Joey King is a young and talented American actress that you probably know best from the Netflix movie The Kissing Booth or The Kissing Booth 2, the sequel that came out this summer. What you might not know is that this is far from her first role and Joey’s had quite a prolific career in acting even though she just turned twenty-one this summer. The audience loves Joey and we see why, but here are some interesting facts about the actress you might not know yet.
1. Joey King Started Young
This talented young actress has already done her fair share of work in front of the camera, even though you probably didn’t know it was her. She started working when she was only 4 years old and she actually did quite a few commercials and appeared on a lot of TV shows as a kid. She even bagged her first movie role when she was only 6 years old.
2. Talent Runs In The Family
We’re pretty sure that acting comes easy to Joey because it’s in her blood. Her grandmother used to be an actress in theater back in the day, and now Joey and both of her older sisters are all actresses too, except they work in television and movies instead of theater. But who knows, perhaps one day they’ll get a role in a theater play too.
3. Joey Worked With Massive Movie Stars
Many see her as a new up and coming actress because of her leading role on The Kissing Booth, but Joey has actually worked with some of the biggest names in the industry. She worked with Christian Bale when he played Batman in The Dark Knight Rises. Joey also appeared alongside Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Steve Carell and Julianne Moore in Crazy, Stupid, Love.
4. She Worked With Taylor Swift
If you remember Taylor Swift’s music video for mean, there was a scene where a girl in a dress with a blue ribbon isn’t welcome to sit with the other girls at lunch. Yup, you guessed it, that little unpopular girl is young Joey King. It must’ve been so cool to get to meet Taylor Swift!
5. Joey Is No Stranger To Shaving Her Head
Joey has actually shaved her head three times in the past 10 years, and don’t worry she didn’t pull a Britney. She didn’t have a breakdown or anything like that. All three times that Joey King shaved her head were for a role. Once for her role in The Dark Knight Rises, once for her role in Wish I Was Here, and most recently she shaved her head for the role in the Act, a Hulu show that you should definitely watch if you haven’t still.
6. She Will Not Be Type Cast
Joey King might be young, but she’s already proven that she will not be typecast. She has tried her hand in different roles and different genres of cinema. She’s been in comedies, dramas, rom-com, action thrillers, and even horror movies. Yeah, that’s her in Slenderman, and we think it’s amazing that she’s not afraid to try different things.
7. Joey King Dated A Co-Star
You might know that Joey King actually used to date her co-star from The Kissing Booth, Jacob Elordi. That chemistry you saw in the first movie is definitely real, but they broke up eventually and only reunited on the set of the second movie. Many were wondering if they would get back together, but no, they’ve moved on with their love life in real life. But their acting is still stellar.
8. Joey King’s Impressive Nominations
Joey has been nominated for quite a fee awards even as a kid, but most recently she has been nominated for an Emmy, Golden Globes, Critic’s Choice Tv Award, Satellite Award and even a SAG award – all for her role in The Act. So you know, if you were still unsure about watching that show, you better do it now. It really is that good.