Regina King

Gender: female | Birthday: 1971-01-15 | Place of Birth:

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.

Movies of Regina King

Planes: Fire & Rescue
Planes: Fire & Rescue

Planes: Fire & Rescue   2014

Release Date: 2014-07-17

Rating: 5.9

Production Companies: Walt Disney Pictures / DisneyToon Studios /

Director: Roberts Gannaway / Roberts Gannaway /

Stars: 
Dane Cook  /  Ed Harris  /  Julie Bowen
Our Family Wedding
Our Family Wedding

Our Family Wedding   2010

Release Date: 2010-03-12

Rating: 5.5

Production Companies: Fox Searchlight Pictures / Dune Entertainment /

Director: Forest Whitaker / Forest Whitaker /

Stars: 
Forest Whitaker  /  America Ferrera  /  Carlos Mencia
This Christmas
This Christmas

This Christmas   2007

Release Date: 2007-11-27

Rating: 6.8

Production Companies: Screen Gems /

Director: Idris Elba / Idris Elba /

Stars: 
Loretta Devine  /  Delroy Lindo  /  Idris Elba
Year of the Dog
Year of the Dog

Year of the Dog   2007

Release Date: 2007-04-13

Rating: 5.1

Production Companies: Black & White Productions /

Director: Mike White / Mike White /

Stars: 
Laura Dern  /  Molly Shannon  /  Regina King
The Ant Bully
The Ant Bully

The Ant Bully   2006

Release Date: 2006-07-27

Rating: 5.5

Production Companies: Warner Bros. Pictures / DNA Films /

Director: Bruce Campbell / Bruce Campbell /

Stars: 
Julia Roberts  /  Meryl Streep  /  Nicolas Cage
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous   2005

Release Date: 2005-03-11

Rating: 5.4

Production Companies: Village Roadshow Pictures / Castle Rock Entertainment /

Director: William Shatner / William Shatner /

Stars: 
Sandra Bullock  /  Regina King  /  Enrique Murciano
Ray
Ray

Ray   2004

Release Date: 2004-10-29

Rating: 7.3

Production Companies:

Director: Pamela Alch / Pamela Alch /

Stars: 
Jamie Foxx  /  Kerry Washington  /  Regina King
Genius. A Night for Ray Charles
Genius. A Night for Ray Charles

Genius. A Night for Ray Charles   2004

Release Date: 2004-10-07

Rating: 7.5

Production Companies:

Director: Morgan Freeman / Morgan Freeman /

Stars: 
Morgan Freeman  /  Quincy Jones  /  Jamie Foxx
A Cinderella Story
A Cinderella Story

A Cinderella Story   2004

Release Date: 2004-07-10

Rating: 6.2

Production Companies: Gaylord Films / Warner Bros. /

Director: Robin Anderson / Robin Anderson /

Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde

Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde   2003

Release Date: 2003-07-02

Rating: 5.2

Production Companies: Type A Films / Marc Platt Productions /

Director: Sally Field / Sally Field /

Stars: 
Reese Witherspoon  /  Sally Field  /  Regina King
Daddy Day Care
Daddy Day Care

Daddy Day Care   2003

Release Date: 2003-05-03

Rating: 5.6

Production Companies: Columbia Pictures / Revolution Studios /

Director: Nancy Karlin / Nancy Karlin /

Stars: 
Eddie Murphy  /  Jeff Garlin  /  Steve Zahn
Down to Earth
Down to Earth

Down to Earth   2001

Release Date: 2001-02-16

Rating: 5.1

Production Companies: Paramount Pictures / Alphaville Films /

Director: Chris Rock / Chris Rock /

Stars: 
Chris Rock  /  Regina King  /  Chazz Palminteri
If These Walls Could Talk 2
If These Walls Could Talk 2

If These Walls Could Talk 2   2000

Release Date: 2000-03-05

Rating: 6.8

Production Companies: Team Todd / HBO Films /

Director: Diane H. Newman / Diane H. Newman /

Mighty Joe Young
Mighty Joe Young

Mighty Joe Young   1998

Release Date: 1998-12-25

Rating: 5.9

Production Companies: Walt Disney Pictures / RKO Pictures /

Director: Rade Serbedzija / Rade Serbedzija /

Stars: 
Charlize Theron  /  Rade Serbedzija  /  Bill Paxton
Enemy of the State
Enemy of the State

Enemy of the State   1998

Release Date: 1998-11-20

Rating: 6.8

Production Companies: Jerry Bruckheimer Films / Scott Free Productions /

Director: Seth Green / Seth Green /

Stars: 
Will Smith  /  Gene Hackman  /  Jon Voight
How Stella Got Her Groove Back
How Stella Got Her Groove Back

How Stella Got Her Groove Back   1998

Release Date: 1998-08-14

Rating: 5.8

Production Companies: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation /

Director: Steve Danton / Steve Danton /

Stars: 
Angela Bassett  /  Taye Diggs  /  Whoopi Goldberg
Jerry Maguire
Jerry Maguire

Jerry Maguire   1996

Release Date: 1996-12-13

Rating: 6.8

Production Companies: Gracie Films / TriStar Pictures /

Director: Cameron Crowe / Cameron Crowe /

Stars: 
Tom Cruise  /  Cuba Gooding Jr.  /  Renée Zellweger
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate

A Thin Line Between Love and Hate   1996

Release Date: 1996-04-04

Rating: 5.7

Production Companies: New Line Cinema / Savoy Pictures /

Director: Melisa Sánchez / Melisa Sánchez /

Stars: 
Lynn Whitfield  /  Martin Lawrence  /  Regina King
Friday
Friday

Friday   1995

Release Date: 1995-04-26

Rating: 7.1

Production Companies: New Line Cinema /

Director: F. Gary Gray / F. Gary Gray /

Stars: 
Ice Cube  /  Chris Tucker  /  Nia Long
Higher Learning
Higher Learning

Higher Learning   1995

Release Date: 1995-01-11

Rating: 6.6

Production Companies: Columbia Pictures Corporation / New Deal Productions /

Director: Michael Rapaport / Michael Rapaport /

Stars: 
Omar Epps  /  Kristy Swanson  /  Michael Rapaport
Poetic Justice
Poetic Justice

Poetic Justice   1993

Release Date: 1993-07-23

Rating: 6.6

Production Companies:

Director: Lori Petty / Lori Petty /

Stars: 
Janet Jackson  /  Tupac Amaru Shakur  /  Regina King
Boyz n the Hood
Boyz n the Hood

Boyz n the Hood   1991

Release Date: 1991-07-12

Rating: 7.5

Production Companies: National Broadcasting Company (NBC) / Mark Goodson-Bill Todman Productions /

Director: Dawn Gilliam / Dawn Gilliam /

Stars: 
Laurence Fishburne  /  Cuba Gooding Jr.  /  Ice Cube
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