Regina King

Regina King

  • Birthday: 1971-01-15
  • Place of birth: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Also know as: Regina Rene King

Biography

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.

Filmography

Boyz n the Hood

1991

As Shalika

Ray

2004

As Margie Hendricks

Friday

1995

As Dana

Daddy Day Care

2003

As Kim Hinton

A Cinderella Story

2004

As Rhonda

Living Proof

2008

As Ellie Jackson

Poetic Justice

1993

As Iesha

Jerry Maguire

1996

As Marcee Tidwell

Enemy of the State

1998

As Carla Dean

Mighty Joe Young

1998

As Cecily Banks

The Ant Bully

2006

As Kreela (voice)

Our Family Wedding

2010

As Angela

Year of the Dog

2007

As Layla

This Christmas

2007

As Lisa Whitfield Moore

Down to Earth

2001

As Sontee Jenkins

Higher Learning

1995

As Monet

Where the Truth Lies

1999

As Lillian Rose-Martin

Inside the Box

2013

As Stephanie Miles

The Gabby Douglas Story

2014

As Natalie Hawkins

Planes: Fire & Rescue

2014

As Dynamite (voice)

Truth Be Told

2002

As Rayne

Planes Fire and Rescue: Smokejumpers

2014

As Dynamite (voice)

Damaged Care

2002

As Cheryl Griffith

The Snowy Day

2016

As Mom

If Beale Street Could Talk

2018

As Sharon Rivers

Love and Action in Chicago

1999

As Lois Newton

A Lifetime of Sundays

2019

As Narrator

Grindin'

2007

As Herself

The Harder They Fall

2021

As Trudy Smith

Shirley

2024

As Shirley Chisholm

Story of a Village

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As Self

The Acting Class

2000

As Self

Flag Day

2021

As U.S. Marshal Blake

Planes: Back to School

2024

As Dynamite

Butterfly in the Sky

2024

As Self (archive footage)

Production

Let the Church Say Amen

2013

As Director

One Night in Miami...

2020

As Director

One Night in Miami...

2020

As Executive Producer

Story of a Village

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As Director

Shirley

2024

As Producer

Bitter Root

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As Director

Bitter Root

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As Producer

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