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Demetria McKinney Biography
American actress and singer Demetria Dyan McKinney was born on August 27, 1979.
She appeared in Tyler Perry’s House of Payne on TBS from 2006 to 2012; a BET reboot of the series was previewed for 2020.
She also has recurring parts in Motherland: Fort Salem on Freeform, the Syfy horror thriller Superstition, the primetime soap Saints & Sinners on Bounce TV, and the TV One sitcom The Rickey Smiley Show.
Her theatre performances include Deena Jones in Dreamgirls and Coretta Scott King in the Rhythm and Blues Opera I Dream (2010). (2012).
In 2017, McKinney played Whitney Houston in the TV One film Bobbi Kristina. She released her debut album Officially Yours in 2017.
Demetria McKinney Career
Demetria McKinney has been in a number of Tyler Perry stage productions, such as Madea’s Family Christmas, Why Did I Get Married, and Meet The Browns.
From 2006 through 2012, she played Janine Shelton-Payne on the Tyler Perry comedy series House of Payne on TBS.
Because of her performance in House of Payne, she was a 2009 National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) Vision Award nominee for Best Performance in a Comedy. In 2018, she made a comeback for the House of Payne spinoff, The Paynes.
Necessary Roughness, Drop Dead Diva, Devious Maids, Chicago Med, and Being Mary Jane have all featured Demetria McKinney as a guest star.
She also appeared on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta, as a recurring cast member during the seventh season, and a guest star on the eighth season.
From 2012 to 2014, Demetria McKinney had a series regular role on the TV One comedy series, The Rickey Smiley Show.
In the 2016 season of Saints & Sinners on Bounce TV, she was given the role of Tamara Austin.
She was cast in the 2017 Syfy horror film Superstition alongside Robinne Lee and Mario Van Peebles. After one season, the show was cancelled.
Demetria McKinney played Whitney Houston, the late legend and mother of Bobbi Kristina, in the TV One film Bobbi Kristina, which was released in 2017.
From 2017 through 2018, Demetria McKinney played a recurring character in the BET drama series The Quad.
She also has a significant part in the romance holiday movie A Stone Cold Christmas from 2018.
She co-starred with Paula Jai Parker in the 2019 family drama A House Divided on the Urban Movie Channel.
Demetria McKinney was later cast in the Freeform drama series Motherland: Fort Salem.
Numerous musicals feature Demetria McKinney as a performer. She participated in the 2010 I Dream Rhythm and Blues Opera.
In 2012, she sang with Jennifer Holliday in Dreamgirls and contributed vocals to the CD Love Out Loud by R&B singer Anthony David. Her song “Trade It All” reached the Adult R&B Songs chart in 2015.
Officially Yours, Demetria McKinney’s debut album, was released in 2017. She was nominated for the Outstanding New Artist NAACP Image Award.
She released three singles from this album: “Is This Love,” “Happy,” and “Easy,” the latter of which peaked at #4 on the Adult R&B Songs list.
Demetria McKinney, who has one kid, experienced homelessness when she was 17 years old.
Roger Bobb, a TV producer, and Demetria McKinney had an on-and-off romance for ten years.
In 2016, Demetria McKinney called off their wedding; shortly after, she revealed she was seeing music producer Eric Philips.
Demetria McKinney Net Worth
American actress and singer Demetria Dyan McKinney, has an estimated net worth of $500,000.