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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: Actor Regina King, winner of the Best Actress in a Supporting Role award for “If Beale Street Could Talk” poses in the press room during at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Happy 50th birthday to Regina King!

Regina Rene King was born on Jan. 15, 1971. She’s a celebrated actress and director, with a collection of awards, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and four acting Primetime Emmy Awards, the most ever for an African-American performer.

Watch the video below to see the evolution of King!

The Evolution of Regina King | NowThis

Regina King is the queen of leveraging supporting roles into scene-stealing moments - we're honoring how far she has come and where she is destined to go." S...

Regina King on the scene that won her an Oscar | IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK | TIFF 2019

Academy Award winner Regina King on the importance of IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK's wig scene.Director Barry Jenkins' ambitious follow-up to Moonlight adapts ...

Regina King on Oscar-Worthy Scenes in If Beale Street Could Talk

First-time Oscar Nominee Regina King talks about her nomination for 'If Beale Street Could Talk,' and discusses how she prepared for big scenes in the film.

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