Joey Lynn King (born July 30, 1999) is an American actress. She starred as Ramona Quimby in Ramona and Beezus, the 2010 adaptation of Beverly Cleary's book series with the same title. She has also appeared in the films Oz the Great and Powerful, The Conjuring, White House Down, The Kissing Booth, Wish Upon, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, The Act, and Slender Man.
Joey King has been featured in the films Reign Over Me with Adam Sandler, and Quarantine. She voiced the yellow fur ball Katie, for the animated feature Horton Hears a Who! (2008), and Beaver, for Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009). In 2010, she guest starred in the series Ghost Whisperer. She was also featured in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody as Emily Mason in two episodes. Other television appearances include Entourage, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Medium.
King's first lead role was in the 2010 film Ramona and Beezus, an adaptation of the Beverly Cleary book series, starring as Ramona Quimby opposite Selena Gomez as her older sister, Beezus Quimby. She also released a single for the movie called "Ramona Blue".
King was featured in Battle: Los Angeles, where she played a girl named Kirsten. Also in 2011, she co-starred in Crazy, Stupid, Love as the younger daughter of Steve Carell and Julianne Moore. As well, she appeared in Taylor Swift's "Mean" music video as a young student at the school cafeteria rejected by her peers.
King had a role in Christopher Nolan's third Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises (2012), as a young Talia al Ghul. She also filmed the short-lived comedy series Bent, had guest appearances in New Girl and was on the final episode of The Haunting Hour: The Series, "Goodwill Towards Men." In 2013, King appeared in Oz the Great and Powerful with James Franco and Zach Braff, White House Down with Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx, Family Weekend, and The Conjuring with Mackenzie Foy and Vera Farmiga. In 2014, she appeared in Wish I Was Here with Oz co-star Zach Braff, as well as in Fargo as Greta Grimly, daughter of police officer Gus Grimly (Colin Hanks).
In 2016, King was cast as the daughter of the character of Courtney Love in the coming-of-age drama film The Possibility of Fireflies. She played the lead character Claire in the 2017 horror-thriller film Wish Upon.
In 2019, she starred alongside Patricia Arquette in the true crime anthology television series The Act on Hulu. King plays Gypsy Rose Blanchard and Arquette plays her mother Dee Dee. She also appeared on the 4th season of CBS comedy Life in Pieces as Morgan.
|2007||Reign Over Me||Gina Fineman||Uncredited|
|2008||Horton Hears a Who!||Katie||Voice role|
|2009||Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs||Beaver girl||Voice role|
|2010||Ramona and Beezus||Ramona Quimby|
|2011||Battle: Los Angeles||Kirsten|
|Crazy, Stupid, Love||Molly Weaver|
|2012||The Dark Knight Rises||Young Talia al Ghul|
|2013||Oz the Great and Powerful||China Girl/Girl in Wheelchair|
|Family Weekend||Lucinda Smith-Dungy|
|The Conjuring||Christine Perron|
|White House Down||Emily Cale|
|2014||Wish I Was Here||Grace Bloom|
|The Boxcar Children||Jessie||Voice role|
|The Sound and the Fury||Miss Quentin|
|2016||Independence Day: Resurgence||Samantha "Sam" Blackwell|
|2017||Going in Style||Brooklyn|
|Wish Upon||Clare Shannon|
|The Kissing Booth||Elle Evans||Netflix film|
|2020||The Kissing Booth 2||Elle Evans|
|2006||The Suite Life of Zack & Cody||Emily Mason||2 episodes|
|Malcolm in the Middle||Girl at Party||Episode: "Mono"|
|2007||Backyards & Bullets||Junie Garrison||Television movie|
|Entourage||Chuck Liddell's Daughter||Episode: "Gotcha!"|
|Avenging Angel||Amelia||Television movie|
|2007–2008||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Little Girl / Nora Rowe||2 episodes|
|2008||Untitled Liz Meriwether Project||Lucy||Unsold television pilot|
|Medium||Kelly Mackenzie (Age 8)||Episode "Drowned World"|
|2009||Anatomy of Hope||Lucy Morgan||Television movie|
|2010||Elevator Girl||Paige||Television movie|
|Ghost Whisperer||Cassidy||2 episodes|
|2011||Bent||Charlie Meyers||Main role, 6 episodes|
|Survivor: South Pacific||Herself||Episode: Reunion|
|2012||New Girl||Brianna||Episode: "Bully"|
|2013–2014||The Haunting Hour: The Series||Carla / Missy Jordan||Episodes: "Seance", "Goodwill Toward Men"|
|2014–2015||Fargo||Greta Grimly||Recurring role in season 1, special guest in season 2; 9 episodes|
|2014||American Dad!||(voice)||Episode: "Familyland"|
|Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs||Elissa Wall||Television movie|
|2016||Robot Chicken||Polly Pocket / Draculaura (voice)||Episode: "Yogurt in a Bag"|
|Tween Fest||Maddisyn Crawford||Main role; 8 episodes|
|The Flash||Frankie Kane/Magenta||Episode: "Magenta"|
|2019||The Act||Gypsy Blanchard|
|Life in Pieces||Morgan||3 episodes|
|2018||Madden NFL 19: Longshot||Loretta Cruise|
|2010||"Ramona Blue"||Joey King featuring Kelli King|
|2018||"Sue Me"||Sabrina Carpenter|
Awards and nominations
|2009||Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a TV Series – Guest Starring Young Actress||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Nominated|
|Best Performance in a Voice-Over Role – Young Actress||Horton Hears a Who!||Nominated|
|2010||Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Supporting Young Actress||Anatomy of Hope||Nominated|
|Best Performance in a Voice-Over Role – Young Actor/Actress||Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs||Nominated|
|2011||Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actress Ten and Under||Ramona and Beezus||Won|
|Best Performance in a TV Series – Guest Starring Young Actress Age Ten or Under||Ghost Whisperer||Nominated|
|2013||Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actress||The Dark Knight Rises||Nominated|
|2019||Kids' Choice Award||Favorite Movie Actress||The Kissing Booth||Won|
At the 2015 Vancouver International Film Festival, the Canadian Images features jury made an honourable mention recognizing King as an Emerging Actress for her performance in Borealis.