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April 11, 1975 |
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Reina King (born April 11, 1975) is an American film and television actress. She began her acting career with the role of Carolyn (1985–1986), the adopted child of Roger and Nadine on the TV sitcom What's Happening Now!!—a sequel to the popular 1970s TV sitcom What's Happening!!. In 1987, she played Tiffany James in the movie Maid to Order and in 1988, she played actress Alfre Woodard's oldest daughter, Lanell Cooley, in the movie Scrooged. Reina also appeared in one episode (The Sing-Off, as Girl #2) of the sitcom 227 in 1988; the same sitcom her sister Regina King starred in as Brenda Jenkins. In 1990, she played Rhonda in the film To Sleep with Anger with Mary Alice. And in 1998, Regina was in the short film A Hollow Place as the mother of Corliss Young.
King was born in Los Angeles, California to Thomas and Gloria King. She is the younger sister of actress Regina King. Reina and her sister have similar names: Reina and Regina both mean queen, in Spanish and Latin, respectively.