Before Jaime King stole our hearts with her flawless performances on the canvas, she did her fair share of modeling. While her successful career in the modeling industry continued, King was at the top of top-class fashion brands and even ran on the catwalk for big fashion houses like Alexander McQueen, Chanel, and Christian Dior.
The actress who became a model also appeared in several ads for well-known companies, including Rocawear, whose CEO is none other than the king of contemporary rap, Jay Z. Let’s meet Jaime King and learn more about her family and her greatness.
Jaime King: Bio and Age
Jaime King is an actress and model known in the entertainment industry for her roles in film, television, and modeling circles. She was born on April 23, 1979, the daughter of Robert King and Nancy King, a former beauty queen. The couple’s marital relationship broke up in 1994, which led to their separation.
Jaime’s hometown is Omaha, Nebraska, a state in the American Midwest. The screen star has two younger siblings named Robert King, her brother and Barry King, her sister, and an older sister named Sandi King. The actress attended Westside High School but dropped out in 1995 to become a full-time model in New York. She also completed a home study program organized by the University of Nebraska.
Jaime King began her modeling career at a modeling school in Omaha known as Nancy Bounds’ Studios. She was discovered by a New York agent named Michael Flutie at a fashion show and was later invited to New York City to work as a professional model.
She eventually joined the company under the name Jaime, but after finding out that another model represented by the company also wore Jaime, she decided to choose her childhood nickname James to avoid confusion. Her original name (Jaime) was given to her by her parents after a character, Jaime Sommers, in the science fiction action television series The Bionic Woman.
During her active years in the fashion industry, Jaime King made a lucrative commercial for the Ohio-based lifestyle retail company Abercrombie & Fitch. She also appeared on the pages of Harper’s Bazaar and Glamour. Jaime has also been featured in fashion magazines such as Seventeen, Mademoiselle, Vogue, and Allure, and she has also appeared on catwalks for Christian Dior, Alexander McQueen, and Chanel.
King also served as Revlon’s spokesperson for her 2004 mega advertising campaign alongside popular model, actress, businesswoman Eva Mendes, and actresses Halle Berry and Julianne Moore.
She began her acting career in 1999 and has appeared in a number of television series and films, some of which became her leading roles.
Her Family: Husband and Son
Jaime King is not only a loving wife to Kyle Newman but also a super mother to her children. The couple met for the time in January 2005 during the shooting of Fanboys, which Kyle also directed. They met for three months and finally decided to live together.
In the spring of 2007, Newman decided to ask the question. As expected, the actress said “yes” and the couple finally sealed the bond in an “intimate and relaxed” ceremony that took place at Greystone Mansion in Los Angeles on November 23, 2007.
Jaime’s husband is a multi-talented personality who wears the hats of a film director, writer, producer, and editor. He is from Morristown, New Jersey, where he was born on March 16, 1976. In addition to his work as a director in Hollywood, Newman has starred in a number of films and directed a handful of music videos for Taylor Swift. He is a staunch supporter of Arsenal Football Club and has a brother named Kevin Newman, who works as a character designer on America’s longstanding animated comedy sitcom “The Simpsons”.
Jaime King and Kyle Newman welcomed their first offspring, a son named James Knight Newman, in October 2013, while their second son, Leo Thames Newman, was born in July 2015. Taylor Swift is Leo’s godmother, as his parents revealed.
Height – How Tall Is She?
When you’re tall and beautiful as Jaime King, people have pretty much no choice but to develop an interest in everything that concerns you. The former model has an ideal height of 175 centimeters (5 feet 9 inches) and weighs 128 pounds (58 kilograms).
The blonde beauty wears a dress size of 8 (USA) or 40 (EU), while her body measurements are 35 inches (chest), 26 inches (waist), and 36 inches (hips).