SEND US A TIP!CLICK OR 844.412.5278
Joey King standing outside wearing a green coat.

4 Things You Should Know About Joey King

Joey King/Instagram
By Jordan White

Joey King is only 20-years-old, and she’s already accomplished more than most seasoned actresses.

She first gained recognition when she starred in the 2010 movie, “Ramona and Beezus,” alongside Selena Gomez.

From there, King appeared in “White House Down,” “Slender Man,” and “The Kissing Booth.”

She earned a Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe nomination for her portrayal of Gypsy Rose Blanchard in the 2019 series, “The Act.”

King has an impressive resume and it looks like she’s just getting started, which means you’ll be hearing a lot more of the actress. So you should get familiar with her.

Here are four things you should know about King:

She Started Acting As A Child

Joey King playing Gypsy in "The Act."
Joey King/Instagram

King might be young, but she’s been in the entertainment industry for years.

She made her film debut in 2007 when she appeared in the movie “Reign Over Me” which starred Adam Sandler and Jada Pinkett Smith.

She appeared in “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody,” “Entourage,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” and “Medium” before landing the role as Ramona Quimby in “Ramona and Beezus.”

King had a role in the 2013 movie, “Oz the Great and Powerful” and “Fargo.” In 2019, she and Patricia Arquette starred in “The Act.”

She's Won Several Awards

Joey King and Patricia Arquette at The Golden Globe Awards.
Joey King/Instagram

In 2019, King won a Kid’s Choice Award for her role in the movie, “The Kissing Booth.” That same year, she won an Emmy in the Outstanding Lead Actress category for playing Gypsy Rose Blanchard in "The Act."

She was also nominated for a Golden Globe in the Best Performance by an Actress category alongside Michelle Williams, Helen Mirren, and Kaitlyn Dever.

King shared her excitement at the time while discussing her experience on Instagram.

“Working on The Act impacted me so deeply as a person and as an actress in a way that I feel changed forever. I’ve gained more perspective, empathy, knowledge, and vulnerability to name a few things," she wrote.

She Dated Her ‘The Kissing Booth’ Co-Star

Joey King and her "The Kissing Booth" co-stars.
Joey King/Instagram

While filming “The Kissing Booth,” King started dating her co-star Jacob Elordi. The two were together for about a year before splitting up.

And even though they were broken up, they reunited to film "The Kissing Booth" sequel which is set to be released this summer.

When talking about the experience, King shared, “I'm a fan with how [the film] resonated with the world, it resonated with me. So going back and doing that and making the sacrifice of what, obviously, everyone is thinking about—outwardly addressing, but what I'm kind of on the sly addressing, making those sacrifices was totally worth it.”

She’s Reportedly Dating Steven Piet

Joey King posing in outside wear.
Joey King/Instagram

In September 2019, rumors started swirling that King was dating “The Act” producer, Steven Piet. The pair were spotted together several times, looking very much like a couple.

A source told E! News, “They were very affectionate and were with her two sisters sitting watching the movie together. Joey and Steven cuddled the entire time and looked very happy together. They had snacks and drinks and were laughing with her sisters."

Neither King or Piet have confirmed their relationship. The two have also never shared any photos of the other on social media.

Load Comments
Next Article