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Award-winning Actress & Director

Regina King is an actress and director who grew up in View Park–Windsor Hills. King began her acting career in 1985. She is the recipient of several awards, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and four acting Primetime Emmy Awards, the most for an African American performer. King first gained attention for her role in the television series 227 from 1985 to 1990. She rose to prominence with roles in the films Friday (1995) and Jerry Maguire (1996), and the crime television series Southland (2009–2013). From 2015 to 2017, King starred in the ABC anthology series American Crime, for which she won two Primetime Emmy Awards, and in 2018, she starred in the Netflix miniseries Seven Seconds, for which she won her third Emmy Award. Her role as a troubled mother in the 2018 film If Beale Street Could Talk won her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. King won her fourth Emmy award for starring in the 2019 superhero television series Watchmen. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2019. She is the second African American woman to receive a best director nomination at the Globes.