Beginning in the mid-2000s, she had ongoing roles on several TV series, including acclaimed work as the voice of Huey and Riley Freeman for the animated series The Boondocks and Detective Lydia Adams on the TNT police drama Southland.She also appeared in roles on 24, The Big Bang Theory, and Shameless. She most recently joined the cast of ABC's John Ridley-penned ensemble drama American Crime as a devout member of the Nation of Islam and sister to a drug addict accused of murder.
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When asked what her favorite Valentine’s gift has been so far, the actress told Us: “That’s tough because I don’t have one — someone broke up with me on Valentine’s. At the time, a source told Us King was totally blindsided and heartbroken after the alum called things off because he “wasn’t feeling it anymore.” PHOTOS: Nasty splits King was previously married to Ian Alexander Sr. Together they share 18-year-old son Ian Alexander Jr.
In 1995, she was featured in the hit comedy film Friday.
In 1996, she starred in the Martin Lawrence dark comedy-romance A Thin Line Between Love and Hate as Mia.
Since 2015, she played Erika Murphy on the critically acclaimed HBO drama, The Leftovers, for which she has received a Critics' Choice Television Award nomination.