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Regina King has endured ups and downs of life as an actress

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. _ Even though she'd been acting since she was a kid, Regina King thought it was a hobby. What she really wanted to be was a dentist. Or maybe a flight attendant.tmpplchld Looking at her today, in her glamorous off-shoulder chiffon gown, it's hard to imagine her in a white coat aiming a dental drill.tmpplchld As a new character in HBO's absorbing thriller, "The Leftovers," and winner of an Emmy, King is finally convinced she chose the right field. She plays a doctor in "The Leftovers," in a small town that escaped losing part of its residents to a mysterious force.tmpplchld "I was successful as a child or teenage actor, but I was...