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, the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, Canada and hosting Nika King & Friends, a monthly show at the Improv Lab in Hollywood CA. She has also act, wrote and produced on award winning webseries Funny Married Stuff, which is currently streaming on KweliTV. While King has a passion for acting and producing, her talents do not end there. Nika has recently starred and executive produced her first feature film, Possum Trot. The film is about a pastor and his wife's journey to reverse the foster care system in small town in East Texas.
After speaking on the 2021 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 improve the quality of life for individuals and families from underserved and marginalized communities by compassionately serving their mental health and wellness. It is from King’s personal experiences with family members that Rose of Sharon
was birthed. Having watched family members navigate through addictions and mental health challenges, King experienced all the dynamics associated with being in her position.
Striving to be more than just an actor, King has created Jeli Life, a online community tech platform for Black and Brown people who want to be in the entertainment industry. The platform provides peer to peer mentorship, access to job listings and advice. For more information, visit www.jeli.life
Angle Studios Acquire Letitia Wright Produced Possum Trot
Possum Trot- Exclusive
Angel Studios has acquired the feature film “Possum Trot,” executive produced by “Black Panther” actress Letitia Wright, TheWrap has exclusively learned.
The film tells the story of Bishop and First Lady Donna Martin living in the town of Possum Trot in East Texas. Based on a true story, it follows how the couple, along with 22 families, adopted 77 of the most difficult to place children in their town’s local foster care system and ignited a movement to protect vulnerable children that continues today.
Nika King (“Euphoria”), Demetrius Grosse (“Rampage”), Elizabeth Mitchell (“Lost”) and Diaana Babnicova (“Don’t Breathe 2”) will star.
THE ‘EUPHORIA’ CAST IS EXPANDING FOR SEASON 2
It’s been two, long years since Euphoria premiered on HBO. While fans have been patiently waiting for the return of the drama that deals with beautiful teens and their drug addictions, messy sex lives, identities, and friendships... Click below to read more.
Euphoria season 2: Release date, cast, soundtrack, plot and everything you need to know
Euphoria is officially returning for season two. The HBO drama, which is an American adaptation of an Israeli series, follows a group of high-school students as they navigate the trials and tribulations of teen life. Click below to read more.
‘EUPHORIA’ STAR NIKA KING AND HER CHEF MOM OPENING INCUBATOR KITCHEN IN FORT LAUDERDALE
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Nika King & Her Mom Bring Healthy Food to the Community. Family as well as business partners, King and chef Sharon Allen say they know the difficulty of developing a food business from the ground up. They initially planned to open a brick-and-mortar restaurant in February 2020, but then the pandemic shut down everything. A timely grant from United Way of Broward County (the Microbusiness Recovery Program) and the pair’s shift to a “cloud kitchen” saved the day. And now mother and daughter want to pay it forward.
Trevor Noah, Kenya Barris, Rachel Bloom Among Stars Taking Part in “Mental Health Storytelling Summit”
Several Hollywood stars and top companies are joining forces with the mental health expert community and the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative to hold virtual conversations with visionaries and thought leaders across TV, film and music as part of a three-day virtual summit tied to Mental Health Awareness Month. Click below to read more.