Regina King

 

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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

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Regina King

Born 1971-01-15 (49 years ago) in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Height 160 centimeters.

Awards
Award Ceremony Year Awarded for
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series (Southland) 45th NAACP Image Awards 2014 Southland
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series (Southland) 43rd NAACP Image Awards 2012 Southland
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series (Southland) 42nd NAACP Image Awards 2011 Southland
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (Ray) 36th NAACP Image Awards 2005 Ray
BET Award for Best Actress (Ray) BET Awards 2005 2005 Ray
Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Comedy or Musical (Ray) 9th Golden Satellite Awards 2005 Ray
Nominated for awards
Award Ceremony Year Nominated for
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series (Southland) 45th NAACP Image Awards 2014 Southland
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series (Southland) 45th NAACP Image Awards 2014 Southland
BET Award for Best Actress (Southland) BET Awards 2012 2012 Southland
BET Award for Best Actress (Southland) BET Awards 2011 2011 Southland
BET Award for Best Actress (Southland) BET Awards 2010 2010 Southland
Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Dance Scene (Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous) 2005 Teen Choice Awards 2005 Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous
Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Comedy or Musical (Ray) 10th Satellite Awards 2005 Ray
BET Award for Best Actress (Ray) BET Awards 2005 2005 Ray
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (Ray) 11th Screen Actors Guild Awards 2005 Ray
BET Award for Best Actress (Down to Earth) BET Awards 2001 2001 Down to Earth
Relationships
Name From To Relationship type
Ian Alexander Sr.(Gifta: 1997-04-23–2007) 1997-04-23 2007 Gifta
Child

Ian Alexander, Jr.

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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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