How Well Do You Know Living Single?


By: J.P. Naomi

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About This Quiz

Do you remember the name of the character Queen Latifah played on the show, or which former child star took on the role of Regine? And what was the name of that monthly magazine that Latifah's character was always working on so hard? If you know the answers to these questions, you might have what it takes to ace this "Living Single" quiz!

In the '90s, viewers went wild for a series about four single women living it up in New York City. But sorry Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda fans -- long before "Sex and the City," "Living Single" had nailed the four single girls in the city thing. In fact, "Living Single" premiered way back in 1993 -- four years before SATC ever hit the air, and while Khadijah, Maxine, Synclaire, and Regine weren't living it up in Manhattan lofts, they were sharing a Brooklyn brownstone just across the river.

For five seasons, viewers tuned in to watch the predominantly African-American cast deal with situations involving work, love, and family. Originally designed as a vehicle for comedian Queen Latifah, the show truly benefited from a diverse ensemble cast and was the first prime-time network series with four African-American female co-stars.

The series was also important because of its creator, Yvette Lee Bowser. After working on "A Different World," Bowser launched Sister Lee Productions and created "Living Single," making her the first African-American female to develop, write and produce a network TV show. 

Think you know everything there is to know about this beloved sitcom? Prove it by acing this "Living Single" quiz!

In which year was the premiere of Living Single?

Living Single premiered on Aug. 22, 1993. The show was created by Yvette Lee Browser.


What was the theme song to Living Single?

We Are Living Single was written and performed by Queen Latifah. Remember when shows had real theme songs?


For how many seasons did Living Single air?

Living Single aired from 1993 to 1998 for a total of 5 seasons. There were 118 episodes in all!


Living single centered around the lives of ______ friends.

Living Single aired on Fox, and each episode was 22 minutes long. That's to allow for tons of commercials.


Where did the six friends live?

They lived in a brownstone in Brooklyn, New York. That brownstone would probably run you $6K a month now.


Main character Khadijah James was portrayed by this actress ...

Queen Latifah, also known as Dana Elaine Owens, was born on March 18, 1970. She is not only an actress, but a rapper, songwriter, singer, model, TV producer, record producer and talk show host!


Actress Kim Coles plays the role of ________ James-Jones.

Kim Coles was born on January 11, 1962 in Brooklyn, New York. She is a graduate of North Carolina Central University.


Khadijah is the editor and publisher of _________ magazine.

Flavor is an independent magazine devoted to the interests of the urban community. It has tons of real-life analogs.


Actress Erika Alexander portrays character Maxine Felice Shaw, who goes by ______.

Erika Alexander was born on Nov. 19, 1969 in Winslow, Arizona. She attended the Philadelphia High School for Girls.


What is Max's occupation?

Max is a strong-willed attorney. Erika Alexander also appeared as Pam Tucker on The Cosby Show.


Which character is the receptionist at Flavor magazine and also an aspiring actress?

Kim Coles also appeared in In Living Color from 1990 - 1991. She was the host of BET's game show Pay It Off in 2009.


Which of the girls is considered Khadijah's best friend?

Synclaire is Khadijah's cousin, but Max is really her best friend. They spend much of their free time together.


Regina Hunter is Khadijah and Synclaire's ____________.

Regina is mainly known as Regine throughout the series. She is portrayed by actress Kim Fields.


Regine loves ________.

Kim Fields was born on May 12, 1969 in New York City. She is also known for her role as Tootie on The Facts of Life.


Kyle and ______ live next door to the girls.

Obie's full name is Overton Wakefield Jones. He is portrayed by actor John Henton.


What is the occupation of Kyle Barker?

Kyle Barker is portrayed by actor T.C. Carson. Carson was born on Nov. 19, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois.


Who serves as the brownstone's handyman?

Obie is portrayed by actor John Henton. He was born on Nov. 23, 1960 in Cleveland, Ohio. He is also known for his role on The Hughleys.


Which of the roommates was known for wearing different hair wigs throughout the show?

Kim Fields is a graduate of Pepperdine University. She is the daughter of actress and director Chip Fields.


In season 5, who moves in as Khadijah and Regine's new roommate?

Ira Lee "Tripp" Williams was portrayed by actress Mel Jackson. Jackson also appeared in Soul Food, The Temptations and Deliver Us from Eva.


Which couple got married on the show?

Synclaire and Overton got married at the end of season 4. Then in season 5, they moved in together, which opened up a space in Khadijah's apartment.


What is Tripp's occupation?

Mel Jackson was born in 1970 in Chicago, Illinois. He began his acting career in 1996.


Who is the Jamaican-born music editor at Flavor Magazine?

Russell Montego was portrayed by actor Shaun Baker. Baker was actually born in New York City!


What is the name of the NYU student who works at Flavor and is in love with Khadijah?

Ivan Ennis appeared in seasons 3 and 4. He is portrayed by actor Bumper Robinson.


______ De Santos is a New York City DJ who sparks the interest of Tripp in season 5.

Roni De Santos was portrayed by Idalis DeLeon. She is best known for being an MTV VJ from 1994 - 1998.


In seasons 3 and 4, Regine dates an artist named _______.

Keith was portrayed by actor Khalil Kain. Kain was born on Nov. 22, 1968 in New York.


Kyle accepted a new job in _______ and wanted Max to go with him, but she declined.

While Kyle leaves the show and heads to London, Max struggles with her decision and starts to have second thoughts...


After much reflection, Maxine decides that her purpose in life is to be a ________.

Unbeknownst to Maxine, she chooses Kyle's sperm specimen for the insemination process. Her decision was based on the qualities she wanted her child to have.


Who does Khadijah eventually find true love with by the end of the series?

Scooter was portrayed by actor Cress Williams. Williams was born on July 26, 1970 in Heidelberg, Germany!


Scooter's real name on the show was ...

Terence Williams was his full name. He and Khadijah were childhood friends.


Who is Leslie Taylor?

Rev. Leslie Taylor appeared in seasons 3 and 4. He is portrayed by actress Dorien Wilson.


After joining a comedy improv group, Synclaire was discovered by Warner Bros and cast as a ______ in a new series.

On the show, the Warner Bros. executive who cast her was named Tony Jonas. He was excited about her potential.


Khadijah's mother _____ appeared in seasons 1-4.

Rita James was portrayed by actress Rita Owens. At least she didn't have to learn to answer to a different name.


Which famous actor plays the role of Dr. Charles Roberts, Khadijah's boyfriend in season 4?

Isaiah Washington IV was born on Aug. 3, 1963. He is also known for his role as Preston Burke on Grey's Anatomy.


Khadijah had many boyfriends on the show, including NBA star ________.

Grant Hill played in the NBA from 1994 - 2013. He now serves as the vice chair of the Board for the Atlanta Hawks.


What was the name of Regine's mother, who appeared in all 5 seasons of Living single?

Laverne Hunter was portrayed by singer and actress Laverne "Chip" Fields. She is also known for her role as Lynetta Gordon on Good Times.


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