Regina Rene King is an American actress and director. She is the recipient of several awards, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and four acting Primetime Emmy Awards, the most for an African-American performer. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2019.
Regina King was born in Los Angeles, California in 1971 where she attended Westchester High School and the University of Southern California. King's acting career began in 1985 on the hit television show 227, where she played the role of Brenda Jenkins until the show ended in 1990. She then went on to appear in fellow USC alumnus John Singleton's films "Boys in the Hood", "Poetic Justice", and "Higher Learning". She also appeared in the 1995 hit comedy "Friday". In 1996, Regina King starred in the blockbuster film "Jerry Maguire" as Marcee Tidwell, the wife of Cuba Gooding's character. She has appeared in many more films and television shows including "Enemy of the State", "Ray", "How Stella Got Her Groove Back", "Mighty Joe Young", "Daddy Day Care", "Legally Blonde 2: Red, White, and Blonde", "Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous", "This Christmas", "Our Family Wedding", "Living Single", "24", "If These Walls Could Talk 2", and "The Big Bang Theory". From 2009 to 2013 she starred on the series, "Southland". From 2005 to 2015 she provided the voice for two characters on the animated series, "The Boondocks". In 10`8 she made her Academy Award winning appearance in the film "If Beale Street Could Talk". In 2019 she began starring in the HBO series "Watchmen" which brought her critical and audience praise.
Awards & Nomination
Over a career that has lasted 30+ years, Regina is one of the most-awarded African American actresses in entertainment history. As of this writing she has won four Primetime Emmy Awards and one Academy Award. She won her Academy Award – for Best Supporting Actress – For 2019's "If Beal Street Could Talk". In 2020 she won a Primtime Emmy – for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series – for "Watchmen". That win tied Alfre Woodard for most acting Emmys won by a black performer.
Regina King is an American film and television actress has a net worth of $12 million.