Before Jaime King stole our hearts with her flawless on-screen performances, she did her fair share of modeling. While her successful career in the modeling industry lasted, King fronted the pages of high-profile fashion brands and even walked the runway for mega fashion houses such as Alexander McQueen, Chanel, and Christian Dior.
The model-turned-actress also popped up in several adverts for notable firms, including Rocawear whose CEO is none other than the king of contemporary rap, Jay Z. Let’s get to meet Jaime King and also know more about her family and height.
Jaime King: Bio and Age
Jaime King is an actress and model well-known in the entertainment industry for her roles within the movie, television, and modeling circles. She was born on the 23rd of April 1979 to Robert King and Nancy King who was a former beauty queen. The couple’s marital relationship fell apart in the year 1994, leading to their separation.
Jaime’s hometown is Omaha, Nebraska, a midwestern state in America. The screen star has two younger siblings called Robert King, her brother, and Barry King, her sister; as well as an older sister named Sandi King. The actress attended Westside High School but later dropped out in 1995 to become a full-time model in New York. She also did a home-study program organized by the University of Nebraska.
Jaime King began her modeling career at an Omaha-based modeling school known as Nancy Bounds’ Studios. She was discovered by a New York agent called Michael Flutie at a fashion graduation show and was later invited to New York City to start modeling professionally.
She eventually joined the company using the name Jaime but after finding out that another model being represented by the company bears Jaime as well, she decided to pick 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 did a lucrative advert for the Ohio-headquartered lifestyle retailer company – Abercrombie & Fitch. She also appeared on the pages of Harper’s Bazaar and Glamour. Jaime got featured in fashion magazines like Seventeen, Mademoiselle, Vogue, and Allure, as well; and she equally did runway gigs for Christian Dior, Alexander McQueen, and Chanel.
King also served as Revlon’s spokesmodel for their mega advert campaign in 2004 alongside popular model, actress, businesswoman, Eva Mendes, and actresses Halle Berry, and Julianne Moore.
She began her acting career in 1999, appearing in a variety of television series and films, some of which became her star-making roles.
Her Family: Husband and Son
Jaime King is not only an amiable wife to Kyle Newman but a super mom also to their kids. The couple met for the time in January 2005 while filming Fanboys, which was also directed by Kyle. They dated for three months and eventually decided to start living together.
In the Spring of 2007, Newman decided to pop the question. As expected, the actress said “Yes” and the pair eventually tied the knot in an “intimate and relaxed” ceremony held on the 23rd of November 2007 at Greystone Mansion, located in Los Angeles.
Jaime’s husband is a multi-talented personality who wears the caps of a film director, author, producer, and editor. He is a native of Morristown, New Jersey, where he was born on March 16, 1976. In addition to his directorial stints in Hollywood, Newman has also appeared in a slew of movies and directed a handful of music videos for Taylor Swift. A staunch supporter of the Arsenal Football Club, he has a brother called Kevin Newman, who works as the character designer of America’s long-running 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 disclosed by his parents.
Height – How Tall Is She?
When you’re as tall and gorgeous as Jaime King, people pretty much have no choice but to develop an interest in everything that pertains to you. The former model has an ideal height of 5 feet 9 inches (175 centimeters) and weighs 128 pounds (58 kilograms).
The blonde beauty wears a dress size of 8 (US) or 40 (EU) while measurements of her body features are 35 inches (chest), 26 inches (waist), and 36 inches (hips).