Joey King starred as Ramona Quimby in Ramona and Beezus, the 2010 adaptation of Beverly Cleary’s book series with the same title. She has also appeared in the films Oz the Great and Powerful (2013), The Conjuring (2013), White House Down (2013), Wish Upon (2017), The Kissing Booth (2018).
Born Name Joey Lynn King
Nick Name Joey
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 2006–present
Born: July 30, 1999, 19 years and 3 months, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S
Sun Sign Leo
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Blue
Height 5 ft 2½ in or 159 cm
Measurements 34-25-35 in or 87-63.5-89 cm
Bra size 34C
Father – Terry King (Arm-Wrestling Champion and consultant for Sylvester Stallone)
Mother – Jamie King
Siblings – Hunter King (Older Sister) (Actress), Kelli King (Older Sister) (Actress). She also has 1 more sister.
Others – Frances (Great Aunt), Joseph King (Grandfather), Charlie and Angel (Dogs)
Joey King has been featured in the films Reign Over Me with Adam Sandler, and Quarantine. She voiced the yellow fur ball Katie, for the animated feature Horton Hears a Who! (2008), and Beaver, for Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009). 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 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 Claire in the 2017 horror-thriller film Wish Upon.
In 2018, she starred in The Kissing Booth.
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 I’m mostly Jewish.”
Since 2017, King has been dating her co-star Jacob Elordi from The Kissing Booth.
Joey King is signed to Coast to Coast Talent Group (Talent Agency), Los Angeles.
Jacob Elordi (2017–present)
Joey King is appearing in commercials since the age of four. Her first commercial was for ‘Life Cereal.’ After that, she has done numerous national commercials for brands like AT&T, McDonald’s, etc.
The actress has also been a part of the national campaigns for Eggo and Walmart.
Joey King has completed more than 100 commercials till 2015 (when she was 15), which included ‘Juicy Juice,’ Kay Jewelers,’ and ‘Eggo Bake Shop Strawberry Swirlz.’
Joey King first appeared in a short film Grace, which released in 2006. She played the title role of a little girl called Grace in the movie.
First TV Show
Joey King’s first TV appearance was as Emily Mason in the episodes ‘Day Care’ and ‘Books and Birdhouses’ of the Disney Channel’s sitcom The Suite Life of Zack and Cody in 2006.
Joey King does not have any personal trainer.
She has maintained her fit body through regular exercises and healthy eating habits. The actress has appeared as a child artist in many of the movies. She maintains her natural figure.
Joey King Favorite Things
Television Series – Grey’s Anatomy (2005-Present)
Snacks – Avocado with a little salt
Accessory – Shoes
Subject – French
Fictional Superhero – Spiderman, Batman
Personality – Zac Efron, Chuck Liddell
Movie – Finding Nemo (2003), Ice Age Series (2002, 2006, 2009, 2012), 50 First Dates (featuring Drew Barrymore) (2004)
Role Model – Jessica Chastain
Sports – UFC Fights
Joey King Facts
Joey King is also a voice artist. She has rendered her voice for yellow fur ball Katie, for the animated film ‘Horton Hears A Who;’ for Beaver in ‘Ice Age 3 – Dawn of the Dinosaurs;’ and Jessie in ‘The Boxcar Children.’
Joey King is a singer also. She has recorded the song “Ramona Blue” with her sister in 2010.
Joey King loves to do charity work. The proceeds of her recorded song “Ramona Blue” went for the charity First Book. When she is not working, she helps her grandmother deliver food to the elderly through Meals on Wheels.
She was the official spokesperson for D.E.A.R (Drop Everything And Read).
She received the Young Artist Award for her performance as Ramona Quimby in ‘Ramona and Beezus’ (2010).
She has also appeared in a video for Taylor Swift‘s song “Mean” (2011) in which she appeared as a young student who gets rejected by her peers.
On her 11th birthday in 2010, she appeared on ‘The Tonight Show’ and received a pet pig as a gift from Jay Leno.
She is good friends with Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, and Mackenzie Foy.