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Regina King      

Award-Winning Actress & Director

With her down-to-earth beauty and winning personality, actress Regina King could have made a career out of playing wives of leading men Eddie Murphy, Will Smith and Cuba Gooding, Jr., as she did in films like Daddy Day Care, Enemy of the State and Jerry Maguire. But her talents and outsize personality were destined to break out sooner or later. And sure enough, King stole the show with memorable supporting roles in Legally Blond 2 and Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Dangerous.

But it was her turn as R&B legend Ray Charles' backup singer and lover, Margie Hendricks, in the acclaimed Ray that earned the actress considerable praise and recognition, leading to higher profile work and a regular role on the sixth season of "24." From there, King worked regularly both in features and on television, earning acclaim for her performances in the quirky indie comedy Year of the Dog and the Lifetime movie Living Proof, while voicing multiple characters on the animated series "The Boondocks." Building on her exposure from "24," King was cast in a leading role for the gritty cop drama, "Southland," which earned the actress further critical praise while cementing her status as a talented and versatile performer.

King garnered further praise and recognition for her acting in American Crime, a critically claimed anthology series on ABC. King earned two Emmy Awards for her performance in the show. The Netflix crime drama Seven Seconds also drew more critical praise for King's acting and earned her another Emmy. She starred in If Beale Street Could Talk, Barry Jenkins' follow-up to Academy Award-Winning film, Moonlight. Her portrayal of Sharon Rivers in the romantic drama earned King her first Academy Award win.

King is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and three Primetime Emmy Awards. Time magazine named King one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2019. Her feature film directorial debut came with the drama One Night in Miami (2020), for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Director at the 78th Golden Globe Awards. She became the second black woman to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Director.


Regina King wins best limited series supporting actress at 2016 Emmys
Regina King + American Crime = Emmy magic. King won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role as...
Regina King teases a big twist ahead for ‘American Crime’
On Season 2 of ABC’s powerful series “American Crime,” Regina King plays Terri LaCroix, a self-made strong black woman. It seems like the ideal role for the actress, who started on TV at age 14 in the sitcom “227,” and has since worked her way up the ladder while appearing in the good (“Ray”), the bad (“Mighty Joe Young”) and the ugly (“This Christmas” with Chris Brown).
Emmys 2015: Regina King Wins Supporting Actress, Limited Series ...
Regina King won the 2015 Emmy Award for outstanding supporting actress in a limited series or movie for her role in American Crime. "I should have brought ...
Regina King to Return to ‘American Crime’ with Felicity Huffman & Timothy Hutton
Regina King is returning to “American Crime” as a series regular for its second season, ABC announced Tuesday. King joins previously announced returning leads Felicity Huffman and Timothy Hutton.
'Big Bang Theory' Books Regina King for Return Visit
Southland's Regina King is returning to CBS' The Big Bang Theory. The network announced Monday that the actress would return to reprise her role as the ...
Regina King Cast In Guillermo Del Toro FX Series 'The Strain'
Southland alumna Regina King is set to recur on FX's new drama series The Strain, from Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan and Carlton Cuse. The Strain is a hi.

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