Joey King

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Joey King
Joey King 2010.jpg
King in 2010
Born Joey Lynn King
(1999-07-30) July 30, 1999 (age 16)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2006–present
Height 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)

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 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]


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. 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.


Year Title Role Notes
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
Jericho Sally Episode: "Pilot"
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"
Quarantine Briana Supporting Role
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[3]
2013 Oz the Great and Powerful China Girl/Girl In Wheelchair
The Conjuring Christine
White House Down Emily Cale
R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Carla/Missy Jordan Episodes: "Seance" and "Goodwill Toward Men"
2014–2015 Fargo Greta Grimly 9 episodes
2014 American Dad! voice Episode: Familyland
Wish I Was Here Grace Bloom
Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs Elissa Wall
The Boxcar Children Jessie (voice)
The Sound and the Fury Miss Quentin
2015 Stonewall Phoebe Winters
2016 Going in Style Brooklyn Post-production
Independence Day: Resurgence Sam Filming

Music videos[edit]

Year Songs Notes
2010 "Ramona Blue" Joey King featuring Kelli King
2011 "Mean" Song by Taylor Swift
"Anything At All"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Year Category Result Work
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[4]
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[5]

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.[6]


  1. ^ Interview: Joey King. "". Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  2. ^ Clark, Cindy (February 2, 2009). "'Ramona' star is ready for wackiness". USA Today. Retrieved 12 June 2010. 
  3. ^ Wales, George. "Joey King reveals HUGE Dark Knight Rises spoiler". Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  4. ^ "32nd Annual Young Artist Awards – Nominations / Special Awards". The Young Artist Foundation. 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-14. 
  5. ^ "34th Annual Young Artist Awards". Retrieved 2013-03-31. 
  6. ^ "VIFF Announces BC Spotlight and Canadian Images Awards" (Press release). Vancouver International Film Festival. 2015-10-03. Retrieved 2015-10-11. 

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