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Reina King

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Occupation  Actress
Siblings  Regina King
Years active  1985–1998
Parents  Gloria King, Thomas King
Name  Reina King
Nephews  Ian Alexander, Jr.
Role  film actress

Reina King (4th, from the left) and her friends are smiling while sitting on a light green couch. Reina is wearing loop earrings, a white and black long sleeve top, and animal-print pants with a floral design.

Born  April 11, 1975 (age 48) (1975-04-11) Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Movies and TV shows  What's Happening Now!!, Scrooged, To Sleep with Anger
Similar People  Regina King, Anne‑Marie Johnson, Danielle Spencer, Haywood Nelson, Shirley Hemphill

Reina King (born April 11, 1975) is an American film and television actress. She began her acting career with the role of Carolyn (1985–1986), the adopted child of Roger and Nadine on the TV sitcom What's Happening Now!!—a sequel to the popular 1970s TV sitcom What's Happening!!. In 1987, she played Tiffany James in the movie Maid to Order and in 1988, she played actress Alfre Woodard's oldest daughter, Lanell Cooley, in the movie Scrooged. Reina also appeared in one episode (The Sing-Off, as Girl #2) of the sitcom 227 in 1988; the same sitcom her sister Regina King starred in as Brenda Jenkins. In 1990, she played Rhonda in the film To Sleep with Anger with Mary Alice. And in 1998, Regina was in the short film A Hollow Place as the mother of Corliss Young.


Reina King and Vivica Fox are smiling during Vivica’s 49th birthday bash. Reina is wearing a black headband, loop earrings, and a white and black long sleeve blouse while Vivica is with curly black hair, wearing blue earrings and a white see-through sleeveless top over a blue bra.

Regina King and Her Sister Are Both Named "Queen"

Personal life

Regina and Reina King are smiling while Reina's arm is on Regina's shoulder. Regina is wearing earrings and a white and black sleeveless dress while Reina is wearing earrings and a white silk long sleeve top.

King was born in Los Angeles, California to Thomas and Gloria King. She is the younger sister of actress Regina King. Reina and her sister have similar names: Reina and Regina both mean queen, in Spanish and Latin, respectively.

Reina King smiling, with short black hair, wearing gold earrings, and a tube pink dress.

Poster of "What's Happening Now!", an American sitcom starring Reina King, Anne Marie Johnson, and Ernest Thomas (from left to right). Reina is wearing a cloth headband, Anne is wearing a  blouse with white ribbon and Ernest is wearing a long sleeve shirt.

Regina King, Ian Alexander, Jr., and Ian Alexander Sr. (from left to right) at the US premiere of her new movie Miss Congeniality 2. Regina with wavy hair, wearing a brown and gray dress, and brown sandals, Ian Jr. is wearing a dark blue coat over a black polo shirt, black belt, black pants, and black shoes while Ian Sr. with beard and mustache, wearing earrings, a black coat over a white and pink striped long sleeves, blue jeans, and black shoes.

On the left, Reina King is smiling, with wavy black hair, wearing loop earrings and a black turtleneck top. On the right, Reina and Regina King are smiling while hugging each other. Regina is wearing loop earrings and a gray top while Reina is wearing earrings and a black top.


A Hollow Place (Short) as
Corliss' Mother
To Sleep with Anger as
Scrooged as
Lanell Cooley
227 (TV Series) as
Girl #2
- The Sing-Off (1988) - Girl #2
Maid to Order as
Tiffany James
What's Happening Now! (TV Series) as
- The Wedding (1986) - Carolyn
- Nadine's Boss (1986) - Carolyn
- Shirley's Pen Pal (1986) - Carolyn (credit only)
- Mr. First Nighter (1986) - Carolyn (credit only)
- Dee and Dwayne (1986) - Carolyn (credit only)
- Goodbye, Mr. Ripps (1986) - Carolyn (credit only)
- The Improbable Dream (1985) - Carolyn
- Married or Not (1985) - Carolyn
- The Challenge (1985) - Carolyn
- Raj on the Run (1985) - Carolyn
- Dee's Dilemma (1985) - Carolyn
- That Old Gang of Mine (1985) - Carolyn
- The Bully (1985) - Carolyn
- The New Kid (1985) - Carolyn
- Aunt Shirley (1985) - Carolyn
Bitter Root (producer) (pre-production)
Shirley (producer) (post-production)
Busted (producer)
Side by Side: The Story of the 50/50 Group of Sierra Leone (Documentary short) (executive producer)
Art Department
Los Locos (scenic painter)


Reina King Wikipedia