ABFF ’13 | Regina King


Earlier today, Film Life, Inc. announced that actress Regina King will be the featured guest for their A Conversation With series at the 17th Annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF).

Presented by American Airlines, the series is an exciting opportunity for the festival audience to engage with King, while celebrating her work and learning about her journey within the entertainment business first-hand. A Conversation With Regina King is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 21 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at the Ritz Carlton, South Beach. The festival runs from June 19-23.

King, who got her first big break as the feisty and bright Brenda on the popular sitcom 227, has carved out a very impressive Hollywood career. She made her film debut starring with Ice Cube in John Singleton’s groundbreaking film, Boyz N the Hood. King would reconnect with Singleton for two more films, Poetic Justice and Higher Learning. Her breakthrough performance as Cuba Gooding Jr.’s savvy wife Marci in Jerry Maguire changed the arc of her career, as it led to starring roles in How Stella Got Her Groove Back with Angela Bassett and the hit action thriller Enemy of the State opposite Will Smith.

Additionally, King is the star of The Boondocks, providing the voices for the characters Huey and Riley Freeman. She was also listed as one of six actresses who deserve an Emmy nod for her role on the well-received show, Southland, which ironically was cancelled this afternoon. In between filming the show, she made her feature film directorial debut with the teleplay adaptation of the best-selling book, Let The Church Say Amen, for BET, slated to air later this year.

King will join past A Conversation With guests which included: Salim Akil and Mara Brock-Akil, Paula Patton, Idris Elba, Jeffrey Wright and Cuba Gooding Jr.