Joey King is an American actress and model who carved a niche for herself in the creative industry with her powerful roles in both films and television. As a child actor, she came to the public attention for her starring role as Ramona Quimby in the 2010 comedy film Ramona and Beezus. She had forayed into the acting world at the age of 4 by starring in a Life Cereal commercial. She has appeared in a number of such hit movies including Oz the Great and Powerful, The Conjuring, White House Down, The Kissing Booth, Wish Upon, and Slender Man. The Los Angeles native had a recurring role in the first season of the black comedy crime drama TV series Fargo.
Joey King Biography
Joey King was born on the 30th of July 1999, in Los Angeles, California, United States of America. According to her birthday, she is 24 years old as of 2023.
|Birth Name||Joey Lynn King|
|Birthdate||July 30, 1999|
|Birthplace||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Age||24 years old|
|Ethnicity||Ashkenazi Jewish, possibly English|
Family and Education
Joey is the youngest child of three children to parents Terry King and Jamie King. Her father was an arm-wrestling champion and served as a consultant for legendary actor Sylvester Stallone. She has two older sisters, Kelli, and Hunter King, both actors. Her maternal grandmother is named Elaine and Joseph was one of her grandfathers.
She described her ethnicity as “part Jewish and part Christian, but mostly Jewish.” There is not much-known information about her
Joey King Love Life
Joey King is dating American filmmaker Steven Piet. The duo met on the sets of The Act, a popular Hulu series, which saw Joey taking on a lead role. Steven was an executive producer for the series, and in addition to that, he directed two episodes. Not long after they worked together on The Act, they began dating while maintaining their romance low-key. It was in December 2020, they made their relationship Instagram official by sharing a picture of two standing in front of a Christmas tree. They got engaged in February 2022.
Joey and Australian actor, Jacob Elordi, who played her love interest in the 2018 film The Kissing Booth, became close friends during the filming of the movie. After a few weeks into their friendly relationship, love blossomed between the two and confirmed that they were dating each other. However, things didn’t go well between the two, stopped making red-carpet appearances, and eventually, they broke up. It is alleged that the reason for the breakup is that Elordi can’t accept the fact that she’s bald now.
Previously, she was in a brief relationship with actor Dylan Sprayberry in 2016.
|Height||Feet – 5 feet 4 inches|
Centimeters – 163 cm
Meters – 1.63 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 52 kg|
Pounds – 114 lbs
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Shoe Size||6 (US)|
|Dress Size||6 (US)|
Joey King made her acting debut as Gina Fineman in the 2007 buddy drama film, Reign Over Me. However, her role was uncredited.
As a voice actress, she gave her voice to the character yellow fur ball Katie in the animated feature “Horton Hears a Who!” in 2008.
Joey earned her first acting role as Emily Mason in the popular Disney sitcom “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody” in two episodes.
Joey gained significant fame with a lead role in the comedy-drama film Ramona and Beezus. She was in the titular role of Ramona Quimby, the younger sister of Beezus Quimby, played by Selena Gomez. Based on the book series of the same name by Beverly Cleary, the film received critical acclaim and went on to become a commercial success.
Her other notable roles include China Girl/Girl in Wheelchair in the 2013 fantasy adventure film “Oz the Great and Powerful,” Christine Perron in the supernatural horror film “The Conjuring,” Elle Evans in the 2018 romantic comedy film “The Kissing Booth,” and Wren in the 2018 supernatural horror film “Slender Man”.
Joey started her career in the creative industry by appearing in TV commercials at the age of 4. Since then, she has appeared in a number of local and national commercials for Life Cereal, AT&T, McDonald’s, Juicy Juice, Kay Jewelers, and Eggo Bake Shop Strawberry Swirlz.
|Snacks||Avocado with a pinch of salt|
|Movie||Finding Nemo (2003), Ice Age Series (2002, 2006, 2009, 2012), 50 First Dates (2004)|
|TV Shows||Grey’s Anatomy|
|Fictional Superhero||Spiderman, Batman|
|Role Model||Jessica Chastain|
|Personality||Zac Efron, Chuck Liddell|
Joey King Net Worth
As of 2023, Joey King has an estimated net worth of $5 million. She resides in Los Angeles, California.
Fewer Known Facts About Joey King
She has been into acting since she was 4 years old. Her first acting gig was a commercial for Life cereal.
She had appeared in over 100 commercials before she turned six.
For her 11th birthday, Jay Leno gifted a pet pig as a birthday present to her, which she named Jay Jay.
In 2011, she won a Young Artist Award in the category “Best Performance in a Feature Film, Leading Young Actress 10 and Under” for her portrayal of Ramona Quimby in the film Ramona and Beezus.
That same year, she also recorded a song called “Ramona Blue” with her sister, with proceeds going to the charity First Book.
She was the official spokesperson for D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything And Read).
In 2017, she played the lead character, Claire, in the horror-thriller film Wish Upon.
In 2020, she won the People’s Choice Awards for Comedy Movie Star of 2020 for her performance in The Kissing Booth 2.
Her upcoming movies are A Family Affair and The Uglies.