Kimberly Russell (December 29, 1964) is an American actress best known for her role as Sarah Nevins on the 1986–1991 sitcom Head of the Class and in the 1990 comedy film Ghost Dad alongside Bill Cosby.Russell began acting at age 14, with a small part in the movie Fame, the New York based children's radio show The Wonderful World of Pal and later in Off-Broadway Theatre. She later graduated from the New York High School of Performing Arts.Other parts include guest appearances on shows including Family Matters, New York Undercover, The John Larroquette Show, Ellen, ER, Strong Medicine, and The Steve Harvey Show. She also had role in films such as Hangin' with the Homeboys, The Game, and Precious. Russell has been married to Hollywood set gaffer/cameraman/best boy/swingman Micheal Bonewitz since 2000. The couple have eight children, five of whom were adopted after their mother, a friend of Russell’s, died.