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Cleo King portrays Eleanora Poe in Netflix adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Biography

King was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and was the youngest of seven children in her family. She graduated from University of Missouri and later moved to New York to pursue an acting career, appearing on stage productions. In mid-1990s, King moved to Los Angeles, California, when she began appearing on television shows such as The Wayans Bros.Living SingleMalcolm & EddieMurphy Brown, and Any Day Now.

King has appeared in a number of films, playing small parts, include Magnolia (1999), Dude, Where's My Car? (2000), Bubble Boy (2001), The Life of David Gale (2003), Dogville (2003), Dreamgirls (2006), Pineapple Express(2008), The Hangover (2009), and Valentine's Day. She guest-starred on more than 50 shows, include NYPD BlueAlly McBealSix Feet UnderThe West WingCSI: Crime Scene InvestigationNCIS, and Ugly Betty.

From 2001 to 2002, King had the recurring role as Helene Parks in the Fox drama series, Boston Public created by David E. Kelley. In 2003, she co-starred in the short-lived CBS drama The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire, also created by Kelley. In 2006, she played Aunt Lou in the HBO drama series Deadwood during its third and final season. In 2009, King had the recurring role as Neeta, the nanny of Jax Teller's son in the FX drama series, Sons of Anarchy.

In 2010, King was cast in the series regular role as grandmother, Rosetta McMillan "Nana", in the CBS sitcom Mike & Molly, even though she is only 7 years older than Reno Wilson (who plays her grandson, Carl).

She also appears regularly in Netflix's adaptation of A Series of Unfortunate Events (TV series), 2017.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1993 Six Degrees of Separation Lieutenant Price
1997 White Lies Woman #1 with Cow
1997 Touch Me The Gospel Singer
1999 Border Line Allison's Secretary
1999 Magnolia Marcie
2000 Road Trip Woman on Bus
2000 Dude, Where's My Car? Penny the Impound Officer
2001 Bubble Boy Minister
2001 On the Borderline Uncredited
2002 Waking Up in Reno June
2003 National Security Woman in Car
2003 The Life of David Gale Barbara Kreuster
2003 Dogville Olivia
2006 The Benchwarmers Lady Customer
2006 Hood of Horror Miss Willows
2006 Dreamgirls Janice
2007 Towelhead Sales Clerk
2008 Pineapple Express Police Liason Officer
2008 Sex Drive Abstinence Host
2009 The Hangover Officer Garden
2010 Valentine's Day TSA Supervisor Daisy Bell
2011 Demoted Betty
2012 The Obama Effect Rebecca Thomas
2012 I'm Not Dead Yet Bev
2014 All's Fair Phoenix Short
2014 Just Before I Go Berta
2014 Transformers: Age of Extinction Realtor
2015 The Big Leaf Parole Officer Marva
2017 The Bye Bye Man Mrs. Watkins
2017 Under the Radar Rhonda Jones Short
2019 Deadwood: The Movie Aunt Lou
2019 Justine Cynthia
2019 Date Nite Angela Short
That's Love Deidra Johnson Short

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1988 The Cosby Show Exercise Class Woman One Episode
1996 The Wayans Bros. Ethel One Episode
1996 Living Single Geraldine One Episode
1997 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper Viva One Episode
1997 Hitz Sabrina One Episode
1997 413 Hope St. Adele / Receptionist 
1998 Michael Hayes Augusta Miller One Episode
1998 Malcolm & Eddie Aunt Ruby One Episode
1998 Promised Land Teresa Landover One Episode
1998 NightMan Buddy's Mother One Episode
1997-1998 Murphy Brown Technologist
1998 Any Day Now One Episode
1999 Becker Mrs. Davis One Episode
2000 The Jamie Foxx Show Valencia One Episode
2000 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Nana / Servant Woman #2 One Episode
2000 Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Jane Helen One Episode
2000 ER Mrs. Davies One Episode
2001 Diagnosis Murder E.R. Nurse One Episode
2001 Gilmore Girls Angry Woman One Episode
2001 Strong Medicine Claudia Falder One Episode
2001 NYPD Blue Helena One Episode
2001 Ally McBeal Ms. Parks One Episode
2001 The Beast One Episode
2002 Charmed Tanya - Juror One Episode
2002 The Bernie Mac Show Cheryl  One Episode
2002 Six Feet Under Life One Episode
2002 Friends Nurse Kitty One Episode
2002 MDs Leticia One Episode
2001-2002 Boston Public Helene Parks
2003 The Brotherhood of Poland, New Hampshire Francine Hill
2004-2005 The West Wing Marla Worisky
2005 Monk 911 Operator One Episode
2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Lucy One Episode
2005 NCIS Della Robinson One Episode
2006 So Notorious Nanny
2006 Deadwood Aunt Lou Marchbanks
2006 Ugly Betty Anne Fraiser One Episode
2006 Numb3rs Unemployment office worker One Episode
2007 According to Jim Suzanne One Episode
2007 Lost Tamara Fry One Episode
2007 Bones Minister Sheila One Episode
2008 Eli Stone Deborah Brehe One Episode
2009 Sons of Anarchy Neeta
2010 American Dad! Brenda's Cousin One Episode
2010 Notes from the Underbelly One Episode
2010 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Nurse Wendy One Episode
2010 Rex Is Not Your Lawyer Mabel Howard One Episode
2012 Family Guy One Episode
2014 Jennifer Falls Ronnie
2014 New Girl Sergeant Dorado One Episode
2015 Young & Hungry Madame Paulette One Episode
2010-2016 Mike & Molly Grandma
2016 Fresh Off the Boat Judge Patty O'Brien One Episode
2017 American Koko Foxy
2018 Shameless Registrar One Episode
2017-2018 A Series of Unfortunate Events Eleanora Poe
2018 Young Sheldon Mrs. Costello One Episode
2018 Mom Sandy One Episode
2016-2018 Dream Corp LLC General Jim Joynose Jr. 
2019 Grey's Anatomy Robin

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