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(Kim Hinton) Thanks to outstanding turns in a number of prominent films, Regina
King's distinguished talent has come into increasing demand in Hollywood. This
summer she co-stars in Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde, with
Reese Witherspoon, the hotly anticipated sequel to the 2000 hit Legally
Blonde. King recently joined the cast of the biopic Unchain My Heart: The
Ray Charles Story, in which she stars opposite Jamie Foxx as Margie
Hendricks, the singer's outrageous mistress.
Born and raised in Los
Angeles, King made her television debut on the hit sitcom "227." After
five seasons, King made the leap to the silver screen with a role in John
Singleton's powerful directorial debut, Boys N the Hood. She
subsequently collaborated with Singleton on Poetic Justice and Higher
Learning. Other top performances include the hit film Friday with Ice
Cube and A Thin Line Between Love and Hate opposite Martin Lawrence.
The turning point in
King's career came in 1997 with her memorable turn as Cuba Gooding Jr.'s
wife Marci in the blockbuster hit Jerry Maguire. This led to starring
roles in How Stella Got Her Groove Back with Angela Bassett, the hit
action thriller Enemy of the State opposite Will Smith, the family
adventure Mighty Joe Young with Charlize Theron and the comedy Down to
Earth opposite Chris Rock.
King also found her way
back to the small screen in 2000 with a role in HBO's acclaimed telefilm
"If These Walls Could Talk 2" and in the 2002 NBC comedy "Leap of
King currently lives in
Los Angeles with her husband Ian and her seven-year-old son Ian Jr.
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