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Meet Y&R star Hunter King's famous sisters helping her take over Hollywood one role at a time

Vicki Newman August 6, 2022
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Fans of The Young and the Restless will of course be familiar with Summer Newman star Hunter King – but did you know her family is basically taking over Hollywood one role at a time? Meet her famous sisters Kelli and Joey!

Hunter, 28, joined the cast of Y&R back in 2012 and has been a big part of it ever since – minus a two-year break from 2016-18.

She’s been in the industry since 2001 and was originally credited under her real name Haley King, before later changing it to Hunter.

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You might also recognize her for playing a teenage Debra Morgan in Dexter, her appearance as Bridget in an episode of Hannah Montana, or from her role as Adriana Masters in Hollywood Heights.

She’s also played Addy in TV movie Hidden Gems and has an as-yet-untitled thriller coming up too.

Her Y&R role has even seen her win two Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series, but it seems she isn’t the only talented member of the family.

Older sister Kelli King

Kelli, 30, also has a number of acting credits to her name, although she’s moved away from the industry in the last decade.

She started out in festive flick The Christmas Path in 1998 and went on to appear in Grey’s Anatomy, The Winner, and Rude Awakening.

Her last role came in 2012’s Youth Pastor Kevin.

She recently revealed on Instagram that she got engaged to her partner during a trip to Turkey.

She shared a series of snaps that she captioned “Türkiye on film, April 2022,” adding an engagement ring emoji.

And in one of the pictures, she’s posing with her beau and proudly flashing her new jewelry for the camera.

Kelli and Hunter are clearly very close.

Earlier this year, Hunter paid an adorable tribute to her sibling on her 30th birthday.

Sharing a sweet snap of them hugging, Hunter said she was “lucky” to call Kelli her big sister.

Younger sister Joey King

Joey, 23, is a huge star at the moment thanks to a string of successful film roles.

Joey has suddenly emerged as a household name, but she’s actually been acting since she was just four years old.

Despite her young years, Joey already has 72 acting credits to her name.

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She first appeared in Disney Channel show The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, and landed her first movie role not long after that.

You might also recognize her from Tween Fest, horror movie Slender Man and series Life in Pieces.

But these days, she’s perhaps best known for playing Elle Evans in Netflix’s The Kissing Booth movie trilogy.

She’s also recently starred in the titular role in film The Princess and her movie Bullet Train has just dropped, with Hunter excitedly promoting it on Instagram.

Joey has a string of upcoming releases too.

Her movie Camp has been completed but a release date isn’t yet set, she’s got a role in TV series Hamster & Gretel, a role in movie Uglies, and also has TV mini series A Spark of Light and an untitled Netflix romcom in the works.

There’s clearly no stopping the King sisters!

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Vicki is the Deputy Global Editor for Entertainment & Gaming and obsessed with all things showbiz. She was previously an Assistant Showbiz Editor at the Mirror, and is continuing to make a living off the back of her stalker-level knowledge of the Kardashians.