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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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Jan 15, 1971 In Los Angeles, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Watchmen
Latest Project:
movie If Beale Street Could Talk 2018-11-30
Known For
Poster of The Leftovers
Poster of Inside the Box
Series Watchmen Angela Abar 2020
Movie If Beale Street Could Talk Sharon Rivers 2018-11-30
Movie The Snowy Day Mom 2016-11-25
Series Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter Unknown 2015-08-02
Series American Crime Aliyah Shadeed 2015-03-05
Movie The Gabby Douglas Story Natalie Hawkins 2014-02-01
Movie Planes Fire and Rescue: Smokejumpers Dynamite (voice) 2014-11-04
Series The Leftovers Erika Murphy 2014-06-29
Movie Planes: Fire & Rescue Dynamite (voice) 2014-07-17
Movie Inside the Box Stephanie Miles 2013-09-30
Movie Our Family Wedding Angela 2010-03-12
Series Southland Detective Lydia Adams 2009-04-09
Movie Living Proof Ellie Jackson 2008-10-18
Series The Wendy Williams Show Unknown 2008-07-14
Movie Year of the Dog Layla 2007-04-13
Series The Big Bang Theory Janine Davis 2007-09-24
Movie This Christmas Lisa Whitfield Moore 2007-11-27
Movie Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous Sam Fuller 2005-03-11
Movie Shinobi: Heart Under Blade Cynthia 2005-09-17
Movie A Cinderella Story Rhonda 2004-07-10
Movie Genius. A Night for Ray Charles Herself 2004-10-07
Movie Daddy Day Care Kim Hinton 2003-05-03
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie Damaged Care Cheryl Griffith 2002-05-26
Movie Truth Be Told Rayne 2002-01-01
Series 24 Sandra Palmer 2001-11-06
Movie Down to Earth Sontee Jenkins 2001-02-16
Movie If These Walls Could Talk 2 Allie 2000-03-05
Movie Where the Truth Lies Lillian Rose-Martin 1999-09-13
Movie How Stella Got Her Groove Back Vanessa 1998-08-14
Movie Jerry Maguire Marcee Tidwell 1996-12-13
Series Buzzkill Kreela 1996-05-13
Movie Friday Dana Jones 1995-04-26
Movie Poetic Justice Iesha 1993-07-23
Series Young Robin Hood Carla Dean 1991-01-01
Movie Born on the Fourth of July Riley Freeman (voice) 1989-12-20
Series 227 Brenda Jenkins 1985-09-14
Series Concentration Shalika 1958-08-25
Movie Mademoiselle Gobete Latrice Butler 1952-10-04