Hollywood actress Regina King had her career beginnings in the 1980s. She debuted as Brenda Jenkins on the TV series 227. In 1991, she made her big screen debut in the film Boyz n the Hood. She next had roles in Poetic Justice and Higher Learning. She became widely known for her performance in the 1995 feature Friday. She next starred as Marcee Tidwell in Jerry Maguire. She went on have starring roles in the films Enemy of the State and Mighty Joe Young. In the 2000s, she starred in the movies Daddy Day Care, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, and A Cinderella Story.
In 2005, she starred as Sam Fuller in Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous. During this period, she also had notable roles on the TV shows Leap of Faith, The Boondocks, and 24. She became further known for starring as Detective Lydia Adams on the show Southland. In the 2010s, she played Janine Davis on The Big Bang Theory, Ruby Wain on The Strain, and Gail Johnson on Shameless. More recently, she found greater success for her work on American Crime, which earned her two Emmy awards. She also won a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series for her role on Seven Seconds.
The 47-year-old actress remains fit and healthy thanks to her active lifestyle. Basically, she makes clean eating and exercising a priority. This is her way of maintaining her overall health, specifically her heart health. She was diagnosed with high blood pressure when she was younger. Since then, she’s been cautious of her habits.
Talking about it, she shared: “I’ve always been athletic – I ran track in high school – and it kept my blood pressure in check over the years. Once I was diagnosed with hypertension, I stepped up my workouts.” As for her workout routine, she revealed: “I always carry [exercise gear] in my car and hit the gym as often as possible, usually 3-4 times a week. I like lifting weights or taking a kickboxing class.”