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Regina King

Actress Regina King
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Profession: Actress

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: King's career first came to attention in the 1980s, with a part on the NBC series 227, before landing major roles with films like Friday (1995) and Jerry Maguire (1996).

Further success occurred with the animated series The Boondocks (2005-2014) and the crime series Southland (2009-2013). Her acclaimed performance in If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) earned her the Golden Globe and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Other roles that King has appeared in include the drama The Leftovers (2014-2017), the Netflix miniseries Seven Seconds (2018) and a recurring role in The Big Bang Theory (2007-2019).

Born: January 15, 1971
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Age: 49 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Capricorn

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