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Reagan Gomez-Preston (born April 24, 1980)[citation needed] is an American actress.

Biography

Gomez-Preston was born in Detroit to a Puerto Rican mother, Cheryl Gomez, and an African-American father, Bennett Preston.[citation needed] She has a younger brother named Kyle (born 1990).[citation needed]

When Gomez-Preston was young her mother worked for the Detroit Police Department.[1] Cheryl Gomez was one of the first women assigned to street patrol.[citation needed] Due to verbal abuse, written racist epithets, death threats, and a commanding officer expressing interest in a relationship with her, she quit, and filed a sexual harassment suit against the Detroit Police Department[1], which she won, receiving an award somewhere between $800,000 and $1.2 million.[2] After this Cheryl Gomez moved the family to Philadelphia. There Gomez-Preston was enrolled in acting, dancing, and singing lessons at Philadelphia's Freedom Theatre.[citation needed] Her parents eventually divorced. In 1994, she moved from Philadelphia to Los Angeles with her mother and Kyle, so that Gomez-Preston could pursue an acting career.[citation needed]

Gomez-Preston is a writer of feature films, with her own business and production company. Cheryl Gomez lives in California, where she and her daughter run Chery Creative Concepts.com. Gomez-Preston's father, Bennett Preston, is a medical examiner/pathologist in Philadelphia.[citation needed], Preston used her father's surname Preston, and used her mother's surname Gomez.

Career

Gomez-Preston began her career in The Parent 'Hood, as Zaria Peterson. She guest starred on UPN's One on One as Flex's younger sister/Brianna's paternal aunt. She also played Francine opposite Holly Robinson Peete in the short-lived UPN sitcom, Love Inc. She is also a former cast member of The Amanda Show.

She has been featured in King magazine twice, first in the September 2003-October 2003 issue, and again in the December 2006-January 2007 issue. She was one of five cover girls in her second appearance.

She also appeared in music videos "Sorry 2004" by Ruben Studdard[3], "No Better Love" by Young Gunz[4], and "Whatever You Like" by T.I.[5].

She is currently in the animated series The Cleveland Show as Roberta Tubbs, Cleveland's stepdaughter. Gomez-Preston replaced actress Nia Long.

Personal life

Since 1995, Gomez-Preston had dated model DeWayne Turrentine. Turrentine was at one time in the group Quo. Four years, later they married in 1999[6]. In May 2007, their daughter Scarlett Annette Turrentine was born.[citation needed]

Filmography

File:Reagan Gomez-Preston at NYTVF.jpg

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Chery Creative Concepts.com
  2. When No Means No: A Guide to Sexual Harassment by Cheryl Gomez-Preston
  3. Reagan Gomez in Sorry 2004
  4. Reagan Gomez in No Better Love
  5. Reagan Gomez in Whatever You Like
  6. December 2003 Sister 2 Sister magazine

External links

  1. REDIRECT Template:IMDb name
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