Regina Rene King is an American actress and director. She is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and four Primetime Emmy Awards. In 2019, Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world. King first gained attention for playing Brenda Jenkins in the television series 227. Her subsequent roles included the film Friday, the animated series The Boondocks, and the crime television series Southland. From 2015 to 2017, King starred in the ABC anthology series American Crime, for which she won two Primetime Emmy Awards, and in 2018, she starred in the Netflix miniseries Seven Seconds, for which she won her third Primetime Emmy Award. She starred in Barry Jenkins's film adaptation of the James Baldwin novel If Beale Street Could Talk. For her performance, she won the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress.