With her down-to-earth beauty and winning personality, actress Regina King could have made a career out of playing wives of leading men Eddie Murphy, Will Smith and Cuba Gooding, Jr. , as she did in films like "Daddy Day Care" (2003), "Enemy of the State" (1998) and "Jerry Maguire" (1996). But her talents and outsized personality were destined to break out sooner or later. And sure enough, King stole the show from her leading ladies with memorable supporting roles in "Legally Blond 2" (2003) and "Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Dangerous" (2005). But it was her turn as R&B legend Ray Charles' backup singer and lover, Margie Hendricks, in the acclaimed "Ray" (2005) that earned the actress considerable praise and recognition, leading to higher profile work and a regular role on the sixth season of "24" (Fox, 2001-2010). From there, King worked regularly both in features and on television, earning acclaim for her performances in the quirky indie comedy "Year of the Dog" (2007) and the Lifetime movie "Living Proof" (2008), while voicing multiple characters on the animated series "The Boondocks" (Adult Swim, 2005- ). Building on her exposure from "24," King was cast in a leading role for the gritty cop drama, "Southland" (NBC/TNT, 2009- ), which earned the actress further critical praise while cementing her status as a talented and versatile performer.