Joey Lynn King (born July 30, 1999) is an American child actress widely known for her starring role as Ramona Quimby in the 2010 adaption of Beverly Cleary's book series with the same title.
Joey King was born in Los Angeles, California. Her older sisters Haley King and Kelli King are also actresses
King's first commercial was a national spot for Life. Since then, she has completed over 104 commercials including national campaigns for Eggo and Walmart. She then appeared in her first film, Grace.
Joey King has been featured in Reign Over Me with Adam Sandler, Quarantine, and has lent her voice to the animated films Horton Hears A Who! (2008) and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009). In the year 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.
Joey King's first lead role was in the 2010 film Ramona and Beezus, an adaption of the Beverly Cleary book series, Starring as Ramona Quimby opposite Selena Gomez as her older sister, Beezus Quimby.
She has appeared in several television shows and movies of the week, CSI, Entourage, Ghost Whisperer, Medium, The Suite Life and Malcolm in the Middle, to name a few. She has completed three pilots, one directed by J.J. Abrams.
Her first movie "Grace", was shot when she was six years old. On the first day of filming she had to pretend to almost drown in the cold ocean.
King has worked with Adam Sandler on the feature Reign Over Me, and said she loved learning to do stunts for the character Brianna, on Quarantine. She voiced the yellow fur ball Katie, for the animated feature Horton Hears A Who, and Beaver, for Ice Age 3-D.
King's most recent projects included Battle: Los Angeles, where she played a girl named Kirsten, who was battling for her life with the help of many courageous Marines. In the feature Ramona and Beezus, based on the book series by Beverly Cleary, King portrays Ramona Quimby, whose character always seems to be in some sort of mischief or manages to totally embarrass her big sister Beezus, played by Selena Gomez. She also released a single for the movie called Anything At All, which starred her friend Keisha rapping.
In 2011, she appeared in Taylor Swift's "Mean" music video as a young student at the school cafeteria rejected by her peers.
It was reported by Variety in May 2011 that King will have a role in Christopher Nolan's 2012 Batman film The Dark Knight Rises. In January 2012, she revealed her role to My Entertainment world magazine as a young Talia al Ghul. In 2013 King will be featuring in The Warren Files along with Mackenzie Foy.