Regina King

Regina King

  • Born on
    • January 15th, 1971
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 miniseries Seven Seconds, for which she won her third Emmy Award. Her role as a troubled mother in the 2018 film If Beale Street Could Talk won her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. King won her fourth Emmy Award for starring in the 2019 superhero television series Watchmen. King has also played supporting roles in the films Boyz n the Hood (1991), Poetic Justice (1993), Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003), Ray (2004), and Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous (2005). Her other television roles include the drama series The Leftovers from 2015 to 2017 and the sitcom The Big Bang Theory from 2013 to 2019. King has directed episodes for several television shows, including Scandal in 2015 and 2016 and This Is Us in 2017. She has also directed the music video for the 2010 song "Finding My Way Back" by Jaheim. Her feature film directorial debut came with the drama One Night in Miami... (2020), for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Director at the 78th Golden Globe Awards. She became the second black woman to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Director. Description above from the Wikipedia article Regina King, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Acting (31 Credits)

2021The Harder They Fall
2019Watchmen as Angela Abar / Sister Night
2018Seven Seconds as Latrice Butler
2018If Beale Street Could Talk as Sharon Rivers
2014The Leftovers as Erika Murphy
2014The Gabby Douglas Story as Natalie Hawkins
2014Planes: Fire & Rescue as Dynamite (voice)
2010Our Family Wedding as Angela
2009SouthLAnd as Detective Lydia Adams
2008Living Proof as Ellie Jackson
2007Year of the Dog as Layla
2007This Christmas as Lisa Whitfield Moore
2006The Ant Bully as Kreela (voice)
2005The Boondocks as Riley Freeman / Huey Freeman (voice)
2005Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous as Sam Fuller
2004Ray as Margie Hendricks
2004A Cinderella Story as Rhonda
2003Legally Blonde 2 as Grace Rossiter
2003Daddy Day Care as Kim Hinton
2001Down to Earth as Sontee Jenkins
2000If These Walls Could Talk 2 as Allie
1998Mighty Joe Young as Cecily Banks
1998How Stella Got Her Groove Back as Vanessa
1998Enemy of the State as Carla Dean
1996A Thin Line Between Love and Hate as Mia
1996Jerry Maguire as Marcee Tidwell
1995Friday as Dana Jones
1995Higher Learning as Monet
1993Poetic Justice as Iesha
1991Boyz n the Hood as Shalika
1985227 as Brenda Jenkins

Director (1 Credits)



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