Regina King

Actor, Restaurateur
With her down-to-earth beauty and winning personality, actress Regina King could have made a career out of playing wives of leading men Eddie Murphy, Will Smith and Cuba Gooding, Jr. , as she did in films like "Daddy ... Read more »
Born: 01/14/1971 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (62)

American Crime 2007 - 2010, 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Living Single 1994 - 1995, 2007 - 2010, 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

New York Undercover 1994 - 1995, 2007 - 2010, 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sit Down, Shut Up 2007 - 2010, 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Leftovers 2007 - 2010, 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grindin' 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Planes: Fire and Rescue 2014 (Movie)

Dynamite (Voice)

Shameless 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Big Bang Theory 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Gabby Douglas Story 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

The Strain 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Southland 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Black Girls Rock 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Host

The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 43rd NAACP Image Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Our Family Wedding 2010 (Movie)

Angela (Actor)

The 41st NAACP Image Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Boondocks 2005 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Voice

24 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Framed 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2007 ESPY Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

This Christmas 2007 (Movie)

Lisa Moore (Actor)

Year of the Dog 2007 (Movie)

Layla (Actor)

2005 BET Comedy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

2005 Black Movie Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Keith Barry: Extraordinary 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ant Bully 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Kreela (Actor)

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous 2005 (Movie)

Sam Fuller (Actor)

The 10th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2005 Teen Choice Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Weekends at the D.L. 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

2003 Vibe Awards: Beats, Style, Flavor 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

A Cinderella Story 2004 (Movie)

Rhonda (Actor)

Final Breakdown 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ray 2004 (Movie)

Margie Hendricks (Actor)

Daddy Day Care 2003 (Movie)

Kim Hinton (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2003 (Tv Show)

Guest

Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde 2003 (Movie)

Grace Rossiter (Actor)

Leap of Faith 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

1st Annual BET Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Down to Earth 2001 (Movie)

Sontee Jenkins (Actor)

Engelbert: Live at the London Palladium 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Terry McMillan 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Where the Truth Lies 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Love and Action in Chicago 1999 (Movie)

Lois Newton (Actor)

Enemy of the State 1998 (Movie)

Carla Dean (Actor)

How Stella Got Her Groove Back 1998 (Movie)

Vanessa (Actor)

Mighty Joe Young 1998 (Movie)

Cecily Banks (Actor)

Rituals 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

A Thin Line Between Love and Hate 1996 (Movie)

Mia (Actor)

Jerry Maguire 1996 (Movie)

Marcee Tidwell (Actor)

BET's Voices Against Violence Special 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Friday 1995 (Movie)

Dana (Actor)

Higher Learning 1995 (Movie)

Monet (Actor)

Why Colors? 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Poetic Justice 1993 (Movie)

Iesha (Actor)

Boyz N The Hood 1991 (Movie)

Shalika (Actor)

227 1985 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Damaged Care (TV Show)

Actor

If These Walls Could Talk 2 (TV Show)

Actor

Living Proof (TV Show)

Actor

The N-Word (TV Show)

Actor
Director (1)

Being Mary Jane 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Biography

With her down-to-earth beauty and winning personality, actress Regina King could have made a career out of playing wives of leading men Eddie Murphy, Will Smith and Cuba Gooding, Jr. , as she did in films like "Daddy Day Care" (2003), "Enemy of the State" (1998) and "Jerry Maguire" (1996). But her talents and outsized personality were destined to break out sooner or later. And sure enough, King stole the show from her leading ladies with memorable supporting roles in "Legally Blond 2" (2003) and "Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Dangerous" (2005). But it was her turn as R&B legend Ray Charles' backup singer and lover, Margie Hendricks, in the acclaimed "Ray" (2005) that earned the actress considerable praise and recognition, leading to higher profile work and a regular role on the sixth season of "24" (Fox, 2001-2010). From there, King worked regularly both in features and on television, earning acclaim for her performances in the quirky indie comedy "Year of the Dog" (2007) and the Lifetime movie "Living Proof" (2008), while voicing multiple characters on the animated series "The Boondocks" (Adult Swim, 2005-2014). Building on her exposure from "24," King was cast in a leading role for the gritty cop drama, "Southland" (NBC/TNT, 2009-2012), which earned the actress further critical praise while cementing her status as a talented and versatile performer.

Relationships

Ian Alexander

Husband
Served as vice president at Qwest Records Married April 23, 1997 Filed for divorce November 2006 Divorced in 2007

Ian Alexander

Son
Born Jan. 19, 1996; father, Ian Alexander

Reina King Actor

Sister
Born April 11, 1975; they have essentially the same name as Reina and Regina both mean "Queen" in Spanish and Latin, respectively

Thomas King

Father
Divorced from King's mother in 1979

Gloria King

Mother
Divorced from King's father in 1979

Malcolm-Jamal Warner Actor

Companion
Met in 1980s Broke up March 2013 after two years of dating

EDUCATION

Westchester High School

Westchester , California 1988

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California

Milestones

2010

Joined an ensemble cast for the comedy "Our Family Wedding"

2009

Cast in the drama series "Southland" (premiered on NBC, but later moved to TNT) as Detective Lydia Adams

2007

Appeared in season six of the hit Fox show "24"

2007

Co-starred with Molly Shannon in "Year of the Dog"

2006

Voiced no-nonsense Forager Ant Kreela in "The Ant Bully," a computer-animated film directed by John Davis

2005

Starred opposite Sandra Bullock in "Miss Congeniality: Armed and Fabulous"

2004

Portrayed Margie Hendricks opposite Jamie Foxx in "Ray," a biopic of legendary blues singer Ray Charles

2004

Played the modern day fairy godmother to Hilary Duff in "A Cinderella Story"

2003

Played the smart and straitlaced Rudd staff-member Grace in "Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde"

2003

Starred opposite Eddie Murphy in the comedy "Daddy Day Care"

2002

Cast with Laura Dern in the TV movie "Damaged Care," which took a compelling look at HMOs

2002

Had co-starring role in the NBC sitcom "Leap of Faith"

2000

Starred opposite Chris Rock in the comedy feature "Down to Earth," a loose remake of "Here Comes Mr. Jordan" (1941)

1998

Had major roles in "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" and "Enemy of the State"

1996

Breakthrough screen role as Cuba Gooding's no-nonsense and very loving wife in "Jerry Maguire"

1995

Had featured role in Singleton's "Higher Learning"

1993

Co-starred in Singleton's "Poetic Justice"

1991

Feature acting debut, "Boyz N the Hood," directed by John Singleton

1985

Television debut playing Brenda Jenkins on the NBC sitcom "227"

1985

Made show business debut at the Crossroads Theatre in Leimert Park, Los Angeles

Bonus Trivia

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King started her own clothing line SMOKAWEAR in 1993.

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In August 1998, she opened an L.A. restaurant, Paio.

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King was charged with felony DUI in May 1999.

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