London King is a former American model and actress who has appeared in not so famous movies and best known for her role as Cheryl in A Better Way to Die in 2000.
She presently has added Doula (someone who gives support and advice to a woman during pregnancy) and Childbirth Educator to her profile. London King is also the mother of popular singer and songwriter, Elle King.
London King was born to David King and Paula King in Ohio, the United States of America. She grew up in Wellstone, Ohio, alongside her brother, William Scott King.
She first kicked off her modeling career by appearing in several TV commercial ads before eventually getting a shot in Hollywood. As an actress, King has done more of supporting roles in a couple of movies. She is mostly known for roles in movies such as A Better Way to Die (2000) where she played the role of Cheryl, Raw Fish (2001), appearing as Jade, and The Calling (2002) as the character Ruby Jenkins.
Married Life, Divorce
While pursuing her acting and modeling career during her teen years, she had a love affair with a mystery man and the relationship produced her first child Noah King born August 1986. Thereafter in 1988, she met her ex-husband, an actor and comedian Rob Schneider who is best known for his role in comedy movies such as Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, The Benchwarmers, The Hot Chicks, and Grown Ups. Rob and London got married in Vegas. The marriage which produced a daughter, Tanner Elle Schneider, (now known as Elle King) in 1989 was, however, shortlived as the couple divorced after two years. The former lovebirds have since moved on as Rob is currently married to Patricia Azarcoya Schneider who is a television producer while King is married to musician Justin Tesa.
After the divorce with Rob Schneider, London King focused more on her children and career and didn’t date anyone for 10 years, but she seems to have eventually found the perfect partner in Justin Tesa whom she married in the year 2000. The couple who boldly flaunts some of their special moments on social media has been going strong as there are no indications to the contrary.
As earlier mentioned, London King is the mother of singer/songwriter, Elle King whose music encompasses a variety of genres including blues and rock n’ roll. Justin Tesa turned out to be a great and loving father to Elle who has on several occasions been vocal about how she is much closer to her step-dad Justin, than her dad Rob. Elle is now a popular American singer and songwriter and credits a lot to Justin in her musical journey. Her inspiration to become a musician came from her stepfather who gave her a record by the all-girl hard-rock band The Donnas when she was just nine years old. Justin Tesa has remained the greatest influence on her career and has done a great job. She is also an actress and made her acting debut at age 10 with her father, Rob Schneider in the film Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo.
For fear of living off her father’s achievements and glory in her music career, Tanner Elle Schneider decided at age 18 to make a name of her own by dropping her father’s name and picking up her mother’s maiden name instead. According to the soulful singer, her mother’s name helped her to “be herself” because she didn’t want to be a famous person but a performer who is not only known as “Robert Schneider’s daughter”. So far, Elle King has been able to carve a niche for herself in the music world with several Grammy nominations. Her debut album Love Stuff was certified Gold and her debut single Ex’s & Oh’s was nominated for two Grammy Awards in 2016.
London King and Justin Tesa have since remained together and are apparently happily married as well as loyal to their relationship.
Five Quick Facts You Should Know about London King
- London King and her first husband Rob Schneider got married on 25th September 1988, only after three days of meeting each other and the marriage ended within two years on 1 September 1990.
- London King is quite inactive on social media except for Instagram where she often flaunts her relationship with Justin in some posts.
- The actress has an estimated net worth of $400,000.
- She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.
- London King loves living a quiet life off the spotlight. She has succeeded in keeping some vital information regarding her early life and childhood a secret from the media.