Similar to her character in Singleton's Boyz n the Hood, King was cast as Justice's BFF. The stoic screen persona has served King well, parlaying memorable roles in hits like Ray and Ms. Congeniality 2. Until recently, she starred as Det. Lydia Adams on the hit cable series Southland. King is said to be working on her directorial debut with an adaptation of the best-selling novel Let the Church Say Amen.