Regina King

Regina King’s Life in Pictures

Many of us have grown up with Regina King, whether you met her as Brenda on “227” or Dana on “Friday” along side Ice Cube and Chris Tucker — she’s brought us numerous smiles and remained a constant part of our lives via film and TV. King’s garnered much success including receiving a NAACP Image award for her role in 2005’s “Ray.” She’s since been in several movies and TV shows and is currently kicking ass and cleaning up crime on the mean streets L.A. on TNT’s “Southland.” Now at the age of 40 and raising a 15 year old son, Ian Jr., Regina has come into her own right. She’s grown into a beautiful woman and has maintained a constantly evolving career that has expanded into 2011 with several new projects. Take a look at Regina King’s life in pictures…

TV’s 227

Regina King made her acting debut in 1985 on “227” as Brenda Jenkins. The show lasted until 1990.

How Stell Got Her Groove Back

Regina King has acted in many movies that’s made us laugh, perhaps none more memorable than her role in 1998’s “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” as Vanessa — Stell’s (Angela Basset) sister.

Two Can Play That Game

In late summer 2001, Regina King attended the premiere of “Two Can Play That Game” starring Vivica A. Fox and Morris Chestnut. She was also at bride’s mate at Vivica A. Fox’s wedding.

Romantic Comedy

With several acting roles under Regina’s belt, she decided to take on a lighter role — as she did in 2003’s “A Cinderella Story.” She played Rhonda, a diner worker who took the main character, Sam, to find a costume for a party.

Pure Comedy

She sure knows a thing or two about comedy. She starred along side Eddie Murphy in 2003’s “Daddy Day Care.”

Celebrating Earth, Wind & Fire

Regina is a huge fan of Earth, Wind & Fire. She was on tap to celebrate the group during the 2004 Grammy Jam in Los Angeles.

Awards Night

Smiling from ear to ear, Regina King was thrilled to be honored for her acting chops in the mega hit “Ray.” She was awarded the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture award by the NAACP Image Awards.

Silver Screen Laughs

In another comedic role, she brought many laughs and smiles to the silver screen in “Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous” with Sandra Bullock.


In a role that put her back on the map, Regina King stole the screen as Margie Hendricks in 2004’s critically acclaimed film, “Ray.”

Hollywood Staple

Rarely does Regina miss out on an awards show. See her presenting at the 2007 ESPY awards along side NFL players Matt Leinart and Vince Young.

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Sultry Summer

Ms. King looked stunning in this two-piece bathing suit in 2007.

Mother and Son Bonding

Regina has one son named Ian with ex-husband Ian Alexander, Sr. whom she divorced in 2007.

TV Movie

In 2008, Regina King appeared in the TV movie, “Living Proof” along side Harry Connick, Jr.

Blue Carpet Look

Walking the blue carpet, Regina looks amazing in all white at the 25th Annual Spirit Awards.

Large Resume

Apart from her well known roles, Regina King has appeared in a number of movies including “Poetic Justice,” “Friday,” “This Christmas” and the hugely popular “24.”

Karate Kid Premiere

Doesn’t she look stunning in her multi-colored print dress and patent leather pumps

Walking for Heart Health

In February 2010, Regina King wore all red and walked the cat walk at the Hearth Truth Fall 2010 Fashion Show.

Our Family Wedding

In her most recent role, Regina played Angela in “Our Family Wedding.” This romantic comedy starred Lance Gross, Forest Whitaker, Charlie Murphy and more…

Taking a Stand Against Crime

Currently on TNT’s “Southland” Regina King is fighting crime on the means streets of L.A. as detective Lydia Adams.

New Year, New Regina

2011 promises to be major for Regina as she has many projects in the works. Catch her on the February cover of ESSENCE.