Joey King

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Joey King
Born Joey Lynn King
(1999-07-30) July 30, 1999 (age 17)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2006–present

Joey Lynn King (born July 30, 1999) is an American actress. She is known for her starring role as Ramona Quimby in Ramona and Beezus, the 2010 adaptation 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.

Personal life[edit]

King was born in Los Angeles, California. She has two older sisters, Kelli and Hunter King. Hunter is a two-time, daytime Emmy-winning actress. Joey has stated that she is "part Jewish and part Christian, but I'm mostly Jewish".[1]

Career[edit]

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 adaptation of the Beverly Cleary book series, starring as Ramona Quimby opposite Selena Gomez as her older sister, Beezus Quimby.[2] 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. As well, she 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.[3] 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, as well as in Fargo as Greta Grimly, daughter of police officer Gus Grimly.

In 2016 King was cast as the daughter of the character of Courtney Love in the coming-of-age drama film The Possibility of Fireflies.[4] The same year she was the lead character Claire in the upcoming horror-thriller film Wish Upon.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Reign Over Me Gina Fineman Uncredited[citation needed]
2008 Horton Hears a Who! Katie Voice role
2008 Quarantine Briana
2009 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Beaver girl Voice role
2010 Ramona and Beezus Ramona Quimby
2011 Battle: Los Angeles Kirsten
2011 Crazy, Stupid, Love Molly Weaver
2012 Family Weekend Lucinda Smith-Dungy
2012 The Dark Knight Rises Young Talia al Ghul
2013 Oz the Great and Powerful China Girl/Girl In Wheelchair
2013 The Conjuring Christine
2013 White House Down Emily Cale
2014 Wish I Was Here Grace Bloom
2014 The Boxcar Children Jessie Voice role
2014 The Sound and the Fury Miss Quentin
2015 Stonewall Phoebe Winters
2015 Borealis Aurora
2016 Independence Day: Resurgence Samantha "Sam" Blackwell
2017 Going in Style Brooklyn Completed
TBA The Possibility of Fireflies Ellie Filming[4]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Emily Mason Episodes: "Day Care", "Books and Birdhouses"
2006 Malcolm in the Middle Girl at Party Episode: "Mono"
2006–07 Jericho Sally Episodes: Pilot, "The Day Before"
2007 Backyards & Bullets Junie Garrison Television movie
2007 Entourage Chuck Liddell's Daughter Episode: "Gotcha!"
2007 Avenging Angel Amelia Television movie
2007–08 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Little Girl / Nora Rowe Episodes: "Living Doll", "Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda"
2008 Untitled Liz Meriwether Project Lucy Unsold television pilot
2008 Medium Kelly Mackenzie age 8 Episode "Drowned World"
2009 Anatomy of Hope Lucy Morgan Television movie
2010 Elevator Girl Paige Television movie
2010 Ghost Whisperer Cassidy Episodes: "Old Sins Cast Long Shadows", "The Children's Parade"
2011 Bent Charlie Meyers Main role, 6 episodes
2012 New Girl Brianna Episode: "Bully"
2013 R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Carla/Missy Jordan Episodes: "Seance", "Goodwill Toward Men"
2014–15 Fargo Greta Grimly Recurring role (season 1), 9 episodes
2014 American Dad! Voice Episode: "Familyland"
2014 Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs Elissa Wall Television movie
2016 The Flash Frances Kane/Magenta [6]
2016 Tween Fest Maddisyn Crawford Series regular

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Artist
2010 "Ramona Blue" Joey King featuring Kelli King
2011 "Mean" Taylor Swift

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref
2009 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series – Guest Starring Young Actress CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Nominated
Best Performance in a Voice-Over Role – Young Actress Horton Hears a Who! Nominated
2010 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Supporting Young Actress Anatomy of Hope Nominated
Best Performance in a Voice-Over Role – Young Actor/Actress Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Nominated
2011 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actress Ten and Under Ramona and Beezus Won [7]
Best Performance in a TV Series – Guest Starring Young Actress Age Ten or Under Ghost Whisperer Nominated
2013 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actress The Dark Knight Rises Nominated [8]

At the 2015 Vancouver International Film Festival, the Canadian Images features jury made an honourable mention recognizing King as an Emerging Actress for her performance in Borealis.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Interview: Joey King. "Tommy2.net". Tommy2.net. Retrieved June 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ Clark, Cindy (February 2, 2009). "'Ramona' star is ready for wackiness". USA Today. Retrieved June 12, 2010. 
  3. ^ Wales, George (January 20, 2012). "Joey King reveals HUGE Dark Knight Rises spoiler". TotalFilm.com. Retrieved August 16, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b McNary, Dave (May 12, 2016). "Courtney Love, Joey King Starring in 'Possibility of Fireflies'". Variety. Retrieved June 30, 2016. 
  5. ^ Busch, Anita (August 16, 2016). "Joey King Will Lead 'Annabelle' Helmer's Next Project 'Wish Upon'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 16, 2016. 
  6. ^ Burlingame, Russ (August 19, 2016). "Fargo's Joey King Comes to The Flash as Magenta". Comicbook.com. Retrieved August 19, 2016. 
  7. ^ "32nd Annual Young Artist Awards – Nominations / Special Awards". The Young Artist Foundation. 2011. Retrieved March 14, 2011. 
  8. ^ "34th Annual Young Artist Awards". The Young Artist Foundation. 2013. Retrieved March 31, 2013. 
  9. ^ "VIFF Announces BC Spotlight and Canadian Images Awards" (Press release). Vancouver International Film Festival. October 3, 2015. Retrieved October 11, 2015. 

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