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Screen Queens: Regina King

In 2010, Regina King wrote a scathing Huffington Post piece about the Emmys' diversity problem. Initially upset when she noticed veteran Sesame Street actress Alaina Reed Hall was not included in that year’s In Memoriam tribute, she also was dismayed when she saw a photo of True Blood star Rutina Wesley with a caption that read, "Regina King enters the 62nd Emmys." "Up to and including this year, there have been only 53 non-white actors nominated for Emmys out of nearly 1,000 possible nominations in the top four acting categories for drama and comedy," she noted . She later admitted that she assumed she'd never land an Emmy nomination, let alone win, after publishing that piece. But that's exactly what happened in 2015, when King took home the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series for American Crime . She won again the following year. It may have surprised King, but it probably didn't surprise her fans, who've literally watched the actress grow up on TV, becoming one of the industry's most accomplished and wide-ranging performers.   The Child Actor Born in Cincinnati and raised in Los Angeles, King was just 14 when she landed her first acting role — and it was a good one. As Brenda, the smart and sassy daughter of Mary Jenkins on NBC's 227 , King got to spend five years learning from Jackée Harry and Marla Gibbs and perfecting her "are you kidding me?" face.     The Move to Movies Not yet 20 when 227 ended in 1990, King spent the first part of the decade shattering casting agents' perceptions of her in supporting roles in several films, including Boyz n the Hood , Poetic Justice , and Friday , before landing her most high-profile movie, Jerry Maguire . She made a few TV appearances in the mid-'90s, including guest spots on Northern Exposure and Living Single .     A Sitcom, a Drama, and a Cartoon The aughts were a mixed bag in terms of TV work. NBC sitcom Leap of Faith only lasted six episodes, despite a great cast that included Sarah Paulson and Ken Marino. (Low-for-2002 ratings of about 15 million would make it today's top comedy, by the way.) But King recurred as Sandra Palmer during Season 6 of 24 . Most importantly, she voiced Huey and Riley Freeman on the Peabody Award-winning animated series The Boondocks )     A TV Triumph Back when basic cable networks weren't quite the Emmy darlings they are now, King found critical success in TNT's Southland . The show began on NBC in 2009, but was canceled after seven episodes (in part so the network could implement the abysmal 10 p.m. Jay Leno experiment). TNT aired the remaining six, then kept it on the air through 2013. Her portrayal of Det. Lydia Adams earned her nominations for the Critics' Choice Awards in 2012 and 2013. The series also offered King her first shot at directing TV.     All Hail the King In 2015, King began starring in the ABC anthology series American Crime , Oscar-winner John Ridley's exploration of crime and punishment in the U.S. Season 1 saw King playing Aliyah Shadeed, a devoutly religious convert to Islam helping her brother, a murder suspect. She won her second consecutive Emmy for her portrayal of Terri LaCroix in the second season, which shifted focus to racism, classism, and homophobia as seen through the prism of an alleged sexual assault. ( Season 3 is now airing.)     King's 2016 also saw her earn raves for her work on The Leftovers , HBO's devastating drama about people struggling to explain the sudden "departure" of 140 million people, about 2 percent of the world's population. (The third and final season premieres in April.1)     A Behind-the-Scenes Queen As if appearing in two award-winning dramas wasn't enough, King also spent part of 2016 directing a handful of one-hour dramas: Pitch , Greenleaf , Animal Kingdom , The Catch , and Scandal . When you're the King, it's an obvious career move.     Who's your screen queen? Let us know in the comments below! And check out our other Screen Queens: Taraji P. Henson and Lauren Graham . p { text-align: justify; }

The Leftovers Season 3 Trailer: Here Comes the Flood

What happens on the seventh anniversary of the Sudden Departure? Nothing, maybe, or it could mean the end of the world. In the latest trailer for  The Leftover s ’ third and final season, Kevin Garvey, who may just be some sort of shaman, and all his melancholy friends brace for even worse news than they typically get. ABBA’s “S.O.S.” plays over the trailer, because if there’s one thing Damon Lindelof loves more than not giving you answers, it’s jarringly upbeat music cues.  The Leftovers  returns April 16 ...Read More...

'The Leftovers' Trailer Shows Chaos and Destruction Ahead of 'Final Departure'

HBO has released the full trailer for the third and final season of The Leftovers , and it is surprisingly full of spoilers. That, or the season is even more bonkers than the previous two. Set to ABBA's "S.O.S.," we see the panicky leadup to the seventh anniversary of the Sudden Departure, the core gang's move to Australia, a shocking call for Nora about her kids, and a big return for Kevin's father, who ominously tells Kevin that the younger Garvey is the only man alive who can stop the impending disaster. Check it out: The Leftovers premieres April 16 at 9 p.m.

The Leftovers Tease: Please Prepare for Final Departure

There's good news and bad news. The latest tease for The Leftovers Season 3 blows your socks off. It also starts that niggling feeling that after that dark, slow and somewhat questionable first season, the creative team let loose, and watching them go will be a whole new kind of disappointment. While snippets of the season play on throughout the tease, a crazed (and calm) flight attendant drones on, giving her instructions to flight crew as they prepare for takeoff. ...Read More...

The Leftovers Trailer: Kevin and Nora Brace for 'Final Departure'

The Leftovers final season is almost ready for liftoffand, by the looks of this horrifying new trailer, its going to be a bumpy eight-episode swan song The 60-second promo shadowsJustin Therouxs Kevin and Carrie Coons Nora as they begin their relatively mundane trek from Texas to Australia, but the clipalso sprinkles interrifying glimpsesof the fresh []

‘The Leftovers’ Season 3 Gets an On-Brand Teaser Promising “The End Is Near”

After a rocky first season, The Leftovers sophomore run earned heaps of critical acclaim and the sort of obsessive fan base that rivals The Guilty Remnant in feverish devotion. Our own Adam Chitwood called it "one of the all-time great TV seasons". Damon Lindelof’s series will draw to a close this year with the third and final season The eight-episode season will debut April 16th on HBO. In addition to the eternally tortured leading man, eternally tortured supporting players Carrie Coon, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler, Margaret Qualley, Kevin Carroll, Amy Brenneman, Chris Zylka, Janel Moloney, and Jovan Adepo are also returning. Season 2’s major addition, the Murphy family — Regina King, Kevin Carroll, Jovan Adepo and Jasmin Savoy-Brown — will also return. Scott Glenn, who play’s Kevin Garvey’s father, is also back with more to do than ever, and has been bumped up to series regular. READ MORE...

The Leftovers: The First Look at Season 3 Says Don't Worry, Which Means You Better Worry

  In this day and age of television promotion, it isn't enough to just spout out a premiere date and call it a day. No, no, no. The newfangled thing is to tell us what year a show will premiere in, followed months later by a casual announcement of the designated debut month, and then finally even ...   ...Read More...

The Leftovers Season 3 Trailer: Repent, for the Final Season Is Nigh

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The Leftovers' Carrie Coon Teases Finale: 'They Chose the Right Ending'

Another bad break awaits The Leftovers long-suffering Nora Durst. HBO on Wednesday dropped a fresh batch of photos from the dramas upcoming third and final season, and one of them shows Carrie Coons heroine sporting an arm cast while canoodling in bed with Justin Therouxs Kevin. Who broke my beloved Noras wrist?! Well have to []

Here's Your First Look at 'The Leftovers' Final Season Set in Australia

See the new house and the whole new place where Kevin Gary Jr. (Justin Theroux) reunites with his father and experiences another 'unexpected situation.' ...Read More...