Regina King (born January 15, 1971 in Los Angeles, California) is an American film and television actress. She first started her acting career in 1985 in the role of Marla Gibbs' daughter Brenda on the television series 227, a role she played until 1990. She went on to appear in the John Singleton films Boyz N the Hood, Poetic Justice and Higher Learning. In 1995, she was featured in the hit comedy Friday. In 1996, she played the love interest of Martin Lawrence in A Thin Line Between Love and Hate. Also in 1996, she gained notoriety starring in the blockbuster romantic comedy Jerry Maguire, with Tom Cruise and Cuba Gooding Jr. This film brought King mainstream recognition in her role as Cuba Gooding Jr.’s wife.
Soon thereafter she played Will Smith's wife in the spy thriller Enemy of the State, and was also featured in How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Disney's remake Mighty Joe Young. She continued playing feature roles in a variety of films, including Down to Earth, with Chris Rock...
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This Christmas Is a Christmas time drama that centers around the Whitfield family and their first holiday together in four years.
The Ant Bully is a computer-animated film produced by Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman's Playtone, John A. Davis and Keith Alcorn's DNA Productions and directed by John A. Davis. Released in movie theatres on July 28, 2006 by Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures, it is based on a book by John Nickle and featuring the voices of Nicolas Cage, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Allison Mack and Paul Giamatti. Concurrently with the general release, the film will be offered in big screen IMAX 3D, the format also used with The Polar Express. For more information on the IMAX 3D experience of The Ant Bully, see The Ant Bully IMAX 3D Experience.
The story is about a 10-year-old boy named Lucas Nickle (Zach Tyler Eisen), who has just moved to a new neighborhood, has no friends, and is the target for the local bully and his gang. His parents are leaving for a honeymoon in Puerto Vallarta, so they are too busy to attend to his problems. His sister is distracted by her cellular phone, and the grandmother ...
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous is a 2005 action movie/comedy film directed by John Pasquin, starring Sandra Bullock and Regina King. It is a sequel to the 2000 film Miss Congeniality.
Bullock, who also produced the film, commented during the film's promotion on the type of story she wanted to tell:
Three weeks after the events of the first film, FBI agent Gracie Hart (played by Bullock) has become a celebrity after she infiltrated a beauty pageant on her last assignment. Her fame results in her cover being blown while she is trying to prevent a bank heist.
To capitalize on the publicity, the FBI decide to make Gracie the new "face" of the FBI; Gracie, who is hurt after being dumped by her boyfriend, fellow Agent Eric Matthews (who is relocated to Miami in the movie) agrees to the reassignment. The movie flash forwards ten months, and she begins appearing on morning television giving out fashion advice and promoting her book.
However, when Cheryl, Miss United States and Gracie...,
Ray is a 2004 biopic focusing on thirty years of the life of legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles.
The independently-produced film was directed by Taylor Hackford and starred Jamie Foxx in the title role; Foxx received an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance.
The film's production was entirely financed by Philip Anschutz, through his Bristol Bay Productions company. Taylor Hackford stated in a DVD bonus feature that it took 15 years to make the film. He later clarified in the liner notes of the soundtrack album that it took that time to secure financing.
Charles was given a braille copy of the film's original script; he objected only to a scene showing him taking up piano grudgingly, and a scene implying that Charles had shown mistress and lead "Raelette" Margie Hendricks how to shoot heroin.
Ray debuted at the 2004 Toronto International Film Festival.
Born in Albany, Georgia and raised in St. Augustine, Florida, Ray Charles Robinson went blind at the age of...,
A Cinderella Story is a teen romance movie starring Hilary Duff and Chad Michael Murray. A modern-day take on the classic story of Cinderella, the plot involves a lost cell phone, rather than the traditional glass slipper. Directed by Mark Rosman, the film also includes Jennifer Coolidge, Dan Byrd, Regina King, Julie Gonzalo and Lin Shaye. The movie features the song "Now You Know", written and performed by Kara DioGuardi. It features on the soundtrack being sung by Hilary Duff. The film was given mixed reviews by most critics, but the film was a box office success; at $51 million domestically and $70 million worldwide, it stands currently as Hilary Duff's most successful movie in a leading role.
Tagline: Once upon a time, can happen anytime.Sam Montgomery (Hilary Duff) lived a semi-fairytale life with her widowed father (who is later shown remarrying) when she was 8 years old in the San Fernando Valley, until the 1994 Northridge earthquake kills her father and leaves her with her...,
Daddy Day Care is a 2003 comedy film, starring Eddie Murphy. It was written by Geoff Rodkey and was directed by Steve Carr. It was released in theaters on May 9, 2003.
A busy working father is fired after the health division in his company was shut down. Desperate for money, he opens up a day care center with the help of two friends. As it became more populated, a nearby school became less populated; due to the fact Daddy Day Care was much cheaper. The head mistress of that school attempts to shut down Daddy Day Care but fails. The main character and his friend are offered a better job and they decide to take it. The main character soon realizes that the job isn't what he wants to do. He returns to Daddy Day Care only to learn that everybody left and went to the expensive school. He successfully convinces the children and their parents to come back, and Daddy Day Care becomes a success.
The movie was generally panned by critics, but due to its family-friendly image, it managed to...,
Down to Earth is a film starring Chris Rock and is about a comedian, Lance (Rock), who is killed before his time. He is given another chance in the body of a rich man. It is a remake of Heaven Can Wait (1978) which, in turn, was a remake of a 1941 film Here Comes Mr. Jordan, which was based on a stage play by Harry Segall also called Heaven Can Wait. This film is named after the 1947 sequel to Mr. Jordan but from a plot perspective is more closely related to the stage play and the 1941 movie.One of the twists of this version is that Lance is African-American, yet given the body of a rich Caucasian man, thus allowing Rock to capitalize on social commentary, which is a common theme in his comedy act.The film follows Lance Barton, a struggling comedian who constantly gets booed off stage. He has big dreams to land a gig in the final amateur night at the Apollo Theater, but his plans are cut short when a semi truck hits him and kills him. Lance is brought up to Heaven where he meets...,
Enemy of the State is a 1998 film written by David Marconi, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, and directed by Tony Scott, and starring Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, Lisa Bonet, and Regina King. The film grossed over $250,000,000 worldwide ($111,549,836 domestically - all figures in USD).
Tagline: It's not paranoia if they're really after you.As the movie opens, legislation is pending to expand surveillance powers of law enforcement agencies. Republican Congressman Phil Hammersley (Jason Robards, uncredited), who is trying to stop the bill because he believes it's an invasion of privacy, is killed by two rogue NSA agents loyal to Thomas Reynolds (Jon Voight), an official trying to push the bill to secure a promotion for himself within the agency. The agents then plant a bottle of heart medication at the scene to make it look as though Congressman Hammersley died from a heart attack. They are not aware that the murder is being recorded by a video camera aimed directly across the...,
How Stella Got Her Groove Back is a 1998 romance film, directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivan. The film stars Angela Bassett, Taye Diggs, Whoopi Goldberg and Regina King. This film is an adaptation of the Terry McMillan's best selling novel by the same title.
1999 Acapulco Black Film Festival1999 NAACP Image Awards...,
Jerry Maguire is a 1996 American comedy-drama film starring Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Renée Zellweger. It was written and directed by Cameron Crowe.
Jerry Maguire (Cruise) works for Sports Management International, a company that manages the careers of present and future professional athletes. Much of his job involves "spinning" negative publicity surrounding his clients, encouraging them to continue playing even at the expense of their health and families, and even turning autograph sessions into money-making enterprises.
One day in his hotel room, Jerry suffers a nervous breakdown as the result of his pent-up stress from confronting his conscience. He decides on a whim to write a "mission statement" about what he dreams his company should be. Though mission statements are generally brief in nature, his reaches 25 pages in length. He takes the finished product, called "The Things We Think and Do Not Say: The Future of our Business" to a copy store and runs off enough bound...
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate is a 1996 comedy-romance film. The film was directed by, written by, and stars Martin Lawrence. Along with Lawrence, Lynn Whitfield, Regina King, Bobby Brown and Della Reese also star in the film.The film was released in April of 1996 and grossed over $30 million at the box office against a budget of $8 million. The film was shot on location entirely in the city of Los Angeles, California.Martin Lawrence stars as nightclub manager Darnell, a perpetual playboy and hopeless male chauvinist. Darnell is a crude-but-smooth talker and lady's man who doesn't take no for an answer. He works for a nightclub called Chocolate City and aspires to be its owner. He trades VIP privileges at the club for favors from women. Though he is an expert at conning women, he sometimes worries about what his childhood sweetheart Mia (Regina King) thinks of his adventures.When the classy, elegant Brandi (Lynn Whitfield) steps out of a limousine to enter the club, Darnell feels...,
Higher Learning is a 1995 drama film, starring an ensemble cast. It also featured supermodel Tyra Banks' first performance in a theatrical movie.
Laurence Fishburne won an Image Award for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture" for his performance; Ice Cube was also nominated for the award.
UCLA filled in for the fictional college, Columbus University. The exterior shots and outdoor scenes were shot on the campus.
In addition to "Higher", performed by Ice Cube, the soundtrack includes performances of newer material by OutKast, Liz Phair, Tori Amos and Rage Against the Machine.
This drama examines the personal, political, and racial dilemmas facing a group of college freshmen as they begin their first semester at Columbus University. Malik (Omar Epps) is an athlete attending on a track scholarship; academics are not his strong suit, and he goes in thinking that his athletic abilities will earn him a free ride through college. Fudge (Ice Cube), a "professional student" who...,
Poetic Justice is a 1993 drama/romance film starring Janet Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Regina King and Joe Torry. It was directed by John Singleton.Justice (Janet Jackson) is a young African-American woman living in South Central, Los Angeles. She was named Justice by her late mother, who had her while attending law school. After the shooting death of her boyfriend, the young woman is living in a state of depression, until she meets a Postal Office employee named Lucky (Tupac Shakur) who embarks with her on a trip with her best friend and boyfriend, Iesha and Chicago (played by Regina King and Joe Torry). In classic Hollywood type, the young woman's heart opens to her suitor's attentions as she finds a new meaning for life.Singleton named the film Poetic Justice because the main character, Justice, writes beautiful poems which she recites throughout the movie. The poems are in fact from Maya Angelou. Angelou also appears in the movie as one of three elderly sisters, May, June and April ...,
Regina King was born