Regina King is a popular American actress and director. Regina King got famous by playing different roles in several notable movies and series like The Boondocks, Southland, Down to Earth, Watchmen, Seven Seconds etc.
Regina King was born on January 15, 1971 and she is currently 51 years old. She is from Cincinnati, Ohio and her zodiac sign is Capricorn. She grew up living in View Park-Windsor Hills, California. Speaking of family, her mother is Gloria (Cain) and her father is Thomas King. Her mother was a special education teacher and her father was an electrician. Unfortunately, her parents divorced in 1979.
She also has a young sister named Reina King. Her sister is a former actress who appeared on What’s happening now!! In terms of her education, she attended Westchester High School. She graduated from this institution in 1988. She later studied communications at the University of Southern California. However, she dropped out after two years after realizing her passion was acting. Also, her middle name is “Rene”.
working life and career
Professionally, Regina King is both a famous actress and director. She has received numerous awards including a Golden Globe Award, an Academy Award and four Primetime Emmy Awards. In 2019, Time magazine included her as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
People first noticed her for her role as Brenda Jenkins in 227 She played the role from 1985 to 1990. She also appeared in films and series Friday, The Boondocks, and southland. The actress also starred in American crime from 2015 to 2017. For this role, this actress won two Primetime Emmy Awards.
In 2018, the actress starred in seven seconds. The actress won her 3rd Primetime Emmy Award for this project. She also appeared in the same year If Beale Street could talk for which she bagged the Golden Globe Award and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. The actress also won her 4th Primetime Emmy Award for her role in Guardian in 2019.
Some well known movies this actress has starred in are among others Boyz n the Hood, Poetic Justice, Ray, A Cinderella Story, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, and Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous. Also included are some notable TV series she starred in The remains and The big Bang Theory.
As a director, she has directed episodes for scandal in 2015 and 2016. She then directed episodes in This is us in 2017. She also worked as a director for the music video for the 2010 song find my way back whose singer is Jaheim.
She also made her feature film directorial debut with the drama One night in Miami… in 2020. For this project, the actress/director received nominations for a Golden Globe Award for Best Director and a Directors Guild of America Award for First Time Feature Film. The actress was also the second black woman to receive a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Director.
Regina King is currently Single. However, she was previously married and her ex-husband is Ian Alexander Sr. The couple were together from 1997 to 2007 which ended in divorce. The two had a son named Ian Alexander Jr. Their son was a DJ who was born in 1996. Unfortunately, the couple’s child died by suicide on January 21, 2022 at the age of just 26.
Regina King stands about tall height by 5 feet 3 inches or 160 cm. Likewise, the actress weighs around 55 kg or 121 pounds. Additionally, the actress has a chest-waist-hip measurement of 34-26-35 inches. In addition, the American actress has dark brown eyes and hair of the same color.
Social Media and Wealth
Regarding her social media presence, Regina King joined Twitter in July 2011 and so far has over 1.1 million followers on her @reginaking account. She also appears under the username @iamreginaking Instagram. This account has more than 2.3 million total followers as of February 2022. This actress/director has a net worth of around 16 million US dollars.