One of Hip-Hop’s first ladies, Latifah (born Dana Owens) has excelled on TV and in movies. Along with her role in Living Single, Latifah has starred in hit films like Set it Off and Bringin’ Down the House. And even has switched up her style to release some standard jazz albums.
enton was spotted and booked to perform on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. By the end of his set, John had an agent and was soon offered the Living Single gig. John later re-emerged on the scene with a role in the sitcom The Hughleys.
Terrence “T.C.” Carson began his career as a dancer and easily slid into performing in many plays and musicals such as “The Wiz,” “Dreamgirls” and “Ain’t Misbehavin.” Carson also starred in the 90’s comedy Living Large and is now part of the Star Wars universe as he has voiced the characters of Darth Vader and Mace Windu in animated series and video games.
Erika got her big break as Pamela “Pam” Tucker alongside Bill Cosby on the critically-acclaimed sitcom, The Cosby Show. She later starred with Whoopi Goldberg in the 1990 civil rights epic, The Long Walk Home.
Kim got her start as the runner-up in the Big Beautiful Woman pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Kim continues her career in Hollywood, both in front of the camera and behind the scenes. She authored I’m Free But It’ll Cost You and is a playwright.
The hit show featured Khadijah James (Queen Latifah), a hard-working editor and publisher of the hip-hop magazine Flavor. Jones shares an apartment with her sweet but naive cousin Synclaire (Kim Coles), an aspiring actress who works as Khadijah’s receptionist. Also along is childhood friend Regine Hunter (Kim Fields), an image-conscious boutique buyer who is in search of a well-to-do man to spend her life with. Though not a roommate, Khadijah’s best friend, Maxine “Max” Shaw (Ericka Alexander), stops by frequently after long days at her law office and raids the refrigerator while offering her sharp-tongued insights.