15 of Regina King’s Most Iconic Roles

regina king 15 of Regina King's Most Iconic Roles

Happy Birthday Regina King, here’s 16 of Regina King’s Most Iconic Roles. Check out her roles and let us know which role of hers you think we may have missed.




One of Regina King’s most iconic roles was her debut role ever as Brenda Jenkins in 227. The series, which starred many major actors ran from 1985–1990.

One of Regina King’s most iconic roles was her debut film role as Shalika in 1991’s Boyz n the Hood.




King played the loud, drinking, problematic friend, Iesha in Poetic Justice which was released in 1993.

Dana Jones in Friday which came out in 1995

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One of Regina King’s most iconic roles which also is one of a favorite roles was when she starred as Marcee Tidwell in 1996’s Jerry Maguire.

In 1996 she played Mia Williams in A Thin Line Between Love and Hate.






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In 1998 King played the government fighting, Carla Dean in Enemy of the State.

Who could ever forget her role as Sontee Jenkins in 2001’s Down to Earth.

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In 2004, King portrayed Margie Hendricks in the Ray biopic.

King’s role as the “don’t throw rocks when you live in a glass house” judgy sister Lisa Whitfield-Moore in 2007 This Christmas was another favorite role of hers.





Many didn’t realize King voiced the two main characters in The Boondocks, Riley Freeman and Huey Freeman.

This series reunited King with John Witherspoon who played her dad in Friday and her grandad in this series.





Regina King starred in the anthology series American Crime between 2015-2017. Over the three seasons she starred as Aliyah Shadeed, Terri LaCroix, and Kimara Walters.

King starred as Sharon Rivers in the 2018 Oscar-nominated film, If Beale Street Could Talk.





It was King’s acting in the 2018 limited series Seven Seconds that made us wish this was a continuous series.

One of King’s most iconic roles is as her present-day role as Angela Abar / Sister Night in the new HBO series Watchmen.

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