Nika King was best known for being a comedian until she landed her breakout role playing Leslie, on the Emmy-winning HBO show Euphoria. Showcasing more of a dramatic side, Nika quickly garnered a lot of fans as the series’ seasons 1 and 2 continued.
So, let’s talk a time out to learn all about the star’s life as this Nika King Bio proceeds.
Nika King On Euphoria
Nika portrays “Leslie Bennett”, Zendaya’s on-screen mother on Euphoria. In season 1, she received credits for all of the 8 eps that aired, whereas the star was missed out on a few credits in its season 2.
Sharing her filming experience, Nika said that she let Zendaya “do her thing” while shooting intense scenes. “We just let her be a wild child. We let her have her moments. It’s ebb and flow, it’s give and take,” she added.
Furthermore, the actress even went to shed light on the bond between them and their love for these characters. “When you love something, you want to represent them in the best light. And sometimes, in our show, the best light is also the darkness of it,” she explained.
If you’re new to the show, Nika’s character also has another daughter named Gia Bennett, portrayed by Storm Reid.
Back when Nika first filmed Euphoria season 1 in August 2018, she took it to her IG to write, “When your new boss is @champagnepapi, you know it’s God’s Plan”
Euphoria season 1 premiered on June 16, 2019, and its second installment aired on Jan 9, 2022.
Nika King Net Worth
Nika King garnered a net worth of above $800 thousand by 2022.
A comedian/actress most of her life, Nika has appeared on TV shows and movies such as Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History (2019), Funny Married Stuff (2018), Greenleaf (2017), NCIS: Los Angeles (2016), Stevie TV (2013), and many more.
Her first movie credit, as per IMDb dates back to 2002, as “Shenika Williams” on Miss Miami.
Outside filming, Nika has created Jeli Life, an online community tech platform for Black and Brown people who want to be in the entertainment industry.
Also, she founded Rose of Sharon in 2021, after speaking on Better Together: Mental Health Storytelling Summit produced by MTV Entertainment Group. The mission of her nonprofit organization was to improve the quality of life for individuals and families from underserved and marginalized communities.
Besides these, Nika also managed her website “nikaking.com,” where she offered mechs as tees costing $25.
Back in the day — before delving into acting — Nika also worked as a high school teacher for 2 years.
As for her education, Nika graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida: School of Theatre and Dance, and went on to join The Groundlings.
Is Nika King Married?
No, Nika King didn’t seem like she was married as of 2022. And for those of you confused, Bruce Wexler @bruce.wexler is just her on-screen husband. The two are on-screen parents of Rue in Euphoria.
As for her off-screen dating life, Nika once shared a pic of her ex-boyfriend in 2018, captioned, “I look like I’m being held hostage but I promise I was in (love emoji).” Other than that, she had yet to reveal her relationships.
Also, in Jan 2019, Nika introduced her son on IG, captioned, “My mom raise my son while I’m in LA pursuing my dreams.” Only later to add that she was lying.
Nika King Age
Nika King was born before 1980. So, that would make her at least 41 years of age in 2021.
The star looks a lot younger though.
Nika King Height
Nika King stands tall at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm).
Her distinct features include — brown eyes, fuller lips, and hair that she is often styled differently.
What Is Nika King’s Ethnicity?
Nika King flaunts Black ethnicity.
Even more of her stand-up comedies were about race.
Did you know: Nika is vegan.
When Is Nika King Birthday?
Nika receives her birthday wished on August 20.
Where Is Nika King From?
She hails from Miami, Florida.
Who Are Nika King Family Members?
Nika King comes from a family of 8, out of which, a few battle addictions and triumphantly overcame them.
On top of that, Nika’s mother Sharon Allen @earthtosharon is a 3 times cancer survivor, and an orphan due to murder. But now, she’s a proud owner of the Blue Tree Cafe located in the Ft. Lauderdale area.
As for Nika’s siblings, she has 5 brothers and sisters. Two of them are Mars Payne @mars.payne and Nika King @iamnikaking.
Overall, Nika mentioned that her family was an inspiration that drove her each passion day. It was also from where she offered a dramatic perspective and newfound depth in Euphoria’s character.
Is Nika King On Instagram?
Yes, as of Feb 2022, Nika flaunted 105K followers over Instagram @iamnikaking.
Also, she then entertained 3.3K followers on Twitter @iamnikaking, and 1K followers on Facebook @NIKAKINGCOMEDY.
Here’s her Youtube channel.