Los Angeles born Actress Regina King didn't have to travel far to get into acting on film and TV. She studied under acting coach and actress Betty Bridges, who is the mother of actor Todd Bridges for 10 years before landing her place in the TV series "227" in 1985. Then she went on to appear in "Boyz n the Hood", in 1991. But, it was when she played Cuba Gooding Jr.'s character's wife in the film "Jerry Maguire" in 1996 that she gained widespread recognition. She co-starred in "Enemy of the State" as Will Smith's character's wife. Regina King has enough awards to fill a gallery and she most recently won the 2019 Academy Award in the Best Actress for her Supporting Role as Sharon Rivers in "If Beale Street Could Talk"