Regina King

Regina King

Regina King

January 15, 1971
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.
Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014)
77%
359 votes

Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014)

Dynamite (voice)
The Gabby Douglas Story (2014)
80%
3 votes

The Gabby Douglas Story (2014)

Natalie Hawkins
Our Family Wedding (2010)
57%
22 votes

Our Family Wedding (2010)

Angela
Living Proof (2008)
75%
4 votes

Living Proof (2008)

Ellie Jackson
This Christmas (2007)
72%
22 votes

This Christmas (2007)

Lisa Whitfield Moore
Year of the Dog (2007)
62%
11 votes

Year of the Dog (2007)

Layla
The Ant Bully (2006)
64%
293 votes

The Ant Bully (2006)

Kreela
Ray (2004)
80%
517 votes

Ray (2004)

Margie Hendricks
A Cinderella Story (2004)
66%
457 votes

A Cinderella Story (2004)

Rhonda
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003)
56%
369 votes

Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003)

Grace Rossiter
Daddy Day Care (2003)
59%
288 votes

Daddy Day Care (2003)

Kim Hinton
Down to Earth (2001)
56%
82 votes

Down to Earth (2001)

Sontee Jenkins
Where the Truth Lies (1999)
NR
0 votes

Where the Truth Lies (1999)

Lillian Rose-Martin
Mighty Joe Young (1998)
61%
102 votes

Mighty Joe Young (1998)

Cecily Banks
Enemy of the State (1998)
80%
2,469 votes

Enemy of the State (1998)

Carla Dean
Jerry Maguire (1996)
75%
1,064 votes

Jerry Maguire (1996)

Marcee Tidwell
Friday (1995)
79%
541 votes

Friday (1995)

Dana Jones
Higher Learning (1995)
71%
36 votes

Higher Learning (1995)

Monet
Poetic Justice (1993)
63%
25 votes

Poetic Justice (1993)

Iesha
Boyz n the Hood (1991)
82%
364 votes

Boyz n the Hood (1991)

Shalika
Southland
87%
741 votes

Southland

Lydia Adams
The Boondocks
85%
493 votes

The Boondocks

Huey Freeman / Riley Freeman
Leap of Faith
NR
0 votes

Leap of Faith

 
24
84%
6,041 votes

24

Sandra Palmer
227
NR
0 votes

227

 
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