Joey King, born on July 30, 1999, made her acting debut in 2007. She gained more fame for her roles in “The Kissing Booth” film series and a psychological thriller in 2019, the latter of which got her two award nominations. She has appeared in many films and T.V. series over the years. Let us celebrate this extremely skilled actress’ birthday right here!
Joey King is one of the most prominent faces in Hollywood. She has been professionally acting since she was four years old and has worked her way up to the pinnacle of her career. Born on July 30, 1999, in Los Angeles, California, King’s zodiac sign is Leo, and her ethnicity is Jewish-Christian. Her parents are Terry and Jamie King. Her first acting job was in a cereal commercial at the age of four.
King made her official acting debut in the film “Reign Over Me” (2007), playing the main character’s daughter. She also lent her voice to an animated film character in “Horton Hears a Who!” (2008). She made appearances in movies and T.V. series such as “Suite Life of Zack & Cody” (2005 to 2008), and “Entourage” (2004 to 2011). King’s first lead role was in “Ramona and Beezus” (2010), where she played an eccentric third grader. It won her the Young Artists Award for ‘Best Performance in a Feature Film.’ In 2011, she starred in two films, “Battle: Los Angeles,” and “Crazy, Stupid Love.” She also appeared in the music video of Taylor Swift’s song ‘Mean’ in the same year.
King played a young Talia Al Ghul in “The Dark Knight Rises” (2012) and made appearances in films and T.V. series all from 2012 to 2014. In 2017, King played the lead role in the horror-thriller film “Wish Upon.” She was cast as Elle Evans in “The Kissing Booth” series (2018 to 2021) and she also starred in Hulu’s psychological-thriller series “The Act” (2019), which was based on a true story. King’s performance in the show got her two award nominations: a Primetime Emmy and a Golden Globe. The same year, she was in the fourth season of “Life in Pieces,” a sitcom. King also has a production company, called All The King’s Horses, which signed a first-look film deal with Netflix in 2021. She also won a People’s Choice Award for ‘Comedy Movie Star of 2020’ for her performance in “The Kissing Booth 2” (2020)
King dated her “The Kissing Booth” co-star Jacob Elordi for a year. The actress met director-producer Steven Piet on the set of “The Act” in 2019 and they began dating. The couple got engaged in February 2022.
In the film “Reign Over Me,” she plays the main character’s daughter.
She plays Ramona in “Ramona and Beezus,” who is an eccentric eight-year-old.
She wins a Young Artists Award for ‘Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actress Ten and Under.’
King is cast as Elle Evans in “The Kissing Booth,” a role she also plays in both the sequels.
She wins an award as the Comedy Movie Star of 2020 for "The Kissing Booth 2."
Why We Love Joey King
King has been in the industry for close to 15 years and has given us so many shows and movies to enjoy. She is insanely talented and is incredible in all the roles she has done, be it a young lovesick teenager in “The Kissing Booth” series or a troubled young girl in “The Act.”
The actress is very vocal about many issues in the world and has used her platform to actively speak about the importance of mental health and in support of L.G.B.T.Q.+ rights. She also participated in the March For Our Lives, which called for gun control.
She is dedicated to her work
King revealed that on the set of “The Act,” she and her co-star Patricia Arquette made a pact to tell each other how the other had acted in each scene, and if it had to be retaken. The method worked, and the series was successful. It also shows just how dedicated King is to her work, and how she goes to great lengths to ensure what she does is perfect.
5 Surprising Facts
She had to shave her head thrice
King first shaved her head for “The Dark Knight Rises,” then for “Wish I Was Here,” and finally for her role in “The Act.”
King’s sister is also an actress
Her sister, Hunter King, is also an actress who has appeared in the shows “Dexter” and “CSI.”
A real-life “Conjuring” experience
While filming “The Conjuring,” her makeup artists noticed mysterious bruises on her body, exactly like the ones her character was supposed to have in the film — it was later diagnosed as a medical condition, but still spooked the actress and everyone working on the film!
King loves working in the kitchen
The actress’ talents also lie in the kitchen; she loves cooking and baking, and according to a social media post, she can make a really tasty kugel.
She once wanted a pet pig
While promoting her film “Ramona and Beezus” in 2010, she told talk show host Jay Leno that she wanted a pet mini pig as a birthday gift, but her father didn’t allow it — Leno surprised her with the animal at the end of the show and King named it ‘JayJay’ after the host.
Joey King FAQs
Is Joey King related to Stephen King?
No, she is not related to the author. The actress is the daughter of Jamie and Terry King.
How old was Joey King in the first “The Kissing Booth?” movie?
The first movie came out in 2018, and King was around 19 years old at the time.
What is the age difference between Noah and Elle?
In “The Kissing Booth,” Elle (King) is around 16 years old, and Noah (Jacob Eroldi) is 17 years old, so the age difference between the characters is one year.
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