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Joey Lynn King Biography: From Child Star to Leading Lady

joey Lynn King Biography
Real Name: Joey Lynn King
Profession: Actress
Years active : 2006–present
Nationality: U.S
Age: 34

Joey Lynn King (born July 30, 1999) is an American actress. She first gained recognition for portraying Ramona Quimby in the comedy film Ramona and Beezus (2010) and has since gained wider recognition for her lead role in The Kissing Booth (2018) and its two sequels. King received critical acclaim for her role as Gypsy-Rose Blanchard in the crime drama series The Act (2019), for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award.

King has also appeared in the films Battle: Los Angeles (2011), Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), The Conjuring (2013), White House Down (2013), Independence Day: Resurgence (2016), and Going in Style (2017), as well as in the FX black comedy series Fargo (2014–2015). She has also appeared in leading roles in the action films Bullet Train (2022) and The Princess (2022).

joey Lynn King Biography
joey Lynn King Biography
Joey Lynn King Biography

July 30, 1999 (age 24)

Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupations Actress
Years active 2015–present
Steven Piet
(m. 2023)
Relatives Hunter King (sister)

Early life (Joey Lynn King Biography)

King was born in Los Angeles, California, to Terry and Jamie King on July 30, 1999. King began acting professionally at the age of 4, starting with a commercial for Life Cereal. She has also been in commercials for AT&T, Kay Jewelers, and Eggo.

King attended Phoenix Ranch School in Simi Valley. As a child, King sang a cappella for a talent show at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center. She also performed with the Stage Door Children’s Theatre in Agoura.

She has two older sisters, including actress Hunter King. King has stated, “I’m Jewish, but I’m not really, really religious.”

joey Lynn King Biography
joey Lynn King Biography

Career (Joey Lynn King Biography)

2008–2016: Beginnings and child acting

King voiced the yellow fur ball Katie in the animated feature Horton Hears a Who! (2008). She also appeared in Quarantine (2008). In 2010, she guest-starred in the series Ghost Whisperer. She was also featured in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody as Emily Mason in two episodes. Other television appearances include EntourageCSI: Crime Scene InvestigationMedium and Life in Pieces.

King’s first lead role was in the 2010 film Ramona and Beezus, an adaptation of the Beverly Cleary book series, starring as Ramona Quimby. She also released a single for the movie called “Ramona Blue”. Her role in the film won her a Young Artist Award.

King was featured in Battle: Los Angeles, where she played a girl named Kirsten. Also in 2011, she co-starred in Crazy, Stupid, Love. She also appeared in Taylor Swift’s “Mean” music video as a young student at the school cafeteria rejected by her peers.

King had a role in Christopher Nolan’s third Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises (2012), as a young Talia al Ghul. She also filmed the short-lived comedy series Bent, had guest appearances in New Girl and was on the final episode of The Haunting Hour: The Series, “Goodwill Towards Men.” In 2013, King appeared in Oz the Great and Powerful, Family WeekendWhite House Down, and The Conjuring. In 2014, she appeared in Wish I Was Here, as well as in Fargo as Greta Grimly, daughter of police officer Gus Grimly.

In 2016, King was cast in the coming-of-age drama film The Possibility of Fireflies. She played the lead character Clare in the 2017 horror-thriller film Wish Upon. She also had a role in Slender Man which was released in 2018.

joey Lynn King Biography
joey Lynn King Biography

2017–present: The Kissing Booth and The Act

In 2018, she starred as Elle Evans in Netflix’s teen romantic comedy The Kissing Booth. She reprised the role in the sequel The Kissing Booth 2, released in 2020, and in The Kissing Booth 3, which was released on August 11, 2021.

In 2019, she starred in the true crime anthology television series The Act on Hulu. King was cast as Gypsy Rose Blanchard, a role which required King to shave her head for the third time in her career. It earned her nominations for Emmy, Golden Globe, SAG and Critics’ Choice awards. She also appeared on the fourth season of CBS comedy Life in Pieces as Morgan.

King is represented by talent agent Dan Spilo. In August 2020, she signed a deal with Hulu to produce television content for its service. In July 2021, her All The King’s Horses production company struck a deal with Netflix. King will be next seen in Netflix’s A Family Affair in 2024.

Personal life (Joey Lynn King Biography)

King began a relationship with producer and director Steven Piet in 2019 after they met on the set of The Act; they became engaged in February 2022. King and Piet married on September 2, 2023, in Mallorca, Spain.

joey Lynn King Biography
joey Lynn King Biography

Filmography (Joey Lynn King Biography)


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Horton Hears a Who! Katie (voice)
Quarantine Briana
2010 Ramona and Beezus Ramona Quimby
2011 Battle: Los Angeles Kirsten
Crazy, Stupid, Love Molly Weaver
2012 The Dark Knight Rises Young Talia al Ghul
2013 The Conjuring Christine Perron
Family Weekend Lucinda Smith-Dungy
Oz the Great and Powerful China Girl / Girl in wheelchair
White House Down Emily Cale
2014 The Boxcar Children Jessie Alden (voice)
The Sound and the Fury Miss Quentin
Wish I Was Here Grace Bloom
2015 Borealis Aurora
Stonewall Phoebe Winters
2016 Independence Day: Resurgence Sam Blackwell
2017 Going in Style Brooklyn Harding
Smartass Freddie
Wish Upon Clare Shannon
2018 The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island Jessie Alden (voice)
The Kissing Booth Elle Evans
The Lie Kayla Logan
Radium Girls Bessie Cavallo
Summer ’03 Jamie Winkle
Slender Man Wren
2019 Zeroville Zazi
2020 The Kissing Booth 2 Elle Evans Also executive producer
2021 The Kissing Booth 3 Elle Evans Also executive producer
2022 The In Between Tessa Also producer
The Princess The Princess Also executive producer
Bullet Train Malen’kiy Prints / The Prince
2024 A Family Affair Zara Post-production
The Uglies Tally Youngblood Post-production; also executive producer
Despicable Me 4 Poppy (voice) Post-production
joey Lynn King Biography
joey Lynn King Biography

Television (Joey Lynn King Biography)

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Malcolm in the Middle Girl at party Episode: “Mono”
2006 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Emily Mason Episodes: “Day Care”, “Books and Birdhouses”
2006–2007 Jericho Sally 3 episodes
2007 Avenging Angel Amelia Television film
Backyards & Bullets Junie Garrison Television film
Entourage Chuck Liddell’s daughter Episode: “Gotcha!”
2007–2008 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Little Girl / Nora Rowe Episodes: “Living Doll”, “Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda”
2008 Medium Kelly Mackenzie (age 8) Episode “Drowned World”
2009 Anatomy of Hope Lucy Morgan Television film
2010 Elevator Girl Paige Television film
Ghost Whisperer Cassidy Episodes: “Old Sins Cast Long Shadows”, “The Children’s Parade”
2011 Bent Charlie Meyers Main role
Survivor: South Pacific Herself Episode: “Reunion”
2012 New Girl Brianna Episode: “Bully”
2013–2014 The Haunting Hour: The Series Carla / Missy Jordan Episodes: “Seance”, “Goodwill Toward Men”
2014–2015 Fargo Greta Grimly Recurring role (season 1); special guest role (season 2)
2014 American Dad! N/A (voice) Episode: “Familyland”
Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs Elissa Wall Television film
2016 The Flash Frankie Kane / Magenta Episode: “Magenta”
Robot Chicken Polly Pocket / Draculaura (voices) Episode: “Yogurt in a Bag”
Tween Fest Maddisyn Crawford Main role
2019 The Act Gypsy-Rose Blanchard Main role
Life in Pieces Morgan 3 episodes
2020 Creepshow Blake (voice) Episode: “A Creepshow Animated Special”
Home Movie: The Princess Bride Grandson Episode: “Chapter Eight: Ultimate Suffering”
Group Chat Herself Episode: “Would You Rather Kiss”
The Simpsons Addy (voice) Episode: “The Hateful Eight-Year-Olds”
2021 Calls Skylar (voice) Episode: “Mom”
Nailed It Herself Episode: “Travel Dos and Donuts”
2022–present Hamster & Gretel Fred Grant (voice) Main cast
2024 We Were The Lucky Ones Halina Kurc Main cast

Video games – Joey Lynn King Biography

Year Title Role
2018 Madden NFL 19: Longshot Loretta Cruise

Music videos

Year Song Artist
2010 “Ramona Blue” Joey King featuring Kelli King
2011 “Mean” Taylor Swift
2018 “Sue Me” Sabrina Carpenter
2019 “Tongue Tied” Marshmello, Yungblud, and Blackbear
2023 “I Can See You” Taylor Swift
joey Lynn King Biography
joey Lynn King Biography

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
2009 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series – Guest Starring Young Actress CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Nominated
Best Performance in a Voice-Over Role – Young Actress Horton Hears a Who! Nominated
2010 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Supporting Young Actress Anatomy of Hope Nominated
Best Performance in a Voice-Over Role – Young Actor/Actress Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Nominated
2011 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actress Ten and Under Ramona and Beezus Won
Best Performance in a TV Series – Guest Starring Young Actress Ten and Under Ghost Whisperer Nominated
2013 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actress The Dark Knight Rises Nominated
2014 Gotham Independent Film Awards Breakthrough Actor Wish I Was Here Nominated
2019 Kids’ Choice Awards Favorite Movie Actress The Kissing Booth Won
Gold Derby Television Awards Best Movie/Limited Series Actress The Act Nominated
International Online Cinema Awards Best Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie The Act Nominated
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie The Act Nominated
Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film The Act Nominated
2020 Golden Globe Awards Best Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television The Act Nominated
Critics’ Choice Television Awards Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television The Act Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie The Act Nominated
People’s Choice Awards Comedy Movie Star of 2020 The Kissing Booth 2 Won
2022 People’s Choice Awards Female Movie Star of 2022 Bullet Train Nominated
Action Movie Star of 2022 Bullet Train Nominated
2023 Critics’ Choice Super Awards Best Actress in an Action Movie Bullet Train Nominated

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