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Joey King

Joey King

American actress
Joey King
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Intro American actress
A.K.A. Joey Lynn King
Is Actor Television actor Singer Stage actor Film actor Voice actor
From United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio Music
Gender female
Birth 30 July 1999, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Age 21 years
Star sign Leo
Family
Siblings: Hunter King
Awards
32nd Young Artist Awards 2011
2019 Kids' Choice Awards 2019
Instruments:
Voice
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Biography

Joey Lynn King (born July 30, 1999) is an American actress. She first gained recognition for portraying Ramona Quimby in the comedy film Ramona and Beezus (2010), an adaptation of Beverly Cleary's book series Beezus and Ramona. King has also appeared in the films Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Oz the Great and Powerful (2013), The Conjuring (2013), White House Down (2013), Independence Day: Resurgence (2016), Wish Upon (2017), The Kissing Booth (2018), and Slender Man (2018). King received critical acclaim for her starring role in the true crime drama series The Act (2019) and earned both Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for her performance.

Early life

King was born in Los Angeles. She has two older sisters, actresses Kelli and Hunter King. King has stated that she is "part Jewish and part Christian, but [...] mostly Jewish."

Career

King made her film debut in Reign Over Me as Adam Sandler's character's daughter. She then voiced the yellow fur ball Katie in the animated feature Horton Hears a Who! (2008), and Beaver in Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009). She also appeared in Quarantine (2008). In 2010, she guest-starred in the series Ghost Whisperer. She was also featured in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody as Emily Mason in two episodes. Other television appearances include Entourage, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Medium.

King's first lead role was in the 2010 film Ramona and Beezus, an adaptation of the Beverly Cleary book series, starring as Ramona Quimby opposite Selena Gomez as her older sister, Beezus Quimby. She also released a single for the movie called "Ramona Blue".

King was featured in Battle: Los Angeles, where she played a girl named Kirsten. Also in 2011, she co-starred in Crazy, Stupid, Love as the younger daughter of Steve Carell and Julianne Moore. As well, she appeared in Taylor Swift's "Mean" music video as a young student at the school cafeteria rejected by her peers.

King had a role in Christopher Nolan's third Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises (2012), as a young Talia al Ghul. She also filmed the short-lived comedy series Bent, had guest appearances in New Girl and was on the final episode of The Haunting Hour: The Series, "Goodwill Towards Men." In 2013, King appeared in Oz the Great and Powerful with James Franco and Zach Braff, White House Down with Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx, Family Weekend, and The Conjuring with Mackenzie Foy and Vera Farmiga. In 2014, she appeared in Wish I Was Here with Oz co-star Zach Braff, as well as in Fargo as Greta Grimly, daughter of police officer Gus Grimly (Colin Hanks).

In 2016, King was cast as the daughter of the character of Courtney Love in the coming-of-age drama film The Possibility of Fireflies. She played the lead character Clare in the 2017 horror-thriller film Wish Upon.

In 2018, she starred in The Kissing Booth alongside Jacob Elordi and Joel Courtney.

In 2019, she starred alongside Patricia Arquette in the true crime anthology television series The Act on Hulu. King plays Gypsy Rose Blanchard and Arquette plays her mother Dee Dee. She also appeared on the 4th season of CBS comedy Life in Pieces as Morgan.

King is represented by talent agent Dan Spilo, who also competed on Survivor: Island of the Idols.

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2009 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series – Guest Starring Young Actress CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Nominated
Best Performance in a Voice-Over Role – Young Actress Horton Hears a Who! Nominated
2010 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Supporting Young Actress Anatomy of Hope Nominated
Best Performance in a Voice-Over Role – Young Actor/Actress Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Nominated
2011 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actress Ten and Under Ramona and Beezus Won
Best Performance in a TV Series – Guest Starring Young Actress Age Ten or Under Ghost Whisperer Nominated
2013 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actress The Dark Knight Rises Nominated
2019 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Movie Actress The Kissing Booth Won
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie The Act Nominated
2020 Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Actress in a Limited Series or Television Movie The Act Nominated
Golden Globe Awards Best Actress – Limited Series or Television Film The Act Nominated
Satellite Awards Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film The Act Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie The Act Nominated

At the 2015 Vancouver International Film Festival, the Canadian Images features jury made an honourable mention recognizing King as an Emerging Actress for her performance in Borealis.

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https://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/joey-king/304284/
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http://www.hollywood.com/celebrities/joey-king-57654943/
http://tommy2.net/content/?p=31448
https://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/2009-02-05-beezus-and-ramona_N.htm
http://www.totalfilm.com/news/joey-king-reveals-huge-dark-knight-rises-spoiler
https://variety.com/2016/film/festivals/courtney-love-joey-king-possibility-of-fireflies-movie-1201773041/
https://deadline.com/2016/08/joey-king-next-horror-film-wish-upon-annabelle-director-john-leonetti-broad-green-1201804174/
https://www.elle.com/culture/movies-tv/a26309720/the-act-trailer-patricia-arquette-joey-king/
https://ew.com/tv/2019/04/18/sisters-hunter-joey-king-life-in-pieces/
https://nypost.com/2019/11/14/survivor-contestant-accused-of-unwanted-touching-and-his-accuser-was-voted-off/
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