Independence Day: Resurgence has the potential to be one of the biggest blockbusters of 2016. Fans of the first film have been waiting 20 years for a sequel. And while Will Smith won’t be reprising his role, a slew of new casting additions will be making their mark on the franchise. One of those is 16-year-old actress, Joey King.
Despite her age, King isn’t a newcomer to the Hollywood scene. She’s appeared in quite a few notable films. Her first lead role came from 2010’s Ramona and Beezus. King’s stock has only grown from that point, as she has been seen in White House Down, Wish You Were Here, and Oz.
It’s no surprise that King has been able to find success in Hollywood at such a young age. She has been acting since the age of four, being featured in a Life cereal commercial. King’s first appearance on film came at the age of six.
Most child actors and actresses fizzle out, but King has been able to find the roles that fit her best, and has maintained her relevancy in Hollywood. She’s been seen in family comedies, action films, and dramas. All of these different genres do a great job of showing off her range and versatility.
At such an early point in her career, King has already received praise from numerous critics and festivals such as, the Gotham Awards, Canadian Filmmakers Festival, and the Vancouver Film Festival. And as a 16-year-old there is no question she will add many awards and accolades for herself.
It’s no surprise critics love King. She will do whatever it takes to make a role her own. That includes shaving off her hair to play a staring role in Wish You Were Here, and a supporting role in the Dark Knight Rises. It’s pretty easy to see she’s already well beyond her years, and is passionate about acting.
It’s that kind of dedication and drive that make King so special. She’s still very young, but is also incredibly talented. Hopefully Independence Day: Resurgence opens up more opportunities for her in the future, and she can rise up the Hollywood ranks.
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