Regina King Biography, Wiki, Age, Career, Husband, Net Worth, Son’s Death & More

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Who is Regina King?

Regina King (born January 15, 1971) is an American actress and director. She is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and four Primetime Emmy Awards, the most for an African-American performer. In 2019, Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Actor and director Regina King’s son dies by suicide

Actor and director Regina King’s son dies by suicide
Actor and director Regina King’s son dies by suicide

Actor and director Regina King’s son, Ian Alexander Jr, has died by suicide, her representative confirmed to NBC News Saturday.

He was 26.

“Our family is devastated at the deepest level by the loss of Ian. He is such a bright light who cared so deeply about the happiness of others,” King said in a statement provided by her representative.

“Our family asks for respectful consideration during this private time,” it said.

A musician and DJ, Alexander performed under the name “desduné,” according to his Instagram page. His most recent single, Green Eyes, was released on Jan. 7.

His mother, 51, has won critical acclaim in Hollywood, winning an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and four Primetime Emmy Awards.

Alexander wrote a heartfelt tribute to his mother on her 50th birthday last year.

“To have you as my mother is the greatest gift I could ask for,” he wrote in an Instagram post. “To be all that you are while always having the time to be there, love and support me unconditionally is truly remarkable.”

Regina King Biography, Wiki

Regina King, in full Regina Rene King, (born January 15, 1971, Los Angeles, California, U.S.), American actress and director who was known for her depth and versatility, earning acclaim for both comedic and dramatic roles.

King’s father was an electrician and her mother a special education teacher; they divorced when she was a child. While still young, King took acting classes, for which she exhibited a pronounced aptitude.

At age 14 she was cast as the teenage daughter of a main character in the sitcom 227 (1985–90). She then appeared in the movies Boyz n the Hood (1991), Poetic Justice (1993), and Higher Learning (1995), all directed by John Singleton, and followed with the comedy Friday (1995).

King’s performance as the wife of a football player (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) in the popular movie Jerry Maguire (1996) brought her additional notice and led to more prominent roles in How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Enemy of the State (both 1998), among others.

Regina King Biography Wikipedia
Regina King
Real NameRegina King
Nickname Regina 
Profession American actress and director
InstagramGo Below
Husband NameIan Alexander Sr.
Marital StatusMarried
Physical Status 
Age51 Years Old
HeightIn centimeters- 160 cmIn meters- 160 mIn Feet Inches-5.2
WeightIn Kilograms- 58 kgIn Pounds- 127 lbs
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
Shoe Size6 US
Personal Information
Date of Birth 15 January 1971
Birth PlaceCincinnati, Ohio, U.S
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityWhite
Zodiac SignCapricorn
School NameWestchester High School
College Name University of Southern California
Qualification Graduated
Family Profile
Father NameThomas King
Mother NameGloria King
Siblings (Brothers and Sisters)Reina King
Children Ian Alexander, Jr.
Career 
Income SourceActress
SalaryUnder Review
Net Worth, Salary $1 Million – $5 Million

Regina King Career

After starring with Chris Rock in Down to Earth, King was cast in the short-lived sitcom Leap of Faith (2002). She returned to movies, appearing in the comedies Legally Blonde 2 (2003) and Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005) and winning praise for her role as a backup singer and lover of Ray Charles in the biopic Ray (2004).

King played a character in season six (2007) of the TV series 24 before being cast in the police drama Southland (2009–13). She also had recurring roles in Shameless in 2014 and in The Leftovers in 2015 and 2017. In the anthology series American Crime (2015–17) she portrayed a different character in each story arc, and for her work on the show, she earned two Emmy Awards (2015 and 2016).

She won a third Emmy for her performance as a grieving mother in the miniseries Seven Seconds (2018), about an African American boy accidentally run over by a white policeman who tries to cover up the incident.

King was breathtaking and masterful in the role of Tish’s mother in Barry Jenkins’s If Beale Street Could Talk (2018), adapted from the 1974 novel by James Baldwin. For her performance, King earned the Academy Award for best-supporting actress. In 2019 she starred in the TV miniseries Watchmen, for which she won a fourth Emmy Award.

King also worked behind the camera from 2013, when she directed the TV movie Let the Church Say Amen. She helmed episodes of numerous TV series over the next few years, and she made her critically praised feature film debut as a director with One Night in Miami (2020).

Regina King Husband

King was married to Ian Alexander from 1997 to 2007. They had one son, Ian Alexander Jr. (born January 19, 1996), a musician, who died by suicide in January 2022.

Regina King FAQ’s

Who was Regina King?

Regina King (born January 15, 1971) is an American actress and director. She is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and four Primetime Emmy Awards, the most for an African-American performer. In 2019, Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

How did Regina King’s son die?

Actor and director Regina King’s son, Ian Alexander Jr, has died by suicide, her representative confirmed to NBC News Saturday.

Who is Regina King’s husband?

King was married to Ian Alexander from 1997 to 2007. They had one son, Ian Alexander Jr. (born January 19, 1996), a musician, who died by suicide in January 2022.

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