Of many names and many faces Jamie King is like mercury, impossible to put a finger on. Jaime King, James King, Jimmy King call her what you will, this actress, model, writer and member of the Twitterati, has grown up in the spotlight and successfully negotiated all the hazards that come with fame to mature into the capable, multifaceted woman we see today. For today at least her guise is a pair of Dolce&Gabbana Gold sunglasses.
Jaime, then James, hit the big time with modelling success at the age of 15 and went on to , grace the pages of Vogue, Mademoiselle, Glamour and Harper’s Bazaar as well as featuring on the cover of the New York Times Magazine. Back in the days when ‘Heroine Chic’ was all the rage King admits that she experimented with drugs, but she got out, she got help and she took her life back. She made the brave decision to put modelling behind her and go for acting.
Cue a string of bit parts in films such as ‘Pearl Harbour’ and ‘Blow’ as well as parts in a wide range of not-so-well received films in the comedy and action genres before finally breaking into the big time with critical and commercial success with the part of Goldie in Sin City, Mother’s Day and the remake of My Bloody Valentine. Having worked in a bewildering amount of genres Jaime has carved a niche in the horror-thriller category.
The girl has substance to and has penned and a short and TV series. She is currently found on our screen in the Southern heartland comedy drama Hart of Dixie playing Lemon Breeland, a sort of ‘Miss Perfect’ who clashes with man character Dr. Zoe Hart, a role she took with some consternation. Her reservations were ill-founded as King is one of the best things about the show, delivering a mature comic performance in a role that is not so easy.
She keeps good company too she’s already been all over the social media wit best friend Lana De Rey, posing together in her convertible Merc, ‘Thelma and Louise’ style: a theme they’re set to reprise in Lana’s next music video.
Acting, writing, modelling, producing, as if that weren’t enough to consume her time she has built an army of 79,000 loyal followers on Twitter and is a fashion and beauty marker for many more. She tweeted her Dolce&Gabbana Sunglasses look with an “Oh @dolcegabbana you make some gangsta chic shades”.
A rare combination of natural beauty, wide and varied experience, hardship and triumph combined with a chameleonesque quality to change character makes Jaime an irresistible force, a woman of substance.