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Regina King Biography, Age, Family, Education, Career, Net Worth
Who is Regina King?
Regina King is an American actress and director. For being a great African-American actress, Regina has received various accolades like an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and four Primetime Emmy Awards. She was advertised in Time magazine being one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Regina was first recognized in the television series 227 where she played the role of Brenda Jenkins from 1985 to 1990. Her remarkable roles followed in the films Friday (1995), animated series The Boondocks (2005–2014), and the crime television series Southland (2009–2013). She performed in the ABC anthology series American Crime from 2015 to 2017 where she won two Primetime Emmy Awards.
She also won her third Emmy Award in 2018 after she starred in the Netflix miniseries Seven Seconds. After doing well in Barry Jenkins’s film of the James Baldwin novel If Bale Street Cloud Talk in 2018, she received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress.
She received her fourth Emmy Award after acting in the dystopian superhero series watchmen in 2019. Regina acted in the Boyz n the Hood in 1991, Poetic Justice in 1993, and Ray in a supporting role. She acted in comedies like Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003), and Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous (2005). Regina’s other performed roles in television are the drama series The Leftovers from 2015 to 2017 and The Big Bang Theory from 2013 to 2019.
Being a director Regina has directed television shows like Scandal I 205 and 2016 and This is Us in 2017. She is also the director of the Jaheim video song ‘Finding My Way Back’. After her directorial debut came with the drama One Night In Miami..in 2020 Regina was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Director and a Directors Guild of America Award for First Time Feature Film from which was the second black woman to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award.
How Old is Regina King
Regina King is 51 years. She was born on January 15, 1971, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and grew up in View Park-Windsor Hills, California. She shares her birthday with celebrities like Michelle Obama, Dwyane Wade, Pitbull among others.
Regina King Family
Who are Regina Kings’s parents?
Regina is the daughter of Thomas King an electrician and Gloria (Cain) a special education teacher. Her parent divorced in 1979.
Does Regina King have siblings?
She has a younger sister known as Reina King who is an actress and a film producer.
Regina King’s Education
She went to Westchester High School. Regina graduated in 1988.
She later joined the University of Southern California where she studied communications. Regina realized her passion for acting and dropped out of school.
Regina Kings’s Husband
King was married to Ian Alexander in 1997 and divorced in 2007.
Regina King Children – Kids
She has a son known as Ian Alxeander Jr.Her son committed suicide at the age of 26.
Regina King Height/Measurements
Adding to her well-curved and beautiful body, she stands at a height of 160cm. She also weighs 55kg.
Regina King Career
King started her professional acting career in 1985 when she played the role of Brend Jenkins on the television series 227 until 1990. She still acted in the John Singleton films Higher Learning, Boyz n the Hood, and Poetic Justice. Regina acted in the hit comedy Friday in 1995. In the following year, She performed as Mia in the Martin Lawrence dark comedy-romance A Thin Line Between Love and Hate. She acted as Marcee Tidwell in Jerry Maguire’s romantic comedy film.
Regina received her first NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture after she acted in Tony Scott’s film Enemy of the State in 1998. Still, in 1998, Regina participated in movies like How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Mighty Joe Young, and Love and Action in Chicago. Regina did well as Santee Jenkins in Chris and Paul Weitz’s Down to Earth in 2001. The next year she acted in the main role in Leap of Faith. After acting in the Watchmen series in 2019, Regina won the fourth Prime Emmy Award.
Regina King as Director
King starred in Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous. She voiced Riley Freeman and Huey in The Boondocks series. She played The main role of Sandra Palmer in season six of the television series 24. Regina also acted in Year of the Dog and This Christmas movie.
She acted in the TNT police drama Southland as Detective Lydia Adams from 2009 to 2013. Regina won various Critics’ Choice Television Awards and two NAACP Image Awards. She also participated in Rick Famuyiwa’s romantic movie Our Family Wedding. She was a guest in RuPaul’s Drag Race. King also starred as Janine Davis in The Big Bang Theory in 2013. She was a cast in The Strain and Shameless in 2014.
In 2015. she starred on ABC’s John Ridley the American Crime. Regina played a devout member of the sister of a drug addict accused of murder and the Nation of Islam. She also won Peabody Award after she starred in The Leftovers in the same year.
From 2015 to 2017 she started her work as director and writer where she directed six drama series Being Mary Jane. King directed Scandal and
The Catch, Animal Kingdom, This Is Us, and Shameless in 2016.
Regina King One Night
She directed One Night in Miami..which is based on the play of the same name. On September 7, 2020, the movie had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. Regina marked the first African-American woman to be selected in the festival’s history. She won many Awards and nominations being a Best Director at the Golden Globe Awards. Regina was also recognized at the Independent Spirit Awards by the Robert Altman Award.
Regina King Cinderella
She acted in the Cinderella Story movie which is a teen romance movie. In the Academy Awards nominated biographical movie Ray, King was cast as Margie Hendrix. The film talked about Ray Charles. Regina won the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress.
Regina King Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $16 million as of 2021.