Demetria McKinney is an American actress, singer, songwriter, model and dancer best known for her starring role as Janine Payne on the comedy-drama television series House of Payne, from 2006-2012.
McKinney embraced a starring role as Kim in the nationally renowned stage play Meet the Browns. She has also been seen in the made-for-television plays Madea's Christmas and Why Did I Get Married and has a starring role as Monica, Rickey's ex wife, in the sitcom The Rickey Smiley Show.
Demetria first worked with Tyler Perry on his stage play Meet the Browns and went on to star in several other of his plays including What's Done In The Dark, Why Did I Get Married, and Madea's Family Christmas.
Her additional stage work includes the lead roles in the plays The Mountaintop, Church Girl, the musical I Dream in which Demetria portrayed Mrs. Coretta Scott King and Dreamgirls which she performed with the legendary Jenifer Holliday.
Her numerous film and television credits include the films Daddy's Little Girls, Let The Church Say Amen, Breaking Up is Hard to Do and shows Necessary Roughness and Let's Stay Together.
Demetria has extensive vocal and dance training. She is an R&B/Soul singer who has opened for artists such as Tank, Dwele and Anthony David. She has three singles available on Itunes Take Away and Get Yo..ish and Livin It Up (her duet with Anthony David).