Regina King

Regina King

Birthplace: 
Los Angeles, CA
Birthday: 
January 15

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Regina King is a film and television actress and director.

She played Brenda Jenkins on the NBC sitcom 227 and had a supporting role in the feature film Jerry Maguire. King in her later career became widely known for her leading roles in two Peabody award winning television shows The Boondocks where she provided the voices Huey and Riley Freeman and Southland where she portrayed Detective Lydia Adams. The latter role earned her two nominations for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2012 and 2013.

In 2015, King began starring in the ABC anthology series American Crime.

She is also known for her recurring role Janine Davis on The Big Bang Theory and starring in the films Ray, Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous, Poetic Justice, Friday, A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, Enemy of the State, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, and A Cinderella Story.

In 2018, she starred on the short-lived Netflix drama Seven Seconds and earned a fourth Emmy nomination.

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

4 Nominations 3 Emmys

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie - 2018

  • Winner
  • Regina King, as Latrice Butler
  • Seven Seconds
  • Netflix
  • Fox 21 Television Studios

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie - 2017

  • Nominee
  • Regina King, as Kimara Walters
  • American Crime
  • ABC
  • ABC Studios

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie - 2016

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or A Movie - 2015

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  • Regina King at the 70th Emmys Governors Ball.

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  • Regina King accepts an award at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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  • Regina King on the red carpet at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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  • Melvin Jackson Jr., Regina King, and Kelly Jenrette attend the Television Academy’s 2018 Performers Peer Group Celebration of the 70th Emmy Awards at NeueHouse Hollywood on Monday, August 20, 2018, in Los Angeles, California.

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  • Regina King and fellow nominees congratulate each other at the Television Academy’s 2018 Performers Peer Group Celebration of the 70th Emmy Awards at NeueHouse Hollywood on Monday, August 20, 2018, in Los Angeles, California.

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  • Regina King on the red carpet at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards.

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  • Keesha Sharp and Regina King attend the 2017 Dynamic and Diverse Emmy Nominee Reception presented by the Television Academy on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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  • Regina King and John Ridley at the 68th Emmys Governors Ball.

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  • Regina King accepts her award at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.

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  • Regina King accepts her award at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.

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  • Regina King on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys. 

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  • Regina King backstage at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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  • Anthony Anderson and Regina King at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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  • Regina King backstage at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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  • Regina King accepts an award at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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  • Regina King accepts her award at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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  • Regina King on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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  • Marla Gibbs and Regina King backstage at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.

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  • Baratunde Thurston, D-Nice, Norman Lear, Marla Gibbs, Regina King and Toure on the red carpet at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.

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  • Regina King onstage at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.

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