Reagan Amyre Gomez-Preston
April 24, 1980
Reagan Amyre Gomez-Preston (born April 24, 1980) is an American television, film and voice actress. She played the role of Zaria Peterson on The WB sitcom The Parent 'Hood (1995–1999) and Roberta Tubbs on Fox animated comedy The Cleveland Show (2009–2013). She has also reprised the role of Roberta Tubbs in occasional Family Guy appearances. Gomez-Preston also starred in the short-lived UPN sitcom, Love, Inc. in the 2005–2006 season as Francine.
Gomez-Preston's father, Bennett Preston, is a medical examiner/pathologist in Philadelphia. When Gomez-Preston was young her mother worked for the Detroit Police Department. Cheryl Gomez was one of the first women assigned to street patrol. 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, which she won, receiving an award somewhere between $800,000 and $1.2 million. 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. 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.
Gomez-Preston began her acting career in The Parent 'Hood, as Zaria Peterson. She guest starred on UPN's One on One as Flex's younger sister/Brianna's aunt, Bernadette. Also, she was a guest host of the weekly music series Soul Train, aired in December 1995. 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, "No Better Love" by Young Gunz, and "Whatever You Like" by T.I..
Gomez-Preston is a writer of feature films, with her own business and production company. She voiced Roberta Tubbs, Cleveland Brown's stepdaughter on the animated series The Cleveland Show from 2009 until the show's cancellation in 2013. Gomez-Preston replaced actress Nia Long. Since 2014, she has had a recurring voice-over role as the twin sisters Jenny and Kiki Pizza on the animated Cartoon Network television series Steven Universe and in 2016, she began a recurring role on Queen Sugar as Chantal Williams.
Gomez-Preston began dating model DeWayne Turrentine in 1995. Turrentine was a member of the hip hop duo Quo. The couple married on November 10, 1999. They have two children, a daughter, Scarlett Annette Turrentine (born May 13, 2007) and a son Tyger Attila Turrentine (born April 2, 2011).
|1995||Freaky Friday||Heather||Television film|
|1996||Jerry Maguire||Tidwell's Cousin|
|2001||Carmen: A Hip Hopera||Caela||Television film|
|2002||Dead Above Ground||Latrisha McDermont|
|2003||Love Don't Co$t a Thing||Olivia|
|2004||Never Die Alone||Juanita|
|Doing Hard Time||Rayvon Jones||Direct-to-video|
|Trois: The Escort||Lena||Direct-to-video|
|Black Angels||Asia Sterling|
|2012||David E. Talbert's What Goes Around Comes Around||Desirae||Direct-to-video|
|1995–1999||The Parent 'Hood||Zaria Peterson||90 episodes|
|1996||Moesha||Geneva||Episode: "Hakeem's New Flame|
|1997||Smart Guy||Nina Duperley||Episode: "Love Letters"|
|Felicity||Student||Episode: "Ancient History"|
|2000||Martial Law||Mary||Episode: "Scorpio Rising"|
|2000 - 2002||The Amanda Show||Shelia||The Girls' Room (segment)|
|2001||That '70s Show||Melissa||Episode: "Hyde Gets the Girl"|
|2002||Strong Medicine||Briette||Episode: "Trauma"|
|Off Centre||Sherry||Episode: "The Deflower Half-Hour"|
|2003||One on One||Bernadette||Episode: "Daddy's Other Girl"|
|ER||Gayla||Episode: "No Strings Attached"|
|JAG||Cassie Dupree||Episode: "Pulse Rate"|
|2004||She Spies||Kanesha Hamilton||Episode: "The Gift"|
|2005–2006||Love, Inc.||Francine||22 episodes|
|2007||'Til Death||Deb||Episode: "Performance Anxiety"|
|2009–2013||The Cleveland Show||Roberta Tubbs (voice)||76 episodes|
|2011–2014||Love That Girl!||Jasmine Russell||13 episodes|
|2012||The Soul Man||Renee||Episode: "How to Be a Church Lady"|
|2012–present||Family Guy||Roberta Tubbs (voice)||20 episodes|
|2013–2014||Almost Home||Lisa||10 episodes|
|2014||Rick and Morty||Jessica's Friend (voice)||Episode: "Rick Potion No. 9"|
|2014–2018||Steven Universe||Jenny Pizza, Kiki Pizza (voices)||19 episodes|
|2015||Instant Mom||Rhonda||Episode: "How You Bike Me Now"|
|2016–2017||Queen Sugar||Chantal Williams||5 episodes|
|2019||Infinity Train||Mikayla (voice)||2 episodes|
|Steven Universe Future||Jenny Pizza (voice)||Episode: "Little Graduation"|
- "Reagan Gomez-Preston Biography". filmreference.com. Retrieved September 16, 2014.
- "Reagan Gomez-Preston Talks Why She Loves Being Puerto Rican". youtube. Retrieved September 16, 2014.
- "Reagan Gomez-Preston Fast Facts". TV Guide. Retrieved September 16, 2014.
- Chery Creative Concepts.com
- Noble, Barnes &. "When No Means No: A Guide to Sexual Harassment". Barnes & Noble.
- "Reagan Gomez-Preston talks parenthood". September 16, 2011. Retrieved September 16, 2014.
- "YouTube". www.youtube.com.
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- "Reagan Gomez-Preston Talks Dysfunctional Friends, The Cleveland Show, and This Time". blackfilm.com. Retrieved September 16, 2014.
- "Fox Cancels The Cleveland Show". Retrieved September 16, 2014.
- "An Interview with Nia Long". October 5, 2009. Retrieved September 16, 2014.
- "Reagan Gomez's Marriage Advice: 'Keep People Out of Your Business'". Retrieved September 16, 2014.
- "Got A Minute: Juicy Exclusive with Reagan Gomez-Preston!!!". juicymagonline.com. Retrieved September 16, 2014.
- Sister 2 Sister magazine, December 2003