Regina King Talks About Her Emmy Nomination For 'American Crime'

Regina King is nominated for an Emmy Award for her role on "American Crime" as a religious woman trying to help her brother fight a murder charge.

Fun facts about Regina King (Source: Wikipedia)

King began her acting career in 1985 playing the role of Brenda Jenkins on the television series 227,[6] a role she played until the show ended in 1990. She went on to appear in theJohn Singleton films Boyz n the Hood, Poetic Justice and Higher Learning. In 1995, she was featured in the hit comedy film Friday. In 1996, she starred in the Martin Lawrence dark comedy-romance A Thin Line Between Love and Hate as Mia. Later in 1996 she gained fame starring in the blockbuster romantic comedy film Jerry Maguire as Marcee Tidwell, the wife of Cuba Gooding, Jr.'s character.

She played Will Smith's character's wife in Enemy of the State, and was also featured in How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Mighty Joe Young, Down to Earth, Daddy Day Care, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, A Cinderella Story, Ray and Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous.

Beginning in the mid-2000s, she had ongoing roles on several TV series, including acclaimed work as the voice of Huey and Riley Freeman for the animated series The Boondocks and Detective Lydia Adams on the TNT police drama Southland. She also appeared in recurring roles on 24, The Big Bang Theory, and Shameless.

King most recently joined the cast of ABC's John Ridley-penned ensemble drama American Crime as a devout member of the Nation of Islam and sister to a drug addict accused of murder.

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