Regina King

Actress / Voice Actress / Television Actress / Film Actress / Television Director | * 01/15/1971 (50) | Los Angeles, California, USA
Regina Rene King (born January 15, 1971) is an American actress and director. She is the recipient of several awards, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and four acting Primetime Emmy Awards, the most for an African-American performer. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2019. King first gained attention for her role as Brenda Jenkins in the television series 227 from 1985 to 1990. Notable roles followed in the films Friday (1995) and Jerry Maguire (1996), and the crime television series Southland (2009–2013). From 2015 to 2017, King starred in the ABC anthology series American Crime, for which she won two Primetime Emmy Awards, and in 2018, she starred in the Netflix min... ()
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Regina King was born on January 15, 1971 in Los Angeles, California. She is best known for her role as Mary Jenkins's (played by Marla Gibbs) studious daughter, Brenda Jenkins, on the popular 1980s sitcom, 227 and for her critically-acclaimed supporting role in the feature film Jerry Maguire. King began her acting career in 1985 in the role on the television series 227, a role she played until 1990. She went on to appear in the John Singleton films Boyz n the Hood (1991), Poetic Justice (1993) and Higher Learning (1995).  Also in 1995, she was featured in the hit comedy Friday. In 1996, she gained fame starring in the blockbuster romantic comedy Jerry Maguire, with Tom Cruise and Cuba Gooding, Jr. This film brought King mainstream recognition in her role as Marcee Tidwell, the wife of Cuba Gooding Jr.’s character. Soon thereafter she played Will Smith's wife in the spy thriller Enemy of the State (1998), and was also featured in How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998) and Disney's remake Mighty Joe Young (1998). She continued playing feature roles in a variety of films, including Down to Earth (2001), with Chris Rock, Daddy Day Care (2003) with Eddie Murphy, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003) with Reese Witherspoon and Sally Field, and A Cinderella Story (2004), with Hilary Duff. In 2004, King played Margie Hendricks, a singer in Ray Charles’ backup group The Raelettes and one of the musical legend’s mistresses, in Ray, and in 2005, she co-starred in Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous as Sandra Bullock's tough FBI agent partner. Additionally, she is the star of the Adult Swim show The Boondocks, providing the voices for the characters Huey and Riley Freeman, as well as the feature film The Ant Bully (2006). Most recently, she appeared in season 6 of the hit show 24 and the film This Christmas (2007). She also she appeared in the TV film Living Proof (2008). Her latest film is 2010’s Our Family Wedding where she stars alongside Forest Whitaker. Aside from portraying Detective Lydian Adams on the TNT police drama Southland, she is currently working on various film projects.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Regina King

Bet Award for Best Actor & Actress NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Critics' Choice Television Award Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress 2x Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie 2x Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

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Movies with Regina King as Actress(37)

as Self2021 Story of a Village
as Narrator2019 A Lifetime of Sundays
as Sharon Rivers2018 If Beale Street Could Talk
as Mom2016 The Snowy Day
as Natalie Hawkins2014 The Gabby Douglas Story
as Dynamite (voice)2014 Planes: Fire & Rescue
as Stephanie Miles2013 Inside the Box
as Angela2010 Our Family Wedding
as Ellie Jackson2008 Living Proof
as Layla2007 Year of the Dog
as Lisa Whitfield Moore2007 This Christmas
as Kreela (voice)2006 The Ant Bully
as Margie Hendricks2004 Ray
as Rhonda2004 A Cinderella Story
as Kim Hinton2003 Daddy Day Care
as Cheryl Griffith2002 Damaged Care
as Rayne2002 Truth Be Told
as Sontee Jenkins2001 Down to Earth
as Lois Newton1999 Love and Action in Chicago
as Lillian Rose-Martin1999 Where the Truth Lies
as Carla Dean1998 Enemy of the State
as Cecily Banks1998 Mighty Joe Young
as Marcee Tidwell1996 Jerry Maguire
as Dana Jones1995 Friday
as Monet1995 Higher Learning
as Iesha1993 Poetic Justice
as Shalika1991 Boyz n the Hood

TV Shows/Series with Regina King as Actress(25)

as Angela Abar / Sister Night2019 Watchmen
as Latrice Butler2018 Seven Seconds
as Terri LaCroix2015 American Crime
as Aliyah Shadeed2015 American Crime
as Ruby Wain2014 The Strain
as Erika Murphy2014 The Leftovers
as Gail Johnson2011 Shameless
as Detective Lydia Adams2009 Southland
as Janine Davis2007 The Big Bang Theory
as herself2007 The Graham Norton Show
as Riley Freeman / Huey Freeman (voice)2005 The Boondocks
as Cynthia2002 Leap of Faith
as Sandra Palmer2001 24
as Brenda Jenkins1985 227

Movies with Regina King as Crew(4)

Directing/Director2021 Story of a Village
Directing/Director2020 One Night in Miami...
Production/Executive Producer2020 One Night in Miami...
Directing/Director2013 Let the Church Say Amen

TV Shows/Series with Regina King as Crew(4)

Directing/Director2017 The Good Doctor
Directing/Director2016 This Is Us
Directing/Director2016 The Catch
Directing/Director2016 Animal Kingdom

Additional Information

Official websites:
Full Name: Regina King
Born: Friday, 01/15 1971 (January) in Los Angeles (current age: 50 years + 123 days)
Zodiac sign: Capricorn (Chinese zodiac sign: Pig)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: University of Southern California, Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnets
Other names for Regina King (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Regina Rene King"
"레지나 킹"
Regina King frequently works together with these people:
John Singleton (10x, Crew)
Tara Hernandez (8x, Crew)
Steve Holland (8x, Crew)
Maria Ferrari (8x, Crew)
Ice Cube (7x, Actor)
Hugh Jackman (7x, Actor)
Kevin Bacon (7x, Actor)
William H. Macy (7x, Actor)
Kiefer Sutherland (7x, Actor)
Damon Lindelof (7x, Crew)
Steven Molaro (7x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1717, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 05/08/2021