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10 things women should know about Regina King


Regina King is an American actress and director. She is the recipient of various accolades including an Academy award, a Golden Globe Award and four Primetime Emmy Awards, the most for an African-American performer.

Below are 20 things women all over the world should know about Regina King:

1. Regina King was born on January 15, 1972 in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States.

2. She grew up in View Park-Windsor Hills, California. She is the eldest daughter of Gloria (Cain), a special education teacher, and Thomas King, an electrician.

3. King’s parents divorced in 1979. King’s younger sister is former actress Reina King, who appeared on What’s Happening Now!!.

4. Regina King attended Westchester High School, graduating in 1988. She later studied Communications at the University of Southern California, dropping out after two years when she realized her passion for acting.


5. King began her acting career in 1985 playing the role of Brenda Jenkins on the television series 277, a role she played until the show ended in 1990. She went on to appear in the John Singleton films Boyz n the Hood, Poetic Justice and Higher Learning. In 1995, she was featured in the hit comedy film Friday. 

6. From 2015 to 2017, King began to pursue work as a director and writer, initially directing six episodes of the drama series Being Mary Jane.

7. In 2019, Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

8. King was married to Ian Alexander from 1997 to 2007. They had one son, Ian Alexander Jr. (born January 19, 1996), who died by suicide in January 2022 two days after his 26th birthday.

9. King has directed episodes for several television shows, including Scandal in 2015 and 2016 and This Is Us in 2017. She has also directed the music video for the 2010 song “Finding My Way Back” by Jaheim.

10. In May 2021, it was announced that Regina King would direct race themed monster movie Bitter Root for Legendary Entertainment.


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