Jaime King

Model, Actor
Effervescent model Jaime King parlayed the palpable personality of her fashion shots into a spin-off career in film and television beginning in 2001, when she was seen in small but memorable roles in Michael Bays' ... Read more »
Born: 04/22/1979 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Filmography

Actor (45)

Hart of Dixie 2011 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

A Fork in the Road 2014 (Movie)

April Rogers (Actor)

Conan 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Four Faces of God 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 2014 (Movie)

Goldie/Wendy (Actor)

House of Style 1989 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Project Runway: Threads 2014 (Tv Show)

Special Appearance

The 9th Passenger 2014 (Movie)

Cammi (Actor)

The Pardon 2013 (Movie)

Tony Jo (Actor)

Mother's Day 2012 (Movie)

Beth Sohapi (Actor)

Red Tails 2012 (Movie)

Axis Mary (Actor)

Silent Night 2012 (Movie)

Aubrey Bradimore (Actor)

Halloween Wars 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Love Bites 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

My Generation 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Waiting for Forever 2011 (Movie)

Susan (Actor)

Scream 2009 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Scream Queens 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Host

Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Voice

Fanboys 2009 (Movie)

Amber (Actor)

Gary Unmarried 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

My Bloody Valentine 2009 (Movie)

Sarah Palmer (Actor)

The Spirit 2008 (Movie)

Lorelei (Actor)

The Class 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Tripper 2007 (Movie)

Samantha (Actor)

Kitchen Confidential 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Lies & Alibis 2006 (Movie)

Heather Price (Actor)

They Wait 2006 (Movie)

Sarah (Actor)

Cheaper by the Dozen 2 2005 (Movie)

Anne Murtaugh (Actor)

Pretty Persuasion 2005 (Movie)

Kathy Joyce (Actor)

Sin City 2005 (Movie)

Goldie/Wendy (Actor)

The O.C. 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

True True Lie 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Two for the Money 2005 (Movie)

Alexandria (Actor)

White Chicks 2004 (Movie)

Heather Vandergeld (Actor)

Bulletproof Monk 2003 (Movie)

Jade/Bad Girl (Actor)

Cowboys and Idiots 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

My VH1 Music Awards '01 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Sizzlin' 16 of 2002 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Slackers 2002 (Movie)

Angela (Actor)

The WB Presents: Teen People's What's Next 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Blow 2001 (Movie)

Kristina Jung (Actor)

Happy Campers 2001 (Movie)

Pixel (Actor)

Pearl Harbor 2001 (Movie)

Betty (Actor)

What's Next? (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Effervescent model Jaime King parlayed the palpable personality of her fashion shots into a spin-off career in film and television beginning in 2001, when she was seen in small but memorable roles in Michael Bays' "Pearl Harbor" (2001) and Ted Demme's "Blow" (2001). King was used effectively in supporting roles in dark, stylized actioners like "Sin City" (2005) and "The Spirit" (2008) and in low-budget horror films, she was entrusted with the lead as a damsel in distress or sexy criminal on the run. King was also a natural in comedy, and in addition to supporting roles in low-brow hits like "White Chicks" (2004), maintained a steady presence in primetime with recurring roles on sitcoms including "The Class" (CBS, 2006-07). One of the more naturally talented and likable of the crop of the era's "actress-turned-models," King injected some much-needed personality into often one-dimensional supporting roles.

Relationships

Kid Rock Actor

Companion
Dated c. 2000-01

Alex Burns

Companion
Dated in 2001

Bradley Cooper Actor

Companion
Met while working on the Fox series "Kitchen Confidential" in 2005 No longer together

Matt Damhave

Companion
Dated in 2002

Robert King

Father
Split amicably from Jamie's mother in 1995

Nancy King

Mother
Split amicably from Jamie's father in 1995

Barry King

Brother
Younger

Sandi King

Sister
Older

Kyle Newman Actor

Husband
Met while working on the film "Fanboys" (2006), which he directed Engaged May 2007 Married Nov. 23, 2007 at Greystone Park and Manor in Beverly Hills, CA

Davide Sorrenti

Companion
Son of photographer Francesca Sorrenti and brother of photographer Mario Sorrenti Died in 1997 at age 21 of a kidney ailment that was thought to have been brought on by excessive heroin use

Milestones

2012

Cast in the WWII drama "Red Tails," about a crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program; executive produced by George Lucas

2011

Co-starred with Rachel Bilson on The CW drama "Hart of Dixie"

2010

Co-starred in ABC's documentary-style dramedy series "My Generation"

2008

Appeared in "The Spirit," a live-action film adaptation based on the 1940s newspaper strip; re-teamed with Sin City writer Frank Miller, who wrote and directed the film

2007

Co-starred in David Arquette's directorial debut "The Tripper," a satirical horror film co-produced by Arquette and his wife

2006

Appeared on the CBS sitcom "The Class" for several episodes

2005

Cast as Tanya, the hostess on Fox's short-lived series "Kitchen Confidential"

2005

Featured in the segment The Hard Goodbye opposite Mickey Rourke in "Sin City," the adaptation of comic book icon Frank Miller's uber-noir series of grapic novels; co-directed by Miller and Robert Rodriguez

2005

Cast in the indie film "Pretty Persuasion" with Evan Rachel Wood

2004

Played a socialite in the comedy "White Chicks"

2003

Cast as female lead opposite Chow Yun-Fat in "Bulletproof Monk"

2001

Co-starred with Joshua Jackson as a pair of small towners desperate to leave their small town in "Lone Star State of Mind"

2001

Acted in the World War II romance epic "Pearl Harbor" as 17-year-old nurse Betty

2001

Played the grown-up incarnation of Johnny Depp's daughter in "Blow"

1999

Made film debut in "Happy Campers"; screened at the Sundance Film Festival in 2001

1998

Co-hosted MTV's fashion series "House of Style" with Rebecca Romijn-Stamos

1997

Began recovery for heroin addiction after losing her boyfriend Davide Sorrenti, reportedly to a drug overdose

1993

Discovered by Company Management owner Michael Flutie at age 14; began modeling in New York, NY

1991

At age 12, enrolled in an etiquette class at Omaha's Nancy Bounds Studios

Spotlighted as an upcoming star in The New York Times Magazine at age 16

Bonus Trivia

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Born Jaime King (reportedly named after Lindsey Wagner's Jaime Sommers on TV's "The Bionic Woman"), she adopted James as her first name when her modeling agency already had a Jaime King on their roster.

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"James King has always been more than a model. Like Milla Jovovich before her, James has simply always had too much personality for the runway." – Paper profiler Mickey Boardman on King's potential, from his November 2000 article "King of the World"

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"When you're in the limelight, people want to make such a bigger deal of your problems. I think I would've done the same thing if I'd stayed in Omaha, where I grew up, because of the curiosity factor. I love anything that smells good, tastes good, feels good. Now, I just get my good times in different ways. I've been sober for three years." – King on her much discussed drug use to Movieline, Feb. 2001

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"My job is so f*ck*ng cool, you know? I don't have to sit behind a desk and make minimum wage. I mean, what more could you ask for? I am 21 years old and I am seeing all this stuff right now. I am astonished!" – King to GQ magazine, April 2001

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