Joey Lynn King is an American actress and singer. She first gained recognition for portraying Ramona Quimby in the comedy film Ramona and Beezus (2010) and has since gained wider recognition for her lead role in The Kissing Booth (2018) and its two sequels. King received critical acclaim for her starring role in the crime drama series The Act (2019), for which she was nominated for both a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award.
Years active: 2006–present
Born: July 30, 1999, 23 years old and 10 months, Los Angeles, California, USA
Sun Sign: Leo
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 5 ft 2½ in / 1.59 m
Measurements: 34-25-35 in / 87-63.5-89 cm
Bra size: 34C US / 75C EU
King has also appeared in the films Battle: Los Angeles (2011), Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), The Conjuring (2013), White House Down (2013), Independence Day: Resurgence (2016), Bullet Train (2022) and The Princess (2022), as well as the first and second seasons of the FX black comedy crime drama series Fargo (2014–2015).
King was born in Los Angeles, California, to Terry and Jamie King. King began acting professionally at the age of 4, starting with a commercial for Life Cereal. She has also been in commercials for AT&T, Kay Jewelers, and Eggo. King attended Phoenix Ranch School in Simi Valley. As a child, King sang a cappella for a talent show at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center. She also performed with the Stage Door Children’s Theatre in Agoura. She has two older sisters, actresses Kelli King and Hunter King. King has stated, “I’m Jewish, but I’m not really, really religious.”
2008–2016: Beginnings and child acting
King voiced the yellow fur ball Katie in the animated feature Horton Hears a Who! (2008). She also appeared in Quarantine (2008). 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, Medium., and Life in Pieces.
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. She also released a single for the movie called “Ramona Blue”. Her role in the film won her a Young Artist Award.
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, Family Weekend, White House Down, and The Conjuring. In 2014, she appeared in Wish I Was Here, as well as in Fargo as Greta Grimly, daughter of police officer Gus Grimly.
In 2016, King was cast in the coming-of-age drama film The Possibility of Fireflies. She played the lead character Clare in the 2017 horror-thriller film Wish Upon. She also had a role in Slender Man which was released in 2018.
2017–present: The Kissing Booth and The Act
In 2018, she starred as Elle Evans in Netflix’s teen romantic comedy The Kissing Booth. She reprised the role in the sequel The Kissing Booth 2, released in 2020, and in The Kissing Booth 3, which was released on August 11, 2021.
In 2019, she starred in the true crime anthology television series The Act on Hulu. King was cast as Gypsy Rose Blanchard, a role which required King to shave her head for the third time in her career. It earned her nominations for Emmy, Golden Globe, SAG and Critics’ Choice awards. She also appeared on the fourth season of CBS comedy Life in Pieces as Morgan.
King is represented by talent agent Dan Spilo.
In August 2020, she signed a deal with Hulu to produce television content for its service.
In July 2021, her All The King’s Horses production company struck a deal with Netflix.
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).
Others – Frances (Great Aunt), Joseph King (Grandfather), Charlie and Angel (Dogs)
King began a relationship with producer and director Steven Piet in September 2019 after they met on the set of The Act; they became engaged in February 2022.
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 first TV appearance was as Emily Mason in the episodes ‘Day Care’ and ‘Books and Birdhouses’ of the Disney Channel sitcom The Suite Life of Zack and Cody in 2006.
Joey King Favorite Things
Television Series – Grey 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.