It Off and she appeared in several movies including the 2024 film Hungry.

Lastly, Coles has also published several books including I’m Free, but It’ll Cost You: Single Life According to Kim Coles.

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Kim Fields as Regine Hunter

Kim Fields as Regine Hunter Living Single Cast
1993/2023Vinnie Zuffante / Stringer/ Getty; David Livingston / Stringer/ Getty

Of course, we all knew (and loved) Kim Fields in her role as Tootie on the Facts of Life, long before she played the role of Regine Hunter, the fashion-obsessed, man-crazy friend of Khadijah, Synclaire and Maxine in Living Single.

In the ‘90s, Fields made guest appearances in several shows including The Golden Palace, Martin, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Kenan & Kel. She continued to act in the 2000s and landed roles in The Drew Carey Show, One on One, Meet the Browns and Lens on Talent. Her film credits include Monster Mutt (2011), What to Expect When You’re Expecting (2012), and A Question of Faith (2017).

Fields was a cast member on Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta in 2015 during its eighth season. Then in 2016, she competed on Dancing with the Stars.

Most recently, she’s starred in several Christmas movies including You Light Up My Christmas (2019) and Adventures in Christmasing. She also played Regina Upshaw in the show The Upshaws (2021-23) and appeared in 2024 film The Gutter.

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Erika Alexander as Maxine Shaw: Living Single cast

Erika Alexander as Maxine Shaw
1993/ ; JC Olivera / Stringer/ Get

Erika Alexander played the role Maxine Shaw, Khadijah’s sharp-tongued, independent, and fiercely intelligent best friend who works as a lawyer. Prior to Living Single, Alexander played the role of cousin Pam Tucker on The Cosby Show. She also appeared in the 1990 movie The Long Walk Home (alongside Whoopi Goldberg).

But it was her role as Maxine in Living Single that really put Alexander on the map. After that, she went on to get regular spots on Judging Amy, Street Time, and Last Man Standing. She received praise for her role as Tess Shoemaker in the sci-fi drama Beyond as well as for her part in the acclaimed film Get Out (2017).

She also starred in season two of Amazon Prime’s Bosch, as well as Hulu’s Wu-Tang: An American Saga. Not resting on her laurels, she also landed roles in Swimming With Sharks, and Apple TV+’s Shining Girls. Most recently she was in the movie American Fiction.

Terrence “T.C.” Carson as Kyle Barker

Terrence "T.C." Carson as Kyle Barker Living Single Cast
1993/ ; Paul Archuleta / Stringer/ Getty

Terrence “T.C.” Carson played the role of the charming and successful character Kyle Barker. Before Living Single, Carson was on the TV series Key West and appeared in the film Livin’ Large!

After he landed the role of Kyle Barker, he continued to act but pivoted into voice work. He was the voice of Mace Windu on Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Tales of the Jedi, Kratos in the PlayStation game God of War, and the Green Lantern on Justice League: Cosmic Chaos.

He also has appeared in films including 2023’s A Wesley Christmas Wedding and 2024’s The Despaired.

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Cress Williams as Terrence “Scooter” Williams: Living Single cast

Cress Williams as Terrence "Scooter" Williams
1993/ ; Andrew Toth / Stringer/ Getty

In Living Single, Cress Williams played Terrence “Scooter” Williams, the love interest of Khadjiah. He also played a strong part in another popular show, that of D’Shawn Hadell in Beverly Hills, 90210.

Williams continued to play several strong roles on the small screen including the role of Antwon Babcock in Nash B ridges; Wyatt Mathewson, the hitman from the popular series Prison Break; and Tucker Jones, Miranda Bailey’s first husband on Grey’s Anatomy.

He also played the role of Lavon Hayes on the CW’s Hart of Dixie before landing the lead in Black Lightning, the CW action series that ran from 2018 to 2021. Most recently, he’s had guest appearances in the TV series The Flash and Unbroken and appeared in the movie What Remains.

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