How Much is ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Actress Regina King Worth?
Golden Globe-winning actress Regina King is having a phenomenal few years in the entertainment industry. The stellar actress has stunned in everything from ABC’s American Crime to Netflix’s searing Seven Seconds and of course — Barry Jenkins’ adaptation of James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk. Though King is just now getting the recognition that she deserves on the big screen she had been working in Hollywood for decades.
The Los Angeles native first got her start in Hollywood in the ’80s on the hit TV show 227. In the ’90s she teamed up with her fellow USC alum John Singleton for his breakout debut film, Boyz N the Hood. She would also shine in Singleton’s later films, Poetic Justice and Higher Learning. Now with a Golden Globe and Emmy under her belt and a possible Oscar on the horizon, how much is the Seven Seconds actress worth and what will she be doing next?
Regina King has a $12 million net worth
In the ’90s and 2000s King starred in a slew of projects on both the big and small screens. She co-starred with Tom Cruise and Cuba Gooding Jr. in Jerry McGuire. She appeared on beloved TV shows like 24, Shameless, The Big Bang Theory, and stared on the hit HBO series The Leftovers. For her hard work and diligence, King is now worth $12 million. Still, her talents are not limited to being in front of the camera. As one of the few Black female directors in Hollywood, King has directed episodes of This Is Us, Scandal, The Good Doctor. and Insecure among many others.
Her vow to women
While taking home her Golden Globe award for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for If Beale Street Could Talk –King also made a vow to women who are still fighting for parity, recognition, and safe work environments in Hollywood. The actress/producer/ director said,
So often everyone out there, they hear us on the red carpet…and they say celebrities, we’re using the time to talk about ourselves when we’re on our soapbox, and using a moment to talk about the systemic things that are going on in life. The reason why we do this is because we understand that our microphones are big and we’re speaking for everyone. I’m going to use my platform right now to say, in the next two years, everything that I produce I am making a vow — and it’s going to be tough — to make sure that everything that I produce…is 50 percent women. I challenge…anyone out there who is in a position of power — not just in our industry, in all industries— I challenge you to challenge yourself and stand with us.
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