Black History Month Spotlight: Regina King

Actress Regina King is spotlighted on Day 2 of Right On! Digital’s Black History Month feature.  The award-winning actress who used to write an advice column for Right On! Magazine while she was a teen actress on the comedy “227,” is one of the most critically acclaimed actresses today.  She was a breakout star in the classic film, Boyz N The Hood, and went on to star in other John Singleton films, including Poetic Justice and Higher Learning.

She has won numerous awards throughout her career, including the 2019 Golden Globe for her supporting role in If Beale Street Could Talk, for which she has been nominated for an Oscar.  When she first learned of her recent Oscar nomination, King commented, “Wow, wow, wow. The word I keep coming back to is proud. Proud of our cast and crew with all the work we put into this amazing, yet still timely story. I’m grateful to Barry Jenkins for creating this beautiful role out of the great James Baldwin’s words. Collaborating with Barry has been a highlight of my career and this recognition is icing on the cake! And thank you to The Academy!” King vows to fight for women in the arts and pledges to encourage diversity and inclusion in her upcoming projects.