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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 Watchmen 2019-10-20
Known For
Poster of Inside the Box
Poster of بیست و چهار
Poster of Mighty Joe Young
Poster of Jerry Maguire
Series Watchmen Angela Abar / Sister Night 2019-10-20
Movie If Beale Street Could Talk: Poetry in Motion 2019-02-14
Series Seven Seconds Latrice Butler 2018-02-23
Movie If Beale Street Could Talk Sharon Rivers 2018-12-14
Series High Bar 2017
Movie The Snowy Day Mom 2016-11-25
Series American Crime Terri LaCroix 2015-03-05
Movie The Gabby Douglas Story Natalie Hawkins 2014-02-01
Series The Leftovers Erika Murphy 2014-06-29
Movie Planes: Fire & Rescue Dynamite (voice) 2014-07-17
Movie Inside the Box Stephanie Miles 2013-09-30
Movie The Enduring Significance of Boyz n the Hood 2011-07-19
Movie Our Family Wedding Angela 2010-03-12
Series Southland Detective Lydia Adams 2009-04-09
Series The Wendy Williams Show Unknown 2008-07-14
Movie Living Proof Ellie Jackson 2008-10-18
Movie Year of the Dog Layla 2007-04-13
Series تئوری بیگ بنگ Mrs. Davis 2007-09-24
Movie This Christmas Lisa Whitfield Moore 2007-11-27
Movie مورچه قلدر Kreela (voice) 2006-07-28
Movie Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous Sam Fuller 2005-03-11
Series The Boondocks Riley Freeman / Huey Freeman (voice) 2005-11-06
Series Weekends at the D.L. Unknown 2005-07-29
Movie Genius. A Night for Ray Charles Herself 2004-10-07
Movie A Cinderella Story Rhonda 2004-07-10
Movie Ray Margie Hendricks 2004-10-29
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie Daddy Day Care Kim Hinton 2003-05-03
Movie Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde Grace Rossiter 2003-07-02
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie Friendly Fire: Making of an Urban Legend 2003-09-02
Movie Truth Be Told Rayne 2002-01-01
Series Leap of Faith Cynthia 2002-02-28
Series بیست و چهار Sandra Palmer 2001-11-06
Movie Down to Earth Sontee Jenkins 2001-02-16
Series Good Day Live Unknown 2001-09-17
Movie If These Walls Could Talk 2 Allie 2000-03-05
Movie Where the Truth Lies Lillian Rose-Martin 1999-09-13
Movie How Stella Got Her Groove Back Vanessa 1998-08-14
Movie Mighty Joe Young Cecily Banks 1998-12-25
Movie Enemy of the State Carla Dean 1998-11-20
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie A Thin Line Between Love and Hate Mia 1996-04-04
Movie Jerry Maguire Marcee Tidwell 1996-12-13
Movie Higher Learning Monet 1995-01-11
Movie Friday Dana Jones 1995-04-26
Series New York Undercover Unknown 1994-09-08
Movie Poetic Justice Iesha 1993-07-23
Series Living Single Unknown 1993-08-29
Movie Boyz n the Hood Shalika 1991-07-12
Series Northern Exposure Unknown 1990-07-12
Series 227 Brenda Jenkins 1985-09-14