She was a daughter of a Nebraska beauty queen, and eventually, Jaime King would become known as a major fashion model in her own right who would seamlessly make the transition to acting. Born in 1979, Jaime dropped out of high school to pursue modeling in New York, studying at Nancy Bounds’ Studios and conquering the pages of Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Vogue, Seventeen, all while still a teenager. Still, success had her price, as she was known to run with the likes of Kate Moss and others during the modeling high life of the 1990s.
It was as the 90s gave way to the 2000s when Jaime began making the transition to the big screen, beginning with the Sundance selection “Happy Campers” in 2001, along with a brief appearance in “Blow” and the summer blockbuster “Pearl Harbor,” both in that same year. A string of other films did not see wide release, but everything changed with “Bulletproof Monk” in 2003 opposite Asian titan Chow Yun-Fat. Her association in “White Chicks” was redeemed by her acceptance in “Sin City” in 2005, with Jaime playing the dual role of Goldie and Wendy. Jaime bounced around in an eclectic journey over the last three years with appearances in “The O.C.,” “Fanboys” (where she would meet husband Kyle Newman), “The Alibi,” “The Class,” and most recently, “The Spirit” for Frank Miller.
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Jaime chats about her involvement in “The Spirit.”
“My Bloody Valentine 3D” Interview
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Jaime and Benjamin McKenzie discuss “The OC.”
Jaime on the Screen
Following her retirement from modeling, Jaime embarked on a movie career, starting with “Happy Campers” in 2001. She’s Kristina Jung in “Blow,” Betty the nurse in “Pearl Harbor,” Angela in “Slackers,” Jade in “Bulletproof Monk,” Kathy in “Pretty Persuasion,” was part of the ensemble cast of “Kitchen Confidential,” and played dual roles in “Sin City.” She’s also featured in “Two for the Money,” “Cheaper by the Dozen 2,” six episodes on the short-lived “The Class,” the upcoming comedy in “Fanboys,” and Frank Miller’s “The Spirit.”
Jaime can currently be seen in the 3D remake of “My Bloody Valentine,” has several projects scheduled for 2009 (including “Waiting for Forever,” “A Fork in the Road” and “Riding the Pine”), and is set to reprise her role in “Sin City 2,” still tentatively scheduled for 2010.
On snagging cash as a model:
“The hardest thing is when you go home and realize that you’ve grown ten years in two days.”