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Legendary Women Of LA: The History-Making Hollywood Royalty Regina King

By Secret Los Angeles

Celebrating the history-making star, Regina King.

It’s Women’s History Month and this month we will focus on celebrating all the legendary women that pave the way forward for others, shape the world we live in and inspire us to do the same.

As February came to a close with a record-breaking year at the Golden Globes, it would be impossible not to turn the spotlight on Regina King. Making history every other year, the star did it again in 2021 along with two other incredible female directors—Chloe Zhao (‘Nomadland’) and Emerald Fennell (‘Promising Young Woman’)—marking the first year where more than one female director was nominated. The 50-year-old gave us a masterclass in virtual red carpet walks, dazzling audiences in a black and silver sequins dress by Louis Vuitton.

While she didn’t take home the award for her feature film directorial debut this time, the L.A. native has been succeeding in Hollywood for over three decades—a huge feat on its own. King first rose to prominence as Brenda Jenkins in 227, which was one of the first primetime television shows to depict a Black family in a positive light. She went on to perform in major films like Boyz n the Hood (1991) and Jerry Maguire (1996) before picking up two Primetime Emmy Awards for her role in the series American Crime. She received her third Emmy for the Netflix miniseries Seven Seconds and then a fourth one for her performance in Watchmen.