London King is a former American model and actress who has starred in not so famous movies and is best known for her role as Cheryl in A Better Way to Die in 2000.
She currently has Doula (someone who supports and advises a woman during pregnancy) and Childbirth Educator in her profile. London King is also the mother of the popular singer-songwriter Elle King.
London King was born in Ohio, the United States of America, the son of David King and Paula King. She grew up in Wellstone, Ohio, alongside her brother William Scott King.
She started her modeling career with several commercials on television before she finally got a chance in Hollywood. As an actress, King has played rather supporting roles in some movies. She is best known for roles in films such as A Better Way to Die (2000) in which she played the role of Cheryl, Raw Fish (2001) in which she appeared as Jade, and The Calling (2002) as the character Ruby Jenkins.
Married Life, Divorce
While pursuing her acting and modeling career as a teenager, she had a love affair with a mysterious man, and this relationship produced her first child Noah King, born in August 1986. In 1988 she then met her ex-husband, actor, and comedian Rob Schneider, who is best known for his roles in comedy films such as Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, The Benchwarmers, The Hot Chicks, and Grown Ups. Rob and London got married in Vegas. The marriage, which in 1989 produced a daughter, Tanner Elle Schneider (now known as Elle King), was short-lived, however, as the couple divorced after two years. The former lovebirds have since moved on, as Rob is currently married to Patricia Azarcoya Schneider, who is a television producer, while King is married to the musician Justin Tesa.
After the divorce from Rob Schneider, London King concentrated more on her children and her career and did not go out with anyone for 10 years, but with Justin Tesa, whom she married in 2000, she finally seems to have found the perfect partner. The couple, who boldly flaunt some of their special moments in the social media, has made a strong case for themselves as there is no evidence to the contrary.
As mentioned above, London King is the mother of singer/songwriter Elle King, whose music encompasses a variety of genres including blues and rock n’ roll. Justin Tesa proved to be a great and loving father to Elle, who has stated on several occasions that she is much closer to her stepfather Justin than to her father Rob. Elle is now a popular American singer and songwriter who owes Justin a lot on her musical journey. Her inspiration to become a musician came from her stepfather, who gave her a record by the girl hard rock band The Donnas when she was just nine years old. Justin Tesa has remained the biggest influence on her career and has done a great job. She is also an actress and made her acting debut at the age of 10 with her father Rob Schneider in the movie Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo.
Fearing to live off her father’s achievements and fame in her music career, Tanner Elle Schneider decided at the age of 18 to make her own name by dropping her father’s name and instead of picking up her mother’s maiden name. According to the soulful singer, her mother’s name helped her to “be herself” because she didn’t want to be a famous person, but an artist who is not only known as “Robert Schneider’s daughter”. So far Elle King has been able to carve out a niche for herself in the music world with several Grammy nominations. Her debut album Love Stuff won gold, and her debut single Ex’s & Oh’s was nominated for two Grammy Awards in 2016.
London King and Justin Tesa have stayed together ever since and are obviously happily married and true to their relationship.
Five Quick Facts You Should Know about London King
- London King and her first husband Rob Schneider married on 25 September 1988, only after three days of getting to know each other, and the marriage ended within two years on 1 September 1990.
- London King is fairly inactive in social media, with the exception of Instagram, where she often flaunts her relationship with Justin in a number of posts.
- The actress has an estimated net worth of $400,000.
- She currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.
- London King likes to live a quiet life away from the limelight. She has managed to keep some important information about her early life and childhood secret from the media.