How much is Regina King worth?
|Date of Birth:
|January 15, 1971 (age 52)
|United States of America
|5 ft 2 in (1.6 m)
About Regina King
Regina King, whose full name is Regina Rene King, is an American actress and television director. She began her career during her teen years in 1985 and since then has taken part in a variety of films and television series. Among some of the most popular productions thank she took part in are Boyz n the Hood, Poetic Justice, Legally Blonde 2, The Leftovers, and Watchmen.
She was born on January 15, 1971, in Los Angeles, California. She grew up in View Park-Windsor Hills and her parents divorced when she was 8 years old. After graduating from the Westchester High School, Regina attended the University of Southern California where she got her alma meter. Her passion for acting started during her teen years.
In what was her acting debut, Regina reprised the role of Brenda Jenkins in the television series 227. Thanks to her performance, the young actress was asked to play the role until the show’s final episode so in total, she spent five years. In the early 1990s, after 227 had ended, King received offers to star in various films. The first film that she appeared on was the classic Boyz n the Hood. Thanks to her performance, the director John Singleton gave her additional roles in his other two 1990s classics – Poetic Justice and Higher Learning.
Taking part in box-office hits helped Regina King become rich and receive more opportunities in her career. Apart from John Singleton’s aforementioned movies, Regina landed a role in the 1990s favorites Jerry Maguire and Enemy of the State where she worked with successful actors Cuba Gooding Jr. and Will Smith.
Throughout the final decade of the 20th century, the talented actress also continued to play in television series. Among some of the series that starred in at that time were Northern Exposure, New York Undercover, and Living Single.
Towards the beginning of the 21st century, King worked mostly in films. She got roles in How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Legally Blonde 2, Mighty Joey Young, Down to Earth, and Miss Congeniality 2 to name a few. In 2002, she joined the cast of NBC’s single-camera sitcom Leap of Faith. In 2004, she appeared in Ray.
After filming Miss Congeniality 2, Regina landed a role in the 2005 adult animated sitcom The Boondocks. In the popular show, she voiced the main character “Huey Freeman” in all 55 episodes.
Her career has skyrocketed in the past few years, after she was cast in roles in The Strain, Shameless, and Seven Seconds. Her most recent main roles are in the hits American Crime, The Leftovers, and Watchmen. Simultaneously with filming all of these television series, Regina King also starred in several movies – This Christmas, Our Family Wedding, and If Beale Streets Could Talk.
As a director, she has directed episodes for the likes of Southland, Scandal, Shameless, and The Good Doctor. Apart from these, in the early 2010s, she also tried directing music videos for artists like Jaheim and Kelly Price.
Regina’s Total Net Worth
The success of Regina King came in the late 2000s after she landed roles in some of the best television series of the decade. After a small main role in the sixth season of 24, the actress joined Southland as Detective Lydia Adams. She was one of the only characters who took part in all five seasons of the show.
In 2013, shortly after appearing as a guest judge in the favorite RuPaul’s Drag Race, Regina joined the cast of The Big Bang Theory where she portrayed Janine Davis in six episodes.
From all of her more than 50 acting credits, including her work in television series and in film, as well as her work as a producer and as a director, combined with all of the appearances that she has made as herself. Overall, Regina King may have had estimated career earnings of $28 million dollars.
Living and working in California is costly however, what is more, her work in the 90s will have incurred higher federal taxes than today. That said, there are also tax deductibles and in the 2000s federal tax rates were actually lower than they are in the 2020s.
Of her $28 million dollars income, $2-3 million is expected to have been paid in business related costs. The remainder, $25.5 million, will have been taxed at 47%. After tax, it is estimated that her career earnings are at around $13.51 million dollars, having paid $11.99 million dollars in taxes.
In her personal life Regina has kept herself together, even through periods of extreme fame. She has said “I stay in tune with my family and God.” She has also added that she does “an annual detox for two weeks, eliminating sugar, processed foods, and simple carbs from her diet.” It is likely that with her willpower and discipline, that she will have not lost or overspent large portions of her earnings.
Regina was married with Ian Alexander Sr. between the years of 1997 and 2007. They had one child together, Ian Alexander, Jr., and when they were divorced Regina may have had to pay Ian spousal support of around $1-2 million dollars.
While Regina will have incurred costs throughout her career, including business and personal costs. It is also likely that she has earned positive returns on invested career earnings. In her personal life she has likely spent $2-3 million dollars of her career earnings but also probably possesses assets valued at around $1-2 million, not including investment assets. In her investments, she may have earned investment returns of $3 million dollars. Therefore, it is estimated that Regina King has a net worth of around $14 million dollars.
In 2020, Regina purchased a property in the Beachwood Canyon area of Los Angeles for $4.5 million.
For the past three decades in the industry, the skilled actress and director has won multiple awards. She is the recipient of three Primetime Emmy, three Satellite, three Critics Choice Awards, one Golden Globe, and one Academy Award among many others. In 2019, because of her extraordinary talent and highly-praised performances, she was also named one of the “Most Influential People” in the world by Time magazine.