EXCLUSIVE: Nika King, who for 2 seasons performed Leslie Bennett, the mom of Zendaya's Rue on HBO's Emmy-winning sequence Euphoria, has inked with Marvel Avenue for administration.
King has had a riveting season as Leslie, confronted with the dire straits of getting to decide on between saving drug-addicted, reckless Rue or her youthful daughter, Gia. At one level, Leslie is concerned in an intervention for Rue which follows the latter to all-time low.
Miami native King made her first appearing look within the TV film Miss Miami in 2002. A Groundlings alum, her TV credit embrace OWN's Greenleaf, 2 Broke Women, Hannah Montana, Greatest Associates Every time and NCIS: Los Angeles and the Adam Sandler-Drew Barrymore film 50 First Dates.
King can be a prolific standup comedian, featured on Laff Mob's Laff Tracks, and is touring across the nation. She additionally directed the brief film For Sale starring Sabrina Revelle, Rayan Lawrence and Mitchie Edler.
Initially of the Covid-19 pandemic, King launched the startup Jeli Life, an internet mentorship program for marginalized communities within the leisure business. She additionally based the 501(c)(3) group Rose of Sharon, which focuses on bettering psychological well being within the Black neighborhood.
King stays repped by Fox Rothschild.
Euphoria rose to new highs with its dramatic and messy Season 2 finale, pulling in 6.6 million viewers throughout all HBO platforms. That was up 30% in viewers from the earlier week and surpassed the Season 1 finale which drew 530,000 viewers. Euphoria now marks HBO's second-most watched sequence, behind Sport of Thrones.
Per HBO, Euphoria‘s Season 2 episodes presently common 16.3 million viewers every throughout all platforms, making for the most effective efficiency of a season for any HBO sequence apart from Thrones since 2004. Viewership for the Season 2 premiere stood at 19 million whole viewers as of February 28.