Hunter Haley King (born October 19, 1993 as Haley Ashley King) is an American actress. She is known for portraying Adriana Masters on Hollywood Heights (2012), Summer Newman on The Young and the Restless (2012–present) and Clementine Hughes on Life in Pieces (2015–present). Earlier in her career she was credited as Haley King, but she has since been credited as Hunter King.
King's grandmother is Elaine Farrar. She has an older sister named Kelli and a younger sister, Joey King. At a young age, King acted in a theater in Agoura Hills, California. Her family is of both Jewish and Christian background.
King began her professional acting career by guest-starring in series such as Roswell, Hannah Montana and Workaholics. She starred as Adriana Masters in the Nick at Nite drama Hollywood Heights. It was there that she met The Young and the Restless executive producer Jill Farren-Phelps. "Jill brought me over there. I never auditioned for Y&R. As I was coming off the plane from Florida with a friend, Jill called and said, 'Do you want to come work on Y&R and play Summer?' I was like, 'Yeah.' She said, 'Okay. You start in two days.'"
On October 15, 2012, she made her debut on the CBS Daytime soap opera as Summer Newman, replacing Lindsay Bushman.King's performance in the role earned her a nomination for the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Daytime TV Series - Young Actress, losing out to her Y&R predecessor Samantha Bailey.King was also nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series in 2013, losing out to Kristen Alderson before winning the following year, beating out Alderson, Linsey Godfrey, Kim Matula and Kelly Missal.
In 2013, King accused her Y&R co-star Michael Muhney of allegedly groping her.Radar Online reported that King complained that Muhney fondled her breasts on two occasions, both of which were unsolicited and unwanted advances. According to Radar Online, King told producers she would go to the police and file a report against Muhney if he was not fired from the show. Muhney was fired on December 17, 2013, stating that the allegations were false and merely a salacious rumor.
King appeared as a guest model on two episodes of The Price Is Right during "Dream Car Week" in November 2013 and again for two more episodes in October 2014.
In 2015, King was cast in A Girl Like Her (originally named The Bully Chronicles) as Avery Keller, and was cast on the CBS comedy series Life in Pieces as Clementine. Initially a recurring role in season one, she gets promoted to series regular for second season, leaving The Young and the Restless as regular cast member. In May 2018,TVLine announced that King will be back to the Young and the Restless as Summer as a contract cast member starting June 4, 2018.
FilmographyFilm roles Year Title Role Notes 2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence Amanda as Haley King 2003 Deus Ex Machina Mary Short film (as Haley King) 2011 Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer Priscilla Granger 2015 A Girl Like Her Avery Keller 2015 Our Last Day as Children Addie Short film 2017 The Day of Matthew Montgomery Flight Attendant Short film
Awards and nominations
- ^ King, Hunter (May 6, 2017). "Such a sweet & funny group of people! Thanks for having me #LifeInPieces what a great bday! :)". Twitter. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
- ^ "HUNTER KING INTERVIEW". Soap Opera Digest. May 6, 2017. Retrieved November 23, 2016.
- ^ a b c Cohn, Paulette (November 27, 2015). "Y&R's Hunter King Dishes on Summer Newman, the Big Reveal, and More!: Hunter King Talks About Landing the Role of Summer, Who Helped, and What's Next". soaps.about.com. About.com. Retrieved May 27, 2016.
- ^ Interview: Joey King. "Tommy2.net". Tommy2.net. Retrieved June 19, 2013.
- ^ Fairman, Michael (September 19, 2012). "Lindsay Bushman OUT as Summer Newman on Y&R! Show Will Recast!". Michael Fairman On-Air On-Soaps. Retrieved October 25, 2012.
- ^ Fairman, Michael (September 21, 2012). "More Hollywood Heights Stars To Y&R! Hunter Haley King Is the Recast Summer Newman!". Michael Fairman On-Air On-Soaps. Retrieved October 25, 2012.
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- ^ a b "The 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Nominations". National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. emmyonline.org. May 1, 2013. Archived from the original on June 28, 2013. Retrieved May 1, 2013.
- ^ a b "The 41st Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Winners". New York: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. June 16, 2013. Archived from the original on June 23, 2014. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
- ^ Giddens, Jamey (January 4, 2014). "TMZ Reports Michael Muhney Was Fired From Y&R For Allegedly Groping Hunter King". Zap2it/Tribune Media Services. Retrieved January 29, 2014.
- ^ Fairman, Michael (January 4, 2014). "TMZ Reports Michael Muhney Fired From Y&R For Allegedly Groping Co-Star's Breasts On Two Occasions!". On-Air On-Soaps. Retrieved January 29, 2014.
- ^ a b Heger, Jen. "Soap Scandal: 'Young & The Restless' Star Threatened To Report Alleged Breast Groping To Cops If Co-Star Wasn't Fired". Radar Online. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
- ^ a b c d Hegner, Jen. "Revealed: 'Young & The Restless' Veteran Eric Braeden Wanted Michael Muheny Fired Before The Alleged On-Set Grope". Radar Online. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
- ^ "Michael Muhney Breaks Silence Y&R Firing Allegations Salacious Rumor'". Soap Opera Network. August 13, 2014. Retrieved August 13, 2014.
- ^ "Reports: Michael Muhney fired from 'Y&R' for groping much younger co-star". Fox News. January 7, 2014. Retrieved January 29, 2014.
- ^ Eby, Margaret (January 4, 2014). "'Young and the Restless' star Michael Muhney fired for allegedly groping co-star Hunter King: report". Daily News. New York. Retrieved January 29, 2014.
- ^ "Young & Restless Star Michael Muhney Fired For Allegedly Groping Co-Star's Breasts". TMZ. January 4, 2014. Retrieved January 29, 2014.
- ^ "'The Price is Right' Revs Up for Dream Car Week November 18-22". November 12, 2013.
- ^ King, Hunter. "Be sure to tune into the @PriceIsRight Monday and Tuesday for some fun:) I'll be seeing you there!👍". Twitter. Retrieved October 11, 2014.
- ^ Firman, Tehrene. "The Most Honest Movie About Teen Girls Ever? Watch the Teaser Trailer for 'A Girl Like Her'". Teen Vogue. Retrieved February 8, 2015.
- ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 3, 2016). "'Life In Pieces': Hunter King Upped To Series Regular For Season 2". Retrieved June 4, 2016.
- ^ Mitovich, Matt Webb (2018-05-23). "Hunter King Returns to Young and the Restless — Is Summer's Life in Pieces?". TVLine. Retrieved 2018-05-24.
- ^ "The 42nd Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award Winners". Burbank: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. April 26, 2015. Archived from the original on April 27, 2015. Retrieved April 26, 2015.
- ^ "The 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations" (PDF). New York: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. March 24, 2016. Archived (PDF) from the original on March 24, 2016. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
- ^ "The 44th Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations" (PDF). New York City: emmyonline.org and National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. March 22, 2017. Archived (PDF) from the original on March 22, 2017. Retrieved March 22, 2017.