She is loud and silly, and is also the aunt to Stella’s son, Quincy.10.
She’s acted opposite some of the greatest male actors…and repeatedly (I’m sure unintentionally) stole the scene from them. Photo: Brown Sista After being in front of the camera for decades, King wanted a change and found that her commanding, yet nurturing personality was more than suited to sit in a director’s chair.
Her role as Aliyah Shadeed on the ABC series American Crime earned her Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie in 20.
In 1997, she married Ian Alexander, with whom she'd had a son the year before. She was widely recognized for starring in the American TV comedy 227 along with Marla Gibbs.
In the film, she played Lesha, Jackson’s best friend, who stayed fly, kept it poppin’ and often, even popped off (, King performed the part of college freshman Monet, who discovers she’s roommates with Kristen, a white girl who gets into so much drama throughout the film, that it's not even funny (so much that homegirl is driven to throw a peace rally towards the end of the film).She played your favorite hood rival… Photo: Giphy King’s feature film debut in John Singleton’s, - basically, she was perfect.King accurately depicted a real girl that many of us, growing up in urban cities in the ‘90s, knew…hated to love.4.She attended regular public school while on about the Emmys not awarding television actors of color, omitting iconic black television actors in memoriam, and even mixing up names of black actors on the red carpet.(sigh)Certainly a ballsy move, but she knew she had to say it despite the backlash she might receive.15.King is repped by ICM Partners and John Carrabino Management.American film and TV actress known for her role as Brenda Jenkins on the sitcom 227.Initially unsure on how to connect with each other, a crazy event leads Monet to become a protective roommate to Kristen.6.…a Muslim… Photo: TVOvermind On the first season of King played Aliyah Shadeed, a serious Muslim who did whatever she needed to help her brother, who was involved in a murder investigation. …your protective, by any means necessary, bad ass mom… Photo: Barn Stable Patriot And on the second season of she played Terri La Croix, a mom, who after discovering her teenage son is involved in a sexual assault scandal, gets down and dirty to help clear her baby boy’s name.Here’s my love letter (well, listicle) to Regina King: 15 undeniable reasons she should be celebrated.1. Photo: IMDBRegina King began her remarkable acting career at age 13, winning the role of Brenda Jenkins on the 1980s TV show, . She’s an expert at balancing blockbuster big screen classics with binge worthy, mesmerizing television work (I’m now waiting for her to hit a Broadway stage).On the sitcom, she starred alongside TV greats Marla Gibbs, Hal William and Jackée Harry. The series ran for five seasons and she has steadily been working in the entertainment industry ever since.2. Those TV and film roles provide even more reasons for us to praise this black, talented Queen (Regina actually means that in Latin).3.