Regina King




Born: 15/01/1971 (46 yo)
Birth place: los Angeles - California (USA)

Citizenship : USA

Occupation : Actress
Active Years: 1985 to present


Summary


Regina King is an American film and television actress. She played Brenda Jenkins on the NBC sitcom, 227 and had a supporting role in the feature film Jerry Maguire. King in her later career became widely known for her leading roles in two Peabody award winning television shows The Boondocks where she provided the voices Huey and Riley Freeman and Southland where she portrayed Detective Lydia Adams. The latter role earned her two nominations for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2012 and 2013.

She is also known for her recurring role portraying Janine Davis on The Big Bang Theory.



Biography


King was born in Los Angeles, California and grew up in View Park-Windsor Hills, the elder daughter of Gloria, a special education teacher, and Thomas King, an electrician. The two divorced in 1979. Her younger sister is actress Reina King. Regina King attended Westchester High School and the University of Southern California.

Career

King began her acting career in 1985 playing the role of Brenda Jenkins on the television series 227, a role she played until the show ended in 1990. She went on to appear in the John Singleton films Boyz n the Hood, Poetic Justice and Higher Learning. In 1995, she was featured in the hit comedy film Friday. In 1996, she starred in the Martin Lawrence dark comedy-romance A Thin Line Between Love and Hate as Mia. Later in 1996 she gained fame starring in the blockbuster romantic comedy film Jerry Maguire as Marcee Tidwell, the wife of Cuba Gooding, Jr.'s character.

She played Will Smith's character's wife in Enemy of the State, and was also featured in How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Mighty Joe Young, Down to Earth, Daddy Day Care, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, A Cinderella Story, Ray and Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous. Most recently, she appeared in season 6 of the hit show 24 and the film This Christmas. In 2008, she appeared in Living Proof. She starred in the TNT police drama Southland until the show's cancellation.



Websites & Social Networks


twitter.com/ReginaKing
www.facebook.com/therealreginaking


Filmography

Film

  • 1991      Boyz n the Hood  
  • 1993      Poetic Justice  
  • 1995      Higher Learning  
  • 1995      Friday    
  • 1996      A Thin Line Between Love and Hate      
  • 1996      Jerry Maguire   
  • 1998      Rituals (Short film)
  • 1998      How Stella Got Her Groove Back            
  • 1998      Enemy of the State  (Nominated—NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture)
  • 1998      Mighty Joe Young          
  • 1999      Love and Action in Chicago        
  • 1999      Where the Truth Lies     
  • 2000      If These Walls Could Talk 2  
  • 2001      Down to Earth (Nominated—BET Award for Best Actress & Nominated—NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture)
  • 2002      Turnaround  
  • 2002      Damaged Care  
  • 2003      Daddy Day Care                              
  • 2003      Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde                
  • 2004      A Cinderella Story (BET Award for Best Actress)
  • 2004      Ray (BET Award for Best Actress, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture & Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture)
  • 2005      Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (BET Award for Best Actress & Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Dance Scene - shared with Sandra Bullock)
  • 2006      The Ant Bully                    
  • 2007      Year of the Dog               
  • 2007      This Christmas                
  • 2008      Living Proof  
  • 2010      Our Family Wedding       
  • 2014      Planes: Fire & Rescue     

 

TV Series:

  • 1985–90 227 (106 episodes)
  • 1994      Northern Exposure  
  • 1994      New York Undercover  
  • 1995      Living Single  
  • 2002      Leap of Faith  
  • 2005–14 The Boondocks (56 episodes)
  • 2006      Women in Law  
  • 2007      24 (9 episodes)
  • 2009–13 Southland (42 episodes)
  • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series (2011–12)
  • Nominated—BET Award for Best Actress on Television (2010–12)
  • Nominated—Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (2012–13)
  • Nominated—NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series (2010, 2013–14)
  • 2013-14 The Big Bang Theory (4 episodes)
  • 2014      The Strain (2 episodes)
  • 2014      Shameless (4 episodes)

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