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Regina King

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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Nascut:
Jan 15, 1971 in Los Angeles, California, USA
Aparitii in Filme/Seriale:
65
Primul film:
In series The Academy Awards 1953-03-18
Ultimul film:
Serial High Bar 2021
Cunoscut pentru
Filme in care a jucat
Serial High Bar 2021
Film If Beale Street Could Talk: Poetry in Motion 2019-02-14
Film Watchmen Unknown 2019-12-15
Film A Lifetime of Sundays Narrator 2019-08-25
Serial Watchmen Angela Abar / Sister Night 2019-10-20
Film If Beale Street Could Talk Sharon Rivers 2018-12-14
Serial Seven Seconds Latrice Butler 2018-02-23
Film August 28: A Day in the Life of a People Herself 2017-08-26
Film The Snowy Day Mom 2016-11-25
Serial The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Herself 2015-09-08
Serial Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter Herself 2015-08-02
Serial American Crime Aliyah Shadeed 2015-03-05
Serial The Strain Ruby Wain 2014-07-13
Film The Gabby Douglas Story Natalie Hawkins 2014-02-01
Film Planes: Fire & Rescue Dynamite (voice) 2014-07-17
Film Planes Fire and Rescue: Smokejumpers Dynamite (voice) 2014-11-04
Serial The Leftovers Erika Murphy 2014-06-29
Film Inside the Box Stephanie Miles 2013-09-30
Film The Enduring Significance of Boyz n the Hood 2011-07-19
Serial Shameless Gail Johnson 2011-01-09
Film Our Family Wedding Angela 2010-03-12
Serial Southland Detective Lydia Adams 2009-04-09
Film Living Proof Ellie Jackson 2008-10-18
Serial The Wendy Williams Show Unknown 2008-07-14
Film This Christmas Lisa Whitfield Moore 2007-11-27
Serial The Big Bang Theory Janine Davis 2007-09-24
Film Year of the Dog Layla 2007-04-13
Serial The Graham Norton Show Herself 2007-02-22
Film The Ant Bully Kreela (voice) 2006-07-28
Serial Weekends at the D.L. Unknown 2005-07-29
Film Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous Sam Fuller 2005-03-11
Film The Boondocks Huey Freeman / Riley Freeman 2005-11-06
Serial The Boondocks Riley Freeman / Huey Freeman (voice) 2005-11-06
Film Ray Margie Hendricks 2004-10-29
Film Genius. A Night for Ray Charles Herself 2004-10-07
Film A Cinderella Story Rhonda 2004-07-10
Serial Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Film Daddy Day Care Kim Hinton 2003-05-03
Film Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde Grace Rossiter 2003-07-02
Film Friendly Fire: Making of an Urban Legend 2003-09-02
Serial The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Film Damaged Care Cheryl Griffith 2002-05-26
Serial Leap of Faith Cynthia 2002-02-28
Film Truth Be Told Rayne 2002-01-01
Serial 24 Sandra Palmer 2001-11-05
Serial Good Day Live Unknown 2001-09-17
Film Down to Earth Sontee Jenkins 2001-02-16
Film If These Walls Could Talk 2 Allie 2000-03-05
Film Love and Action in Chicago Lois Newton 1999-09-15
Film Where the Truth Lies Lillian Rose-Martin 1999-09-13
Film Mighty Joe Young Cecily Banks 1998-12-25
Film Enemy of the State Carla Dean 1998-11-20
Film How Stella Got Her Groove Back Vanessa 1998-08-14
Serial The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Film Jerry Maguire Marcee Tidwell 1996-12-13
Film A Thin Line Between Love and Hate Mia 1996-04-04
Film Friday Dana Jones 1995-04-26
Film Higher Learning Monet 1995-01-11
Serial New York Undercover Unknown 1994-09-08
Serial Living Single Unknown 1993-08-29
Film Poetic Justice Iesha 1993-07-23
Film Boyz n the Hood Shalika 1991-07-12
Serial Northern Exposure Unknown 1990-07-12
Serial 227 Brenda Jenkins 1985-09-14
Serial The Academy Awards Herself - Best Supporting Actress winner 1953-03-18