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How Regina King Maintains A $16M Net Worth As One Of Hollywood's Highest-Paid Actresses

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...

Regina King Partners With Wells Fargo To Help Underserved Communities

Oscar-winning actress Regina King is lending a big hand to improve financial literacy in underserved communities. According to a press release announcement, the Oscar winner is partnering with banking giant Wells Fargo to promote financial literacy. King is also featured in their latest campaign “Real Life Ready,” which promotes Wells Fargo’s Active Cash Visa card and rewards system that suits the consumer’s daily needs. “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. “I was drawn to Wells Fargo given the bank’s continued commitment to underserved communities,” King said in the same press statement. She is also the first major face to partner with the banking giant. As an...

Sep 30, 2021

Regina King Makes History as First Black Woman Director to Premiere at Venice Film Festival

Black women in Hollywood continue to pave the way for the next generation of creatives to defy the odds and break barriers in spaces that lack diversity. Famed actress Regina King made her directorial debut this week at the Venice Film Festival with her new film, “One Night in Miami.” Thus, making it the first film to be directed by a Black woman also hand-selected to premiere in the entire history of the 88-year-old festival, according to Yahoo . Meanwhile, @ReginaKing holds it down as the first Black woman to direct a film premiered at the Venice film festival. The film #OneNightInMiami is the first film she's directed. Go ahead Queen! #blackexcellence #BlackLivesMatter — The Black Collective (@BCollectiveNYC) September 9, 2020 Variety reports King has said that her debut could either “open doors or close doors for more Black female directors,” shedding light on the existing double standards for Black women in Hollywood. “Unfortunately, across the world,...

Sep 9, 2020

Meet Hollywood's Highest-Paid Black Actors and Actresses

Black Hollywood has historically made major contributions to the TV and film industries. However, many Black actors and actresses don’t get their proper shine or pay for their work. Here, we are spotlighting some of the highest-paid Black actors and actresses who’ve reaped the benefits from their fruitful careers. Halle Berry ($90 million) Photo Credit: ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images) Halle Berry’s acting career is highly regarded in the entertainment industry. She became the first Black woman to win an Academy Award for “Best Actress” and has starred in classic films like “Boomerang,” “Monster’s Ball,” “X-Men” and more. Berry has opened doors for many Black actresses and her efforts continue to set the standard for Black Hollywood. Queen Latifah ($70 million) Photo Credit: Bennett Raglin/Getty Images Queen Latifah has had a very rewarding acting career. Even though she began with music, the Oscar-nominated, Grammy and Emmy award-winning actress ventured off to Hollywood starring...

Apr 10, 2020