Regina King Biography (1971-)

Born January 15, 1971, in Los Angeles, CA; daughter of Thomas (an electrician) and Gloria (a special education teacher) King; married Ian Alexander (a record company executive), April 23, 1997; children: Ian, Jr. Addresses:Agent: Gersh Agency, 232 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.; Manager: Catch 23, 100 N. Crescent Dr., Suite 323, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.; Publicist: Patricola Lust Public Relations, 8383 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 530, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress
Birth Details
January 15, 1971
Los Angeles, California, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Shalika, Boyz N the Hood (also known as Boys in the Hood),Columbia, 1991
  • Iesha, Poetic Justice, Columbia, 1993
  • Monet, Higher Learning, Columbia, 1995
  • Dana Jones, Friday, New Line Cinema, 1995
  • Mia Williams, A Thin Line between Love and Hate, New Line Cinema,1996
  • Marcee Tidwell, Jerry Maguire, TriStar/Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1996
  • Vanessa, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1998
  • Carla Dean, Enemy of the State, Buena Vista, 1998
  • Cecily Banks, Mighty Joe Young (also known as Mighty Joe),Buena Vista, 1998
  • Quest for Atlantis, 1999
  • Lois Newton, Love and Action in Chicago, 1999
  • Herself, The Acting Class, 2000
  • Sontee Jenkins, Down to Earth, Paramount, 2001
  • Rayne, Final Breakdown (also known as Turnaround), 2002
  • Also appeared in the film Clockers.
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Brenda Jenkins, 227, NBC, 1985-1990
  • Cynthia, Leap of Faith, NBC, 2002
  • Movies
  • Ronnie Williams, Where the Truth Lies (also known as 90 Days atHollyridge and Hollyridge), Lifetime, 1999
  • Allie, "2000," If These Walls Could Talk 2, HBO, 2000
  • Cheryl Griffith, Damaged Care, Showtime, 2002
  • Specials
  • BET's Voices against Violence Special, Black Entertainment Television, 1995
  • Student, Why Colors?, Showtime, 1995
  • Iris, Rituals, Lifetime, 1998
  • Episodic
  • Marah, "Tasha," New York Undercover, Fox, 1994
  • Mother Nature, "Baby Blues," Northern Exposure, CBS, 1994
  • Zina, "The Shake-Up," Living Single, Fox, 1995
  • Appeared as Vanessa's friend in an episode of The Cosby Show, CBS;also appeared in an episode of Silver Spoons.
  • Other
  • Appeared in Frankly Female, Ira Joe Fisher, and Uptown Undercover.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Made show business debut at Crossroads Theatre, Los Angeles, c. 1985; appeared in stage productions of A Rainy Afternoon, Seymour and Shirley, This Family, The Weirdo, and Wicked Ways.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Black Biography, Volume 22, Gale, 1999
    Periodicals
    • Essence, October, 1998, p. 98; August, 2000, p. 74
    • Los Angeles Times, August 14, 1998
    • People Weekly, August 31, 1998, pp. 103-04

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