Reagan Gomez-Preston

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Reagan Gomez-Preston
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Gomez-Preston at the 2010 Comic-Con in San Diego, California.
Reagan Amyre Gomez-Preston

(1980-04-24) April 24, 1980 (age 39)
Years active1995–present
DeWayne Turrentine (m. 1999)

Reagan Amyre Gomez-Preston (born April 24, 1980)[1] is an American television and film actress 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).

Early life[edit]

Gomez-Preston was born in Detroit, Michigan to a Puerto Rican mother, Cheryl Gomez, and an African American father, Bennett Preston,[2] she has a younger brother named Kyle.[3]

Gomez-Preston's father, Bennett Preston, is a medical examiner/pathologist in Philadelphia.[citation needed] When Gomez-Preston was young her mother worked for the Detroit Police Department.[4] 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,[4] which she won, receiving an award somewhere between $800,000 and $1.2 million.[5] 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,[3] 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 began her acting career in The Parent 'Hood, as Zaria Peterson,[6] 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 April 1996, 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,[7] "No Better Love" by Young Gunz,[8] and "Whatever You Like" by T.I..[9]

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[10] from 2009 until the show's cancellation in 2013.[11] Gomez-Preston replaced actress Nia Long.[12] 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.

Personal life[edit]

Gomez-Preston began dating model DeWayne Turrentine in 1995.[13] Turrentine was a member of the hip hop duo Quo;[14] 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).[15]



Year Title Role Notes
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 Cost a Thing Olivia
2004 Never Die Alone Juanita
2004 Doing Hard Time Rayvon Jones Direct-to-video
2004 Hair Show Fiona
2004 Trois: The Escort Lena Direct-to-video
2005 Beauty Shop Woman
2009 Dough Boys Beauty
2009 Black Angels Asia Sterling
2012 Dysfunctional Friends Ebony


Year Title Role Notes
1995–99 The Parent 'Hood Zaria Peterson 90 episodes
1996 Moesha Geneva Episode: "Hakeem's New Flame"
1997 Smart Guy Nina Duperley Episode: "Love Letters"
1999 Undressed Jackie 4 episodes
1999 Felicity Student Episode: "Ancient History"
2000 Martial Law Mary Episode: "Scorpio Rising"
2001 That '70s Show Melissa Episode: "Hyde Gets the Girl"
2002 Strong Medicine Briette Episode: "Trauma"
2002 Off Centre Sherry Episode: "The Deflower Half-Hour"
2003 One on One Bernadette Episode: "Daddy's Other Girl"
2003 ER Gayla Episode: "No Strings Attached"
2003 JAG Cassie Dupree Episode: "Pulse Rate"
2004 She Spies Kanesha Hamilton Episode: "The Gift"
2005–06 Love, Inc. Francine 22 episodes
2007 'Til Death Deb Episode: "Performance Anxiety"
2009–13 The Cleveland Show Roberta Tubbs (voice) 76 episodes
2011–14 Love That Girl! Jasmine Russell 13 episodes
2012 The Soul Man Renee Episode: "How to Be a Church Lady"
2013–14 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"
2016–17 Queen Sugar Chantal Williams 5 episodes
2019 Infinity Train Mikayla (voice)


  1. ^ "Reagan Gomez-Preston Biography". Retrieved September 16, 2014.
  2. ^ "Reagan Gomez-Preston Talks Why She Loves Being Puerto Rican". youtube. Retrieved September 16, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Reagan Gomez-Preston Fast Facts:". TV Guide. Retrieved September 16, 2014.
  4. ^ a b Chery Creative
  5. ^ Noble, Barnes &. "When No Means No: A Guide to Sexual Harassment". Barnes & Noble.
  6. ^ "Reagan Gomez-Preston talks parenthood". September 16, 2011. Retrieved September 16, 2014.
  7. ^ "YouTube".
  8. ^ "YouTube".
  9. ^ "YouTube".
  10. ^ "Reagan Gomez-Preston Talks Dysfunctional Friends, The Cleveland Show, and This Time". Retrieved September 16, 2014.
  11. ^ "Fox Cancels The Cleveland Show". Retrieved September 16, 2014.
  12. ^ "An Interview with Nia Long". October 5, 2009. Retrieved September 16, 2014.
  13. ^ "Reagan Gomez's Marriage Advice: 'Keep People Out of Your Business'". Retrieved September 16, 2014.
  14. ^ "Got A Minute: Juicy Exclusive with Reagan Gomez-Preston!!!". Retrieved September 16, 2014.
  15. ^ Sister 2 Sister magazine, December 2003

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