Regina King

Regina King

Date of Birth

Birthday: January 15
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA

Regina King is a film and television actress and director.

She played Brenda Jenkins on the NBC sitcom 227 and had a supporting role in the feature film Jerry Maguire. King in her later career became widely known for her leading roles in two Peabody award winning television shows The Boondocks where she provided the voices Huey and Riley Freeman and Southland where she portrayed Detective Lydia Adams. The latter role earned her two nominations for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2012 and 2013.

Regina King is a film and television actress and director.

She played Brenda Jenkins on the NBC sitcom 227 and had a supporting role in the feature film Jerry Maguire. King in her later career became widely known for her leading roles in two Peabody award winning television shows The Boondocks where she provided the voices Huey and Riley Freeman and Southland where she portrayed Detective Lydia Adams. The latter role earned her two nominations for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2012 and 2013.

In 2015, King began starring in the ABC anthology series American Crime.

She is also known for her recurring role Janine Davis on The Big Bang Theory and starring in the films Ray, Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous, Poetic Justice, Friday, A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, Enemy of the State, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, and A Cinderella Story.

In 2018, she starred on the short-lived Netflix drama Seven Seconds and earned a fourth Emmy nomination.

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Awards & Nominations

5 Nominations | 4 Emmys
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie - 2020
  • Winner
  • Regina King, as Angela Abar/Sister Night
  • Watchmen
  • HBO
  • HBO in association with White Rabbit and Warner Bros. Television and DC and Paramount Television
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie - 2018
  • Winner
  • Regina King, as Latrice Butler
  • Seven Seconds
  • Netflix
  • Fox 21 Television Studios
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie - 2017
  • Nominee
  • Regina King, as Kimara Walters
  • American Crime
  • ABC
  • ABC Studios
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie - 2016
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or A Movie - 2015
Regina King accepts the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for Watchmen at the 72nd Emmy Awards.
Jimmy Kimmel presents the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie to Regina King for Watchmen at the 72nd Emmy Awards.
13th Television Academy Honors
Regina King on stage at the 71st Emmy Awards.
Regina King and Mandy Moore on the red carpet at the 71st Emmy Awards.
Regina King on the red carpet at the 71st Emmy Awards.
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2018 Performers Peer Group Celebration
2018 Performers Peer Group Celebration
Regina King on the red carpet at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards
2017 Dynamic and Diverse Reception
Regina King and John Ridley at the 68th Emmys Governors Ball.
Regina King accepts her award at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
Regina King accepts her award at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
Regina King on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
Regina King backstage at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Anthony Anderson and Regina King at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Regina King backstage at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Regina King accepts an award at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Regina King accepts her award at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Regina King on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Marla Gibbs and Regina King backstage at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
Baratunde Thurston, D-Nice, Norman Lear, Marla Gibbs, Regina King and Toure on the red carpet at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
Regina King onstage at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
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Regina King accepts the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for Watchmen at the 72nd Emmy Awards.
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Regina King accepts the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for Watchmen at the 72nd Emmy Awards.

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Jimmy Kimmel presents the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie to Regina King for Watchmen at the 72nd Emmy Awards.
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Jimmy Kimmel presents the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie to Regina King for Watchmen at the 72nd Emmy Awards.

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13th Television Academy Honors
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Damon Lindelof and Regina King accept this year’s Television Academy Honors recognition for their limited series, Watchmen, during the 13th Television Academy Honors, which streamed on TelevisionAcademy.com on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

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Regina King on stage at the 71st Emmy Awards.
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Regina King on stage at the 71st Emmy Awards.

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Regina King and Mandy Moore on the red carpet at the 71st Emmy Awards.
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Regina King and Mandy Moore on the red carpet at the 71st Emmy Awards.

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Regina King on the red carpet at the 71st Emmy Awards.
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Regina King on the red carpet at the 71st Emmy Awards.

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Regina King at the 70th Emmys Governors Ball.

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Regina King accepts an award at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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Regina King on the red carpet at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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2018 Performers Peer Group Celebration
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Melvin Jackson Jr., Regina King, and Kelly Jenrette attend the Television Academy’s 2018 Performers Peer Group Celebration of the 70th Emmy Awards at NeueHouse Hollywood on Monday, August 20, 2018, in Los Angeles, California.

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2018 Performers Peer Group Celebration
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Regina King and fellow nominees congratulate each other at the Television Academy’s 2018 Performers Peer Group Celebration of the 70th Emmy Awards at NeueHouse Hollywood on Monday, August 20, 2018, in Los Angeles, California.

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Regina King on the red carpet at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards
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Regina King on the red carpet at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards.

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2017 Dynamic and Diverse Reception
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Keesha Sharp and Regina King attend the 2017 Dynamic and Diverse Emmy Nominee Reception presented by the Television Academy on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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Regina King and John Ridley at the 68th Emmys Governors Ball.
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Regina King and John Ridley at the 68th Emmys Governors Ball.

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Regina King accepts her award at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
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Regina King accepts her award at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.

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Regina King accepts her award at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
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Regina King accepts her award at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.

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Regina King on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
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Regina King on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys. 

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Regina King backstage at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Regina King backstage at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Anthony Anderson and Regina King at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Anthony Anderson and Regina King at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Regina King backstage at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Regina King backstage at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Regina King accepts an award at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Regina King accepts an award at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Regina King accepts her award at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Regina King accepts her award at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Regina King on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Regina King on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Marla Gibbs and Regina King backstage at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
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Marla Gibbs and Regina King backstage at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.

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Baratunde Thurston, D-Nice, Norman Lear, Marla Gibbs, Regina King and Toure on the red carpet at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
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Baratunde Thurston, D-Nice, Norman Lear, Marla Gibbs, Regina King and Toure on the red carpet at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.

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Regina King onstage at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.
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Regina King onstage at An Evening with Norman Lear at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood.

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