American actress Joey King only began her acting career in 2006 at the age of 4 but her filmography is extensive, to say the least. She is known for such films as Ramona and Beezus, Oz the Great and Powerful, and 2018’s Netflix romantic film, The Kissing Booth.
Though King had already solidified herself in Hollywood, the success of The Kissing Booth launched her career into a new phase. Let’s learn more about her…
Bio (Age) – Who Is Joey King?
Joey Lynn King was born on the 30th of July 1999 in Los Angeles, California. She is the last daughter of her parents, Tery and Jamie King who named her after her grandfather, Joseph. Joey has two older sisters Kelli King and Hunter King who are both actresses. Hunter is best known for her many small screen roles, most notably, Hollywood Heights where she played the main role of Adriana Masters for 69 episodes. Kelli has a less prominent career having appeared in only a few acting roles including an episode of Grey’s Anatomy.
Joey and her sisters seemed to have inherited their acting genes from their grandmother who was a theater actress. From the age of 4 years old, Joey began her acting career. Her first acting gig was in a commercial for Life Cereal. Joey would go on to appear in over 104 commercials.
While taking up commercial gigs, Joey King began auditioning for film and TV show roles. She got parts in episodes of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Malcolm in the Middle, and Jericho. Joey got her first major role in the 2010 adventure comedy film, Ramona and Beezus portraying Ramona Quimby, the younger sister of Selena Gomez‘s character Beezus Quimby. The film brought Joey so close to Selena that they became good friends.
Joey King would go on to boost her career with roles in Crazy, Stupid, Love The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Oz the Great and Powerful, and more. In the small screen, King has made notable appearances in Bent, Fargo, and Tween Fest.
Boyfriend and Relationship Timeline
One of the major talking points of The Kissing Both was Joey’s chemistry with her on-screen match-up Jacob Elordi. The pair constantly shared their PDA pics on their respective social media pages in a bid to stir more interest in the romantic comedy film, and it worked. Fans became more curious about their real-life relationship status.
They met on the set of the film but started out as just friends. In her interview with Bello Magazine, Joey revealed that upon meeting Jacob for the first time, she thought he was cute but they began their relationship as just friends. However, spending about 17 long hours on set while shooting the film in South Africa got them very close and soon they developed feelings for each other.
The lovebirds didn’t hide their relationship as they took to Instagram to post cute snaps of themselves. Their individual Instagram accounts give away the details of their relationship timeline. The couple went social media official in April 2017, per Jacob’s page.
Joey on Jacob’s birthday on the 26th of June 2017, spared no details in her birthday post about him as she revealed how she and Jacob met while gushing about how much in love she is with the Aussie hunk.
In December 2017, Joey visited Elordi’s country, Australia. As seen on their pages, the couple’s go-to date activity include trips to parks, they have visited Disneyland and Universal Studios together on a number of occasions. Additionally, they share a common passion for traveling and have explored Boston together.
In March 2018, the power couple marched for gun control together with Jacob holding up a cardboard that read “Students should be afraid of exams not guns.”
A month later, they attended the LA Fashion Awards together. On Jacob’s birthday in 2018, Joey showed up unannounced at his filming set in Vancouver. Their proclamation of love for each other goes beyond social media – they have both spoken about their love for each other on a couple of red carpet interviews.
Jacob Elordi is Joey’s first boyfriend.
Joey King stands at 5 feet 4 inches, that is 1.63 m. She dwarfs in comparison to her boyfriend’s towering 6 feet 4 inches height.