“Joey King”. Fans or not of the romance-comedy film from Netflix, The Kissing Booth, I’m pretty sure that most of us are seeing more and more about this girl from Los Angeles, California, and are intrigued to know who she really is. She started her mainstream film career in the 2007’s drama Reign Over Me as the daughter of Adam Sandler’s character. Over the years she’s one of the few lucky celebrities to be cast to more than a couple of financially successful movies and series which some of them are even critically acclaimed.
Joey King’s net worth is estimated at around $3 million as of 2020. She’s 21 years old and having already $3 million as her professional value is pretty impressive. Joey has been involved with more than a hundred commercials since she’s 6 years of age and 60 plus acting credits under her name. If you want to know more about the actress’s personal life, on-screen profiles and professional career then don’t think twice and read ‘til the end of the article.
As mentioned earlier, at her very young age and having an accumulated $3 million under your belt is nonetheless amazing. These figures aren’t too impossible for Joey to reach considering she’s been in the entertainment radar ever since. The first of the hundreds of her commercials listed on her name is this cereal commercial showcasing the cuteness of this 4-year-old star:
Have you asked yourself as to why this Kissing Booth actor seems to be so familiar? It is because Joey King is in almost all the movies that we’ve surely watched. From short played characters such as the young Talia Al Ghul (daughter of Ra’s Al Ghul) in 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises to lead portrayals in blockbusters like White House Down (2013) where she played the patriotic and brave daughter of Channing Tatum.
Joey King is also one of the most liked and followed young celebrities on social media. She currently has 500 thousand plus followers on Twitter, 5.5 million on Facebook, and a staggering 16.9 million followers on Instagram. With this amount of fanbase, it’s pretty much obvious as to why Joey’s career is skyrocketing right now. Magazines would want to sell their pages? Celebrity interviews or showbiz reports want to attract audiences? Series or films who would want a sure-ball market? A big thanks to her fans… They’ll hire Joey King.
Born on July 30, 1999, Joey Lynn King is the youngest of Terry and Jamie King’s three daughters. Her older sisters are both actresses too: Kelli King and Hunter King. Joey is named after her grandfather Joseph. She’s American in nationality and Jewish-Christian by religion. Her first screen appearance was for a short film Grace (2006) where she played the title role. In the same year, she appeared on two episodes of a Disney sitcom named The Suite Life Of Zack And Cody (2006).
Height and Age
Let’s talk about Joey’s body stats and age. Well, she just turned 21 in 2020 July 30th. Anyway, she’s 5’4 in height and 51 kilograms in weight with a slim body type. She’s born with an incredibly gorgeous blue colored eyes and her zodiac sign is Leo.
For all the guys and girls waiting for this part of the article: Yes. She is single. However (emphasis on it), she may not be too single as of the moment. Joey’s personal life is oftentimes kept private while eager fans had tried their best to figure her out. So, we’ll have a rundown of the guys she had dated that the public had known so far.
Back in 2016, it was rumored that Joey is actually dating Nolan Gould from the Modern Family sitcom. They were spotted when they attended the 2016 SAG Awards together thus raising questions about their relationship.
The next one was her Aussie leading man from The Kissing Booth film, Jacob Elordi. Their relationship became public when Joey posted sweet photos of them as a couple around June 2017. As she stated in an interview with Bello magazine: “Was it Love at First Sight? Well, I thought he was very cute when we first met, but it started as a friendship. Right away we were talking about gross things with each other.” Unfortunately for the fans, the couple broke up after more than a year of dating. Joey hinted this when she’s no longer posting photos of them online and when Elordi said in a post that he will be having a break from social media.
A year after, she was then seen with the producer of the American television series The Act (2019), Steven Piet. It was when Joey and her sisters are having a triple date on a special screening of Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets back in September 2019. The relationship didn’t seem to last that long because we stopped seeing posts from her about their sweet moments early this year.
Now, the most recent rumor is between Joey and her co-star in The Kissing Booth, Taylor Zakhar Perez. This came into the attention of many when Taylor posted on Instagram a touching birthday greeting for Joey last July 30, 2019. The said post shows the two of them getting some good time on a beach with the part of the caption saying: “Happy Friggen Birthday @joeyking. Honestly, I could write about this woman all day.” However, Taylor somehow pacified the speculations by an interview with ET wherein he claimed that they weren’t dating: “I love her. I love her dearly. I’d do anything for her. We’re not dating. I’ll end it with that.” In an interview for The Howard Stern Show which was aired on August 11, 2020, Joey stated that she won’t consider dating a co-actor again. Despite these statements, fans are still waiting for any update, or should I say progress, between the two.
TV Shows and Other Appearances
As we all know by now, Joey started as a commercial favorite and her acting skills were used in more than a hundred combined local and international ads. Aside from her appearance in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, she also got the chance to be involved in several other TV shows whether it is just a guest gig or as a regular cast.
Her most notable TV series performance is for The Act (2019) where her skills earned her a couple of nominations from Golden Globes USA, Primetime Emmy Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Awards. This is also the fourth time she had to shave her head for a role. The plot follows the story of Gypsy Blanchard, the girl who was misguided by her mother thinking that she is sick with cancer and causes her to be in a wheelchair almost all her life.
Joey also had the great opportunity of working alongside Taylor Swift when she appeared in her music video for her song Mean. King played the role of an ignored kid in school and in which she eventually found herself watching Taylor perform on stage.
Before she was cast in the popular rom-com movie from Netflix, Joey also had an amazing run of film appearances.
Ramona and Beezus
She became a household name for her portrayal of the character of Ramona together with Selena Gomez in the highly appreciated and critically acclaimed movie, Ramona and Beezus (2010). Joey became close friends with Selena on the set of the film and in an interview, she said that Selena is also her sister in real life.
The plot revolves around an imaginative and daring third-grader kid who seem to attract problems in anything she does and her adventures towards discovering her extra-ordinariness. (Books available on Amazon)
The film was released on July 23, 2020, and hit a box office of $23 million worldwide with a budget of around $15 million.
In 2013, she also starred in the highly anticipated horror picture, The Conjuring. The scares didn’t actually end for the actress in front of the screen, Joey also had her share of creepiness on the set of the film, she was 12 at the time. There was an incident wherein the actress is having a series of bruises to random parts of her body.
She claimed that even their makeup artists tried to remove them with alcohol thinking that she stole some make-up from the set. Joey said in a recent interview: “All of a sudden, I am told that I have this blood-thinning condition called ITP. Basically most of my red platelets drained from my body mysteriously. I had never had a blood problem in the past, I’ve never had a blood problem since then. No one in my family has that. I was at risk of needing a blood transfusion, and they were scared to even let me work.”
She went on saying that when she came back home, her platelets are now fine. Well, that’s creepy.
The Kissing Booth 2
Released on July 24, 2020, it already became the top streamed film on Netflix just on that weekend. Despite not having good feedback from the critics, TKB2 was declared by Forbes as “one of the most popular movies ever on the platform.”
Considering that this second installment is still pretty brand new, we can’t spoil the plot just yet and if you’ve seen it already, kindly leave us a comment if you’re Team Noah or Team Marco!
Before we end this article, let’s just appreciate this young girl’s talent and take notice she’s been taking the film industry quietly by storm. And now, due to her recent nominations from some of the biggest awarding committees, Joey’s career is now facing a bigger and better path with lots of challenges and opportunities to grow in the industry at the same time.