Landing on entertainment field as an American actress and singer, McKinney is famous for her work as Janine Shelton-Payne on the TBS comedy sitcom Tyler Perry's House of Payne (2006-2012). Followed with her work on House of Payne, She was nominated for a 2009 National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) Vision Award for Best Performance in a Comedy. She first worked with
Tyler Perryon 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".Besides, She is also an R&B/Soul singer who has opened for artists such as Tank, Dweleand Anthony David. She is currently working on her debut CD with notable producers such as Musiq Soulchil.
It was known that She could sing since the age of three. Since the age of four, she performed "Concerts" for family and friends for candy, money and even pickles. She used to work at Cracker Barrel, Waiting Tables. If she were not as famous as She is today, she could probably become an artist because of her having a major in Art. She attended Fort Walton Beach High School.
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