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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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Born:
Jan 15, 1971 In Los Angeles, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
49
First Appeared:
In the series 227 1985-09-14
Latest Project:
Series Leap of Faith 2018
Known For
Poster of This Christmas
Poster of Where the Truth Lies
Poster of A Thin Line Between Love and Hate
Poster of Boyz n the Hood
Filmography

Leap of Faith (2018)

Comedy
Series
as Cynthia

High Bar (2018)

Series

The Snowy Day (2016)

Animation
Movie
as Mom

American Crime (2015)

Drama Crime Mystery
Series
as Terri LaCroix
6.3 44 votes

Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter (2015)

Talk
Series
as Unknown
9.0 2 votes

The Gabby Douglas Story (2014)

TV Movie Drama
Movie
as Natalie Hawkins
7.4 12 votes

The Leftovers (2014)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Drama
Series
as Erika Murphy
7.6 196 votes

Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014)

Animation Comedy Adventure Family
Movie
as Dynamite (voice)
5.8 279 votes

Planes Fire and Rescue: Smokejumpers (2014)

Animation
Movie
as Dynamite (voice)

Inside the Box (2013)

Crime Drama Family Thriller
Movie
as Stephanie Miles

Our Family Wedding (2010)

Comedy
Movie
as Angela
5.7 37 votes

Southland (2009)

Drama
Series
as Detective Lydia Adams
7.8 43 votes

The Wendy Williams Show (2008)

Talk
Series
as Unknown
6.8 4 votes

Living Proof (2008)

Drama
Movie
as Ellie Jackson
3.0 2 votes

This Christmas (2007)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Lisa Whitfield Moore
7.1 27 votes

Year of the Dog (2007)

Comedy Drama Romance
Movie
as Layla
5.1 22 votes

The Big Bang Theory (2007)

Comedy
Series
as Janine Davis
7.0 1859 votes

The Ant Bully (2006)

Fantasy Adventure Animation Comedy Family
Movie
as Kreela
5.4 352 votes

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005)

Action Comedy
Movie
as Sam Fuller
5.3 406 votes

Weekends at the D.L. (2005)

Series
as Unknown

The Boondocks (2005)

Animation Action & Adventure Comedy
Series
as Riley Freeman (voice)
7.9 56 votes

A Cinderella Story (2004)

Comedy
Movie
as Rhonda
6.0 659 votes

Genius. A Night for Ray Charles (2004)

Movie
as Herself
7.5 4 votes

Ray (2004)

Drama Music
Movie
as Margie Hendricks
7.2 427 votes

Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)

Talk Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.6 18 votes

Daddy Day Care (2003)

Comedy Family
Movie
as Kim Hinton
5.5 446 votes

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.4 22 votes

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

Comedy
Movie
as Grace Rossiter
5.1 342 votes

Turnaround (2002)

Drama
Movie
as Rayne

Damaged Care (2002)

Movie
as Cheryl Griffith

Down to Earth (2001)

Fantasy Comedy Science Fiction Romance
Movie
as Sontee Jenkins
4.9 88 votes

Good Day Live (2001)

News
Series
as Unknown

24 (2001)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Sandra Palmer
7.7 321 votes

If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000)

Romance Drama
Movie
as Allie
6.5 25 votes

Where the Truth Lies (1999)

Thriller
Movie
as Lillian Rose-Martin

Enemy of the State (1998)

Action Drama Thriller
Movie
as Carla Dean
6.7 1164 votes

How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)

Comedy Drama Romance
Movie
as Vanessa
5.9 21 votes

Mighty Joe Young (1998)

Action Adventure Family Fantasy
Movie
as Cecily Banks
5.9 186 votes

The View (1997)

Talk
Series
as Unknown
2.7 16 votes

A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996)

Comedy Thriller Crime Romance
Movie
as Mia
5.6 14 votes

Jerry Maguire (1996)

Comedy Drama Romance
Movie
as Marcee Tidwell
6.7 873 votes

Higher Learning (1995)

Romance Drama Crime
Movie
as Monet
6.2 42 votes

Friday (1995)

Comedy
Movie
as Dana Jones
7.0 483 votes

New York Undercover (1994)

Drama Crime
Series
as Unknown
8.6 8 votes

Poetic Justice (1993)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Iesha
6.8 41 votes

Living Single (1993)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
8.8 4 votes

Boyz n the Hood (1991)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Shalika
7.4 321 votes

Northern Exposure (1990)

Comedy Drama
Series
as Unknown
8.1 39 votes

227 (1985)

Comedy
Series
as Brenda Jenkins
5.8 6 votes