Roweena Josephine King
6 December 1970
|Alma mater||Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London Drama School|
Rowena Josephine King (born 6 December 1970) is a British stage, film and television actress.
Early life and education
King was born 6 December 1970 in London to Phyllis (the daughter of immigrants from Liberia) and John King, a British mechanic. She spent her childhood with her parents in Hertfordshire. She attended formal dramatic studies at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and at the London Drama School, from where King transitioned to ensemble work with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Film and television
King first appeared in the 1991 drama London Kills Me. She had recurring roles in a number of UK television series such as Framed, Screen One, Full Stretch, Just a Gigolo, To Play the King, Tales of the South Seas and Wonderful You.
King is known to the British public for her portrayal of Amelie in Wide Sargasso Sea, the 1993 film adaptation, directed by John Duigan, of Jean Rhys's 1966 novel of the same name; and as Rachel Morris in director Julian Richards' 1996 horror film Darklands. Her role as "attendant to Gertrude" in Kenneth Branagh's four-hour screen version of Hamlet drew on King's Shakespearean background, but provided her with relatively little screen time. In 2006 she had a secondary role as Heather in Peter Levin's A Perfect Day, starring Rob Lowe and Christopher Lloyd. In 2007 she appeared as Angelica in Rob Reiner's The Bucket List with Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson. King's television credits include guest roles in Grey's Anatomy, Eli Stone, The All New Alexei Sayle Show, Nip/Tuck, Lie to Me, Death in Paradise, among others; and recurring roles in Breaking News, Half & Half and The Wrong Mans.
In 2015/16 King played a supporting role in 8 episodes of the ABC television drama series Of Kings and Prophets, based on the Books of Samuel. The series follows an ensemble of characters including Saul and David, the successive Kings of Israel, their families, and their political rivals.
|1991||London Kills Me||Melanie|
|1993||Wide Sargasso Sea||Amelie|
|1996||Hamlet||Attendant to Gertrude|
|1997||My Son the Fanatic||Margot|
|1997||So This Is Romance?||Moira|
|2000||Proof of Life||Pamela|
|2002||Today I Vote for My Joey||Maryse|
|2007||The Bucket List||Angelica|
|1992||Sam Saturday||Sandra Morrisey||"On the Other Hand"|
|1992||Framed||Charlotte Lampton||TV miniseries|
|1992||A Touch of Frost||Julia King||"Conclusions"|
|1992||Screen One||Roberta Ford||"Black and Blue"|
|1993||Full Stretch||Tessa Knowles||TV series|
|1993||Just a Gigolo||Natalie||"1.1", "1.2", "1.3"|
|1993||Vicious Circle||Celia||TV film|
|1993||To Play the King||Chloe Carmichael||TV miniseries|
|1994||Screen One||Mariella||"Two Golden Balls"|
|1998–2000||Tales of the South Seas||Lavinia Timoto||Main role|
|1999||Wonderful You||Laura Kennett||TV miniseries|
|2002||Breaking News||Jamie Templeton||Main role|
|2003||The Lyon's Den||Robyn Petrie Nwamaka||"Pilot"|
|2003–04||Half & Half||Camille||Recurring role|
|2004||Las Vegas||Vita Brighton||"Games People Play"|
|2004||Dr. Vegas||Marta||"Lust for Life"|
|2006||A Perfect Day||Heather||TV film|
|2007||Grey's Anatomy||Celeste Newman||"Desire"|
|2007||Futureshock: Comet||Kimberly Marshall||TV film|
|2008||Eli Stone||Holly Rains||"Something to Save"|
|2009||Criminal Minds||Det. Benning||"To Hell... And Back"|
|2009||Revolution||Gov. Olivia Agee||TV film|
|2010||Numb3rs||Elizabeth Hopkins||"And the Winner Is..."|
|2010||Nip/Tuck||Jill Jacobson||"Christian Troy II"|
|2010||Lie to Me||Helen Dezekis||"Beat the Devil"|
|2013||Midsomer Murders||Wendy Robson||"The Sicilian Defence"|
|2013||Death in Paradise||Sister Marguerite||"2.2"|
|2013||By Any Means||DI Bates||"1.4"|
|2013||The Wrong Mans||Wood||"Inside Mans", "Wanted Mans", "Running Mans"|
|2014||Edge of Heaven||Janelle||"1.5"|
|2015||NCIS: Los Angeles||Dr. Camille Rivers||"Field of Fire"|
|2016||Of Kings and Prophets||Zaphra||Main role|
|2017||Shut Eye||Maggie Sexton-Templesmith||"Charles the Magnificent", "Crimes and Punishments", "Purple Hearts"|
|2017||Trauma||Lisa||TV miniseries, post-production|
|2018||Dietland||Cheryl Crane-Murphy||Series Regular – AMC|
|2019||Hamilton||Haig||Recurring – Swedish TV Series|
|2019||Emergence||Helen & Loretta||Recurring|
|2020||The Wilds||Alice||Guest Star in Episode 108|
|2020||The Old Man||Nina Kruger||Recurring|
- Nathan Southern. "Rowena King". AllMovie. Retrieved 13 October 2015.
- "Rowena King". cam.co.uk. Retrieved 13 October 2015.
- Nathan Southern, Rovi. "Rowena King". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 October 2015.
- "Scoop: OF KINGS AND PROPHETS on ABC" (in German). broadwayworld.com. 29 February 2016. Retrieved 12 June 2016.