Director to Know: 11 TV Shows and Movie Regina King Directed

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Regina King is multifaceted who 10 years ago, this year, she made her directorial debut with Southland.

While she’s credited a lot for her award-worthy performance every time she steps in front of the camera, for a decade she has done the same behind the character.

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From on screen to off, from small screen to big projects, check out the 12 TV show episodes and movie Regina King directed.


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Southland | Episode: “Off Duty”

She wasn’t just a main character in the series, Regina King directed an episode during the show’s 5 seasons stint.




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Being Mary Jane |  6 episodes

While King never made an appearance on Being Mary Jane, she was apart of six of the series’ episodes. Regina King directed four episodes during season 2 and two episodes during season 3 of the Gabrielle Union-led series.




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Scandal | 2 episodes

Regina King directed two episodes of Shonda Rhimes’ hit series. She directed, season 4, episode 17 “Put a Ring on It”. Also during season 5, she directed episode 14, “Pencils Down.” We do wish King would’ve made an appearance on the show as well.



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The Catch | Episode: “The Princess and the I.P.”

The Catch may have only been on the air for two seasons but King was still able to add it to her directing resume. Regina King directed the fourth episode of the first season, titled “The Princess and the I.P.”




Animal Kingdom | Episode: “Child Care”

King directed the sixth episode of the first seasons of TNT’s crime drama series.




Greenleaf | Episode: “Veni, Vidi, Vici”

After five seasons, Greenleaf has ended. And while we are still sad to have said goodbye to OWN’s church drama series, King is probably grateful she made a mark in the show. The multifaceted star directed ‘Veni, Vidi, Vici.’ That is the 12th episode during season 1.

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Pitch | Episode: “The Break”

Pitch didn’t make it past first base  but before it struck out, Regina King directed the  fourth episode of its only season, “The Break.”



This Is Us | Episode: “The 20s”

This is Us is currently on its fifth season. And within its many emotionally-driven episodes, King directed an episode during its second season, episode six. The episode is titled “The 20s.”




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Shameless | Episode: “Fuck Paying It Forward”

After 11 seasons, Shameless has ended and within those 11 seasons, King joined the misfits of the Southside to direct one episode of the Showtime series.  Regina King directed the fourth episode of its season 8 titled “Fuck Paying it Forward.”

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The Good Doctor | Episode: “Heartfelt”

For the fourth to last episode of the first season of The Good Doctor, King found herself behind the camera directing an episode that gave a teen girl the ability to live life, not confined to her home.




Insecure | Episode: “Ghost-Like”

Most recently Insecure announced it will be ending after its upcoming fifth season. News that is upsetting to say the least. However, one caveat is knowing Regina King worked her magic behind the scenes. She directed the season finale of the third season, “Ghost-Like.”

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One Night in Miami

After directing on many TV shows, King made her feature film directorial debut with One Night in Miami.


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