Living In The Spotlight Featuring Demetria McKinney

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ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 23:  Actress and singer Demetria McKinney attends the Suite Jazz Series at Suite Lounge on March 23, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Marcus Ingram/Getty Images)

Living In The Spotlight Featuring Demetria McKinney

Things you may or may not know about Demetria McKinney!

PUBLISHED ON : OCTOBER 23, 2017 / 09:03 AM

  1. Get To Know: Demetria McKinney
    PASADENA, CA - FEBRUARY 05:  Actress Demetria McKinney attends the 47th NAACP Image Awards presented by TV One at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 5, 2016 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)
    (Photo: Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)

    Demetria McKinney is a jack of all trades. Not only is she a singer, she's a phenomenal actress as well. The multi-talented actress is best known for her role as Janine Payne in Tyler Perry's House of Payne on TBS. She also had a brief role on Bravo's The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

  2. Making It To the Spotlight
    (Photo: George Lange/TBS)

    Demetria got her big break in acting by being casted in Tyler Perry's House of Payne. Prior to that she appeared in Madea's Christmas Special in 2004. While acting, the star continued to work on her music.

  3. Debut Single

    In 2011 Demetria released a music project for the world to hear. She dropped her debut single "Got Yo..Ish."  After the release of that song she continued to work on music and acting at the same time.

    ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 07:  Singer Demetria McKinney performs onstage during her "Officially Yours" album release celebration at Revel on October 7, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Paras Griffin/Getty Images)
  4. Coolest Connection
    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 22:  Tyler Perry attends the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows"  World Premiere at Madison Square Garden on May 22, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
    (Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

    Demetria McKinney is a staple actress in Tyler Perry shows and films. The actress and singer has been working with Perry for over a decade and that is definitely a cool connection!

  5. Best Collaboration
    THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA -- Pictured: (l-r) Kandi Burruss, Demetria McKinney, Phaedra Parks, Cynthia Bailey, Kenya Moore -- (Photo by: Laura Magruder/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

    Demetria McKinney was a former cast member of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta." Even though this isn't a music collaboration, the star filmed with the other ladies in the cast. "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" franchise is the highest rated of all the other housewife shows. It's cool that she was a part of such a dynamic group of ladies!

  6. Exclusive Info

    By now, it's no secret that Demetria is a singer as well as actress. If you only thought of her as an actress she's proving you wrong! Check out her song "Easy" above!

Written by BET Staff

(Photo: Marcus Ingram/Getty Images)


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