Birth Date: January 15, 1971 / Age: 44
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Biography: Regina King was born on January 15, 1971 in Los Angeles. "Regina" is from the Latin word meaning "queen" while her surname has its own obvious regal significance. So, her aristocratic airs should come as no surprise. This classy lady got her start in show-biz after studying acting with Betty Bridges, mom of Todd Bridges of "Different Strokes" fame. After 10 years of classes, Regina landed a recurring role as "Brenda" on the TV-sitcom "227". Next, she appeared in blaxploits like Boyz N the Hood, Poetic Justice, How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Friday.
She found a break-out role as Cuba Gooding Jr.’s wife in Jerry Maguire. Since then, she has often been cast as the romantic lead, whether as Will Smith’s spouse in Enemy of the State, as Eddie Murphy’s in Daddy Day Care, or as the object of Chris Rock’s affection in Down to Earth.
In Ray, Regina finally gets to play the "other woman", holding her own opposite Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles’ feisty back-up singer/scorned mistress Margie Hendricks. The film called on Ms. King to exhibit the full range of her talents, a challenge she more than met in a most impressive outing.