Regina King Biography

Regina King

Quick Facts Of Regina King

Celebrated Name Regina King
Age 48 Years
Nick Name Regina King
Birth Name Regina King
Birth Date 1971-01-15
Gender Female
Profession Footballer
Place Of Birth Los Angeles, California
Birth Nation United States
Nationality American
Father Thomas Windsor Sr.
Mother Gloria
Ethnicity Black
Horoscope Capricorn
Home Town View Park-Windsor Hills
High School Westchester High School
University University of Southern California
Sisters Reina King
Siblings 1
Career Start 1985
First Telefilm 227
Debut Movie Boyz n the Hood
Marital Status Divorced
Husband Ian Alexander Sr. ( divorced)
Married Date 1997-2007
Children Ian Alexander Jr.
Height 1.6 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight 121 lbs (55 kg)
Body Measurement 35-26-35 inches
Bra Cup Size 32C
Eye Color Hazel
Hair Color Black
Dress Size 8 (US)
Shoe Size 9 (US)
Net Worth $12 million

Regina Rene King is an American actress and television director. She is widely popular by the name Regina King. She rose to prominence after she starred as Brenda Jenkins in the 1985 television series 227. She later earned recognition for her work in 1995 Friday, 1996 Jerry Maguire, The Boondocks, and Southland, American Crime, The Leftovers, Seven Seconds, and If Beale Street Could Talk. She is the recipient of several awards including 2 BET Awards, 4 NAACP Image Award, 3 Satellite Award, 3 Primetime Emmy Awards, 2 Golden Globe Awards, Critics' Choice Television Award, Detroit Film Critics Society, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society, National Board of Review, National Society of Film Critics, New York Film Critics Circle, San Franciso Film Critics Circle Award, Toronto Film Critics, and Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association.

Gossips and Rumors

The 43-years old actress and television director, Regina King made the headline when she came upon the stage for her acceptance speech at the 76th edition of Golden Globe Awards ceremony held in The Beverly Hills, California on 6 January 2019. She won the Best Supporting Actress for her role in 'If Beale Street Could Talk'.

On her acceptance speech, she ensured that all the project she produces in coming years will be staffed by 50 percent of women.

Best Known For

  • Her role as Brenda Jenkins in 227.
  • Her role in American Crime.
  • Her role in Southland.
  • Her role in If Beale Street Could Talk.

Early Life of Regina King

Regina King was born on 15 January 1971. Her birth name is Regina Rene King. She was born to Thomas Windsor Sr., father, and Gloria, mother. She has a younger sister named Reina King. Her parents got divorced in 1979. She was born in Los Angeles, California in the United States. She holds American nationality and her ethnicity is black. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn. She grew up in View Park-Windsor Hills. She attended Westchester High School. After graduating from high school in 1988, she attended University of Southern California. She took acting classes with Betty A. Bridges, who mentored her for 10 years.

Career of Regina King

In 1985, Regina King began her acting career. She played the role of Brenda Jenkins in the television series 227. The show ended in 1990.

Other television series and television films she has worked in are Northern Exposure, New York Undercover, Living Single, Where the Truth Lies, If These Walls Could Talk 2, Leap of Faith, Damaged Care, The Boondocks, Women in Law, 24, Living Proof, Southland, RuPaul's Drag Race, The Big Bang Theory, The Strain, Shameless, American Crime, The Leftovers, Seven Seconds and Watchmen.

She made her film debut in the 1991 film, Boyz n the Hood.

From 1991 to 1999, she has later appeared in several films including Poetic Justice, Higher Learning, Friday, A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, Jerry Maguire, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Enemy of the State Mighty Joe Young, and Love and Action in Chicago.

From 2001 to 2018, she has appeared in numerous films including  Down to Earth, Truth Be Told, Daddy Day Care, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, A Cinderella Story, Ray, Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous, Year of the Dog, This Christmas, Our Family Wedding, and If Beale Street Could Talk.

She started her television director career in 2013 as she directed an episode of Southland. 

She has later directed a few episodes of Being Mary Jane, Scandal, The Catch, Animal Kingdom, Greenleaf, Pitch, This is Us, Shameless, The Good Doctor, and Insecure.

She has also worked in the tv commercials for Procter & Gamble, Beauty with Benefits advert for QVC, and Always. 

Awards and nominations of Regina King

BET Best Actress Awards for her work in A Cinderella Story and Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabolous.

NAACP Image Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Award and Satellite Best Supporting Actress-Motion Picture Award for her work in Ray.

2 NAACP Image Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Award for her work in Southland.

Primetime Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, Golden Globe Best Supporting Actress-Series, Miniseries or Television Film Awards, NAACP Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Critics Choice Television Best Supporting Actress in a Movie/Limited Series Award, and Satellite Best Cast-Television Series Awards for her role in American Crime.

Primetime Emmy Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Award for her role in Seven Seconds.

She has won Best Supporting Actress by Detroit Film Critics Society, Independent Spirit Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society, National Board of Review, National Society of Film Critics, New York Film Critics Circle, San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards, Satellite Awards, Toronto Film Critics Association, and Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association for her work is If Beale Street Could Talk.

Personal Life of Regina King

Regina King is reportedly single. Previously, she was married from 1997 to 2007. She tied a knot with her husband, Ian Alexander Sr. in 1997. They got divorced in 2007. She has one child, a son, Ian Alexander Jr. with her previous husband. 

She later dated actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner in 2011. Their affair ended in 2013.

Body Measurements of Regina King

The 43-years old Regina King stands at a height of 1.6 m i.e. 5 feet and 3 inches tall. She has a body weight of 121 lbs i.e. 55 kg. Her body measurements are 35-26-35 inches. She wears a bra of size 32C. She has hazel eyes and her hair color is black. She has a dress size of 8 (US) and shoe size of 9 (US). 

Net Worth of Regina King

The 43-year old actress and television director has earned her fortune working in films and television. As of 2019, her net worth is estimated at around $12 million.

Did You Know?

  • Her named Regina means queen in Latin.
  • Her father was an electrician.
  • Her mother was a special education teacher.
  • She has also directed Jaheim's "Finding My Way Back" and "Not My Daddy" by Kelly Price featuring Stokley.

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