Gayle King

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Gayle King was born on December 28, 1954 in Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for The Manchurian Candidate (2004), Queen & Slim (2019) and The Boss (2016). She was previously married to William G. Bumpus. See full bio »

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 2022 Billions (TV Series)
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- The Big Ugly (2022) ... Gayle King
 2021 The Game (TV Series)
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- Snips, Clips, and Chair Sits (2021) ... Gayle King
 2017-2021 Queen Sugar (TV Series)
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- To a Different Day (2021) ... Gayle King
- Yet Do I Marvel (2017) ... Gayle King
 2019 Queen & Slim
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 2016 The Boss
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 2015 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
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 2015 Being Mary Jane (TV Series)
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- No Eggspectations (2015) ... Gayle King
 2012 30 Rock (TV Series)
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- My Whole Life Is Thunder (2012) ... Gayle King
 2008 It's A New Day (Music Video short)
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 2004 The Manchurian Candidate
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 2000 A Little Bit of Lipstick
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 1985 The Color Purple
Churchgoer (uncredited)
Show Show Producer (2 credits)
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Show Show Self (102 credits)
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Other Works:

AudioBook: "Note to Self - Inspiring Words from Inspiring People". New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 198210208X. Sections collected & introduced by King with chapter narration provided by Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou, Chelsea Handler, Jane Fonda, Jimmy Carter, Joe Biden

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1 Interview | 7 Articles | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 10" (1.78 m)


William G. Bumpus  (divorced)  (2 children)

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Grew up in Ankara, Turkey, where her dad was an electronic engineer who worked for the government (1960-66). See more »

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