Who is Nika King?
King’s talents as a comedian and actor are versatile and dynamic. She is best known for her comedic abilities but in her new breakout role playing Leslie, on the Emmy winning HBO series Euphoria opposite Zendaya and Storm Reid, King showcases a much more dramatic side of herself. In this role, King pulls from her early life watching family members battle addiction and triumphantly overcoming. It is from that resolve and resilience that King offers a dramatic perspective and newfound depth in this character.
King’s comedy has landed her roles on Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black and the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, Canada and Funny Married Stuff, a hilarious web series she wrote and produced on. While King has a passion for acting and producing, her talents do not end there. Nika has recently directed her first project For Sale, a short film that addresses grief and mental health in the Black Community.
Striving to be more than just an actor, King has create Jeli Life, a community tech platform that provides peer to peer mentorship, access to job listings, advice & encouragement. The business hub is an online database that has an extensive list of talent, specifically Black Creatives. For more information, visit www.jeli.life
After speaking on the Better Together: Mental Health Storytelling Summit produced by MTV Entertainment Group, King was compelled to establish Rose of Sharon, a 501 c 3 based in South Los Angeles, CA. The mission of the nonprofit is to help eradicate the stigma associated with mental health, educate, and provide resources for individuals and families dealing with the affects of mental health disparities. It is from King’s personal experiences with family members that the Rose of Sharon was birthed. Having watched and attempted to help family members navigate through addictions and mental health challenges, King experienced all the dynamics associated with being in her position.