Regina King

Regina King

*Regina King picked up the ICON Award at the sixth installment of The Hollywood Confidential, held Thursday (Oct. 5) at the Saban Theater in Beverly Hills.

Brand Maverick Entertainment president and event creator Steve Jones moderated a conversation with the two-time Emmy winner during a panel focused on career longevity, maintaining relevancy and developing staying power in the entertainment industry.

Regina King and Steve Jones

Regina King and Steve Jones

With over 30 years in the entertainment industry, King recalled her experiences filming such critically-acclaimed blockbusters as “Ray,” “Jerry Maguire,” “Poetic Justice” and “Boyz N The Hood.”

She also spoke about her start in television as a child actress, portraying Brenda Jenkins on NBC’s “227,” and her success on the small screen over the past 10 years.

Asked for career advice, King urged event attendees to “be true to your craft, be persistent, and to never live inside of your comfort zone, because dreams die there.”