Regina King, the undisputable queen of Hollywood, is well-known for her charming character as a Brenda Jenkins on sitcom 227. She ruled the Hollywood for almost 3 decades. During this course of time, she has earned a huge fame and money. So today, let’s find out all about her including her career details, personal life, and net worth.
Regina King early life
The American actress was born on January 15, 1971, in Los Angeles to Thomas King and Gloria. Her father was an electrician by the profession while her mother was a teacher. 8 year after her birth in 1979, her parents got divorced and this affected Regina’s childhood. However, Regina didn’t stop. Her dreams found a way when she landed a small role in sitcom 227 at the mere age of 13. During that time, she was in her high schools. When she found this breakthrough, she left the studies and devoted all the time to acting. In the meantime, she also learned acting for almost 10 years under Betty Bridges.
She is very successful in her professional career but her personal life is not as soothing. During the mid of 1990, she fell in love with Ian Alexander Sr and married to him in 1997. However, their marriage could last only for 10 years and they parted their ways in 2007. The union has a son name Ian Alexander Jr.
Regina King Career, Awards & Achievement
Regina King was interested making a career in acting since her childhood. In fact, she started learning acting under Betty Bridges since an early age which helped her to launch herself in 1985. She bagged a small role in sitcom 227 in 1985 and the show lasted for next five years. With this show, Regina earned a huge limelight. In fact, even today, this show is the biggest breakthrough of her career. During these years, she appeared in some other shows and established herself as a talented actress. The next year itself in 1991, she made her film debut with the film ‘Boyz n the Hood’. This is where, her actual Hollywood journey started. She again, worked with her ‘Boyz n the Hood’ director in next two films named Poetic Justice (1993) and Higher Learning (1995).
In her three-year-long career, she appeared in almost every genre of movies ranging from comedy to romantic and drama to action. She last appeared in 2009 in the drama film Southland.
Awards & Achievements
Regina is a successful actress, so having a long list of awards under her name is not a big thing for her. In her career, she won 2 Emmy Awards, 1 Critic Choice Award, 1 Golden Globe Award nomination, and 1 Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. These are the major awards & nominations. Other than these, she won a lot more.
Net worth of Regina King
Three decade is a long time span of for any activity. Be it name, fame or money, if you’ll devote such a long course of time, success will naturally come to you. Speaking of Regina King, she is no exception in this case. During her days, she was one of the leading actresses of Hollywood, so you can assume how much she used to charge for a single film. Though she hasn’t appeared in any films since 2009, still at present, she has a whopping net worth of $12 million. Regina is said to have her own restaurant named Paio. Other than acting, she made a good amount of money from the restaurant too.
Making the paths and then achieving the success is really hard but Regina King has done it beautifully. What she is today, she is on her own. Regina King is an undoubtedly a self-made star.