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Who is Joey King? 9 facts every Kissing Booth fan should know

After the runaway success of Netflix’s The Kissing Booth, the teen-rom com is back to show us the next chapter of Elle and Noah’s blossoming romance in its sequel, The Kissing Booth 2.

The latest flick sees Elle (played by Joey King), try and juggle her long distance relationship with Noah (Jacob Elordi) alongside her changing friendship with Lee (Joel Courtney) and her newly blossoming feelings with classmate Marco (Taylor Perez).

Here’s everything you need to know about actress Joey King, the star who fronts The Kissing Booth as tomboyish Elle.

1. When is Joey King’s birthday?

Joey King has already had a successfu career despite her young age (Invision/AP)

King was born in Los Angeles on 30th July 1999, making her 20-years-old.

2. Which makes Joey King a Leo…

According to Cosmopolitan magazine, Leos are “ big, bouncy show-offs with equally big ideas and even bigger hearts”, and are known for their “exuberance, loyalty and self-confidence.”

3. How long has Joey King been acting for?

Joey King has been nominated for numerous awards due to her acting chops (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Despite still being fairly young, King has already had a hugely impressive career, having made her first big-screen appearance alongside Adam Sandler in 2007’s Reign on Me, when she was just eight-years-old. Other early roles include The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, Entourage and CSI.

4. Joey King has starred alongside some pretty big names

As well as featuring alongside Christian Bale in The Dark Knight Rises (2012), King starred opposite Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in 2011’s Crazy, Stupid Love. Other blockbusters King has featured in include 2013’s Oz the Great and Powerful, Jamie Foxx’s White House Down and 2018’s Slenderman.

5. Joey King has also worked with Taylor Swift…

King starred as the young girl in the bright yellow dress for Taylor Swift’s ‘’Mean’ video. Fans will remember King played the loner child who was shunned by a group of girls at lunch

6. Has Joey King been nominated for any awards?

Joey King was widely praised for her part in Hulu series The Act (Hulu)

After starring as Gypsy Rose Blanchard in Hulu series The Act, which sees a young girl kill her own mother after allegedly fabricating her disabilities, King was nominated for both an Emmy and a Golden Globe for Outstanding Lead Actress. King’s performance was described as “phenomenal”.

7. Joey King has shaved her head for three roles

Never shying away from fully committing to a part, King shaved her head when starring in The Dark Knight Rises, Wish I Was Here and The Act.

8. Joey King has acting in her blood

Older sister Hunter King is also an actor, having starred in Dexter, ER and CSI.

9. Joey King previously dated her The Kissing Booth co-star

Joey King and Jacob Elordi star in The Kissing Booth (Netflix)

The romance between Elle and Noah also blossomed off-screen, with King dating Jacob Elordi.

“Well, I thought he was very cute when we first met, but it started as a friendship. But before long I started to realise, ‘Hey, I think I kind of like this person!’” King revealed to Bello Magazine. “It was such an interesting experience meeting your boyfriend on set because you spend so much time together and become so close so fast.”

However, things had cooled by November 2018, with the pair deleting their loved-up snaps on Instagram.

“When you’re going through something and the world wants to go through it with you or to get every piece of detail from you about it, it’s really difficult,” she said in March 2019. “Some of these things are just meant for you.”

The Kissing Booth is available to stream on Netflix


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