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Demetria McKinney is an American actress and singer-songwriter. From 2006 to 2012, she starred in the TBS sitcom Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, a BET revival of the show was announced for 2020. Her other series regular roles include TV One sitcom The Rickey Smiley Show, Bounce TV prime time soap opera Saints and Sinners and Syfy horror drama Superstition as well as Motherland: Fort Salem on ABC Freeform. 

Her stage credits include playing Coretta Scott King in the rhythm and blues I Dream as well as the role of Deena Jones in Dreamgirls. McKinney played Whitney Houston in the TV One film Bobbi Kristina. She released her debut album Officially Yours in 2017.

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