Having been in the business for over a decade, at 17 years-old JOEY KING
(Clare Shannon) is one of the leading teen actresses in the world today.
King most recently starred alongside Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine in Warner
Bros.' remake of the 1979 comedy caper Going in Style. King also recently
wrapped production in South Africa for Netflix's feature The Kissing Booth and
is attached as the title-character in Catherine Hardwicke's Stargirl, based on
the best-selling young adult novel by Jerry Spinelli. She also starred as a
wayward, pot-smoking runaway in Smartass and alongside James Franco, Will
Ferrell, Seth Rogen and Megan Fox in Franco's indie dramedy Zeroville.
King was also recently seen alongside Jeff Goldblum and Liam Hemsworth in Roland
Emmerich's Independence Day: Resurgence, the sequel to Emmerich's 1990's
blockbuster, Independence Day. In 2015, King starred in the gay rights drama
Stonewall, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival before its worldwide
release. She also starred opposite Kate Hudson, Mandy Patinkin and Zach Braff in
Braff's Wish I Was Here, for which King was nominated for a Gotham Award for
Best Breakthrough Actor. King also starred in indie family dramedy Borealis, as
a young girl about to go blind, which premiered at Montreal Film Festival. In
October 2015, King made her producing debut with Camp, an internet series based
on a short story from Franco's book Palo Alto. Along with King, the series stars
Sierra McCormick, Ian Nelson, Nolan Gould and SNL's Horatio Sanz.
King burst onto the acting scene with her first starring role at age 10 as
title-character Ramona in Fox's 2010 Ramona and Beezus, alongside Selena Gomez.
King won a Young Artist Award in the category of Best Performance in a Feature
Film for her role as Ramona, and has been nominated for six additional Young
Artist Awards for her film and television work.
King's additional film credits include James Franco's Oz the Great and Powerful,
alongside Franco, Mila Kunis and Michelle Williams; Franco's The Sound and the
Fury, alongside Seth Rogan and John Hamm; White House Down, alongside Channing
Tatum and Jamie Foxx; Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises, alongside
Christian Bale, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anne Hathaway; The Conjuring, opposite
Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson; Family Weekend, alongside Matthew Modine and
Kristin Chenoweth; Crazy, Stupid, Love, alongside Steve Carell and Julianne
Moore; and Battle Los Angeles, opposite Aaron Eckhart. Voice credits include
Horton Hears a Who, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Robot Chicken and The Boxcar
Equally comfortable on the small screen, King starred in FX's acclaimed series
"Fargo" as Colin Hanks' daughter. "Fargo" received 18 Emmy nominations, the
second most of any television series in 2014, and won the Emmy for Best
Miniseries. Also in 2014, King played Elissa Walls, a battered young bride, who
brings Warren Jeffs to justice in the Lifetime Original Movie, "Outlaw Prophet,"
the true story of Warren Jeffs, leader of the Fundamentalist Mormon polygamist
sect, who spent more than a year on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted List.
King's past television work includes Disney's "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody,"
"Entourage," "Medium," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "Ghost Whisperer" and
"New Girl." She appeared in 2014's special "Stand Up to Cancer." Joey has been
featured in nearly every major American entertainment/pop culture magazine and
has been spotlighted in both Variety's Youth Impact list and The Hollywood
Reporter's Young Stars to Watch list. She was singled out to participate in the
2014 A.F.I. Film Festival's Young Hollywood Panel. Joey has become a popular
guest on television talk shows and has made several appearances on "The Tonight
King lives in Los Angeles with her family. Her older sister is two-time
Emmy-winning actress Hunter King.