Regina King

Regina Rene King (born January 15, 1971) 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

The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore (2015)
Guest starring as Regina King
American Crime (2015)
Starring as Terri LaCroix (9 episodes)
The Strain (2014)
Guest starring as Ruby Wain (3 episodes)
The Leftovers (2014)
Starring as Erika Murphy (5 episodes)
Shameless (2011)
Guest starring as Officer Gayle Johnson (4 episodes)
Southland (2009)
Starring as Det Lydia Adams (10 episodes)
The Big Bang Theory (2007)
Guest starring as Mrs. Davis (4 episodes)
The Boondocks (2005)
Starring as Huey Freeman
Starring as Riley Freeman
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)
Guest starring as Regina King
24 (2001)
Starring as Sandra Palmer (9 episodes)
227 (1985)
Starring as Brenda Jenkins

Crew Credits

Greenleaf (2016)
Episode crew as Director
Pitch (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)
Southland (2009)
Episode crew as Director