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Regina King

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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Jan 15, 1971 In Los Angeles, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series 227 1985-09-14
Latest Project:
Series Leap of Faith 2016
Known For
Poster of Big Bang
Poster of Ant Bully, bienvenido al hormiguero
Poster of The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Poster of Papá canguro
Series Leap of Faith 2016
Movie The Gabby Douglas Story Natalie Hawkins 2014-02-01
Movie Aviones: Equipo de rescate Dynamite (voice) 2014-07-17
Movie Dentro de la caja Stephanie Miles 2013-09-30
Movie La Boda de Mi Familia Angela 2010-03-12
Series Southland Detective Lydia Adams 2009-04-09
Series The Wendy Williams Show Unknown 2008-07-14
Movie Prueba de vida Ellie Jackson 2008-10-18
Movie Year of the Dog Layla 2007-04-13
Series Big Bang Mrs. Davis 2007-09-24
Movie Vaya Navidades Lisa Whitfield Moore 2007-11-27
Movie Ant Bully, bienvenido al hormiguero Kreela 2006-07-27
Movie Miss Simpatia 2 Armada y Poderosa Sam Fuller 2005-03-11
Series The Boondocks Riley Freeman (voice) 2005-11-06
Movie Una Cenicienta Moderna Rhonda 2004-07-10
Movie Ray Margie Hendricks 2004-10-11
Movie Genius. A Night for Ray Charles Herself 2004-10-07
Movie Papá canguro Kim Hinton 2003-05-03
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie Una rubia muy legal 2 Grace Rossiter 2003-07-02
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie Down to Earth (De vuelta a la Tierra) Sontee Jenkins 2001-02-16
Series 24 Sandra Palmer 2001-11-06
Movie Mujer contra mujer Allie 2000-03-05
Movie Una verdad oculta Lillian Rose-Martin 1999-09-13
Movie How Stella Got Her Groove Back Vanessa 1998-08-14
Movie Mi gran amigo Joe Cecily Banks 1998-12-29
Movie Enemigo público Carla Dean 1998-11-15
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Jerry Maguire Marcee Tidwell 1996-12-06
Movie A Thin Line Between Love and Hate Mia 1996-04-04
Movie Semillas de rencor Monet 1995-01-11
Movie Todo en un viernes Dana Jones 1995-04-26
Series New York Undercover Unknown 1994-09-08
Movie Poetic Justice Iesha 1993-07-23
Movie Los chicos del barrio Shalika 1991-07-12
Series Doctor en Alaska Unknown 1990-07-12
Series 227 Brenda Jenkins 1985-09-14