JOEY KING (Phoebe Winters) started acting professionally at just four years old when she booked a national commercial for Life cereal. But it wasn’t until she booked her first film, 2006’s Grace, that she knew she found her calling. On the first day of filming Joey had to pretend to almost drown in the ice-cold ocean. King has said she was completely hooked on making movies after that.
King’s recent features include Zach Braff’s Wish I Was Here, which premiered at Sundance in 2014 to incredible reviews. She recently wrapped on The Sound and the Fury, directed by James Franco, starring opposite Franco, Dave Franco, Seth Rogan and Jon Hamm. Other recent work includes Roland Emmerich’s White House Down, Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, The Conjuring opposite Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson, Family Weekend with Matthew Modine and Kristin Chenoweth, and Disney’s Oz the Great and Powerful with James Franco, Mila Kunis and Michelle Williams.
Some of King’s past films include Crazy, Stupid, Love, playing Steve Carell and Julianne Moore’s daughter, Battle Los Angeles opposite Aaron Eckhart, and Ramona and Beezus, playing the title character Ramona opposite Selena Gomez. She voiced the yellow furball Katie for the animated feature Horton Hears a Who! and Beaver for Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs. She will next be heard voicing the role of Jessie in The Boxcar Children.
King currently stars on the small screen in FX’s new series Fargo, from executive producers Joel and Ethan Coen, based on their award-winning film. King’s past television work ranges from Disney’s The Suite Life of Zack and Cody to HBO’s Entourage. Other television credits include Medium, CSI, Ghost Whisperer and Fox’s New Girl with Zooey Deschanel. King was also a series regular on NBC’s Bent, starring as Amanda Peet’s daughter Charlie.
King has performed in over 10 theater productions and loves the feel of a live audience. King has also performed in live “improv” theater, and feels the greatest thing in life is making an audience laugh. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her two parents, two older sisters, three dogs and one potbelly pig named named JayJay (a gift from Jay Leno!) who all make her laugh everyday.