Regina King

Born Jan 15, 1971

Regina King is an American film and television actress. She is known for her role as Brenda Jenkins, the studious daughter of Mary Jenkins on the 1980s sitcom, 227, and for her critically acclaimed supporting role in the feature film Jerry Maguire. She is also known for voicing the lead characters of the animated series The Boondocks. King is currently starring in the television series Southland in the role of Detective Lydia Adams.… Read More

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1971 Birth Born on January 15, 1971.
1979 8 Years Old King was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and grew up in View Park-Windsor Hills, the elder daughter of Gloria, a special education teacher, and Thomas King, an electrician. The two divorced in 1979. … Read More


1985 14 Years Old King began her acting career in 1985 playing the role of Brenda Jenkins on the television series 227, a role she played until the show ended in 1990. … Read More


1995 24 Years Old In 1995, she was featured in the hit comedy film Friday.
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In 1996, she starred in the Martin Lawrence dark comedy-romance A Thin Line Between Love and Hate as Mia.


2007 36 Years Old In 2007 she played Lisa Moore in This Christmas. … Read More


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…  In 2015, she began starring in the ABC anthology series American Crime, for which she has received two Emmy Awards and was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award. … Read More
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