It’s about time, right? Regina King, an Oscar, and Emmy winner, has finally received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and I believe the majority of our culture thinks that she is well-deserving of it. Regina King, dressed in a blush pink pantsuit, left her handprints and footprints on the pavement at the TLC Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles on Thursday. She was all smiles throughout the ceremony, expressing her gratitude for this great occasion.
Look no further than Regina King if you’re looking for a living definition of Black Girl Magic. Brenda Jenkins in the iconic comedy 227 introduced the vivacious actress to the world in 1985, and she has been on a roll ever since. In Boyz n The Hood and Poetic Justice, she played the cool homegirl, while in Higher Learner, she played the determined feisty college student. Since then, King has appeared in a slew of famous films, breaking barriers in an industry that has a very restricted perspective of what Black actors and actresses should look like and which roles are appropriate for them.
Regina King directed her first film, One Night in Miami, in 2020, about the friendships of musician Sam Cooke, activist, and pastor Malcolm X, and professional football player Jim Brown. The film premiered at the Venice Picture Festival when it became the first film directed by an African-American woman to be chosen.
Regina King is continuing to make her mark on Hollywood, one role at a time. Because she is so relatable, most black women light up when she comes on the screen. If nothing else, her acting career has motivated many others to keep going forward despite the odds being stacked against them. Regina, you rock!