Joey King was born on on July 30, 1999 in in Los Angeles, California. Her sisters are actresses Haley King and Kelli King. She started acting professionally when she was four years old. A national spot for Life Cereal was Joey’s first commercial. Joey has acted in more than 34 commercials like Eggo waffles, McDonald’s, Walmart and Life Cereal.
In 2006 King transitioned to TV with a cameo role on “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody,” and appeared in the short film “Grace” as a young girl who slowly brings a suicidal widow back from the brink. A string of roles on TV shows such as the apocalyptic drama “Jericho” and HBO’s show-business dramedy “Entourage” upped her visibility and showcased her range. She lent her voice to Katie, an oddball puff of yellow fur in the high-profile Dr. Seuss film “Horton Hears a Who!”, and continued her foray into animation with a role as a young beaver in “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs”.
By 2010 King had already been nominated for several Young Artist awards, so it came as little surprise when the outgoing actress was chosen to portray the headstrong Ramona Quimby in the live-action adaptation of “Ramona and Beezus.” Based on the cherished series of books by Beverly Cleary, the film followed the adventures of Ramona, a fearlessly creative third-grader, and her perpetually embarrassed older sister Beezus (Selena Gomez). The generally well-received film launched the fresh-faced actress into even bigger roles in 2011. In addition to a cameo in the music video for Taylor Swift’s “Mean,” King portrayed a young girl rescued by a team of Marines in the big-budget “Battle: Los Angeles.” That same year she also appeared as Steve Carell and Julianne Moore’s dance-crazy daughter in the star-studded romantic comedy “Crazy, Stupid, Love.”
Joey had worked on some high-profile projects before, but they were mere child’s play compared to her involvement in Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated “The Dark Knight Rises.” The true identity of her character, a young child who fights her way out of a hellish prison, was just one of many surprises the trilogy-ending film kept under wraps before its record-smashing debut. Her follow-up role, as the quippy China Girl, came in the decidedly more colorful “Oz the Great and Powerful,” Sam Raimi’s glittering origin story of how small-time carnival huckster Oscar (James Franco) is transformed into the title ruler. Having held her own against big-name directors and effects-heavy productions, King next portrayed Channing Tatum’s estranged, politically savvy daughter in “White House Down”, and went up against a houseful of vengeful spirits in the horror thriller “The Conjuring” (2013). Her latest movie is Wish I Was Here which she took part with Zach Braff and Kate Hudson.