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Regina King

Regina King

Birthday: 1971-01-15 | Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, USA

Regina King was born on January 15, 1971 in Los Angeles, California. She is best known for her role as Mary Jenkins's (played by Marla Gibbs) studious daughter, Brenda Jenkins, on the popular 1980s sitcom, 227 and for her critically-acclaimed supporting role in the feature film Jerry Maguire. King began her acting career in 1985 in the role on the television series 227, a role she played until 1990. She went on to appear in the John Singleton films Boyz n the Hood (1991), Poetic Justice (1993) and Higher Learning (1995).  Also in 1995, she was featured in the hit comedy Friday. In 1996, she gained fame starring in the blockbuster romantic comedy Jerry Maguire, with Tom Cruise and Cuba Gooding, Jr. This film brought King mainstream recognition in her role as Marcee Tidwell, the wife of Cuba Gooding Jr.’s character. Soon thereafter she played Will Smith's wife in the spy thriller Enemy of the State (1998), and was also featured in How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998) and Disney's remake Mighty Joe Young (1998). She continued playing feature roles in a variety of films, including Down to Earth (2001), with Chris Rock, Daddy Day Care (2003) with Eddie Murphy, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003) with Reese Witherspoon and Sally Field, and A Cinderella Story (2004), with Hilary Duff. In 2004, King played Margie Hendricks, a singer in Ray Charles’ backup group The Raelettes and one of the musical legend’s mistresses, in Ray, and in 2005, she co-starred in Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous as Sandra Bullock's tough FBI agent partner. Additionally, she is the star of the Adult Swim show The Boondocks, providing the voices for the characters Huey and Riley Freeman, as well as the feature film The Ant Bully (2006). Most recently, she appeared in season 6 of the hit show 24 and the film This Christmas (2007). She also she appeared in the TV film Living Proof (2008). Her latest film is 2010’s Our family Wedding where she stars alongside Forest Whitaker. Aside from portraying Detective Lydian Adams on the TNT police drama Southland, she is currently working on various film projects.

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Known For

Seven Seconds
Seven Seconds

Seven Seconds   2018

Release Date: 
2018

Rating: 7.7

genres: 
Drama  /  News  /  War & Politics

Stars: Clare-Hope Ashitey /  Regina King /  Beau Knapp / 

If Beale Street Could Talk
If Beale Street Could Talk

If Beale Street Could Talk   2018

Release Date: 
2018

Rating: 6.8

genres: 
Drama  /  Romance
Stars: 
KiKi Layne  /  Stephan James  /  Regina King
Planes: Fire & Rescue
Planes: Fire & Rescue

Planes: Fire & Rescue   2014

Release Date: 
2014

Rating: 6

genres: 
Adventure  /  Animation  /  Comedy
Stars: 
Brad Garrett  /  Ed Harris  /  Stacy Keach
The Leftovers
The Leftovers

The Leftovers   2014

Release Date: 
2014

Rating: 8.3

genres: 
Drama  /  Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Stars: Scott Glenn /  Liv Tyler /  Christopher Eccleston / 

The Gabby Douglas Story
The Gabby Douglas Story

The Gabby Douglas Story   2014

Release Date: 
2014

Rating: 7.1

genres: 
Drama  /  TV Movie
Stars: 
S. Epatha Merkerson  /  Regina King  /  Brian Tee
Inside the Box
Inside the Box

Inside the Box   2013

Release Date: 
2013

Rating: 7.4

genres: 
Drama  /  Thriller  /  Crime
Stars: 
Regina King  /  Summer Glau  /  Wilson Bethel

Acting

2018
Seven Seconds

as    Latrice Butler

2018
If Beale Street Could Talk

as    Sharon Rivers

2014
Planes: Fire & Rescue

as    Dynamite (voice)

2014
The Leftovers

as    Erika Murphy

2014
The Gabby Douglas Story

as    Natalie Hawkins

2013
Inside the Box

as    Stephanie Miles

2010
Our Family Wedding

as    Angela

2009
Southland

as    Detective Lydia Adams

2007
Year of the Dog

as    Layla

2007
This Christmas

as    Lisa Whitfield Moore

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