Regina King Biography


Regina King

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Birth Name: Regina King
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Birth Country: United States
Height: 5 Feet 3 Inch
Birth Sign: capricorn
Age: 47 Years
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Primetime Emmy Awards winner Regina King is a famous actress from United States and she is popular in the world for portraying her roles in the television series Southland and American Crime. Regina is also a director. Born as Regina Rene King in Los Angeles, California, United States of America to Gloria and Thomas King, Regina was raised in View Park-Windsor Hills in middle class family. She is an American and is of black ethnicity.

On 23rd of April 1997, King got married to Ian Alexander Sr. Before getting married, they welcomed their first child together in 1996 and it was a son and they named him Ian Alexander, Jr. However, there a decade of married life was dissolved in 2007 citing his extra marital affairs.

Enthusiastic and assiduous Regina played her debut acting role while she was still in her high school days. Her first acting was in the television series, 227 and there she played the role of Brenda Jenkins for about half a decade. Finally in 1991, she appeared in her debut feature film, Boyz n the Hood. As an actress, she has been earning huge amount of salary and her net worth is $10 million.

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Born in Los Angeles, California

1971 15th of January

Born as Regina Rene King in Los Angeles, California, United States of America to Gloria and Thomas King, Regina was raised in View Park-Windsor Hills in middle class family. She is an American and is of black ethnicity.

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Her parents got divorced

1979

Regina King was born to Gloria and Thomas King. Her mother Gloria is a special education teacher and her father Thomas King is an electrician. As a married couple, they welcomed two children together and they got divorced in 1979.

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Began her acting career

1985

Enthusiastic and assiduous Regina played her debut acting role while she was still in her high school days. Her first acting was in the television series, 227 and there she played the role of Brenda Jenkins for about half a decade.

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First feature film, Boyz n the Hood

1991

After making her appearance in the 106 episodes of the television series, 227, she finally won her debut movie role in 1991 and that was in the movie, Boyz n the Hood. Then she appeared in the movie Poetic Justice and Higher Learning.

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First child, Ian Alexander, Jr

1996 15th of January

She became mother for the first time in her life in 1996 and that was before getting married with Ian Alexander Sr. As a loving couple, they welcomed their first child together on 15th of January and it was was a son and they named him Ian Alexander, Jr.

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Married to Ian Alexander Sr

1997 23rd of April

On 23rd of April 1997, King got married to Ian Alexander Sr. But long before this date she began his love affairs with him. It was also said that her love life was not that secret as she was also seen dating him in the public places.

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Won BET Awards

2005

She has been nominated in BET Awards for five different times in her life and out of these five nominations she has been honored once. She won this award for the first time in 2005 for being the Best Actress in the movie, A Cinderella Story.

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Divorced with Ian Alexander Sr

2007

After dating Ian Alexander Sr. for few years they got married in 1977. They were living healthy married life but suddenly in 2007 news about their separation became public and they finally dissolved their married life citing his extra marital affairs.

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Won Image Awards

2011

In 1999, she got nominated in Image Awards for the first time in her life and that was for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Motion Picture. She won this award later in 2005 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture.

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Won Primetime Emmy Awards

2015

Primetime Emmy Awards is one of the prestigious awards in the acting world and everyone really fells honored if they win this award. She has also been honored with this award once and that was in 2015 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie.

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