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.
Both 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.
Is 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.
1/19/96: Had child, Ian Alexander Jr., with her ex-husband.
She 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).
You 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.
My 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.
My mother was a single mom, and most of the women I know are strong.
I stay in tune with my family and God.
I 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.
You 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.
A 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.
When 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.
I 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.
I'm just really thankful to have the chance to portray a character you don't see every day.
Children at certain ages have distinct actions, and boys at certain ages have a particular way of acting too.
I want to live a full life - period.
Especially in this industry, women challenge men much more now because we're saying, 'We can do it, too.'
Athletes are very cool to me.
I 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.
I 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!'
I 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.
It's incredibly hard out there for women of color.
If your woman is asleep every time you get home, she's just really tired. Of you.
People love to see themselves on screen in a way that makes sense and seems on point.
There's a difference between actresses of color and actresses not of color. If you look at how big my movies are.
It's funny that until I actually met my husband, I never thought I'd get married.
I've tried to be flexible in my career by doing a little bit of everything and that's worked for me.
We know that's the bottom line: if money is made, the powers that be pay attention.