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Corey Hawkins

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Corey Antonio Hawkins is an American actor. He is known for his roles in the TV series The Walking Dead and 24: Legacy, as well as his portrayal of Dr. Dre in the 2015 film Straight Outta Compton.

Corey Antonio Hawkins (born October 22, 1988) is an American actor. He is known for his roles in the TV series The Walking Dead and 24: Legacy, as well as his portrayal of Dr. Dre in the 2015 film Straight Outta Compton. In 2017, he starred in the Broadway production Six Degrees of Separation, for which he received a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play. He also starred in Jordan Vogt-Roberts' monster film Kong: Skull Island (2017), Spike Lee's biographical crime-comedy BlacKkKlansman (2018), Michael Bay's action-comedy 6 Underground, and Jon M. Chu's musical film In the Heights (2021).

Life and career


Hawkins was born in Washington, D.C., where he was raised by his mother, a police officer. He attended the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, and graduated from the Juilliard School in New York City, a member of the drama division's "Group 40". While studying at Juilliard, Hawkins received the prestigious John Houseman Award for excellence in classical theatre. Upon graduation, he began a career starring Off-Broadway and guest-starring on television. Hawkins garnered a brief role in Marvel Studios' Iron Man 3 and went on to star opposite Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore in Universal Pictures' action-thriller Non-Stop.In 2013, Hawkins made his Broadway debut as Tybalt in the revival of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. In 2015, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Hawkins would join the cast of AMC's The Walking Dead as Heath, a key character from Robert Kirkman's comic series. Hawkins played Dr. Dre in the biopic Straight Outta Compton, from Universal Pictures, which was theatrically released on August 14, 2015, and grossed $201 million at the box office.

In 2017, Hawkins began playing a lead role in the 24 reboot 24: Legacy on Fox. Also that year, he co-starred in the film Kong: Skull Island, alongside Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson and Tom Hiddleston. In spring 2017, Hawkins played a limited-engagement run on Broadway in the play Six Degrees of Separation opposite Allison Janney and John Benjamin Hickey. He received a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play.Hawkins performed "God Bless America" for the men's singles final at the 2017 U.S. Open.

Filmography


Film


Television


Theater


Awards and nominations


References


External links


Corey Hawkins at IMDb

https://www.ibdb.com/broadway-cast-staff/corey-hawkins-494991

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