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Regina King was born on the 15th January 1971 in Los Angeles, California, USA. She is an actress as well as a director which are the main sources of Regina King net worth. This award winning actress rose to prominence as Brenda Jenkins from the sitcom “227” (1985 – 1990). Regina King has been active in the entertainment industry since 1985.

So just how rich is Regina King? Reportedly, the net worth of Regina is as much as $10 million according to the latest estimations, her wealth coming from a career of over 30 years in the entertainment industry.

Regina King Net Worth $10 Million

Regina was raised in View Park-Windsor Hills, by an electrician Thomas King and a special education teacher Gloria King, who divorced when the girl was only eight years old. Regina was educated at Westchester High School and earned a degree at the University of Southern California. She is the older sister of another actress Reina King.

Regina King debuted on television in the main cast of the sitcom “227” (1985 – 1990) created by C.J. Banks and Bill Boulware. Afterwards she starred alongside Tupac Shakur and Janet Jackson in the drama film “Poetic Justice” (1993) directed, written and co-produced by John Singleton. Even though the film received negative reviews from critics, the box office grossed $27.5 million whereas the budget was only $14 million. However, another film in which Regina played a supporting role managed to gross $273.5 million in the box office (budget $50 million) as well as received critical acclaim. It was the highly praised romantic drama film “Jerry Maguire” (1996) directed, written and co-produced by Cameron Crowe. More, the film received many awards but none was for Regina. However, she did receive a nomination for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture for her role in the thriller “Enemy of the State” (1998) directed by Tony Scott which was also a box office hit grossing $250.6 million.Then Regina received nominations for her role in the comedy film “Down to Earth” (2001) directed by Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz.

In addition to this, Regina won the BET Award for the Best Actress after she landed the role in “A Cinderella Story” (2004) directed by Mark Rosman. The following awards including the BET Award, NAACP Image Award and Satellite Award Regina King won for portraying Margie Hendricks in the biographical film directed by Taylor Hackford “Ray” (2004). Another role in the feature film worth a BET Award was landed in “Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous” (2005) directed by John Pasquin. It should be noted that the lead role of Detective Lydia Adams in crime drama series “Southland” (2009 – 2013) created by Ann Biderman won the NAACP Image Award for the Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series. All the above mentioned roles and many other ones created by Regina King have added to the overall amount of her net worth. Currently, she is acting in another crime drama series “American Crime” (2015 – present) created by John Ridley.

In her personal life, Regina King has been married once. In 1997, she married Ian Alexander, Sr. with whom she had a baby. Unfortunately, the two divorced in 2007.

Quick Facts

Birth date: January 15, 1971
Birth place: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height:5 ft 2 in (1.6 m)
Profession:Actor, Film Producer, Voice Actor
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Ian Alexander Sr. (m. 1997–2007)
Children:Ian Alexander, Jr.
Siblings:Reina King
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Her acting mentor is Marla Gibbs.
2Credits Marla Gibbs as her favorite acting mentor/best friend.
3Her son, Ian Alexander Jr., is the surrogate grandson of Marla Gibbs.
4Although credited in the main cast, she appeared in just nine episodes of 24 (2001)'s sixth season, fewer than some of the season's guest stars.
5Her favourite movie is The Sandlot (1993).
6Was one of the guests at Sandra Bullock's and Jesse James' wedding.
7Both she and her sister Reina King's first names are translations of the word "Queen": Regina's is Latin and Reina King's is Spanish.
8Is an alumnus of Westchester High School (class of 1988), as are Nia Long (class of 1989), singer Karyn White (class of 1984), director Tim Story (class of 1988), former NFL player Kevin Johnson (class of 1988), jazz pianist Eric Reed (class of 1988), the late Anissa Jones (class of 1976) and the late Phil Hartman (class of 1966). In addition, well-known civil rights attorney and radio talk show host Leo Terrell was an English teacher at the school.
91/19/96: Had child, Ian Alexander Jr., with her ex-husband.
10Was a bridesmaid in the wedding of actress Vivica A. Fox.
11Opened an L.A. restaurant called Paio.
12Her ex-husband, Ian, served as vice-president of the now-defunct Warner Bros. Records-distributed Qwest Records.
13Sister of actress Reina King.
14She studied under acting coach/actress Betty A. Bridges, mother of actor Todd Bridges. She was Regina's acting coach for ten years before and during her first role on the TV series 227 (1985).


Quotes

#Quote
1You don't know what unconditional love is. You may say you do, but if you don't have a child, you don't know what that is. But when you experience it, it is the most fulfilling ever.
2My biggest challenge will be to play the totally submissive woman. It takes a toll on you when you play someone who's far removed from your personality.
3My mother was a single mom, and most of the women I know are strong.
4I stay in tune with my family and God.
5I learned a lot from my Mom. My favorite lesson: remember there is no such thing as a certain way to parent and to remember that you are learning along with your child - it's ok to make mistakes.
6You always make a film with the hope that all types of people will want to see your work and that it doesn't matter about your color, but unfortunately it still does.
7A Modern Mom to me is not always someone that juggles a career and family. A Modern Mom is a woman who takes care of herself on the inside and the outside.
8When you see all the suits in the room, everybody in the room has on suits, you know, the women, too. We're not wearing dresses and chiffon and we're not as fun as we used to be.
9I love my city and I feel like the majority of the people that are in the city are people from other cities. So I think that L.A. sometimes might get a bad rap because it's known to be so Hollywood-oriented and then underneath that you have crime. But that's really the case in pretty much any major city that you go to.
10I'm just really thankful to have the chance to portray a character you don't see every day.
11Children at certain ages have distinct actions, and boys at certain ages have a particular way of acting too.
12I want to live a full life - period.
13Especially in this industry, women challenge men much more now because we're saying, 'We can do it, too.'
14Athletes are very cool to me.
15I know in my own marriage I stayed in it to provide my son with what I thought was a stable background and to give him what I thought was the family life a child should have with two parents. But that isn't always the best way, and it took me taking my son to therapy after the divorce to really see it.
16I never really loved school through junior high, but then I started running track my freshman year, and I was just like, 'Wow, this is cool!'
17I watch ESPN all day. If you come into my trailer, ESPN is on. That's the first thing I do when I leave the set.
18It's incredibly hard out there for women of color.
19If your woman is asleep every time you get home, she's just really tired. Of you.
20People love to see themselves on screen in a way that makes sense and seems on point.
21There's a difference between actresses of color and actresses not of color. If you look at how big my movies are.
22It's funny that until I actually met my husband, I never thought I'd get married.
23I've tried to be flexible in my career by doing a little bit of everything and that's worked for me.
24We know that's the bottom line: if money is made, the powers that be pay attention.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a MovieAmerican Crime (2015)
2016Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress, TV Movie or Limited SeriesAmerican Crime (2015)
2016Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesAmerican Crime (2015)
2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a MovieAmerican Crime (2015)
2014Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Directing in a Drama SeriesSouthland (2009)
2012Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Drama SeriesSouthland (2009)
2011Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Drama SeriesSouthland (2009)
2005BET AwardBET AwardsBest ActressA Cinderella Story (2004)
2005Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureRay (2004)
2005Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting Role, Comedy or MusicalRay (2004)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionAmerican Crime (2015)
2016Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Director, TV Movie or Limited SeriesLet the Church Say Amen (2013)
2016Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Leftovers (2014)
2016Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsPerformer of the Year
2016Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Supporting ActressThe Leftovers (2014)
2016Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsTV Movie/Mini Supporting ActressAmerican Crime (2015)
2016OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture or Limited SeriesAmerican Crime (2015)
2015Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic SpecialThe Gabby Douglas Story (2014)
2015Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionAmerican Crime (2015)
2015WIN AwardWomen's Image Network AwardsOutstanding Actress Made for Television Movie / Mini-SeriesThe Gabby Douglas Story (2014)
2014Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Drama SeriesSouthland (2009)
2013Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesSouthland (2009)
2013Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Drama SeriesSouthland (2009)
2013OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actress in a Comedy SeriesThe Big Bang Theory (2007)
2012BET AwardBET AwardsBest ActressSouthland (2009)
2012Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesSouthland (2009)
2012Vision AwardNAMIC Vision AwardsBest Performance - DramaSouthland (2009)
2011BET AwardBET AwardsBest ActressSouthland (2009)
2010BET AwardBET AwardsBest ActressSouthland (2009)
2010Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Drama SeriesSouthland (2009)
2005BET Comedy AwardBET Comedy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Theatrical FilmMiss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005)
2005Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest Actress, DramaRay (2004)
2005ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureRay (2004)· Aunjanue Ellis
· Jamie Foxx
· Terrence Howard
· Harry Lennix
· Clifton Powell
· Larenz Tate
· Kerry Washington
2005Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Dance SceneMiss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005)· Sandra Bullock
2005Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsLess Than Dynamic DuoMiss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005)· Sandra Bullock
2002Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsTheatrical - Best ActressDown to Earth (2001)
2002Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Motion PictureDown to Earth (2001)
2001BET AwardBET AwardsBest ActressDown to Earth (2001)
2001Video Premiere AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest ActressLove and Action in Chicago (1999)
1999Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Motion PictureEnemy of the State (1998)
1987Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsExceptional Performance by a Young Actress in a Long Running Series Comedy or Drama227 (1985)
1986Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actress Starring in a New Television Series227 (1985)


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Enemy of the State1998Carla Dean
How Stella Got Her Groove Back1998Vanessa
Rituals1998Short
Jerry Maguire1996Marcee Tidwell
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate1996Mia
Living Single1995TV SeriesZina
Friday1995Dana Jones
Higher Learning1995Monet
New York Undercover1994TV SeriesMarah
Northern Exposure1994TV SeriesMother Nature
Poetic Justice1993Iesha
Boyz n the Hood1991Shalika
2271985-1990TV SeriesBrenda Jenkins
The Adventures of Hooligan Squad in World War III2016TV Movie post-productionColonel Rah
American Crime2015-2017TV SeriesTerri LaCroix Aliyah Shadeed
The Leftovers2015-2017TV SeriesErika Murphy
Pariah2015TV MovieKaren
The Big Bang Theory2013-2014TV SeriesJanine Davis
The Strain2014TV SeriesRuby Wain
Planes: Fire & Rescue2014Dynamite (voice)
The Boondocks2005-2014TV SeriesRiley Freeman Huey Freeman
Shameless2014TV SeriesGail Johnson
The Gabby Douglas Story2014TV MovieNatalie Hawkins
Southland2009-2013TV SeriesDetective Lydia Adams
Inside the Box2013ShortStephanie Miles
Divorce: A Love Story2013TV MovieCassandra
Our Family Wedding2010Angela
Living Proof2008TV MovieEllie Jackson
This Christmas2007Lisa Moore
242007TV SeriesSandra Palmer
Year of the Dog2007/ILayla
The Ant Bully2006Kreela (voice)
The Ant Bully2006Video GameKreela (voice)
Women in Law2006TV Series
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous2005Sam Fuller
Ray2004/IMargie Hendricks
A Cinderella Story2004Rhonda
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde2003Grace Rossiter
Daddy Day Care2003Kim Hinton
Damaged Care2002TV MovieCheryl Griffith
Leap of Faith2002TV SeriesCynthia
Turnaround2002Rayne
Down to Earth2001Sontee Jenkins
If These Walls Could Talk 22000TV MovieAllie (segment "2000")
Love and Action in Chicago1999Lois Newton
Where the Truth Lies1999TV MovieLillian Rose-Martin
Mighty Joe Young1998Cecily Banks

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pitch2016TV Series 1 episode
Greenleaf2016TV Series 1 episode
Animal Kingdom2016TV Series 1 episode
The Catch2016TV Series 1 episode
Scandal2015-2016TV Series 2 episodes
Being Mary Jane2015TV Series 6 episodes
Story of a Village2014Documentary
Let the Church Say Amen2013TV Movie
Southland2013TV Series 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Story of a Village2014Documentary executive producer / producer
Side by Side: The Story of the 50/50 Group of Sierra Leone2007Documentary short co-executive producer
Turnaround2002producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ray2004/Iperformer: "Hit the Road Jack"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter2016TV SeriesHerself
Essence Ninth Annual Black Women in Hollywood2016TV MovieHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2003-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Talk2012-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards2016TV MovieHerself
73rd Golden Globe Awards2016TV SpecialHerself - Nominee
Black Women in Hollywood Awards2015TV SpecialHerself
The Kitchen2015TV SeriesHerself - Actress
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Daily Show2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Meredith Vieira Show2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Today2005-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards2015TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Sidewalks Entertainment2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Real2015TV SeriesHerself
Black Girls Rock!2015TV MovieHerself - Host
The Wendy Williams Show2009-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore2015TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Last Call with Carson Daly2003-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2007-2015TV SeriesHerself
Unsung Hollywood2015TV Series documentaryHerself
Story of a Village2014DocumentaryHerself
BET Awards 2014: Genius Talks2014TV SpecialHerself
45th NAACP Image Awards2014TV Movie documentaryHerself
2013 Women That Soar Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Host
Black Girls Rock! 20132013TV MovieHerself - Host
The Arsenio Hall Show2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Fashion News Live2006-2013TV SeriesHerself
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live2012-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Southland: Shooting in Progress2013Video shortHerself
The 39th Annual People's Choice Awards2013TV SpecialHerself
Anderson Live2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest Co-Host
Black Girls Rock! 20122012TV MovieHerself - Host
RuPaul's Drag Race2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
43rd NAACP Image Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
CBS This Morning2012TV SeriesHerself
18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
CBS This Morning: Saturday2012TV SeriesHerself
Black Girls Rock! 20112011TV MovieHerself
Life After2011TV SeriesHerself
The Enduring Significance of Boyz n the Hood2011Video documentary shortHerself
The Mo'Nique Show2010-2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
42nd NAACP Image Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
Jump Start Live2011TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010-2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Watch What Happens: Live2011TV SeriesHerself
Made in Hollywood2010TV SeriesHerself
25th Film Independent Spirit Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
41st NAACP Image Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2009-2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Lionel Richie2010TV MovieHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005-2009TV SeriesHerself - Guest
11-04-08: The Day of Change2009TV MovieHerself
Hope and Miracles: The Making of 'Living Proof'2009Video documentary shortHerself
The Souls of Black Girls2008DocumentaryHerself
Behind the Boondocks: The Making of an American Classic2008Video documentary shortHerself
Framed2007TV Series documentaryHerself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Grindin'2007Herself
The View2007TV SeriesHerself - Co-Host
Angels Can't Help But Laugh2007DocumentaryHerself
3rd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors2006TV MovieHerself
Keith Barry: Extraordinary2006TV MovieHerself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Stevie Wonder2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
Living with COPD: A Guide for African Americans2005TV Movie documentaryHerself - Spokesperson
The Black Movie Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
2005 BET Comedy Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
The 2nd Annual BET Comedy Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
2nd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors2005TV MovieHerself (uncredited)
The Teen Choice Awards 20052005TV SpecialHerself - Attendee
Weekends at the DL2005TV SeriesHerself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2005TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Tavis Smiley2005TV SeriesHerself - Guest
36th NAACP Image Awards2005TV SpecialHerself - Winner
106 & Park Top 10 Live2005TV SeriesHerself
The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards2005TV Special documentaryHerself - Presenter: Best Cinematography
Late Show with David Letterman2005TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards2005TV Special documentaryHerself - Audience Member
The 10th Annual Critics' Choice Awards2005TV Movie documentaryHerself - Presenter
Good Day Live2004TV SeriesHerself
The N Word2004DocumentaryHerself
Vibe Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
Friendly Fire: Making an Urban Legend2003Video documentary shortHerself
Biography2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Headliners & Legends: Chris Rock2001TV MovieHerself
The Acting Class2000Herself
Backstage at Masterpiece Theatre1991TV SpecialCora
Friday Night1987TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Insider2016TV SeriesHerself
Premios Goya 30 edición2016TV MovieStephanie Miles
The Making of 'Enemy of the State'2006Video documentary shortHerself
Guilty Pleasures: Courtroom Dramas2005VideoLillian Rose-Martin
Tupac: Resurrection2003Documentary

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