Date of Birth
30 December 1999, Los Angeles, California, USA
Joey Lynn King
5' 4" (1.63 m)
Joey King started acting professionally when she was four years old. A national spot for Life Cereal was Joey's first commercial. It has been said that Joey inherited the love of acting from her grandmother who used to perform in live theater.
She has appeared in several television shows and movies of the week, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), Entourage (2004), Medium (2005), R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour (2010) and "Avenging Angel", to name a few. Also she has completed three pilots, and was a series regular on the short lived show, "Bent" were she has said, "Jeffrey Tambor made me laugh everyday".
Joey voiced the yellow fur ball Katie, for the animated feature Horton Hears a Who! (2008), and Beaver, for "Ice Age 3-D". She has also voiced the lead character Jessie, in the book series movie adaptation of "The Boxcar Children", and lastly the voice of China Girl in the much anticipated Oz the Great and Powerful (2013), a prequel to the the world famous 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz (1939). Joey said, "I think it's really neat to hear my voice come out of animal or creature that someone made from their imagination!"
Her first film Grace (2006), was shot when she was six years old. On the first day of filming Joey had to pretend to almost drown in the ice cold ocean. Joey has said she was completely hooked on making movies after that.
Joey was nine years old when she landed her first lead role in the feature Ramona and Beezus (2010). Joey played Ramona Quimby, whose character always seems to be in some sort of mischief. Joey has said that the role changed her life and she will always be grateful to, two of the most amazing, talented woman, Liz Allen and Denise DeNovi who are still good friends of Joey's.
In her short years, Joey has worked with some very prestigious directors; Christopher Nolan, whom Joey describes as super involved in every detail, including being present when Joey shaved off her hair for her role in The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Sam Raimi, who captured Joey's heart with his gentle and patient demeanor and brilliant vision, while working on Oz the Great and Powerful (2013), and Roland Emmerich whom Joey has said is such a gifted director, who I was so lucky to get to work for and will be my friend for life, while filming the action movie, White House Down (2013).
Joey has spoken to many schools and Boys and Girls Clubs on the importance of making a positive difference in the world, even if you are young. She attends and contributes to many charities and you can often find her helping her grandmother deliver food to the elderly through Meals on Wheels when she is not working.
Joey's performances have earned her outstanding critical reviews from such critics as Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun Times, and Amy Biancolli of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Joey has said she feels like the luckiest person in the world to be able to do what she loves and be surrounded by people she loves!
Younger sister of Kelli King and Hunter King.
Received a pet pig from Jay Leno that she named JayJay, during an appearance on The Tonight Show for her 11th birthday in 2010.
She appeared in her first film, Grace (2006), when she was 6 years old.
King's first lead role was in the 2010 film Ramona and Beezus (2010), an adaption of the Beverly Cleary book series, starring as Ramona Quimby opposite Selena Gomez as her older sister, Beezus Quimby. She also released a single for the movie called "Ramona Blue".
Joey started acting when she was four. Her first job was a commercial for Life cereal.
Her favorite television series is Grey's Anatomy (2005).
Spiderman is her favorite fictional superhero. She's seen all the "Spiderman" movies.
She's most proud of raising money by making bracelets, and walking for the Relay For Life for the American Cancer Society.
According to Joey, her greatest accomplishment is doing a performance of sign language songs at the Ronald Reagan Library.
Became great friends with Selena Gomez while filming Ramona and Beezus (2010). They became so close, that Joey says Selena is her sister in real life too.
King's first commercial was a national spot for Life. Since then, she has completed over 104 commercials including national campaigns for Eggo and Walmart. She then appeared in her first film, Grace, shot when she was six years old.
Her favorite television series is Grey's Anatomy (2005). Joey said she would love to guest star on the show one day.
Joey loves to watch UFC fights with her dad.
Likes Zac Efron.
She was named after her grandfather Joseph.
Did her own stunts in Quarantine (2008).
She and her sister, Kelli, wrote a song called "Ramona Blue" when they heard Joey booked the movie Ramona and Beezus (2010). Joey then recorded the song.
Her favorite movie is Finding Nemo (2003).
Had a lot of fun while working on Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009), because it's her favorite movie series.
Loves UFC champion, Chuck Liddell. She played his daughter in an episode of "Entourage".
Has two dogs, Charlie and Angel. They are, according to her, opposites.
Got her ears pierced for her 10th birthday.
For Battle Los Angeles (2011) she got to wear a full body harness. For the stunt she was repelled down a 40 feet drop with a free fall the last 10 feet.
Her favorite Drew Barrymore movie is 50 First Dates (2004).
As mentioned, has done national commercials for Life cereal. She has also done them for AT&T and McDonald's.
Was the official spokesperson for D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read) Day in 2010. That same year she recorded the song "Ramona Blue" with her sister, with proceeds going to the charity First Book.
In 2011, received a Young Artist Award (Best Performance in a Feature Film, Leading Young Actress 10 and Under) for her portrayal of beloved book heroine Ramona Quimby in the film Ramona and Beezus (2010).
Mother is Jamie King.
Her great Aunt Frances follows her acting career religiously and is very proud of her and her sisters.
Her father Terry has been an arm-wrestling champion and was a consultant in this capacity for Sylvester Stallone.
I'm part Jewish and part Christian, but I'm mostly Jewish...
Don't get discouraged from all the rejection.
I am such a big fan of Batman.
I like normal life, but I will go crazy if I'm not working.
I love my house. I love my family. I love my animals.
I love Disneyland because the teacups are so awesome. But California Adventure is the best.
You have to show the character is confused or scared or happy through your voice instead of with your face and body.
Both my sisters and I were in Stage Door plays, and we did that together, just in, like, little small plays together. And we did that, and it was really fun, and we kinda did commercials, and it kinda took off from there. It was great; it's what I love.
I'm usually always a big fan of the people that I'm working with, because I get to work with big people.
You have to keep going and pursue your dreams.
My older sisters were in acting, and of course, I wanted to be just like them!
It's very different working with all adults. I have a swear jar so that, if they have a potty mouth, I make them pay. That's what it's like being on set with adults.
I love Jessica Chastain. I love her; she's amazing, and she's such a good actress, and she's been nominated for Oscars, and she's just a big role model to me. I love her.