Regina King

An American actress and television director who is widely popular by the name Regina King.

Regina Rene King is an American actress and television director. She is widely popular by the name Regina King. She rose to prominence after she starred as Brenda Jenkins in the 1985 television series 227. Regina King later earned recognition for her work in 1995 Friday, 1996 Jerry Maguire, The Boondocks, and Southland, American Crime, The Leftovers, Seven Seconds, and If Beale Street Could Talk.

She is the recipient of several awards including 2 BET Awards, 4 NAACP Image Awards, 3 Satellite Awards, 3 Primetime Emmy Awards, 2 Golden Globe Awards, Critics’ Choice Television Award, Detroit Film Critics Society, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society, National Board of Review, National Society of Film Critics, New York Film Critics Circle, San Franciso Film Critics Circle Award, Toronto Film Critics, and Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association.

Best Known For

  • Her role as Brenda Jenkins in 227.
  • Her role in American Crime.
  • Her role in Southland.
  • Her role in If Beale Street Could Talk.

Bio, Age, Parents, Nationality

Regina King was born on 15 January 1971. Her birth name is Regina Rene King. She was born to Thomas Windsor Sr., father, and Gloria, mother. She has a younger sister named Reina King. Her parents got divorced in 1979. She was born in Los Angeles, California in the United States. She holds an American nationality and her ethnicity is black. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Education Details

She grew up in View Park-Windsor Hills. She attended Westchester High School. After graduating from high school in 1988, she attended the University of Southern California. She took acting classes with Betty A. Bridges, who mentored her for 10 years.

Regina King
Regina King, with her son (source:

Quick Facts About Regina King

Nickname Gina
Gender Female
Age 52 years old (in 2023)
Date of Birth January 15, 1971
Full Name Regina Rene King
Profession Actress, Director
Nationality American
Birthplace Los Angeles, California, United States
Religion Not Known
Zodiac Sign Capricorn

Regina King: Career, Net Worth 2023

The 43-year-old actress and television director has earned her fortune working in films and television. As of 2023, her net worth is estimated at around $12 million.

In 1985, Regina King began her acting career. She played the role of Brenda Jenkins in the television series 227. The show ended in 1990.

Other television series and television films she has worked in are Northern Exposure, New York Undercover, Living Single, Where the Truth Lies, If These Walls Could Talk 2, Leap of Faith, Damaged Care, The Boondocks, Women in Law, 24, Living Proof, Southland, RuPaul’s Drag Race, The Big Bang Theory, The Strain, Shameless, American Crime, The Leftovers, Seven Seconds and Watchmen.

She made her film debut in the 1991 film, Boyz n the Hood.

From 1991 to 1999, she later appeared in several films including Poetic Justice, Higher Learning, Friday, A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, Jerry Maguire, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Enemy of the State Mighty Joe Young, and Love and Action in Chicago.

From 2001 to 2018, she appeared in numerous films including  Down to Earth, Truth Be Told, Daddy Day Care, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, A Cinderella Story, Ray, Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous, Year of the Dog, This Christmas, Our Family Wedding, and If Beale Street Could Talk.

She started her television director career in 2013 as she directed an episode of Southland.

She has later directed a few episodes of Being Mary Jane, Scandal, The Catch, Animal Kingdom, Greenleaf, Pitch, This is Us, Shameless, The Good Doctor, and Insecure.

She has also worked in tv commercials for Procter & Gamble, Beauty with Benefits advert for QVC, and Always.

Relationship Status of Regina King

Regina King is reportedly single. Previously, she was married from 1997 to 2007. She tied the knot with her husband, Ian Alexander Sr. in 1997. They got divorced in 2007. She has one child, a son, Ian Alexander Jr. with her previous husband.

She later dated actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner in 2011. Their affair ended in 2013.

Body Measurement – Height, Weight

The 43-years old Regina King stands at a height of 1.6 m i.e. 5 feet and 3 inches tall. She has a body weight of 121 lbs i.e. 55 kg. Her body measurements are 35-26-35 inches. She wears a bra of size 32C. She has hazel eyes and her hair color is black. She has a dress size of 8 (US) and a shoe size of 9 (US).

Awards and nominations of Regina King

BET Best Actress Awards for her work in A Cinderella Story and Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabolous.

NAACP Image Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Award and Satellite Best Supporting Actress-Motion Picture Award for her work in Ray.

2 NAACP Image Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Award for her work in Southland.

Primetime Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, Golden Globe Best Supporting Actress-Series, Miniseries or Television Film Awards, NAACP Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Critics Choice Television Best Supporting Actress in a Movie/Limited Series Award, and Satellite Best Cast-Television Series Awards for her role in American Crime.

Primetime Emmy Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Award for her role in Seven Seconds.

She has won Best Supporting Actress in the Detroit Film Critics Society, Independent Spirit Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society, National Board of Review, National Society of Film Critics, New York Film Critics Circle, San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards, Satellite Awards, Toronto Film Critics Association, and Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association for her work in If Beale Street Could Talk.

Gossips and Rumors

The 43-years old actress and television director, Regina King made the headline when she came upon the stage for her acceptance speech at the 76th edition of the Golden Globe Awards ceremony held in Beverly Hills, California on 6 January 2019. She won the Best Supporting Actress for her role in ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’.

In her acceptance speech, she ensured that all the projects she produces in the coming years will be staffed by 50 percent of women.


Who is Regina King?

King is the actor who won the Academy Award for best supporting actor for her portrayal.

What is Regina’s net worth?

Her net worth is $12 million.

Why is the King called Regina?

Regina means ‘Queen’ in Latin so the king is called Regina.

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