Joey King

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Joey King
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King in 2020
Born
Joey Lynn King

(1999-07-30) July 30, 1999 (age 22)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active2006–present
FamilyHunter King (sister)
Signature
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Joey Lynn King[1] (born July 30, 1999[2]) is an American actress. She first gained recognition for portraying Ramona Quimby in the comedy film Ramona and Beezus (2010) and has since gained wider recognition for her lead role in The Kissing Booth (2018) and its sequels. King received critical acclaim for her starring role in the crime drama series The Act (2019), for which she was nominated for both a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award.

King has also appeared in the films Battle: Los Angeles (2011), Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Oz the Great and Powerful (2013), The Conjuring (2013), White House Down (2013), Independence Day: Resurgence (2016), Wish Upon (2017), Slender Man (2018) and The Lie (2018).

Early life[edit]

King was born in Los Angeles, California, to her parents Terry and Jamie King.[3] King began acting professionally at the age of 4, starting with a commercial for Life Cereal.[4] She has also been in commercials for AT&T, Kay Jewelers and Eggo. King attended Phoenix Ranch School in Simi Valley.[5] As a child, King sang a cappella for a talent show at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center.[4] She also performed with the Stage Door Children's Theatre in Agoura.[4] She has two older sisters, actresses Kelli King and Hunter King. King has stated that she is "part Jewish and part Christian, but I'm mostly Jewish".[6][7]

Career[edit]

King made her film debut in Reign Over Me as the main character's daughter. She then voiced the yellow fur ball Katie in the animated feature Horton Hears a Who! (2008), and Beaver in Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009). She also appeared in Quarantine (2008). 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: Crime Scene Investigation, Medium., and Life in Pieces.

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.[8] 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.[9]

King had a role in Christopher Nolan's third Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises (2012), as a young Talia al Ghul.[10] She also filmed the short-lived comedy series Bent, had guest appearances in New Girl and was on the final episode of The Haunting Hour: The Series, "Goodwill Towards Men." In 2013, King appeared in Oz the Great and Powerful, White House Down, Family Weekend, and The Conjuring. In 2014, she appeared in Wish I Was Here, as well as in Fargo as Greta Grimly, daughter of police officer Gus Grimly.

In 2016, King was cast in the coming-of-age drama film The Possibility of Fireflies.[11] She played the lead character Clare in the 2017 horror-thriller film Wish Upon.[12]

In 2018, she starred as Elle Evans in Netflix's teen romantic comedy The Kissing Booth.[13] She reprised the role in the sequel The Kissing Booth 2, released in 2020, and will again in The Kissing Booth 3, which is scheduled for release in 2021.[14]

In 2019, she starred in the true crime anthology television series The Act on Hulu. King was cast as Gypsy Rose Blanchard, a role which required King to shave her head for the third time in her career.[15][16] She also appeared on the fourth season of CBS comedy Life in Pieces as Morgan.[17]

King is represented by talent agent Dan Spilo.[18] More recently, she signed a deal with Hulu to produce television content for its service.[19] More recently, her All The King's Horses production company struck a deal with Netflix.[20]

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 The Dark Knight Rises Young Talia al Ghul
2013 The Conjuring Christine Perron
2013 Family Weekend Lucinda Smith-Dungy
2013 Oz the Great and Powerful China Girl / Girl in wheelchair
2013 White House Down Emily Cale
2014 The Boxcar Children Jessie Voice role
2014 The Sound and the Fury Miss Quentin
2014 Wish I Was Here Grace Bloom
2015 Borealis Aurora
2015 Stonewall Phoebe Winters
2016 Independence Day: Resurgence Sam Blackwell
2017 Going in Style Brooklyn
2017 Smartass Freddie
2017 Wish Upon Clare Shannon
2018 The Kissing Booth Elle Evans
2018 The Lie Kayla
2018 Radium Girls Bessie
2018 Slender Man Wren
2018 Summer '03 Jamie
2019 Zeroville Zazi
2020 The Kissing Booth 2 Elle Evans
2021 The Kissing Booth 3 Elle Evans Post-production
2022 Bullet Train Prince Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Malcolm in the Middle Girl at party Episode: "Mono"
2006 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Emily Mason 2 episodes
2006–2007 Jericho Sally 3 episodes
2007 Avenging Angel Amelia Television movie
2007 Backyards & Bullets Junie Garrison Television movie
2007 Entourage Chuck Liddell's daughter Episode: "Gotcha!"
2007–2008 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Little girl / Nora Rowe 2 episodes
2008 Medium Kelly Mackenzie (Age 8) Episode "Drowned World"
2008 Untitled Liz Meriwether Project Lucy Unsold television pilot
2009 Anatomy of Hope Lucy Morgan Television movie
2010 Elevator Girl Paige Television movie
2010 Ghost Whisperer Cassidy 2 episodes
2011 Bent Charlie Meyers Main role
2011 Survivor: South Pacific Herself Episode: Reunion
2012 New Girl Brianna Episode: "Bully"
2013–2014 The Haunting Hour: The Series Carla / Missy Jordan Episodes: "Seance", "Goodwill Toward Men"
2014–2015 Fargo Greta Grimly Recurring role in season 1, special guest in season 2; 9 episodes
2014 American Dad! (voice) Episode: "Familyland"
2014 Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs Elissa Wall Television movie
2016 The Flash Frankie Kane / Magenta Episode: "Magenta"[21]
2016 Robot Chicken Polly Pocket / Draculaura (voice) Episode: "Yogurt in a Bag"
2016 Tween Fest Maddisyn Crawford Main role
2019 The Act Gypsy Blanchard Main role
2019 Life in Pieces Morgan 3 episodes
2020 The Simpsons Addy (voice) Episode: "The Hateful Eight-Year-Olds"
2020 Home Movie: The Princess Bride Grandson Episode: "Ultimate Suffering"
2020 Group Chat with Annie & Jayden Herself Episode: "Would You Rather Kiss"
2020 A Creepshow Animated Special Blake
2021 Nailed It Herself Episode: "Travel Dos and Donuts"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2018 Madden NFL 19: Longshot Loretta Cruise

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Artist
2010 "Ramona Blue" Joey King featuring Kelli King
2011 "Mean" Taylor Swift
2018 "Sue Me" Sabrina Carpenter
2019 "Tongue Tied" Marshmello, Yungblud and Blackbear

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2009 Young Artist Awards 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 Awards 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 Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actress Ten and Under Ramona and Beezus Won [22]
Best Performance in a TV Series – Guest Starring Young Actress Age Ten or Under Ghost Whisperer Nominated
2013 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actress The Dark Knight Rises Nominated [23]
2019 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Movie Actress The Kissing Booth Won
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie The Act Nominated
2020 Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Actress in a Limited Series or Television Movie The Act Nominated
Golden Globe Awards Best Actress – Limited Series or Television Film The Act Nominated
People's Choice Awards The Comedy Movie Star of 2020 The Kissing Booth 2 Won
Satellite Awards Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film The Act Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie The Act Nominated

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.[24]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Joey King | TVSA". www.tvsa.co.za. Archived from the original on January 1, 2019. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  3. ^ "Joey King". Hollywood.com. Archived from the original on November 4, 2016. Retrieved November 3, 2016.
  4. ^ a b c Lindell, Karen (July 23, 2010). "The gangly, energetic charm of Simi Valley's Joey King won her the coveted role of 'Ramona'". Ventura County Star. Archived from the original on November 5, 2020. Retrieved November 5, 2020.
  5. ^ Andrews, Erica (August 20, 2010). "'Ramona' rolls into Boys & Girls Club". Simi Valley Acorn. Retrieved November 5, 2020.
  6. ^ Interview: Joey King. "Tommy2.net". Tommy2.net. Archived from the original on August 8, 2017. Retrieved June 19, 2013.
  7. ^ "Joey King Talks Wish I Was Here". June 25, 2014.
  8. ^ Clark, Cindy (February 2, 2009). "'Ramona' star is ready for wackiness". USA Today. Archived from the original on June 28, 2011. Retrieved June 12, 2010.
  9. ^ "Taylor Swift – Mean". Youtube. May 13, 2011. Archived from the original on October 27, 2020. Retrieved October 27, 2020.
  10. ^ Wales, George (January 20, 2012). "Joey King reveals HUGE Dark Knight Rises spoiler". TotalFilm.com. Archived from the original on July 4, 2013. Retrieved August 16, 2016.
  11. ^ McNary, Dave (May 12, 2016). "Courtney Love, Joey King Starring in 'Possibility of Fireflies'". Variety. Archived from the original on May 13, 2016. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  12. ^ Busch, Anita (August 16, 2016). "Joey King Will Lead 'Annabelle' Helmer's Next Project 'Wish Upon'". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on August 17, 2016. Retrieved August 16, 2016.
  13. ^ Gawley, Paige (September 2, 2020). "Joey King's Real-Life Kissing Booth Love Triangle". ET Online. Archived from the original on October 28, 2020. Retrieved October 28, 2020.
  14. ^ Sorren, Martha (July 27, 2020). "Apparently, Joey King Has Kept The Kissing Booth 3 Secret For A While". REFINERY29. Retrieved October 28, 2020.
  15. ^ Lundy, Courtney (January 4, 2019). "Joey King Actually Looks Unrecognizable With No Hair In These Photos For Her New Show The Act". NARCITY. Archived from the original on October 28, 2020. Retrieved October 28, 2020.
  16. ^ Bowenbank, Starr (February 12, 2019). "See Patricia Arquette and Joey King in the First Trailer for The Act". Elle. Archived from the original on February 21, 2019. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  17. ^ Hall, Gerrad (April 18, 2019). "Sisters Hunter and Joey King hope 'Life in Pieces' is just the beginning of more work together: 'Put us in your s‑‑‑!'". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on April 30, 2019. Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  18. ^ Sarner, Lauren (November 14, 2019). "'Survivor' contestant accused of unwanted touching — and his accuser was voted off". New York Post. Archived from the original on November 14, 2019. Retrieved November 14, 2019.
  19. ^ Petski, Denise (July 21, 2020). "Joey King Inks First-Look TV Deal With Hulu". Deadline. Archived from the original on August 17, 2020. Retrieved August 11, 2020.
  20. ^ Petski, Denise; Petski, Denise (July 14, 2021). "'Kissing Booth' Star Joey King Inks First-Look Deal With Netflix". Deadline. Retrieved July 15, 2021.
  21. ^ Burlingame, Russ (August 19, 2016). "Fargo's Joey King Comes to The Flash as Magenta". Comicbook.com. Archived from the original on August 20, 2016. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
  22. ^ "32nd Annual Young Artist Awards – Nominations / Special Awards". The Young Artist Foundation. 2011. Archived from the original on August 8, 2013. Retrieved March 14, 2011.
  23. ^ "34th Annual Young Artist Awards". The Young Artist Foundation. 2013. Archived from the original on April 2, 2013. Retrieved March 31, 2013.
  24. ^ "VIFF Announces BC Spotlight and Canadian Images Awards" (Press release). Vancouver International Film Festival. October 3, 2015. Archived from the original on October 18, 2015. Retrieved October 11, 2015.

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