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Regina King

Regina King has lent her talents to roles to a number of prominent film roles. The actress recently starred in Paramount Vantage's comedy Year of the Dog opposite Molly Shannon, Laura Dern, Peter Sarsgaard and John C. Reilly for director Mike White. She also had a nine-episode guest starring role on the most recent season of the smash hit series 24.

Previous credits include starring opposite Sandra Bullock in the comedy Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous and providing the voice of Kreela in the animated film Ant Bully. She appeared in the Oscar nominated film Ray, opposite Jamie Foxx. King's other recent film credits also include Cinderella Story opposite Hilary Duff; Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde, opposite Reese Witherspoon and Daddy Day Care, opposite Eddie Murphy.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, King made her television debut on the hit sitcom 227. After five seasons, King made the leap to the silver screen with a role in John Singleton's powerful directorial debut, Boys N the Hood. She would soon collaborate with Singleton again in Poetic Justice and Higher Learning. King has been consistent in showing her dynamic range, bouncing effortlessly from dramatic material to comedic performances as in the hit film Friday with Ice Cube and in A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, opposite Martin Lawrence.

The turning point in her career came in 1997 with her memorable role as Cuba Gooding Jr.'s wife Marci, in the blockbuster drama Jerry Maguire. This led to starring roles in How Stella Got Her Groove Back with Angela Bassett, the hit action thriller Enemy of the State opposite Will Smith, the family adventure Mighty Joe Young, with Charlize Theron and the comedy Down to Earth, opposite Chris Rock.

King found her way back to the small screen in 2000 with a role in HBO's acclaimed telefilm If These Walls Could Talk 2, the 2002 NBC comedy, Leap of Faith and the animated series The Boondocks.

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Regina King Facts

BirthdayJanuary 15, 1971 (53)
BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA
Height5' 3" (1m60)  How tall is Regina King compared to you?

Selected Filmography

The Snowy Day
7:00 AM-8:00 AM
Planes: Fire & Rescue
Mighty Joe Young
This Christmas
A Cinderella Story
Leftovers, The: Season 2
Gabby Douglas Story
Poetic Justice
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