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King in 2010
|Born||Joey Lynn King
July 30, 1999
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Joey Lynn King (born July 30, 1999) is an American teen actress. She is known for her starring role as Ramona Quimby in Ramona and Beezus, the 2010 adaption of Beverly Cleary's book series with the same title. She has also appeared in the films Oz the Great and Powerful, The Conjuring, and White House Down.
King was born in Los Angeles, California on July 30, 1999. Her older sisters Hunter King and Kelli King are also actresses. King has stated that she is "part Jewish and part Christian, but I’m mostly Jewish".
King's first commercial was a national spot for Life.[clarification needed] Since then, she has completed over 104 commercials including national campaigns for Eggo and Walmart. She then appeared in her first film, Grace, shot when she was six years old.
King has been featured in the films Reign Over Me with Adam Sandler, and Quarantine. She voiced the yellow fur ball Katie, for the animated feature Horton Hears A Who! (2008), and Beaver, for Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009). In 2010, she guest starred in the series Ghost Whisperer. She was also featured in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody as Emily Mason in two episodes. Other television appearances include Entourage, CSI, and Medium.
King's first lead role was in the 2010 film Ramona and Beezus, an adaption of the Beverly Cleary book series, starring as Ramona Quimby opposite Selena Gomez as her older sister, Beezus Quimby. She also released a single for the movie called "Ramona Blue".
King was featured in Battle: Los Angeles, where she played a girl named Kirsten. Also in 2011, she co-starred in Crazy, Stupid, Love. She also appeared in Taylor Swift's "Mean" music video as a young student at the school cafeteria rejected by her peers.
King had a role in Christopher Nolan's third Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises (2012), as a young Talia al Ghul. She also filmed the short-lived comedy series Bent and had guest appearances in New Girl and The Haunting Hour. In 2013, King appeared in Oz the Great and Powerful with James Franco and Zach Braff, White House Down with Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx, Family Weekend, and The Conjuring with Mackenzie Foy and Vera Farmiga. In 2014, she appeared in Wish I Was Here with Oz co-star Zach Braff.
|2006||The Suite Life of Zack & Cody||Emily Mason||Episode: "Day Care"
|Episode: "Books and Birdhouses"|
|Malcolm in the Middle||Girl at Party (cameo)||Episode: Mono|
|2007||Episode: "The Day Before"|
|Backyards & Bullets||Junie Garrison||TV movie|
|Reign Over Me||Gina Fineman (uncredited)|
|Entourage||Chuck Liddell's Daughter||Episode: "Gotcha!"|
|Avenging Angel||Amelia||Minor Role, Television Movie|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Little Girl||Episode: "Living Doll"|
|2008||Nora Rowe||Episode: "Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda"|
|Untitled Liz Meriwether Project||Lucy||Episode: "Pilot"|
|Horton Hears a Who!||Katie (voice)|
|Bizet's Dream||Michelle||Lead Role|
|Medium||Kelly Mackenzie age 8||Episode "Drowned World"|
|2009||Anatomy of Hope||Lucy Morgan||(TV movie)|
|Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs||Beaver girl (voice)|
|2010||Elevator Girl||Paige||(TV movie)|
|Ghost Whisperer||Cassidy||Episode: "Old Sins Cast Long Shadows"|
|Episode: "The Children's Parade"|
|Ramona and Beezus||Ramona Quimby||Lead role|
|2011||Battle: Los Angeles||Kirsten|
|Crazy, Stupid, Love.||Molly Weaver|
|Bent||Charlie Meyers||Main role, TV series|
|2012||New Girl||Brianna||Episode: "Bully"|
|Family Weekend||Lucinda Smith-Dungy|
|The Dark Knight Rises||Young Talia al Ghul|
|2013||Oz the Great and Powerful||China Girl|
|White House Down||Emily Cale|
|R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour||Carla||Episode: "Seance"|
|2014||Fargo||Greta Grimly||8 episodes|
|Wish I Was Here||Grace Bloom|
|The Boxcar Children||Jessie (voice)||In Production|
|The Sound and the Fury||Miss Quentin||Post-production|
|2010||"Ramona Blue"||Joey King featuring Kelli King|
|2011||"Mean"||Song by Taylor Swift|
|"Anything At All"|
Awards and nominations
|Young Artist Award||2009||Best Performance in a TV Series – Guest Starring Young Actress||Nominated||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation|
|Best Performance in a Voice-Over Role – Young Actress||Nominated||Horton Hears a Who!|
|2010||Best Performance in a Voice-Over Role – Young Actor/Actress||Nominated||Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs|
|Best performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Supporting Young Actress||Nominated||Anatomy of Hope|
|2011||Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actress Ten and Under||Won||Ramona and Beezus|
|Best Performance in a TV Series – Guest Starring Young Actress Age Ten or Under||Nominated||Ghost Whisperer|
|2013||Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actress||Nominated||The Dark Knight Rises|
- Interview: Joey King. "Tommy2.net". Tommy2.net. Retrieved 2013-06-19.
- Clark, Cindy (February 2, 2009). "'Ramona' star is ready for wackiness". USA Today. Retrieved 12 June 2010.
- Wales, George. "Joey King reveals HUGE Dark Knight Rises spoiler". TotalFilm.com. Retrieved 2012-02-24.
- "Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ron Perlman & Joey King Join Roland Emmerich’s ‘Stonewall’". Deadline.com. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
- "32nd Annual Young Artist Awards – Nominations / Special Awards". The Young Artist Foundation. 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-14.
- "34th Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved 2013-03-31.
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