January 15, 1971
50 years old
5 ft 3 in | 160 cm tall
35-26-35 in | 86-66-89 cm
55 kg | 121 lbs
9 US | 39.5 EU
Regina Rene King was born in Los Angeles, California, United States, on January 15, 1971, is an American actress.
Young Regina King began her professional acting career in American television series.
She got her television debut in NBC sitcom 227 (1985) in role as Brenda Jenkins.
She made her big screen debut in coming-of-age hood drama movie Boyz n the Hood (1991) in role as Shalika.
Her breakthrough performance came as Marcee Tidwell in romantic comedy drama sports film Jerry Maguire (1996).
She landed her feature film directorial debut with drama One Night in Miami (2020).
She won the Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Sharon Rivers in romantic drama film If Beale Street Could Talk (2018).
She won the BET Awards for Best Actress for her roles in films:
A Cinderella Story (2004) teen romantic comedy, as Rhonda
Down to Earth (2001) fantasy comedy, as Sontee Jenkins
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005) comedy, as Sam Fuller
She was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for her role as Margie Hendricks in biographical film Ray (2004).
Poetic Justice (1993) romantic drama opposite Janet Jackson, Tupac Shakur and Joe Torry
Enemy of the State (1998) action thriller with Will Smith, Gene Hackman and Jon Voight
Friday (1995) comedy drama opposite Ice Cube, Chris Tucker and Nia Long
She voiced Kreela in animated fantasy movie The Ant Bully (2006).
Higher Learning (1995) drama with Omar Epps, Kristy Swanson and Michael Rapaport
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003) comedy opposite Reese Witherspoon, Sally Field and Bob Newhart
Daddy Day Care (2003) family comedy with Eddie Murphy, Jeff Garlin and Anjelica Huston
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996) comedy romance opposite Martin Lawrence, Lynn Whitfield and Bobby Brown
Our Family Wedding (2010) romantic comedy with Forest Whitaker, America Ferrera and Carlos Mencia
She voiced Dynamite in animated comedy adventure film Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014).
The Harder They Fall (2021) Western drama opposite Idris Elba, Lakeith Stanfield and Zazie Beetz
She starred in the ABC anthology crime drama television series American Crime (2015–2017), for which she won two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie and she was nominated for one Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film:
Season 1 (2015) in recurring role as Aliyah Shadeed
Season 2 (2016) in role as Terri LaCroix
Season 3 (2017) in role as Kimara Walters
She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Latrice Butler in Netflix crime drama television series Seven Seconds (2018).
She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie and she won the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series for her performance as Angela Abar / Sister Night in HBO superhero drama limited series Watchmen (2019).
She played Brenda Jenkins in NBC sitcom 227 (1985–1990).
Leap of Faith (2002) NBC single-camera sitcom in role as Cynthia
24 (2007) Fox action thriller drama series in role as Sandra Palmer
Southland (2009-2013) NBC crime drama series in role as Detective Lydia Adams
She had recurring role as Janine Davis in CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory (2013-2019) in 6 episodes.
The Strain (2014) FX horror drama series in role as Ruby Wain
Shameless (2014) Showtime comedy drama series in role as Gail Johnson
The Leftovers (2015, 2017) HBO supernatural mystery drama series in role as Erika Murphy
Graduated from Westchester High School in Los Angeles (1988).
Studied at the University of Southern California.
Studied acting with coach Betty A. Bridges.
Has younger sister, Reina.
Has African-American ancestry.
Formed her own production house "Royal Ties Productions".
Good friends with actress Tichina Arnold.
She opened her restaurant "Paio" in Los Angeles (1998).
She directed two music videos:
Jaheim "Finding My Way Back" (2010)
Kelly Price featuring Stokley "Not My Daddy" (2011)
She directed six episodes of drama television series Being Mary Jane (2015).
She dated Malcolm-Jamal Warner (2011-2013), Nicholas Gonzalez (2007) and Quentin Richardson (2006).
She was married to Ian Alexander, Sr. (1997-2006), they have one son.