Regina King

Biography: Regina King was born on January 15, 1971, to Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Gloria King in Los Angeles, California. She is the oldest out of her and her sister Reina,30. In the summer of 1988, Regina graduated from West Chester High School. King first made her mark as a TV actress when she was cast in the sitcom 227 in 1985, playing Brenda Jenkins (daughter of Mary and Lester Jenkins). After 227 ended in 1990, King moved to films full-time with a role in John Singleton's acclaimed directorial debut Boyz N the Hood (1991). She worked with Singleton again in Poetic Justice (1993) and Higher Learning (1995). Showing her ability with film comedy as well as drama, King appeared in F. Gary Gray's cult-hit comedy Friday (1995) and co-starred opposite Martin Lawrence in A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996). After drawing attention with her performance as Cuba Gooding Jr.'s wife in the critically praised hit Jerry Maguire (1996), King landed substantial parts in the adaptation of TerryRegina King was born on January 15, 1971, to Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Gloria King in Los Angeles, California. She is the oldest out of her and her sister Reina,30. In the summer of 1988, Regina graduated from West Chester High School. King first made her mark as a TV actress when she was cast in the sitcom 227 in 1985, playing Brenda Jenkins (daughter of Mary and Lester Jenkins). After 227 ended in 1990, King moved to films full-time with a role in John Singleton's acclaimed directorial debut Boyz N the Hood (1991). She worked with Singleton again in Poetic Justice (1993) and Higher Learning (1995). Showing her ability with film comedy as well as drama, King appeared in F. Gary Gray's cult-hit comedy Friday (1995) and co-starred opposite Martin Lawrence in A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996). After drawing attention with her performance as Cuba Gooding Jr.'s wife in the critically praised hit Jerry Maguire (1996), King landed substantial parts in the adaptation of Terry McMillan's How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998), the hit action-thriller Enemy of the State (1998), and the family friendly animal adventure Mighty Joe Young (1998). Though her 1999 film Love and Action in Chicago was not nearly as successful as her trio of 1998 movies, King began the new decade with parts in HBO's widely watched telefilm If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000) and the Chris Rock romantic comedy Down to Earth (2000). Most recently King has supporting roles in box office favorites Daddy Day Care (2003) and Legally Blonde 2: Red White & Blonde (2003). 2004-2005 was a huge and successful year for Regina. In October of 2004, she portrayed the late singer Margie Hendrix in the film Ray. And March of 2005, she starred opposite Sandra Bullock, in Miss Congeniality 2 playing the role Sam Fuller. Coming up on November 6, 2005, she will be starring in the television series, The Boondocks. Expand

Regina King's Scores

Average career score: 75
Highest Metascore: 87 Southland: Season 4
Lowest Metascore: 64 Scandal: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
10 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
80 The Leftovers: Season 2 Oct 4, 2015 Erika Murphy 9.0
tbd Scandal: Season 4 Sep 25, 2014 Director 6.5
65 The Leftovers: Season 1 Jun 29, 2014 Erika Murphy 7.2
86 Southland: Season 5 Feb 13, 2013 Det. Lydia Adams / Director 8.3
64 Scandal: Season 1 Apr 5, 2012 Director 7.1
87 Southland: Season 4 Jan 17, 2012 Det. Lydia Adams 8.5
80 Southland: Season 3 Jan 4, 2011 Det. Lydia Adams 8.5
tbd The Boondocks: Season 3 May 2, 2010 Huey And Riley Freeman 8.6
77 Southland: Season 2 Mar 2, 2010 Det. Lydia Adams 8.9
69 Southland: Season 1 Apr 9, 2009 Det. Lydia Adams / Director 8.5
tbd The Boondocks: Season 2 Oct 8, 2007 Huey And Riley Freeman 9.0
79 24: Season 6 Jan 14, 2007 Sandra Palmer 8.0
72 The Boondocks: Season 1 Nov 6, 2005 Huey And Riley Freeman 8.8
tbd Leap of Faith: Season 1 Feb 28, 2002 Cynthia tbd
tbd 227: Season 5 Sep 23, 1989 Brenda Jenkins tbd
tbd 227: Season 4 Oct 8, 1988 Brenda Jenkins tbd
tbd 227: Season 3 Sep 26, 1987 Brenda Jenkins tbd
tbd 227: Season 2 Oct 4, 1986 Brenda Jenkins tbd
tbd 227: Season 1 Sep 14, 1985 Brenda Jenkins tbd
tbd Sisters in Law: Season 1 Sep 1, 2006 Lauren tbd