Regina King

Regina King is an American actress and television director.She became known for her role as Brenda Jenkins on the NBC sitcom 227 (1985–90) and a supporting role in the feature film Jerry Maguire, then for her leading roles in two Peabody Award–winning television shows: The Boondocks and Southland. Her role in Southland earned her two Critics' Choice Award nominations for best supporting dramatic actress in 2012 and 2013. In 2015, she began starring in the ABC anthology series American Crime, for which she received a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award nomination.

She has a recurring role as Janine Davis on The Big Bang Theory, and has starred in numerous films, including Ray, Poetic Justice, Friday, and Legally Blonde 2.

Known For


Cast Credits

Seven Seconds (2018)
Starring as Latrice Butler
Chelsea (2016)
Guest starring as Regina King
American Crime (2015)
Starring as Terri LaCroix (9 episodes)
Starring as Kimara Walters (8 episodes)
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore (2015)
Guest starring as Regina King
The Strain (2014)
Guest starring as Ruby Wain (3 episodes)
The Leftovers (2014)
Starring as Erika Murphy (6 episodes)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)
Guest starring as Regina King
RuPaul's Drag Race: RuVealed (2013)
Guest starring as Judge
Shameless (2011)
Guest starring as Officer Gayle Johnson (4 episodes)
Southland (2009)
Starring as Det. Lydia Adams (10 episodes)
RuPaul's Drag Race (2009)
Guest starring as Judge
The Big Bang Theory (2007)
Guest starring as Mrs. Janine Davis (5 episodes)
The Boondocks (2005)
Starring as Huey Freeman
Starring as Riley Freeman
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)
Guest starring as Regina King
Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003)
Guest starring as Regina King
Leap of Faith (2002)
Starring as Cynthia
24 (2001)
Starring as Sandra Palmer (9 episodes)
The View (1997)
Guest starring as Regina King
227 (1985)
Starring as Brenda Jenkins (107 episodes)

Crew Credits

Pitch (2016)
Episode crew as Director
This Is Us (2016)
Episode crew as Director
Greenleaf (2016)
Episode crew as Director
Animal Kingdom (2016)
Episode crew as Director
The Catch (2016)
Episode crew as Director
Being Mary Jane (2013)
Episode crew as Director (3 episodes)
Scandal (2012)
Episode crew as Director (2 episodes)
Shameless (2011)
Episode crew as Director
Southland (2009)
Episode crew as Director