Joey Lynn King
July 30, 1999
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Family||Hunter King (sister)|
Joey Lynn King (born July 30, 1999) 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).
King was born in Los Angeles, California, to her parents Terry and Jamie King. King began acting professionally at the age of 4, starting with a commercial for Life Cereal. She has also been in commercials for AT&T, Kay Jewelers and Eggo. King attended Phoenix Ranch School in Simi Valley. As a child, King sang a cappella for a talent show at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center. She also performed with the Stage Door Children's Theatre in Agoura. 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".
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. 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, 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 2018, she starred as Elle Evans in Netflix's teen romantic comedy The Kissing Booth. 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.
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. She also appeared on the fourth season of CBS comedy Life in Pieces as Morgan.
King is represented by talent agent Dan Spilo. More recently, she signed a deal with Hulu to produce television content for its service. More recently, her All The King's Horses production company struck a deal with Netflix.
|2007||Reign Over Me||Gina Fineman||Uncredited|
|2008||Horton Hears a Who!||Katie||Voice role|
|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|
|2016||Independence Day: Resurgence||Sam Blackwell|
|2017||Going in Style||Brooklyn|
|2017||Wish Upon||Clare Shannon|
|2018||The Kissing Booth||Elle Evans|
|2020||The Kissing Booth 2||Elle Evans|
|2021||The Kissing Booth 3||Elle Evans||Post-production|
|2006||Malcolm in the Middle||Girl at party||Episode: "Mono"|
|2006||The Suite Life of Zack & Cody||Emily Mason||2 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"|
|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"|
|2018||Madden NFL 19: Longshot||Loretta Cruise|
|2010||"Ramona Blue"||Joey King featuring Kelli King|
|2018||"Sue Me"||Sabrina Carpenter|
|2019||"Tongue Tied"||Marshmello, Yungblud and Blackbear|
Awards and nominations
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- 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.
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- Petski, Denise; Petski, Denise (July 14, 2021). "'Kissing Booth' Star Joey King Inks First-Look Deal With Netflix". Deadline. Retrieved July 15, 2021.
- 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.
- "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.
- "34th Annual Young Artist Awards". The Young Artist Foundation. 2013. Archived from the original on April 2, 2013. Retrieved March 31, 2013.
- "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.