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Regina King is a Actor American born on 15 january 1971 at Los Angeles (USA)

Regina King

Regina King
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Nationality USA
Birth 15 january 1971 (48 years) at Los Angeles (USA)

Regina King (born January 15, 1971) is an American 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, on which she voiced Huey and Riley Freeman, and Southland on which 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, for which she won her first Primetime Emmy Award.

She is also known for her recurring role Janine Davis on The Big Bang Theory as well as 24, 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.


King est né à Los Angeles, en Californie, elle est la fille de Gloria, une professeur, et Thomas King, un électricien. Les deux ont divorcé en 1979. Elle est la sœur aînée de l'actrice Reina King. Regina et Reina signifient "reine" en latin et en espagnol, respectivement. King étudie au Westchester High School et à l'Université de Californie du Sud.

En 1985, King lance sa carrière d'actrice à l'âge de 14 ans, dans le rôle de Marla Gibbs, la fille Brenda dans la sitcom 227, un rôle qu'elle a joué jusqu'en 1990, soit durant cinq saisons. Elle enchaîne au cinéma, en participant aux films indépendants de John Singleton - Boyz n the Hood, Poetic Justice et Higher Learning - et quelques apparitions dans des séries télévisées.

En 1995, elle est à l'affiche de la comédie indépendante à succès, Friday, lui permettant d'enchaîner l'année suivante avec une grosse production : la comédie dramatique Jerry Maguire, avec Tom Cruise et Cuba Gooding, Jr., dont elle joue l'épouse. Elle se distingue en 1998 dans le blockbuster Ennemi d'État, de Tony Scott, où elle joue cette fois l'épouse du héros incarné par Will Smith, puis en participant la production familiale Mon ami Joe, menée par Charlize Theron.

Après une poignée de seconds rôles dans des films et téléfilms moins exposés, elle tente de revenir à la télévision. En 2002, elle joue dans la sitcom Leap of Faith, aux côtés de Sarah Paulson et Lisa Edelstein. Mais le programme est arrêté au bout de quelques épisodes. Elle reste donc au cinéma pour des seconds rôles dans des comédies - École paternelle, La blonde contre-attaque, Comme Cendrillon et Miss FBI - Divinement armée. Mais en 2004, c'est pour sa performance dramatique dans un biopic qu'elle se distingue, l'oscarisé Ray.

Son retour à la télévision s'effectue donc dans ce registre : en 2007, elle rejoint la saison 6 de la série à succès 24 heures chrono, pour le rôle récurrent de Sandra Palmer. Puis en 2009, elle décroche le principal rôle féminin de la série policière Southland, où elle joue la Détective Lydia Williams durant cinq saisons. Elle enchaîne dès 2014 avec un rôle récurrent dans la quatrième saison de la série dramatique Shameless, puis dans la première saison de la série horrifique The Strain.

En 2015, elle livre une performance remarquée dans la série anthologique American Crime, qui lui vaut un Emmy Award de la meilleure actrice dans un second rôle pour une mini-série ; elle rejoint ensuite la seconde saison de la série dramatique The Leftovers.

En 2016, elle remporte à nouveau l'Emmy Award de la meilleure actrice dans un second rôle pour une mini-série pour son interprétation de Terri LaCroix dans American Crime.

Best films

Daddy Day Care (2003)
Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014)
The Ant Bully (2006)
Poetic Justice (1993)

Usually with

Ice Cube
Ice Cube
(3 films)
John A. Davis
John A. Davis
(1 films)
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Filmography of Regina King (25 films)

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Planes: Fire & Rescue, 1h23
Directed by Roberts Gannaway
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Aviation films, Road movies, Children's films
Actors Dane Cook, Julie Bowen, Stacy Keach, Regina King, Fred Willard, Danny Mann
Roles Dynamite (voice)
Rating60% 3.0001453.0001453.0001453.0001453.000145
Since winning the Wings Around the Globe race in the first film, Dusty Crophopper has a successful career as a racer. Unfortunately, his engine's gearbox becomes damaged due to being regularly forced over its limits. With that particular model of gearbox now out of production and none available anywhere, Dusty's mechanic Dottie fits a warning light to his control panel to ensure he doesn't damage his gearbox any further. No longer able to race and faced with the possibility of returning to his old job as a crop-duster, Dusty goes on a defiant flight and tests his limits. In doing so, Dusty exceeds his limits and makes a forced landing at Propwash Junction airport, causing a fire.
Beastly (2011)
, 1h23
Directed by Daniel Barnz
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Children's films
Actors Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Hudgens, Mary-Kate et Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen, Peter Krause, Lisa Gay Hamilton
Roles Letisha
Rating56% 2.807562.807562.807562.807562.80756
Kyle Kingson (Alex Pettyfer), the arrogant and vain son of wealthy and equally arrogant and vain news anchor Rob Kingson (Peter Krause), bullies the witch Kendra Hilferty (Mary-Kate Olsen) who magically transforms handsome Kyle into a bald, tattooed, and scarred shell. If Kyle does not find someone who loves him by the next spring he will remain in this ugly state forever. Kyle is taken to live in a private house with their maid Zola Davies (Lisa Gay Hamilton) and the blind tutor Will (Neil Patrick Harris). Both are a comfort to Kyle when his father begins to neglect him.
Our Family Wedding, 1h30
Directed by Rick Famuyiwa
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Forest Whitaker, America Ferrera, Carlos Mencia, Regina King, Anna Maria Horsford, Shannyn Sossamon
Roles Angela
Rating50% 2.5039452.5039452.5039452.5039452.503945
Marcus Boyd (Lance Gross), a young African-American, has recently graduated from Columbia Medical School and is headed to Laos for a year to work with Doctors Without Borders. Unbeknownst to their respective parents, Marcus and his fiancee Lucia Ramirez (America Ferrera), who is Mexican-American, have been living together and would like to get married before they both head off to Laos together.
Living Proof
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about cancer
Actors Harry Connick, Paula Cale, Angie Harmon, Amanda Bynes, Bernadette Peters, Regina King
Roles Ellie Jackson
Rating67% 3.396413.396413.396413.396413.39641
The film follows the true story of Dr. Dennis Slamon (played by Harry Connick, Jr.), who helped develop the breast cancer drug Herceptin, over the course of 8 years from 1988 to 1996. Dr. Slamon is a research doctor at UCLA Medical Center (Los Angeles), where he has developed the experimental drug Herceptin, which he believes will become a treatment for breast cancer. However, when the drug company stops funding for research, philanthropists, including Lilly Tartikoff (Angie Harmon) and Ronald Perelman help him continue tests of the drug. Funding was done with an initial donation from Perelman's Revlon charity, and continued over the years with the "Fire and Ice Ball" organized by Tartikoff.
This Christmas, 1h59
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Christmas films, Musical films
Actors Delroy Lindo, Idris Elba, Mirtha Michelle, Loretta Devine, Chris Brown, Columbus Short
Roles Lisa Whitfield Moore
Rating63% 3.1521953.1521953.1521953.1521953.152195
Les membres d'une famille passent Noël ensemble pour la première fois depuis 4 ans...
Year of the Dog, 1h33
Directed by Mike White
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Environmental films, Films about dogs, Political films
Actors Molly Shannon, Peter Sarsgaard, John C. Reilly, Laura Dern, Regina King, Tom McCarthy
Roles Layla
Rating60% 3.048053.048053.048053.048053.04805
Shannon stars as Peggy, a forty-something administrative assistant whose social and love life are slim to nil. Her most intimate bond is with her dog, Pencil. One morning Pencil refuses to come in after being let out to do his business, and a half-awake Peggy lets him stay outside overnight. The next morning she finds him in the yard of her neighbor Al (John C. Reilly) whimpering in pain. She takes him to a vet but it is too late; Pencil dies of toxic poisoning.
The Ant Bully, 1h28
Directed by John A. Davis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about insects
Actors Julia Roberts, Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Paul Giamatti, Zach Tyler Eisen, Regina King
Roles Kreela (voice)
Rating57% 2.8982.8982.8982.8982.898
Set in suburban Las Vegas, Nevada, 10-year-old Lucas Nickle (Zach Tyler Eisen) is being tormented by a bully and his gang. In turn, he attacks an anthill with a squirt gun which terrifies the ants. One ant, an eccentric wizard named Zoc (Nicolas Cage), tries to fight back but is overwhelmed by Lucas. His girlfriend, a nurse ant named Hova (Julia Roberts), attempts to communicate with Lucas, but is saved by Zoc. The leaders of the colony decide to use a potion created by Zoc, to shrink Lucas down to ant size to punish him, for aiding destruction on their hill.
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous, 1h55
Directed by John Pasquin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Romance
Actors Sandra Bullock, Regina King, Enrique Murciano, William Shatner, Ernie Hudson, Heather Burns
Roles Sam Fuller
Rating51% 2.5540752.5540752.5540752.5540752.554075
Three weeks after the events of the first film, FBI agent Gracie Hart (Sandra Bullock) has become a celebrity after she infiltrated a beauty pageant on her last assignment. Her fame results in her cover being blown while she is trying to prevent a bank heist.
A Cinderella Story, 1h35
Directed by Mark Rosman, Mark Rosman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Films about the labor movement, Children's films, Teen movie
Actors Hilary Duff, Chad Michael Murray, Jennifer Coolidge, Regina King, Dan Byrd, Rupert Grint
Roles Rhonda
Rating59% 2.9560452.9560452.9560452.9560452.956045
Ten-year-old Samantha "Sam" Montgomery (Hannah Robinson) lives in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles, with her widowed father Hal (Whip Hubley), who runs a popular sports-themed diner. Hal soon marries a vain, self-absorbed woman named Fiona (Jennifer Coolidge). During the 1994 Northridge earthquake, Hal is killed when he runs to save Fiona. Having supposedly left no will, Fiona receives all of his belongings, including the house, the diner, and to her dismay, Sam.
Ray (2004)
, 2h32
Directed by Taylor Hackford
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Le blues, Musical films, Films about disabilities, La cécité
Actors Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Clifton Powell, Sharon Warren, Harry Lennix, Terrence Demoustier
Roles Margie Hendricks
Rating76% 3.848853.848853.848853.848853.84885
Raised on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles Robinson went blind at the age of seven, shortly after witnessing his younger brother drown. Inspired by a fiercely independent mother who insisted he make his own way in the world, Charles found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the chitlin circuit, the soulful singer gained a reputation before exploding onto the worldwide stage when he pioneered the incorporation of rhythm and blues, rock and roll, gospel, country, jazz and orchestral influences into his inimitable style.
Daddy Day Care, 1h32
Directed by Steve Carr
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Children's films
Actors Eddie Murphy, Jason Statham, Steve Zahn, Jeff Garlin, Regina King, Anjelica Huston
Roles Kim Hinton
Rating55% 2.753172.753172.753172.753172.75317
Charlie Hinton (Eddie Murphy) is a recently laid-off food products marketing executive and stay-at-home father whose wife Kim (Regina King) has just gone back to work as a lawyer. They enroll their child, Ben (Khamani Griffin), in Chapman Academy, a very academic pre-school headed by Miss Harridan (Anjelica Huston). But when Kim finds out how much the parents have to pay per month, she takes Ben out of Chapman and looks for other daycare facilities. Unable to find either a suitable daycare or new employment, Hinton opens up a day care center in his home with the help of his best friend Phil Ryerson (Jeff Garlin) and calls it Daddy Day Care. At first, the local moms are suspicious of men wanting to work with children, but as Daddy Day Care is cheaper and more child-centered than the academy, the latter begins to lose students.
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, 1h35
Directed by Charles Herman-Wurmfeld
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Environmental films, Politique, Political films
Actors Reese Witherspoon, Sally Field, Regina King, Jennifer Coolidge, Bruce McGill, Dana Ivey
Roles Grace Rossiter
Rating48% 2.4044752.4044752.4044752.4044752.404475
Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) wants her Chihuahua, Bruiser, to reunite with his mother, because she would like Bruiser's mom to attend Elle and Emmett's wedding. Elle hires a detective to find Bruiser's mother, only to discover that the owner of her dog's mother is a cosmetics company that uses Bruiser's mother for "testing". She finds out that her law firm represents the C'est Magnifique Corporation.
Down to Earth, 1h27
Directed by Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about religion
Actors Regina King, Chazz Palminteri, Eugene Levy, Frankie Faison, Jennifer Coolidge, Greg Germann
Roles Sontee Jenkins
Rating54% 2.7491052.7491052.7491052.7491052.749105
Lance Barton (Chris Rock) is a struggling comedian who is quite funny and confident in his personality, but is unable to bring his talent across in front of an audience. After being booed off stage one night he hears about an opportunity from his manager, Whitney Daniels (Frankie Faison), at the Apollo Theater, which is having a goodbye show due to its imminent closing. He is hoping to get a chance to prove himself in front of a real audience, when on his way home riding a bike Lance is distracted by Sontee Jenkins (Regina King). Not paying attention, he is hit by a semi truck and is instantly killed. Because of this, Lance is brought up to Heaven where he meets the angels, King (Chazz Palminteri) and Keyes (Eugene Levy) who reveal that Lance has died before his time, and can help Lance return to Earth.
If These Walls Could Talk 2, 1h32
Directed by Anne Heche, Martha Coolidge, Jane Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Action, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Vanessa Redgrave, Marian Seldes, Paul Giamatti, Elizabeth Perkins, Michelle Williams, Chloë Sevigny
Roles Allie
Rating69% 3.499253.499253.499253.499253.49925
Ce film raconte l’histoire de trois couples de femmes de 1961 à 2000. Chaque duo vit son homosexualité à sa manière et aussi en fonction des mœurs de son époque.