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Regina King was born in Los Angeles, California, to Gloria, a special education teacher, and Thomas King, an electrician. She began her career in the television show 227 (1985), followed by a role in Boyz n the Hood (1991). She began to be recognized by a mainstream audience after her role as Cuba Gooding Jr.'s character's wife in Jerry Maguire (... See full bio »

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'One Night in Miami' Cast Talks Representation on Screen

Regina King, director of One Night in Miami, and stars Aldis Hodge, Leslie Odom Jr., Eli Goree, and Kingsley Ben-Adir share the first time they saw themselves reflected on screen. They dive deep into the actors and roles that inspired them, and what they hope audiences will take away from their ground-breaking film.

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(2018)
The Harder They Fall Trudy Smith
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  Shirley (filming)
Shirley Chisholm
 2021 The Harder They Fall
Trudy Smith
 2021 Flag Day
U.S. Marshal Blake
 2019 Watchmen (TV Mini Series)
Angela Abar / Sister Night
- See How They Fly (2019) ... Angela Abar
- A God Walks into Abar (2019) ... Angela Abar / Sister Night
- An Almost Religious Awe (2019) ... Angela Abar / Sister Night
- This Extraordinary Being (2019) ... Angela Abar / Sister Night
- Little Fear of Lightning (2019) ... Angela Abar / Sister Night
 2013-2019 The Big Bang Theory (TV Series)
Janine Davis
- The Inspiration Deprivation (2019) ... Janine Davis
- The Retraction Reaction (2017) ... Janine Davis
- The Junior Professor Solution (2014) ... Janine Davis
- The Hofstadter Insufficiency (2013) ... Janine Davis
- The Tenure Turbulence (2013) ... Janine Davis
 2018 If Beale Street Could Talk
Sharon Rivers
 2018 Seven Seconds (TV Mini Series)
Latrice Butler
- A Boy and a Bike (2018) ... Latrice Butler
- Witnesses for the Prosecution (2018) ... Latrice Butler
- Bailed Out (2018) ... Latrice Butler
- Boxed Devil (2018) ... Latrice Butler
- Of Gods and Men (2018) ... Latrice Butler
 2015-2017 American Crime (TV Series)
Terri LaCroix / Aliyah Shadeed / Kimara Walters
- Season Three: Episode Eight (2017) ... Kimara Walters
- Season Three: Episode Seven (2017) ... Kimara Walters
- Season Three: Episode Six (2017) ... Kimara Walters
- Season Three: Episode Five (2017) ... Kimara Walters
- Season Three: Episode Four (2017) ... Kimara Walters
 2015-2017 The Leftovers (TV Series)
Erika Murphy
- Don't Be Ridiculous (2017) ... Erika Murphy
- I Live Here Now (2015) ... Erika Murphy
- Ten Thirteen (2015) ... Erika Murphy (credit only)
- International Assassin (2015) ... Erika Murphy (credit only)
- A Most Powerful Adversary (2015) ... Erika Murphy (credit only)
 2016 The Snowy Day (TV Short)
Mom (voice)
 2015 Pariah (TV Movie)
Karen
 2014 Planes: Fire & Rescue (Video Game)
Dynamite (voice)
 2014 The Strain (TV Series)
Ruby Wain
- Runaways (2014) ... Ruby Wain
- Gone Smooth (2014) ... Ruby Wain
- The Box (2014) ... Ruby Wain
 2014 Planes: Fire & Rescue
Dynamite (voice)
 2005-2014 The Boondocks (TV Series)
Riley Freeman / Huey Freeman
- The New Black (2014) ... Huey Freeman / Riley Freeman (voice)
- Stinkmeaner: Begun the Clone War Has (2014) ... Huey Freeman / Riley Freeman (voice)
- I Dream of Siri (2014) ... Huey Freeman / Riley Freeman (voice)
- Freedomland (2014) ... Huey Freeman / Riley Freeman (voice)
- Granddad Dates a Kardashian (2014) ... Huey Freeman / Riley Freeman (voice)
 2014 Shameless (TV Series)
Gail Johnson
- Lazarus (2014) ... Gail Johnson
- Liver, I Hardly Know Her (2014) ... Gail Johnson
- The Legend of Bonnie and Carl (2014) ... Gail Johnson
- Hope Springs Paternal (2014) ... Gail Johnson
 2014 The Gabby Douglas Story (TV Movie)
Natalie Hawkins
 2013 Divorce: A Love Story (TV Movie)
Cassandra
 2009-2013 Southland (TV Series)
Detective Lydia Adams
- Reckoning (2013) ... Detective Lydia Adams
- Chaos (2013) ... Detective Lydia Adams
- The Felix Paradox (2013) ... Detective Lydia Adams
- Heroes (2013) ... Detective Lydia Adams
- Bleed Out (2013) ... Detective Lydia Adams
 2013 Inside the Box (Short)
Stephanie Miles
 2010 Our Family Wedding
Angela
 2008 Living Proof (TV Movie)
Ellie Jackson
 2007 This Christmas
Lisa Moore
 2007 24 (TV Series)
Sandra Palmer
- Day 6: 9:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. (2007) ... Sandra Palmer
- Day 6: 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. (2007) ... Sandra Palmer
- Day 6: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (2007) ... Sandra Palmer
- Day 6: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. (2007) ... Sandra Palmer
- Day 6: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (2007) ... Sandra Palmer
 2007/I Year of the Dog
Layla
 2006 Women in Law (TV Series)
- Pilot (2006)
 2006 The Ant Bully
Kreela (voice)
 2006 The Ant Bully (Video Game)
Kreela (voice)
 2006 The Ant Bully (TV Mini Series short)
Kreela
- Pea Brains (2006) ... Kreela (voice)
 2004/I Ray
Margie Hendricks
 2004 A Cinderella Story
Rhonda
 2003 Daddy Day Care
Kim Hinton
 2002 Damaged Care (TV Movie)
Cheryl Griffith
 2002 Leap of Faith (TV Series)
Cynthia
- Carmic Behavior (2002) ... Cynthia
- The Baby Snugglers (2002) ... Cynthia
- Peeps (2002) ... Cynthia
- The Balls Game (2002) ... Cynthia
- Whole in One (2002) ... Cynthia
 2002 Turnaround
Rayne
 2001 Down to Earth
Sontee Jenkins
 2000 If These Walls Could Talk 2 (TV Movie)
Allie (segment "2000")
 1999 Where the Truth Lies (TV Movie)
Lillian Rose-Martin
 1998 Mighty Joe Young
Cecily Banks
 1998 Enemy of the State
Carla Dean
 1998 Rituals (Short)
 1996 Jerry Maguire
Marcee Tidwell
 1996 A Thin Line Between Love and Hate
Mia Williams
 1995 Living Single (TV Series)
Zina
- The Shake Up (1995) ... Zina
 1995 Friday
Dana Jones
 1995 Higher Learning
Monet
 1994 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Marah
- Tasha (1994) ... Marah
 1994 Northern Exposure (TV Series)
Mother Nature
- Baby Blues (1994) ... Mother Nature
 1993 Poetic Justice
Iesha
 1991 Boyz n the Hood
Shalika
 1985-1990 227 (TV Series)
Brenda Jenkins
- No Place Like Home (1990) ... Brenda Jenkins
- The Class of '90 (1990) ... Brenda Jenkins
- Nightmare on 227 (1990) ... Brenda Jenkins
- Gone Fishing (1990) ... Brenda Jenkins
- You Gotta Have Art (1990) ... Brenda Jenkins
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Other Works:

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Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 6 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Regina

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)

Spouse:

Ian Alexander Sr.  (divorced)  (1 child)

Children:

Ian Alexander Jr.

Parents:

Thomas King | Gloria King

Relatives:

Reina King (sibling)
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Personal Quote:

I love my city and I feel like the majority of the people that are in the city are people from other cities. So I think that L.A. sometimes might get a bad rap because it's known to be so Hollywood-oriented and then underneath that you have crime. But that's really the case in pretty much any major city that you go to. See more »

Trivia:

Along with Marcia Gay Harden, one of two actresses to win the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, without having earned a SAG Nomination since the award's inception in 1995. See more »

Trademark:

Known for playing highly opinionated characters

Nickname:

Gina

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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