Jaime King: American Actress and Model
Jaime King was a top model during the ’90s, appearing on covers such as Vogue, Mademoiselle, and Harper’s Bazaar. Additionally, she transitioned into acting in small movie roles.
She has appeared in films like Blow and Pearl Harbor as well as Sin City and Barely Lethal – two slasher flicks starring Jessica Alba.
Jaime King’s Biography
Jaime King has made her mark in Hollywood as both a model and actress, appearing in movies from different genres while becoming known for her beauty and style. Additionally, she is considered an iconic fashionista gracing red carpets wearing designer gowns.
At 14 years old, she started out modeling for Vogue, Mademoiselle, and Harper’s Bazaar magazines. From there she leaped acting with Happy Campers (2001), an extremely well-received black comedy that gave her career an invaluable boost.
Over the 2000s, she made appearances in movies such as Blow, Pearl Harbor, and White Chicks as an actress or model for fashion houses such as Christian Dior, Marithe and Francois Girbaud, Chanel as well as Jay Z’s Rocawear line. Additionally to acting and modeling work she also wrote her memoir entitled “The Reluctant Model.”
Early in her career, she struggled with drug and alcohol dependency. She used heroin and alcohol recreationally before entering rehab following fashion photographer Davide Sorrenti’s suspected heroin overdose death in 1997. Luckily, she eventually overcame her dependency and has remained clean ever since.
In 2005, she married Kyle Newman – director of her debut film Fanboys – and they have one child together. Since then she has appeared in multiple films and TV series such as Moonlight, The Class, and Heart of Dixie.
She is also an avid fashionista who takes great delight in wearing the latest trends in clothing, as evidenced by her red-carpet appearances wearing gowns from Dolce & Gabbana and Christian Dior designers. When not attending events such as red carpet premieres or traveling with her husband or spending time with family she enjoys traveling and spending her free time traveling and visiting family members.
Jaime King currently boasts an estimated net worth of $5 Million and continues to pursue new projects across both film and television. Her most recent undertaking was an online sketch comedy show which premiered on CW Seed in March 2016 featuring 10 episodes produced by Jaime King Productions.
Jaime King’s Modeling Career
Jaime King began modeling at 14 and soon made appearances in Vogue, Mademoiselle, and Harper’s Bazaar magazines. Additionally, she dabbled in acting, appearing in small movie roles. Before 1998 when her agency gave her this moniker change – to avoid confusion with another model named Jaime Rishar – Jaime used her birth name; once changed however she adopted Jamie King.
Omaha was home to one of the earliest supermodels; she brought with her an exuberant youth that helped her dominate runway shows in New York and Paris. Alexander McQueen and Olivier Theyskens used her as one of their models; her face and body combined the softly sculpted beauty of Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss with the gritty sexual allure associated with post-grunge fashion.
Early in her life was marred by drug addiction. Following the sudden and tragic loss of photographer Davide Sorrenti at 20, however, she resolved to make changes for herself and resume modeling work; quickly becoming one of the most sought-after faces in modeling work.
She has also dabbled in broad comedy with supporting turns in Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s visually arresting comic adaptation Sin City as well as My Bloody Valentine 3D remake, Kitchen Confidential recurring hostess roles on NBC sitcom Kitchen Confidential, My Bloody Valentine 3D remake and is currently appearing on CW show Hart of Dixie.
Jaime King’s Acting Career
King was an award-winning model for Vogue, Mademoiselle, and Harper’s Bazaar before embarking on her acting career. Through modeling she earned various commercials including one featuring Halle Berry, Julianne Moore, and Eva Mendes for Abercrombie & Fitch; in addition, she became the face of Rocawear.
King first made her acting debut in 1999 with a role in the comedy film Happy Campers as Pixel; unfortunately, this film received negative reviews and experienced low box office receipts. Subsequently, King went on to act in several smaller films and television roles throughout her twenties acting career.
In 2001, she made her film debut as Betty Bayer in Pearl Harbor, an epic war drama filmed during World War II. Peter Travers of Rolling Stone magazine stated that King had “a lively minute,” although her role wasn’t large as most of the young cast was “pinup packaging”. Additionally, King featured prominently in the Incubus music video Wish You Were Here and earned herself the “New Stylemaker” title from Young Hollywood Awards for her performances during this period.
King made her film debut as Jade in Bulletproof Monk, an adaptation of its comic book with Chow Yun-fat and Seann William Scott starring. This was her first leading movie role and earned her a nomination at Teen Choice Awards as Choice Movie in a Drama/Action Adventure award recipient.
In 2004, she made her feature film debut in White Chicks as Heather Vandergeld and co-starred alongside Brittany Daniel, playing Megan Vandergeld; this parody of Paris and Nicky Hilton earned negative reviews from critics as it received five nominations at the Razzie Awards, including Worst Actress, Worst Director, Worst Picture, and Worst Screen Couple categories.
In 2007, King acted in the thriller They Wait, inspired by the true events of a family haunted by spirits during the Chinese Ghost Month Festival. Additionally, she has appeared as Anne Murtaugh in Cheaper by the Dozen 2 as well as Alexandria in Al Pacino’s crime film Two for the Money.
Jaime King’s Personal Life
Jaime King (b. April 23 1979 in Nebraska) made headlines after leaving high school to pursue modeling in New York in 1995. At first, using James King because Jaime Rishar already represented by her agency was already known for being one of their models, Jaime quickly rose through the ranks as one of fashion’s premier models; appearing on covers and campaigns such as Armani, Calvin Klein, Jay-Z’s Rocawear clothing line as well as fronting campaigns from Armani. Her youthful insouciance was something post-grunge designers craved.
After landing several small film roles, Jaime went on to star in the hit TV show Hart of Dixie for four seasons and made appearances in other movies like Blow, Pearl Harbor, White Chicks Bulletproof Monk, and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.
King is currently featured as Lemon Breeland on Netflix zombie drama Black Summer and serves as writer, producer, director as well as ambassador and spokeswoman for both National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). Additionally, she owns an adorable rescue pup named Lily whom she frequently hangs out with as well as has a close relationship with Taylor Swift.
She has been open about her struggles with substance abuse. In an interview, she discussed being offered heroin during photo shoots and other inappropriate situations within the industry. She also addressed her divorce from Kyle Newman as well as their custody battle over their two children.
Jaime King has taken an extra step beyond acting and modeling with beauty collaborations, releasing Alchemy by Jaime King x Colourpop as part of her gender-fluid makeup line aimed at all skin types and complexions. Vegan-friendly and cruelty-free. The collection comes with over 80 shades that suit different complexions.
Jaime has also worked as the host for multiple digital sketch comedy shows. She starred in Attention Deficit Theatre for 10 episodes on CW Seed and recorded voice-overs for various projects. Jaime shares twin sisterhood with John Hawkes and co-starred alongside him in the film The Pardon. Additionally, Jaime appeared in Sin City, Slackers, White Chicks, and Barely Lethal among many others.