From her role as Brenda on the 1980’s NBC series “227” to her recent turn as beleaguered LAPD detective Lydia Adams on TNT’s gritty drama “Southland,” award-winning actress Regina King has grown up before our eyes! Without any of the tabloid hiccups that befall child actresses, she quietly managed to grow into one of the most prolific, well-regarded actresses in Hollywood. Currently, you can catch the fabulous Regina King on the February cover of ESSENCE.

In the mean time, here’s a gallery of our favorite Regina King coifs in the past decade