Georgia King has gained recognition for her rising film and television career.
King plays the lead role in ABC’s half-hour pilot RAISED BY WOLVES, which follows acerbic single mom/ex-factory worker SHEILA GABEL (King) as she struggles to find a new job and raise her five feisty kids in Iowa. She also recently wrapped shooting on the sci-fi thriller PARALLEL, starring opposite Aml Ameen and Martin Wallstrom.
King also stars in the new HBO series “Vice Principals” which premiered July 17, 2016. Created by Danny McBride, this dark comedy series tells the story of a high school and the two people who almost run it, the vice principals. McBride and Walton Goggins star as the two administrators, who are in an epic power struggle, vying for the top spot: to be school principal. Georgia plays ‘Amanda Snodgrass,’ one of the teachers at the school and potential love interest to Danny McBride’s character. The show has already been picked up for a second season.
King’s breakout role came as ‘Goldie’ on Ryan Murphy’s NBC critically-aclaimed series “The New Normal.” Other television credits include, the BBC comedy drama “Sugartown” and in “Felix and Murdo” opposite Armstrong and Miller. She has been praised by BAFTA, winning awards for “Little Dorrit”, “Merlin”, “Off the Hook”, “Jane Eyre”, “Shadow in the North” (all for BBC), “Plus One”, “Free Agents” (both for Channel 4), “Poirot,” and “The History of Mr Polly” (ITV). She additionally was seen alongside Elliot Knight, Sophie Okonedo, Timothy Spall and Naveen Andrews in the adaptation of “Sinbad.”
In film, King was last seen in the Sony Pictures Classics film “Austenland” which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Directed by Jerusha Hess (co-writer of “Napoleon Dynamite”) and produced by Stephanie Meyer (“Twilight Saga”), King starred as ‘Lady Amelia Heartwright’ alongside JJ Field, Keri Russell and Jennifer Coolidge. Additionally, she played the role of ‘Emma’ in Matthias Hoene’s “Cockneys vs Zombies” opposite Harry Treadaway and also ‘Lucy’ in the independent thriller “Eliminate: Archie Cookson”, which was an official selection at the Montreal Film Festival and premiered in the US at the Mill Valley Film Festival. Georgia has starred in several loved romantic comedies. In “One Day”, she played the role of ‘Suki’, girlfriend to Jim Sturgess’ ‘Dexter’ and also featured in the hugely successful “Chalet Girl” alongside Ed Westwick and Felicity Jones. Her other film credits include “Tanner Hall,” alongside Rooney Mara, “St Trinians”, “The Duchess”, “Wild Child”, “Burke and Hare” and “Tormented”.
In theatre, she most recently appeared opposite Christine Lahti and Jason Ritter in “The City of Conversation” at The Wallis Theatre in Los Angeles. Perviously she played the role of ‘Tasha’ in “Four Plays about Freedom” at the Tricycle theatre and featured in ‘One Night in November’ at the Belgrade Theatre.
Georgia is a native of Edinburgh, Scotland.