Freda Payne was an actress who had a successful Hollywood career. She worked in series television while getting her start in acting, including a part on "Living Single" (Fox, 1992-98). She appeared in a number of television specials, including "The Wayne Newton Special" (NBC, 1974-75) and "The Legendary Ladies" (Cinemax, 1986-87). Payne also contributed music to "The Best of Cinemax Sessions" (Cinemax, 1989-1990). Her work around this time also included a part on the TV movie "Fire & Ice" (BET, 2000-01). She also appeared in the TV special "The 22nd Annual Mrs America Pageant" (ION Television Network, 1998-99). She also worked in television around this time, including a part on "On Tour" (PBS, 1996-98). She also had roles in film during these years, including roles in the Russell Richardson drama "Ragdoll" (1999). Payne also created music for the dramedy "Angie" (1994) with Geena Davis. She held additional roles in television including a part on "American Idol" (Fox, 2001-). She also held acting roles in films like the Eddie Murphy smash hit comedy sequel "Nutty Professor II: The Klumps" (2000) and the Gene Simmons documentary "Sample This" (2013). Most recently, Payne acted in "The Divorce" (2014).