February 03, 2023

Regina King Biography, Age, Height, Ex-husband, Children, Family, Facts, Wiki & More

Updated On : January 15, 2023

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Short Biography

Regina King was born on 15-01-1971 in Los Angeles in the state of California, United States. She is an American Film Actress, Television Actress, Voice Artist, Film Director, Television Director & Music Video Director.

Regina King Complete Bio & Career

Regina King was born and raised in  Los Angeles, California. She is best known for her role as Mary Jenkins's (played by Marla Gibbs) studious daughter, Brenda Jenkins, on the popular 1980s sitcom, 227 and for her critically-acclaimed supporting role in the feature film Jerry Maguire. King began her acting career in 1985 in the role on the television series 227, a role she played until 1990. She went on to appear in the John Singleton films Boyz n the Hood (1991), Poetic Justice (1993) and Higher Learning (1995). Also in 1995, she was featured in the hit comedy Friday.
In 1996, she gained fame starring in the blockbuster romantic comedy Jerry Maguire, with Tom Cruise and Cuba Gooding, Jr. This film brought King mainstream recognition in her role as Marcee Tidwell, the wife of Cuba Gooding Jr.’s character. Soon thereafter she played Will Smith's wife in the spy thriller Enemy of the State (1998), and was also featured in How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998) and Disney's remake Mighty Joe Young (1998). She continued playing feature roles in a variety of films, including Down to Earth (2001), with Chris Rock, Daddy Day Care (2003) with Eddie Murphy, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003) with Reese Witherspoon and Sally Field, and A Cinderella Story (2004), with Hilary Duff. In 2004, King played Margie Hendricks, a singer in Ray Charles’ backup group The Raelettes and one of the musical legend’s mistresses, in Ray, and in 2005, she co-starred in Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous as Sandra Bullock's tough FBI agent partner. Additionally, she is the star of the Adult Swim show The Boondocks, providing the voices for the characters Huey and Riley Freeman, as well as the feature film The Ant Bully (2006). Most recently, she appeared in season 6 of the hit show 24 and the film This Christmas (2007). She also she appeared in the TV film Living Proof (2008). Post her release Our Family Wedding in the year 2010. She was directly seen in silver screen in Barry Jenkins If Beale Street Could Talk in the year 2018. She will be next seen in One Night in Miami.

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Regina King Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father Thomas King
Mother Gloria King
Sister Reina Young
Brother None
Ex-husband Ian Alexander Sr.
Son Alexander Jr. (Died on 21-01-2022)
Former Partner Malcolm-Jamal Warner

She was born to Thomas King and Gloria King. She has a younger sister named Reina Young. She was married to recording artist and distributor, Ian Alexander Sr. from 1997 to 2007. The couple together had a son named Alexander Jr. Her son Alexander died at the age of 26 on 21-01-2022. From 2008 to 2013, she was in a relationship with actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner.

Life's Important Dates Of Regina King

Body Measurements

Breast Size 35
Waist Size 26
Hip Size 35
Body Figure 35-26-35
Skin Colour Black
Eye Colour Hazel
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Cincinnati, Ohio
Nationality American
Religion Christian
Address Los Angeles, California, United States
School Westchester High School, Los Angeles
College University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Qualification Graduate
Hobbies Travelling
Marital Status Divorced
Debut Film - Boyz n the Hood (1991)
TV - 227 (1985)
Best Movies Boyz n the Hood (1991), Higher Learning (1995), A Cinderella Story (2004), and If Beale Street Could Talk among others
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Black
Favorite Sport Basketball
Favorite Movie The Sandlot (1993)
Favorite Place Chicago
Favorite Food Sweets and fried food

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Regina King

  • She only had to narrate three lines in front of casting director at the audition for Boyz ’N the Hood to earn a meeting with producer and director of the show.
  • When she got her role opposite Cuba Gooding Jr., she was already one month pregnant with her son, Ian.
  • The meaning of her first name in Latin is “Queen.” Her sister’s first name Reina was inspired by the Spanish word of similar meaning.
  • In August 1998, she opened her restaurant, Paio in Los Angeles. She had to collaborate with different investors to raise funds for the venture.

Regina King Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

52 years, 0month, 19 days old age Regina King will turn 53 on 15 January, 2024. Only 11 months, 11 days, 16 hours,49 minutes has left for her next birthday.

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Regina King has celebrated the total number of 52 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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