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Reina King

Facts of Reina King

Date of Birth: 1975 , April-11
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 3 Inch
Name Reina King
Father Thomas King
Mother Gloria King
Nationality Ameriacn
Birth Place/City Los Angeles, California
Ethnicity Black
Profession Actor
Net Worth $2 million
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Body Measurements 34-26-35
Weight in KG 55 kg
Affair with Alexander, Jr.
Married Not Yet
Movies To Sleep with Anger 1990
TV Show What's Happening Now!! 1985 – 1988
Sisters Regina King
Siblings 1

Quick Timeline of Reina King

1975 Born in LA, USA
1985 Started career in the TV show Whats Happening Now
1990 Starred in the movie To Sleep With Anger
1998 Featured in the short movie A Hollow Place
2011 Began dating actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner

Detail Timeline of Reina King

April 11 , 1975

Born in LA, USA

She was born in Los Angeles, California on April 11, 1975. She is the daughter of Gloria and Thomas King and sister of the actress Regina King. Her name has a Spanish meaning of Queen given by her father.


Started career in the TV show Whats Happening Now

Reina started her acting career from the early age of 10 with the role of Calrolyn, the adapted child of Nadine and Roger in the TV show Whats Happening Now!. The series is the sequel of famous TV sitcom in 1970s Whats Happening.


Starred in the movie To Sleep With Anger

After making the debut in the movie Scrooged couple of years before, she got an opportunity to sign for the movie To Sleep With Anger. She became very famous among the fans with the role of Rhonda.


Featured in the short movie A Hollow Place

After making significant impression in TV shows and movies, she then decided to feature in the short movie too. She was hired for the role as the mother of Corliss Young in the short film A Hollow Place.


Began dating actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner

She started dating Malcolm-Jamal who is actor, director and musician by profession in 2011. Everyone was expecting for a long term relationshipship this time after disappointing split with her previous relations but this was no different as well as the couple broke up after couple of years of togetherness.


Reina King is an American producer, film and television actress best known for starring in Scrooged (1988), Maid to Order (1987) and To Sleep with Anger (1990).

Early Life & Family

Reina King was born on April 11, 1975, in Los Angeles, California, the United States of America, to parents Thomas King and Gloria King.

Her father is an electrician while her mother is a teacher. She is not the only child of her parents but she has a sibling, a sister named Regina King, who is also an actress by profession.

The meaning of both Reina and Regina is queen, in Spanish and Latin, respectively.

She is of American nationality and belongs to black ethnicity. Details about her education are not available.


Reina King started her acting career by playing the role of a foster child, Carolyn Williams, on the television sitcom What's Happening Now!! in 1985.

She appeared on the show for a year until 1986. The sitcom was a sequel to the 1970s hit television 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 appeared in an episode of the TV sitcom 227 ("The Sing-Off, as Girl #2") in 1988. This is the same sitcom Regina King appeared in as Brenda Jenkins.

Reina King portrayed the role of Rhonda in the film To Sleep with Anger alongside Mary Alice in 1990.

Additionally, she appeared as the mother of Corliss Young in the short film A Hollow Place in 1998.

Personal Life

Reina King is pretty secretive about her personal life and thus, the actress has not spoken about her current relationship status. She probably is single at present.

However, she was previously married to a businessperson, Ian Alexander Sr. The former couple tied the knot in a beautiful wedding ceremony in 1997. They are parents of an adorable son Ian Alexander, Jr.

Reina and Alexander Sr. enjoyed a romantic marital relationship for a decade and in 2010, they decided to call it quits. The former husband-wife duo got a divorce without citing the reason for the split.

Salary & Net Worth

Being a successful television star, Reina King has earned a considerable amount of money from the television industry.

According to sources, the To Sleep with Anger star has an estimated net worth of approx. $2 million, and of course, she is living a lavish lifestyle.

Meanwhile, her sister, Regina King, has an estimated net worth of $12 million, which is too much than herself.

Body Measurement, Height, Weight

Body Measurement: 34-26-35

Height: 5 Feet 3 Inches

Weight: 55 KG

Age: 44 Years Old

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