Though Regina King got her start in Hollywood when she was very young, she’s far from the stereotype of a “child actress.”
As Brenda Jenkins on the hit comedy “227,” King won over the hearts of all primetime television watchers. And they watched in amazement as her career continued to grow, thrive, and evolve alongside her. Her acting career ultimately culminated with an Oscar win for her role in “If Beale Street Could Talk.”
And, as AfroTech previously reported, she also made history as the first Black woman director to premiere at the Venice Film Festival.
“Unfortunately, across the world, that’s how things seem to work. One woman gets a shot and if she does not succeed, it shuts things down for years until someone else gets a shot,” she said, according to The Root. “I am so grateful for our film to be a part of the festival but I really, really want it to perform well. There’s so much talent out there—so many talented directors—so if One Night in Miami gets it done here, you’ll get to see a lot more of us.”
Since then, Regina King has also proven herself to be a formidable director. Directing episodes of hit television shows like “This Is Us” and “Shameless,” and even serving as the executive producer and director for “One Night in Miami,” King has proven that she’s earned every dollar of her $16 million net worth (according to Celebrity Net Worth). She’s also one of Hollywood’s top-paid actresses, and she’s tied with Alfre Woodard for the most Emmys won by a Black performer.
We stan an unbothered, drama-free queen who gets money, minds her business, and stays out of the paparazzi’s glare!
Let’s take a look at how Regina King is Hollywood royalty in every way.
Editorial note: The net worth listed in this piece is a speculative estimate drawn from various online sources.
Regina King is an Oscar-winning actress who took home the coveted award for her role in “If Beale Street Could Talk.” But she got her start on “227,” opposite Marla Gibbs and Jackée Harry. Gen X best knows her, however, as the voice of Huey & Riley Freeman on the hit cartoon series, “The Boondocks.”
Regina King’s career as a director first began in 2013, when she directed an episode of “Southland.” Since then, she’s gone on to direct a variety of films and television shows, including “Being Mary Jane,” “Scandal,” and “One Night in Miami.”
Regina King is the definition of “booked and busy” when it comes to her endorsements. One of her largest deals was with Cadillac, where she served as a brand ambassador for the 2021 Cadillac Escalade.
She also has endorsement deals with Wells Fargo and Vaseline.
Wells Fargo Partnership
As AfroTech previously reported, Regina King partnered with Wells Fargo to improve financial literacy in underserved communities.
“We are thrilled to be working with Regina King, whose own authenticity is showcased in our campaign, as she demonstrates through her genuine life experiences how Active Cash is a straightforward credit card that makes it easy to earn 2% cash rewards on purchases,” Krista Phillips, Wells Fargo’s head of branded cards and marketing, said in a press statement.
According to The Dirt, Regina King purchased a 4,500-square-foot Los Angeles villa in October 2020. The villa — which boasts five bedrooms and five-and-a-half bathrooms — is located in the very desirable Hollywood Hills district of the City of Angels.
Regina King also owns a small Spanish Revival-style bungalow in the Los Feliz district of Los Angeles that she purchased back in 2013 for just under $1.5 million, the outlet reports.