Regina King (Regina Rene King) is an American actress and television director born on 15, January 1971. King first gained attention as Brenda Jenkins in the television series 227, in 1985 . She later went on to star in both television and film, rising to greater prominence with roles like Dana in Friday (1995), as Marcee Tidwell in Jerry Maguire (1996), Riley and Huey Freeman on the hit animated series The Boondocks, and Detective Lydia Adams on Southland. She earned two Critics’ Choice Award nominations for Southland, for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2012 and 2013.
Regina King Age | How Old Is Regina King
The Southland actress was born on 15th January 1971 in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. Regina is 48 years old as of 2019.
Regina King Height
How Tall is Regina King? She is 1.6 metres tall.
Thomas King Regina King | Gloria King Regina King
Born on January 15, 1971, in Los Angeles, California and grew up in view Park-Windsor Hills, Regina is the eldest daughter of Gloria (Cain), a special education teacher, and Thomas King, an electrician. Her parents divorced in 1979. King went to Westchester High School where she graduated from in 1988 before joining University of Southern California.
Regina King Sister | Reina King and Regina King | Regina King Siblings
Her younger sister is former actress Reina King
Regina King Husband | Regina King Married | Who Is Regina King Married To | Spouse
King got married to Ian Alexander in 1997, but their marriage ended up in divorce in 2007. Together they have one son, Ian Alexander Jr., born on 19th January 1996.
Regina King Dating | Regina King Boyfriend | Regina and Malcolm Jamal Warner
From 2011 to March 2013, King dated actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner.
Regina King Children | Regina King Kids | Regina King Son
She has a son named Ian Alexander, Jr. The mother and daughter seem to be in a good relationship as he brings him along as a date to many events.
Regina King Career
Regina King 227
In 1985, King started her acting career playing the role of Brenda Jenkins on the television series 227, a role she played until the show ended in 1990.
Regina King Boyz N The Hood | Regina King Poetic Justice
She was cast in the John Singleton films Boyz n the Hood, Poetic Justice and Higher Learning. In 1996, she starred as Mia, in the Martin Lawrence dark comedy-romance A Thin Line Between Love and Hate. Starring in the blockbuster romantic comedy film Jerry Maguire later in 1996, as Marcee Tidwell, the wife of Cuba Gooding, Jr.’s character.
Regina King Miss Congeniality
Later she played the role of 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.
Regina King Boondocks
Beginning in the mid-2000s, she had ongoing roles on several TV series, including acclaimed work as the voice of Huey and Riley Freeman for the animated series The Boondocks and Detective Lydia Adams on the TNT police drama Southland.
Regina King Big Bang Theory
She also appeared in roles on 24, The Big Bang Theory, and Shameless.
Regina King This Christmas
In 2007, she played Lisa Moore in This Christmas.
Regina King American Crime
She was a cast member on ABC’s John Ridley-penned ensemble drama American Crime, and played a devout member of the Nation of Islam and sister to a drug addict accused of murder. In September 2015 and September 2016, King won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie for American Crime. In 2018, she played the role of the mother of a murdered black teenager in Netflix original series Seven Seconds.
Regina King Friday
Regina was featured in the hit comedy film Friday, in 1995 as Dana Jones .
Regina King Legally Blonde
She was cast in Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde as Grace Rossiter.
Regina King New Movie
She was cast in the movie If Beale Street Could Talk which premiered in December 2018.
Regina King Director
Other than acting, Regina is also a Film director.
Regina King Movies | Regina King Movies And TV Shows
|1991||Boyz n the Hood||Shalika|
|1996||A Thin Line Between Love and Hate||Mia|
|1996||Jerry Maguire||Marcee Tidwell|
|1998||How Stella Got Her Groove Back||Vanessa|
|1998||Enemy of the State||Carla Dean|
|1998||Mighty Joe Young||Cecily Banks|
|1999||Love and Action in Chicago||Lois Newton|
|2001||Down to Earth||Sontee Jenkins|
|2002||Truth Be Told||Rayne|
|2003||Daddy Day Care||Kim Hinton|
|2003||Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde||Grace Rossiter|
|2004||A Cinderella Story||Rhonda|
|2005||Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous||Sam Fuller|
|2006||The Ant Bully||Kreela (voice)|
|2007||Year of the Dog||Layla|
|2007||This Christmas||Lisa Whitfield-Moore|
|2010||Our Family Wedding||Angela|
|2013||Let the Church Say Amen||Director|
|2014||Planes: Fire & Rescue||Dynamite (voice)|
|2018||If Beale Street Could Talk||Sharon Rivers|
|1994||Northern Exposure||Mother Nature|
|1994||New York Undercover||Marah|
|1999||Where the Truth Lies||Lillian Rose-Martin|
|2000||If These Walls Could Talk 2||Allie|
|2002||Leap of Faith||Cynthia|
|2002||Damaged Care||Cheryl Griffith|
|2005–14||The Boondocks||Riley and Huey Freeman (voice)|
|2006||Women in Law||N/A|
|2008||Living Proof||Ellie Jackson|
|2009–13||Southland||Detective Lydia Adams|
|2012||RuPaul’s Drag Race||Herself (guest judge)|
|2013–17||The Big Bang Theory||Janine Davis|
|2014||The Strain||Ruby Wain|
|2014||The Gabby Douglas Story||Natalie Hawkins|
|2015–17||American Crime||Aliyah Shadeed|
|2015–17||The Leftovers||Erika Murphy|
|2018||Seven Seconds||Latrice Butler|
Regina King Emmy | Regina King Awards
- 2018 Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie
- 2016 Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie
- 2015 Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie
- 2017 Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie
Regina King Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $12 million.
Regina Eyes | Regina King Eye Color
Regina is believed to have hazel eyes which are classified as some of the most beautiful eyes.
Regina Bikini | Feet
Regina King Tattoo
Regina has at least 3 known tattoos: on her forearm, on her shoulder blade and on her foot.
- Her left foot has a tattoo of a silhouette woman with butterfly wings.
- On her left forearm, King has a Hebrew ink tattoo running down. It is translated to “unconditional love” and both Regina and her son Ian got matching tattoos right before she took him to college.
- The tattoo on her shoulder blade is faded but visible.