At just 21 years old, Joey King is building a chameleonic career in the field of acting. Being able to impersonate an energetic teenager in search of romantic love in The Kissing Booth, that days ago he premiered his second part in Netflix and ranks among the 10 favorites of users in the country, or a young soul caught in a turbulent relationship of mother and daughter in The Act, issued by the Hulu platform.
The latter earned her her first Emmy nomination for Best Actress, proving that King, as Alicia Keys sings in Girl On Fire, it's burning. Recently, the actress was chosen to star in A Spark of Light, a limited series based on the eponymous novel by Jodi Picoult, as detailed by the entertainment portal Deadline.
But the first great success in the career of this young actress dates back to 2010, when together with Selena Gómez she starred in the children's film Ramona And Beezus.
Born on July 30, 1999 in Los Angeles, at age 4, Joey made her acting debut, first with commercials like the commercials she made for Life Cereals. And after his work with Gómez, he received a wave of leading roles in different blockbuster movies likeo Crazy, Stupid, Love, The Dark Knight Rises, The Boxcar Children and the Netflix production that ended up catapulting her The Kissing Booth.
In the sequel to the production he repeated starring with Jacob Elordi, who, in addition, was a sentimental partner of the native of Los Angeles. In the recent film, he debates his feelings towards Marco, played by Taylor Zakhar.
But it was her role as Gypsy Rose Blanchard, in The Act, from Hulu, the one who ended up displaying King's histrionic and acting skills. A job so well done that it gave the artist her first nominations for the Golden Globe and Emmy Awards.
The program is an adaptation of the tragic real-life case of the American Dee Dee Blanchard, who suffered from what is known as Munchausen syndrome by Proxy (MSBP). It is characterized by attention-seeking behavior of a caregiver, but here applied to another person.
Gypsy Rose, her daughter, believed that she was born with the mental capacity of a 7-year-old girl and that she had many disabilities and illnesses, from muscular dystrophy, leukemia and asthma, all due to her premature birth. But the reality is that he did not have any of those illnesses and it was his mother who made him believe that lie. The result of that story was the murder of Dee Dee by her daughter's boyfriend, Nick Godejohn.
Plot that, along with King's overwhelming and controlled performance, managed to position itself as one of the best productions in the United States last year, according to IMDb. (AND)