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The Act's Joey King - 10 Interesting Things You Might Not Know!

The Act's Joey King - 10 Interesting Things You Might Not Know!

Joey King is getting rave reviews for her work in the new Hulu series The Act and her performance is going to be the talk of the town!

The 19-year-old actress plays the role of Gypsy Rose Blanchard, a girl trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her overprotective mother, Dee Dee (Patricia Arquette). Her quest for independence opens a Pandora’s box of secrets, one that ultimately leads to murder.

While Joey has been acting for nearly 15 years, you might not be too familiar with her yet. Here are some interesting facts that we gathered!

  • 1. Joey shaved her head for her role on The Act, but this isn’t the first time. She previously buzzed her hair off for 2012′s The Dark Knight Rises and 2014′s Wish I Was Here.
  • 2. Joey‘s older sister is also an actress. Hunter King currently stars on both the CBS comedy series Life in Pieces and the soap opera The Young and the Restless.
  • 3. While most people might think that 2010′s Ramona and Beezus was Joey‘s first role, she actually started acting years earlier and first appeared on The Suite Life of Zack and Cody back in 2006.
  • 4. Years before working with Patricia Arquette on The Act, Joey appeared on an episode of the Oscar winner’s show Medium in 2008.
  • 5. Joey loves the board game Monopoly and collects all of the different versions she can find!

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  • 6. Joey has worked with James Franco four times. She first starred alongside him in 2013′s Oz the Great and Powerful and later starred in his films The Sound and the Fury, Age of the Moon, and Zeroville.
  • 7. She can sing! And play piano! Watch her cover of a Billie Eilish song below.
  • 8. Sabrina Carpenter is one of Joey‘s best friends and she appeared in her “Sue Me” music video!
  • 9. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is one of Joey‘s all-time favorite movies.
  • 10. Joey worked with her sister Hunter on Life in Pieces and her episodes will air this spring!

Watch The Act now on Hulu! The first two episodes debuted on March 20 and additional episodes air weekly after that.

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  • Weber Meireles

    I’ve known her since Ramona and Beezus (was a huge Selena Gomez fan back then lol) and wow…she has come in a long way…so talented.

  • Ben Masters

    She certainly is– I’d like to see her in many more things in the future!