While filming her role as the animated China Girl in "Oz the Great and Powerful" (2013), Joey King spent most of the time reading lines from a phone-booth-sized box while her co-stars performed opposi...
Los Angeles, California, USA
|Ramona and Beezus||Actor||Ramona Quimby||1|
|Old Sins Cast Long Shadows||Actor||Cassidy||1|
|Books and Birdhouses||Actor||Emily||1|
|The Children's Parade||Actor||Cassidy||1|
|Family Weekend||Actor||Lucinda Smith-Dungy||1|
|Fargo (2012-2013)||Actor||Greta grimly||2012||1|
|Oz: The Great and Powerful||Actor||Girl in Wheelchair/China Girl||1|
|White House Down||Actor||Emily||1|
|Crazy, Stupid, Love||Actor||Molly||1|
|Wish I Was Here||Actor||Grace Bloom||1|
|Avenging Angel (2005-2006)||Actor||Amelia||2005||1|
|Elevator Girl (2008-2009)||Actor||Paige||2008||1|
|Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda||Actor||Nora Rowe||1|
|Battle: Los Angeles||Actor||Kirsten||1|
|Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!||Actor||Voice of Katie||1|
|Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs||Voice||Beaver Girl||1000021|
|The Dark Knight Rises||Actor||Older Prison Child||1|
|Cast as young Talia al Ghul in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises"|
|Played Steve Carell and Julianne Moore's daughter in "Crazy, Stupid, Love."|
|Landed breakthrough role of Ramona Quimby opposite Selena Gomez in "Ramona and Beezus," based on series of novels by Beverly Cleary; also recorded song "Ramona Blue" with sister Kelli King for soundtrack|
|Made TV acting debut on Disney Channel series "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody"|
|Voiced yellow fur ball Katie in animated feature "Horton Hears A Who!"|
|Voiced China Girl in Sam Raimi's adventure fantasy "Oz the Great and Powerful"|
|Portrayed Channing Tatum's daughter in "White House Down."|
Born in Los Angeles just before the dawn of Y2K hype, Joey King displayed such charm and talent as a child that her parents began fielding TV commercial offers for her. After appearing in over 100 ads, in 2006 King transitioned to TV with a cameo role on "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody," and appeared in the short film "Grace" as a young girl who slowly brings a suicidal widow back from the brink. A string of roles on TV shows such as the apocalyptic drama "Jericho" (CBS, 2006-08) and HBO's show-business dramedy "Entourage" (2004-2011) upped her visibility and showcased her range. She lent her voice to Katie, an oddball puff of yellow fur in the high-profile Dr. Seuss film "Horton Hears a Who!" (2008), and continued her foray into animation with a role as a young beaver in "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" (2009).
By 2010 King had already been nominated for several Young Artist awards, so it came as little surprise when the outgoing actress was chosen to portray the headstrong Ramona Quimby in the live-action adaptation of "Ramona and Beezus." Based on the cherished series of books by Beverly Cleary, the film followed the adventures of Ramona, a fearlessly creative third-grader, and her perpetually embarrassed older sister Beezus (Selena Gomez). The generally well-received film launched the fresh-faced actress into even bigger roles in 2011. In addition to a cameo in the music video for Taylor Swift's "Mean," King portrayed a young girl rescued by a team of Marines in the big-budget "Battle: Los Angeles." That same year she also appeared as Steve Carell and Julianne Moore's dance-crazy daughter in the star-studded romantic comedy "Crazy, Stupid, Love."
King had worked on some high-profile projects before, but they were mere child's play compared to her involvement in Christopher Nolan's highly anticipated "The Dark Knight Rises." The true identity of her character, a young child who fights her way out of a hellish prison, was just one of many surprises the trilogy-ending film kept under wraps before its record-smashing debut. Her follow-up role, as the quippy China Girl, came in the decidedly more colorful "Oz the Great and Powerful," Sam Raimi's glittering origin story of how small-time carnival huckster Oscar (James Franco) is transformed into the title ruler. Having held her own against big-name directors and effects-heavy productions, King next portrayed Channing Tatum's estranged, politically savvy daughter in "White House Down" (2013), and went up against a houseful of vengeful spirits in the horror thriller "The Conjuring" (2013).
|"I would really love to do a really dramatic movie, something that would be up for an Oscar." - from myentertainmentworld.com, January 6, 2012|
|Cites Drew Barrymore as one of her favorite actresses.|
|Has a pet pig named Jay Jay that was given to her as a birthday gift by Jay Leno.|
|Does all of her own stunts.|
|During the filming of "Oz the Great and Powerful" she made her adult co-stars put money in a swear jar.|
|Got her start in TV commercials for brands such as Eggo, Walmart and Life cereal.|
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