Hey action fans, are you pumped for the release of White House Down? In case you’re not familiar just yet, the movie’s about a police officer who, while taking his daughter on a tour of the White House, has to step up when the building is taken over by a group of heavily-armed paramilitary invaders.
Now, we know all of you girls out there will run to see this movie for Channing Tatum, but what about the actress who plays his daughter, Joey King? Does she look familiar to you? Well, she should ’cause, as it turns out, she’s been acting in films with A-list celebs for years! You’ve probably seen Joey in some of your fave movies in the past year alone. To break it down for you, here’s a list of 10 things you need to know about this young sensation:
1. Joey started acting when she was four. Her first job was a commercial for Life cereal.
2. She’s only 13 years old. Born on July 30, 1999, this teenager has already stared in films with Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, James Franco, and Mila Kunis!
3. Joey is friends with Selena Gomez! Jealous yet?! She filmed the movie Ramona and Beezus with the superstar in 2010 and the two have been close ever since!
4. Plus she’s a video star. Joey starred in Taylor Swift’s “Mean” music video and is even good friends with the country singer!
5. For her 11th birthday, Jay Leno gave her… a pig! Joey was on The Tonight Show during her birthday on July 30, 2010 and Jay gave her the pig as a gift. She named it JayJay.
6. She’s a singer. For the Ramona and Beezus film, she recorded a single called “Ramona Blue.”
7. Oh yeah, she’s a voiceover actress too. Joey has voiced many characters in films like Horton Hears a Who! and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs.
8. Any Batman fans out there? You may remember Joey as a young Talia al Ghul in The Dark Knight Rises.
9. Her favorite television series: Grey’s Anatomy! Joey said she would love to guest star on the show one day.
10. She is the baby of the family. Joey has two older sisters, Kelli and Haley, who are also actresses.
So, now that you know these 10 important facts about Joey, check out her White House Down YouTube Channel, Emily Cale’s My Political Perspective. (Her character has a YT Channel in the movie, so now it’s the real-deal on YouTube IRL!) And make sure to catch the film when it hits theaters on June 28.