Even if you don’t know exactly who Jaime King is, you probably know her from one of your favorite films or television shows. She most notably starred as Lemon Breeland in Hart Of Dixie and co-hosted House of Style on MTV. You might also know King from appearances in movies like Pearl Harbor, White Chicks, and Sin City. She’ll be making an appearance in the upcoming Ocean’s Eight film as well. Maybe you know her as one of Taylor Swift’s many best friends. Or maybe you recognize her from her modeling career before she began acting. She’s done a lot since arriving on the scene as a teenager, and Jaime King’s net worth is proof of that.
King was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and began professionally modeling at 14-years-old. She spent a year going back and forth between Nebraska and New York, and by the time she was 16, she had built an impressive resume by booking major jobs for magazines like Vogue, Allure, Seventeen, Glamour, and Harper’s Bazaar. She had also built a successful runway career.
In 1998, King made the transition into acting when she became a co-host of House of Style on MTV. After a few smaller roles, King had her first major part in Pearl Harbor in 2001, and her first starring role in Bulletproof Monk in 2003. Around that same time, she scored a starring role in the television show Hart of Dixie, which is probably her most notable role. Fun fact: A lot of people think King starred in the sitcom My Name Is Earl, but that wasn’t her: It was Jaime Pressly. The two look surprisingly alike!
So how much has King made? According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, she’s worth about $8 million. That’s from her work as a model and an actress, as well as the screenwriting and directing gigs she’s had in the last few years.
King recently went through a pretty terrifying experience. On Wednesday, April 4th, her four-year-old son, James Knight, was struck by glass after a man allegedly attacked the car he was in. King’s son was in a parked car along the curb in Beverly Hills with one of King’s friends, when a man — later identified as Paul Francis Floyd, 47 — allegedly jumped on top of the car and smashed the rear window in.
While King’s rep has yet to make a statement, it seems like Knight and her friend are okay. Still, the whole situation sounds incredibly scary, and we hope they’re doing okay.