An actress of the tiny screen, silver screen, and stage, and a modern R&B singer, Demetria McKinney was created in Florida but was raised in a armed forces home and moved frequently. After performing in cathedral choirs, she ultimately gained a vocal scholarship or grant and studied movie theater and dance. Though beginning in movie theater, she’s most widely known for her tv function as Janine on U.S. wire network TBS’ sitcom Tyler Perry’s Home of Payne from 2006-2012. Through the show’s operate, she made an appearance in movies including Daddy’s GIRLS (2007), SPLITTING UP Is Difficult to do (2010), and Cathedral Young lady (2011) and on-stage portraying Coretta Scott Ruler in the musical I Fantasy. She’s also performed in a number of of Tyler Perry’s stage has. In 2012, McKinney lent vocals to R&B vocalist Anthony David’s record Love ALOUD, and made an appearance on-stage in the musical Dreamgirls alongside Jennifer Holliday. The next year, she became a member of Television One’s sitcom The Rickey Smiley Display, and in 2014 arrived a recurring function on Lifetime’s Devious Maids. That season, she also released two singles, “Use Me” and afterwards “100,” which features the Grammy-nominated rapper Da Brat. In 2015, she discovered herself mixed up in U.S. actuality show Genuine Housewives of Atlanta and released another one, the sultry ballad “Trade EVERYTHING.” Her six-track debut EP, Officially Yours, therefore titled expressing that her music demonstrates her much better than perform her acting jobs, was expected afterwards in the entire year.