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Also Known As: Joey Lynn King Died:
Born: July 30, 1999 Cause of Death:
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While filming her role as the animated China Girl in "Oz the Great and Powerful" (2013), Joey King spent most of the time reading lines from a phone-booth-sized box while her co-stars performed opposite an elaborate marionette puppet. Thankfully, most of Kingâ¿¿s other roles have been face-to-face with her big-name co-stars. Throughout her career, Kingâ¿¿s portrayed everything from the title young adventurer in "Ramona and Beezus" (2010) to an ostracized young girl in the music video for Taylor Swiftâ¿¿s "Mean" (2011). King began acting when most other children were headed to preschool, and briefly appeared on the Disney series "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody" (2005-08), before being cast in the short film "Grace" (2006). The L.A. native provided the voice of the typically Seussian character of Katie, a strange yellow fur ball, in 2008â¿¿s "Horton Hears a Who!" before being chosen to portray Beverly Clearyâ¿¿s beloved Ramona Quimby (age 8). King, whose older sisters Kelli and Haley are also actresses, portrayed a young Talia al Ghul in the blockbuster "The Dark Knight Rises" (2012), and later went on to play Channing Tatumâ¿¿s daughter in the explosion-filled "White House Down" (2013). As polished...

While filming her role as the animated China Girl in "Oz the Great and Powerful" (2013), Joey King spent most of the time reading lines from a phone-booth-sized box while her co-stars performed opposite an elaborate marionette puppet. Thankfully, most of Kingâ¿¿s other roles have been face-to-face with her big-name co-stars. Throughout her career, Kingâ¿¿s portrayed everything from the title young adventurer in "Ramona and Beezus" (2010) to an ostracized young girl in the music video for Taylor Swiftâ¿¿s "Mean" (2011). King began acting when most other children were headed to preschool, and briefly appeared on the Disney series "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody" (2005-08), before being cast in the short film "Grace" (2006). The L.A. native provided the voice of the typically Seussian character of Katie, a strange yellow fur ball, in 2008â¿¿s "Horton Hears a Who!" before being chosen to portray Beverly Clearyâ¿¿s beloved Ramona Quimby (age 8). King, whose older sisters Kelli and Haley are also actresses, portrayed a young Talia al Ghul in the blockbuster "The Dark Knight Rises" (2012), and later went on to play Channing Tatumâ¿¿s daughter in the explosion-filled "White House Down" (2013). As polished and talented as actresses twice her age, Joey King has risen to become one of Hollywoodâ¿¿s rising stars.

Born in Los Angeles just before the dawn of Y2K hype, Joey King displayed such charm and talent as a child that her parents began fielding TV commercial offers for her. After appearing in over 100 ads, in 2006 King transitioned to TV with a cameo role on "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody," and appeared in the short film "Grace" as a young girl who slowly brings a suicidal widow back from the brink. A string of roles on TV shows such as the apocalyptic drama "Jericho" (CBS, 2006-08) and HBOâ¿¿s show-business dramedy "Entourage" (2004-2011) upped her visibility and showcased her range. She lent her voice to Katie, an oddball puff of yellow fur in the high-profile Dr. Seuss film "Horton Hears a Who!" (2008), and continued her foray into animation with a role as a young beaver in "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" (2009).

By 2010 King had already been nominated for several Young Artist awards, so it came as little surprise when the outgoing actress was chosen to portray the headstrong Ramona Quimby in the live-action adaptation of "Ramona and Beezus." Based on the cherished series of books by Beverly Cleary, the film followed the adventures of Ramona, a fearlessly creative third-grader, and her perpetually embarrassed older sister Beezus (Selena Gomez). The generally well-received film launched the fresh-faced actress into even bigger roles in 2011. In addition to a cameo in the music video for Taylor Swiftâ¿¿s "Mean," King portrayed a young girl rescued by a team of Marines in the big-budget "Battle: Los Angeles." That same year she also appeared as Steve Carell and Julianne Mooreâ¿¿s dance-crazy daughter in the star-studded romantic comedy "Crazy, Stupid, Love."

King had worked on some high-profile projects before, but they were mere childâ¿¿s play compared to her involvement in Christopher Nolanâ¿¿s highly anticipated "The Dark Knight Rises." The true identity of her character, a young child who fights her way out of a hellish prison, was just one of many surprises the trilogy-ending film kept under wraps before its record-smashing debut. Her follow-up role, as the quippy China Girl, came in the decidedly more colorful "Oz the Great and Powerful," Sam Raimiâ¿¿s glittering origin story of how small-time carnival huckster Oscar (James Franco) is transformed into the title ruler. Having held her own against big-name directors and effects-heavy productions, King next portrayed Channing Tatumâ¿¿s estranged, politically savvy daughter in "White House Down" (2013), and went up against a houseful of vengeful spirits in the horror thriller "The Conjuring" (2013).

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Zeroville (2016)
2.
 Going in Style (2016)
3.
 Borealis (2015)
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 Wish I Was Here (2014)
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 Conjuring, The (2013)
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 White House Down (2013)
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2006:
Made TV acting debut on Disney Channel series "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody"
2008:
Voiced yellow fur ball Katie in animated feature "Horton Hears A Who!"
2010:
Landed breakthrough role of Ramona Quimby opposite Selena Gomez in "Ramona and Beezus," based on series of novels by Beverly Cleary; also recorded song "Ramona Blue" with sister Kelli King for soundtrack
2011:
Played Steve Carell and Julianne Moore's daughter in "Crazy, Stupid, Love."
2012:
Cast as young Talia al Ghul in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises"
2013:
Voiced China Girl in Sam Raimi's adventure fantasy "Oz the Great and Powerful"
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Portrayed Channing Tatum's daughter in "White House Down."
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