Who is Jaime King?
Jaime King was born on April 23, 1979. She is an American actress and model who began her career at the age of 14. She has often used the name James King in her modeling career as that was a nickname given to her by her parents.
Jaime became a successful model quite early. She was spotted at the age of 14 and was featured in Vogue, Mademoiselle and Harper's Bazaar, among various other fashion magazines.
She shifted her focus to acting in 1998, initially landing with small film roles. Born in the suburbs of Omaha, Nebraska, to parents Nancy King who was a former beauty queen and Robert King, Jaime always wanted to get into the entertainment industry. She has three siblings, an older sister Sandi, a younger sister Barry and a younger brother Robert. Her parents separated in 1994. King studied at the Nancy Bounds' Studios, a modeling school, but she dropped out in 1995 in order to pursue a modeling career in New York City. She later took admission in a home-study program run by the University of Nebraska.
King got addicted to heroin during her initial modeling days and was addicted until she was 19 years of age. She later had to go to a rehabilitation center to cleanse her body. Her boyfriend, 20-year-old fashion photographer Davide Sorrenti, at that time died from a kidney ailment which was earlier thought to have been brought on by excessive heroin use. She later dated Kid Rock for a brief period at the age of 21.
In January 2005, she met her future husband, Kyle Newman, the film's director, while working on the sets of 'Fanboys'. After three months of dating, the two moved in together. The two got married on November 23, 2007, in Los Angeles at Greystone Mansion, where Newman had proposed to her. On May 3, 2013, it was announced that she and her husband were expecting their first child. Their son, James Knight Newman was born on October 6th, 2013.
In 2014, she revealed that she was diagnosed with endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome, which had led to her infertility. King had suffered five miscarriages and an ectopic pregnancy before her first successful pregnancy.
In February 2015, King gave birth to her second son. Their second son, Leo Thames, was born July 16, 2015.
Jaime King made headlines last week when she was attacked while she was in her car with her son. A man jumped on top of Jamie King's Mercedes-Benz and smashed the windows in while her 4-year-old son James Knight Newman was inside the car in Beverly Hills. Police arrived within moments and arrested the attacker. The reason to why she was attacked is currently being investigated.
Career of the actress
Jaime King's career graph can be divided into 3 phases:
* Modeling career:
After she was initially spotted by model agent Michael Flutie, at the age of 14, she was invited to New York City to begin modelling professionally. In March 1994, she traveled to New York for test pictures and received positive responses, but she started working professionally only after 1994 after she landed a contract with Abercrombie & Fitch.
By the age of 15, King had already made it big in the fashion world and had been featured in many magazines on the cover photos. At the age of sixteen, King was featured in the cover story of the New York Times Magazine and had walked the runway for Chanel and Christian Dior.
In 2004, King, along with Halle Berry, Julianne Moore, and Eva Mendes was selected as a spokesmodel for a high-profile ad campaign for Revlon, banking on their spokeswomen's "collective star power" to sell the cosmetics products. Many such endorsements and contracts followed and she has established herself as a very successful fashion model.
* Acting career:
King debuted onscreen in the Daniel Waters' comedy 'Happy Campers'. 'Happy Campers' was screened at the Sundance Film Festival in 2001, and in 2003, King got nominated for Best Actress at the DVD Exclusive Awards.
The year 2003 saw King in the film 'Bulletproof Monk' in the role of Jade who is skilled in Martial Arts. This was King's first leading action film. Again 'Bulletproof Monk' received mostly negative reviews from critics, but the movie was nominated for Choice Movie in a Drama/Action Adventure award at the Teen Choice Awards. In 2004, she appeared in the comedy 'White Chicks', playing the part of Heather Vandergeld. 'White Chicks' was a parody on socialites Paris and Nicky Hilton. However, White Chicks did win an Outstanding Directing Award for a Box Office Movie and Outstanding Writing for a Box Office Movie at the BET Comedy Awards. In 2005, she appeared in the comedy film, 'Cheaper by the Dozen 2'. 'Cheaper by the Dozen 2' is a 2005 American family comedy film produced by 20th Century Fox.
* Breakthrough roles:
In 2005, King starred in numerous film and television roles. She initially appeared in the independent black comedy and satire 'Pretty Persuasion'. King landed dual roles as twins in the film adaptation of Frank Miller's novel 'Sin City'. Sin City can be considered her breakthrough role in cinema. The film was screened at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival in-competition and won the Technical Grand Prize for the film's "visual shaping." King also acted in the Al Pacino drama 'Two for the Money' as Alexandria.
On television, she portrayed a guest appearance on the teen drama, 'The O.C.' and also a few others. She also appeared in 'Hart of Dixie'. Hart of Dixie is an American comedy-drama television series that aired on The CW from September 26, 2011 to March 27, 2015.
* Film and television roles after 2009
King starred in the horror remake of My Bloody Valentine 3D. She also appeared in the Star Wars-themed comedy 'Fanboys'. 'The Pardon' a film based on a true story, starred King in the lead role with John Hawkes. This drama was released in 2013.
King appeared in the TV series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. King also appeared in the ABC documentary-style dramedy television series 'My Generation'.
King reprised her role as twins Goldie and Wendy in the Miller written and co-directed film 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For'. 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' is a 2014 American neo-noir action crime film and follow-up to the 2005 film Sin City.
Actress Jamie King has a net worth of $8 million dollars.
Actress Jaime King is quite active on her official Instagram page. One can follow her on her Instagram account @jaime_king.