Regina King - Rotten Tomatoes

Regina King

Highest Rated:   96% Boyz n the Hood (1991)
Lowest Rated:   11% A Cinderella Story (2004)
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Birthplace:   Los Angeles, California, USA
Born January 15th, 1971,Regina King distinguished herself as a skilled actress in the 1990s with a number of supporting roles in prominent films. Born and raised in Los Angeles, King first made her mark as a TV actress when she was cast in the sitcom 227 in 1985. During her five seasons on TV, King also played small parts in the Bill Murray comedy Scrooged (1988) and Charles Burnett's domestic drama To Sleep With Anger (1990). 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). King 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). King continued to work steadily in a variety of projects including Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, the family-friendly Eddie Murphy film Daddy Day Care, and the teen comedy A Cinderella Story. King appeared in her most celebrated film to date in 2004 playing Margie Hendrix opposite Jamie Foxx in Ray. She also found steady work in animated efforts including The Ant Bully, and the confrontational television version of the comic strip The Boondocks. In 2006, King joined the cast of the Fox action drama 24, playing the heretofore unseen sister of slain President David Palmer. The part of a smart, tough advocacy lawyer from a powerful family immediate seemed like a good fit for the actress, whose career was populated with such strong and complex roles. King joined the cast of This Christmas (2007), an ensemble drama following a family trying to celebrate Christmas despite a long period of estrangement, and worked with Molly Shannon and Laura Dern in the critically acclaimed black comedy Year of the Dog (2007). In 2009, King took on a starring role in the popular TNT police drama Southland.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
44% Planes: Fire And Rescue
  • Dynamite
$42.7M 2014
No Score Yet The Gabby Douglas Story
  • Natalie Hawkins
2014
13% Our Family Wedding
  • Angela
$18.7M 2010
No Score Yet Living Proof
  • Ellie Jackson
2008
No Score Yet 11.04.08: The Day Of Change
  • Actor
2008
56% This Christmas
  • Lisa Moore
$49.2M 2007
No Score Yet Grindin
  • Herself
2007
69% Year of the Dog
  • Layla
$1.5M 2007
No Score Yet Angels Can't Help But Laugh
  • Actor
2007
63% The Ant Bully
  • Kreela
$28.1M 2006
15% Miss Congeniality 2 - Armed and Fabulous
  • Sam Fuller
$47.1M 2005
81% Ray
  • Margie Hendricks
$14.7k 2004
11% A Cinderella Story
  • Rhonda
$51.1M 2004
No Score Yet The N-Word
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Let the Church Say Amen
  • Director
2004
No Score Yet Truth Be Told
  • Rayne
2003
27% Daddy Day Care
  • Kim Hinton
$103.7M 2003
38% Legally Blonde 2 - Red, White & Blonde
  • Grace Rossiter
$89.9M 2003
No Score Yet Le prix de la santé
  • Cheryl Griffith
2002
20% Down to Earth
  • Sontee
$63.1M 2001
No Score Yet If These Walls Could Talk 2
  • Alfie
2000
No Score Yet Where the Truth Lies
  • Actor
  • Director
1999
No Score Yet Love and Action in Chicago
  • Lois Newton
1999
52% Mighty Joe Young
  • Cecily Banks
1998
71% Enemy of the State
  • Carla Dean
1998
49% How Stella Got Her Groove Back
  • Vanessa
1998
83% Jerry Maguire
  • Marcee Tidwell
1996
12% A Thin Line Between Love and Hate
  • Mia
1996
74% Friday
  • Dana
1995
50% Higher Learning
  • Monet
1994
31% Poetic Justice
  • Iesha
1993
96% Boyz n the Hood
  • Shalika
1991
84% To Sleep With Anger
  • Rhonda
1990
68% Scrooged
  • Lanell Cooley
1988

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
33% Chelsea
2016
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Tavis Smiley
2013
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2017
97% American Crime
2015
  • Terri LaCroix/Kimara Walters Kimara Walters Aliyah Shadeed Terri LaCroix
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
90% The Leftovers
2014
  • Erika Murphy
  • 2017
  • 2015
82% The Big Bang Theory
2007
  • Janine Davis Mrs. Davis
  • 2017
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Animal Kingdom
2016
  • Producer
  • Director
  • 2016
80% Greenleaf
2016
  • Director
  • 2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2016
94% Pitch
2016
  • Director
  • 2016
71% The Catch
2015
  • Producer
  • Director
  • 2016
94% Scandal
2012
  • Director
  • 2016
  • 2015
79% The Strain
2014
  • Ruby Wain
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2013
No Score Yet Being Mary Jane
2014
  • Director
  • 2015
No Score Yet Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
2014
  • Appearing
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2015
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
  • Panelist
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Boondocks
2005-2014
  • Riley Freeman
  • Voice
  • 2014
  • 2010
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
86% Southland
2009-2013
  • Det. Lydia Adams Lydia Adams
  • Director
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet RuPaul's Drag Race
2009
  • Judge
  • 2012
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2011
  • 2010
88% 24
2001-2014
  • Angela Palmer Sandra Palmer
  • 2010
  • 2008
  • 2007

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