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Jaime King Biography

Jaime King is an American film actress and model. In her modeling career and early film roles, she went by the names Jamie King and James King, which was a childhood nickname given to King by her parents, because her agency already represented another Jaime — the older, then-more famous model Jaime Rishar. King, because of the latter name, is sometimes referred to as the "Model with a man's name".

Called by Complex magazine as "one of the original model-turned-actresses", King appeared in Vogue, Mademoiselle, and Harper's Bazaar, among other fashion magazines. Afterwards, she began taking small film roles. Her first larger role was in Pearl Harbor (2001). Jaime's first starring movie's role was in Bulletproof Monk (2003). She has gone on to appear as a lead in various other films, gaining more note after Sin City (2005), a role which she performed in its sequel Sin City 2 (2009).

She is one of the world's top fashion models. She has several tattoos including a diamond one on the wrist, a spade on the other, two fairies on her lower back, her last name between her shoulders and a symbol on her abdomen.

She was named after "Jaime Sommers", the character in the 70s TV show "The Bionic Woman" (1976). She was a top model at the age 16, appearing as cover girl for "The New York Time Magazine" and other elite fashion magazines.

She is a recovering heroin addict who went sober in 1997 after her boyfriend, fashion photographer David Sorrenti (younger brother of Mario Sorrenti), died after overdosing on heroin.

She's ranked #20 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002). She is ranked #16 in Maxim's "50 Sexiest Women"(1999). She is ranked #30 in Loaded's "Hot 100 Babes"(2002). She was named #28 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list. She was ranked #36 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.

She got engaged to director Kyle Newman on May 30, 2007, and she was also ranked #23 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.

Personal Life

During her first job in modeling, Jaime started injecting the narcotic drug heroin, and she had an addiction to this illegal drug from the ages fourteen to nineteen. In 1997, her boyfriend, the twenty-one year old fashion photographer Davide Sorrenti, had died from what was thought to be a kidney ailment brought on by excessive heroin use.

Following his death, King entered drug addiction rehabilitation at age nineteen for her addictions to both heroin and alcohol, and that enabled her to regain sobriety. In 2006, she commented that her past reputation as a "party girl" is "like another lifetime" and she now thinks of herself as a different person.

In September 2000, King dated Kid Rock and the couple made an appearance on The Howard Stern Show. In January 2005, while working on the set of Fanboys, she met husband Kyle Newman, the film's director. Within three months of dating, the two moved in together. Newman proposed in Spring 2007, and the two married on November 23, 2007, in an "intimate and relaxed" ceremony in Los Angeles at Greystone Park and Manor, where Newman had proposed. King told InStyle magazine, "I want at least three children."

Jaime enjoys surfing and is friends with numerous musicians. In an interview published in 1996, King, after retiring from modeling, announced her plans to be a writer or photographer. She presently lives in Los Angeles.

 

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