Regina King
Actress
Regina King
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.
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Regina King joins Netflix crime drama 'Seven Seconds'
Yahoo News - 3 months
Regina King is joing Netflix series "Seven Seconds," reports The Hollywood Reporter.
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Kids Who Love 'The Snowy Day' Are Getting An Early Holiday Present
Huffington Post - 3 months
If you’re looking to build a diverse children’s library, one of the first books you’re likely to come across is “The Snowy Day.”  Ezra Jack Keats wrote and illustrated “The Snowy Day” in 1962 as a response to the overwhelming whiteness of children’s literature. Upon publication, it became the first picture book to feature an African-American protagonist.  “None of the manuscripts I’d been illustrating featured any black kids ― except for token blacks in the background,” he wrote in an unpublished autobiography.  “My book would have him there simply because he should have been there all along.” But “The Snowy Day” is beloved for much more than its political importance. It’s a relatable yet somehow magical story about a boy named Peter exploring his neighborhood on a snowy day, and the illustrations and text are deceptively simple.  One of my son’s favorite pages shows Peter sitting in a warm bath after telling his mother about his adventures. We always read the text togeth ...
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Emmy Awards: Spotlight On Diversity
Huffington Post - 5 months
As I watched the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday evening, I had to take several deep breaths to calm myself down from the excitement of it all. Though we are living in a media landscape with many more diverse characters and actors on television than ever before, when it comes to many award shows, these representations are often sidelined by productions created by and starring white, cisgender men, with the occasional featured actress who sometimes does not say enough to pass the Bechdel test. If you think I'm taking a dig at the Oscars, you're absolutely right. But this year's Emmy Awards distinguished itself from the Oscars in more ways than one. Eighteen actors of color were nominated between the lead and featured actor categories, which is eighteen more than the Oscars and seven more than last year's Emmy Awards. LGBT people and characters were also quite represented among the nominees. Of the combined fourteen series nominated for Best Drama and Best Comedy, ten featured ...
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Here Are All The 2016 Emmy Award Winners
Huffington Post - 5 months
It’s TV’s biggest night and, once again, “Game of Thrones” is your best bet for Sunday night’s big winner, since the HBO show leads the 68th annual Emmy Awards with 23 nominations, followed closely by “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” with 22 noms.  Yes, tonight is the night when all your favorite shows and stars will battle it out live from the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. Though we are fairly certain “GoT” will dominate in the Outstanding Drama category, the show is up against “Homeland,” “House of Cards,” “Mr. Robot,” “Downton Abbey,” ”Better Call Saul” and “The Americans” for the top honor. Meanwhile, Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted the award show in 2012, returns as this year’s host.  He warned People that his famous friends should consider themselves targets for good natured ridicule, since he knows they’ll be able to handle it.  “The people with whom I’m actually friendly are in the most danger usually because I know they can take a joke,” Kimm ...
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Here Are All The 2016 Emmy Award Winners
Huffington Post - 5 months
It’s TV’s biggest night and, once again, “Game of Thrones” is your best bet for Sunday night’s big winner, since the HBO show leads the 68th annual Emmy Awards with 23 nominations, followed closely by “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson” with 22 noms.  Yes, tonight is the night when all your favorite shows and stars will battle it out live from the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles. Though we are fairly certain “GoT” will dominate in the Outstanding Drama category, the show is up against “Homeland,” “House of Cards,” “Mr. Robot,” “Downton Abbey,” ”Better Call Saul” and “The Americans” for the top honor. Meanwhile, Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted the award show in 2012, returns as this year’s host.  He warned People that his famous friends should consider themselves targets for good natured ridicule, since he knows they’ll be able to handle it.  “The people with whom I’m actually friendly are in the most danger usually because I know they can take a joke,” Kimm ...
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Emmy Red Carpet Fashion 2016
NYTimes - 5 months
See what celebrities like Regina King, Rami Malek and Tatiana Maslany wore to television’s biggest night.
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10 Shows That Didn't Get Emmys Love, But Should Get Yours
Huffington Post - 6 months
There are many, many good television shows out there these days, and hardly enough time — or awards — to give them all their due. Plus, not everyone is going to agree on which of our current small-screen offerings are truly the best. While one person stumps for Rachel Bloom’s nuanced and hilarious delivery on “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” another one could justifiably argue that Andrew Lincoln’s performance on “The Walking Dead” is truly where it’s at.  While Sunday night’s focus will be on the Emmy-nominated shows, actors, writers and co. at this year’s award ceremony, don’t forget to check out the worthy shows that fell short of nabbing a nod for 2016. Ladies and gentlemen, 10 shows for your Roku queue consideration. “Halt and Catch Fire” (AMC) What might sound a little hokey ― a show about Texas’ Silicon Prairie and the rise of personal computers in the 1980s ― ends up being deeply emotional and perfectly nerdy. First off, the opening credits of “Halt and Catch Fire” constitute ...
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'American Crime': Richard Cabral to Return for Season 3
Yahoo News - 8 months
He joins Felicity Huffman and Regina King as remaining with the John Ridley ABC anthology.
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Regina King Reigns In Hollywood
NPR - 9 months
The actress has successfully navigated working both in front of and behind the camera. She's won an Emmy for her television work, and she's in demand as a director on shows like Animal Kingdom.
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Regina King Has So Many Stories to Tell
NYTimes - 12 months
The actress, who won an Emmy for her role in “American Crime,” has found success in playing a wide range of characters.
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What Regina King Learned About Calling Out An Awards Show For Being 'White As Ever'
Huffington Post - about 1 year
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HBO Golden Globes Party Dazzled
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Ricky Gervais and David Oyelowo at HBO Golden Globes After Party 2016 (all photo credit: Filmmagic) Once again the premium ticket after the Golden Globes award show was the HBO after party, where reportedly 1200 stars, artists, producers and executives mingled and touted the evenings results as guests, nominees and winners headed downstairs from the banquet room where the awards show is televised at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles to the lower level where multiple parties happen back to back under the highest security. Entrée to each party is of course an exclusive ticket. The HBO party took over the famed Trader Vics, patio and pool outside with a tented dance floor and DJs spinning records all night. Oscar Issac wins best actor for HBO's Show Me A Hero Oscar Isaac was there with his Golden Globe win for actor in a limited series for HBO's Show Me a Hero, HBO's win of the night. John Hamm, Harrison Ford, Rachel McAdams, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Elisabeth R ...
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Golden Globes Set Glamorous Tone for Hair in 2016
Huffington Post - about 1 year
We're off to a fantastic start for 2016 with the Golden Globes putting hair front and center for fashion with lots of glamorous styles to follow. Colors remained mostly tone-on-tone with beautiful, but subtle, variations. We did see some stars wearing their hair with a darker base at the roots and some lighter pieces in a balayage treatment to create a soft and sexy look. Overall, we're staying with more natural looks and soft transitions. One of my favorite actresses, Kate Hudson, wore her hair in simple, sexy soft waves in a blend of different blonde shades, parted down the middle, a no-fuss style but with lots of enchanting depth. Olivia Wilde had a similar style but in a different flavor with darker roots, something we've seen a lot of recently, and some balayage treatment for that sun-kissed natural look and some highlights around the face. There were lots of asymmetrical styles, too, at varying lengths with parts deep on the side, the hair pulled over, but that doesn't ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Regina King
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 44
    In September 2015, she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie.
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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.
    More Details Hide Details Since 2015, she played Erika Murphy on the critically acclaimed HBO drama, The Leftovers, for which she has received a Critics' Choice Television Award nomination. She has a recurring role as Janine Davis on The Big Bang Theory, and has starred in numerous films, including Ray, Poetic Justice, Friday, and Legally Blonde 2.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2007
    Age 36
    In 2007 she played Lisa Moore in This Christmas.
    More Details Hide Details She most recently joined the cast of ABC's John Ridley-penned ensemble drama American Crime as a devout member of the Nation of Islam and sister to a drug addict accused of murder. Her performance was praised by television critics.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1996
    Age 25
    Later in 1996 she gained fame starring in the blockbuster romantic comedy film Jerry Maguire as Marcee Tidwell, the wife of Cuba Gooding, Jr.'s character.
    More Details Hide Details She played Will Smith's character's wife in Enemy of the State, and was also featured in How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Mighty Joe Young, Down to Earth, Daddy Day Care, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, A Cinderella Story, Ray and Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous. Beginning in the mid-2000s, she had ongoing roles on several TV series, including acclaimed work as the voice of Huey and Riley Freeman for the animated series The Boondocks and Detective Lydia Adams on the TNT police drama Southland. She also appeared in roles on 24, The Big Bang Theory, and Shameless.
    In 1996, she starred in the Martin Lawrence dark comedy-romance A Thin Line Between Love and Hate as Mia.
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  • 1995
    Age 24
    In 1995, she was featured in the hit comedy film Friday.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1985
    Age 14
    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.
    More Details Hide Details She went on to appear in the John Singleton films Boyz n the Hood, Poetic Justice and Higher Learning.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1979
    Age 8
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Her younger sister is actress Reina King. King attended Westchester High School and the University of Southern California.
  • 1971
    Age 0
    Born on January 15, 1971.
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