Corey Hawkins Biography
Corey Hawkins is an American award-winning actor best known for starring in “Straight Outta Compton” (2015), “BlacKkKlansman” (2018), and “In The Heights” (2021). He rose to fame after starring in the TV series The Walking Dead (2015–2016)
Corey Hawkins Career
After graduating from the Juilliard School in New York City as a member of “Group 40” for the theater division, he attended the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. Hawkins won the esteemed John Houseman Award for excellence in classical theater while he was a student at Juilliard. After graduating, he started a career as an Off-Broadway star and television guest performer. After landing a small part in Marvel Studios’ Iron Man 3, Hawkins starred in Universal Pictures’ action-thriller Non-Stop alongside Julianne Moore and Liam Neeson.
Hawkins debuted on Broadway as Tybalt in the 2013 staging of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Hawkins will play Heath, a pivotal role from Robert Kirkman’s comic book series, on AMC’s The Walking Dead, according to a 2015 announcement made by The Hollywood Reporter. In the Universal Pictures biopic Straight Outta Compton, which was released in theaters on August 14, 201, Hawkins portrayed Dr. Dre. The film brought in $201 million at the box office.
Hawkins started starring in the Fox 24 revival 24: Legacy in 2017. He also starred with Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, and Tom Hiddleston in the movie Kong: Skull Island that same year. In the spring of 2017, Hawkins appeared in the Broadway production of Six Degrees of Separation in a short engagement alongside Allison Janney and John Benjamin Hickey. He was nominated for a Tony Award in the play category for best actor. Hawkins sang “God Bless America” during the 2017 U.S. Open men’s singles championship.
His roles in the 2015–2016 TV series The Walking Dead and the 2015 movie Straight Outta Compton for which he was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award also helped him gain notoriety. In addition, he is well-known for his Broadway roles in Topdog/Underdog (2022) and Six Degrees of Separation (2017), which both brought him Tony Award nominations for Best Actor in a Play.
The same year, Hawkins starred in Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ blockbuster Kong: Skull Island and the Fox network series 24: Legacy (2017). He starred in the 2018 biographical crime-comedy BlacKkKlansman directed by Spike Lee, which led to a nomination for a Screen Actors Guild Award. For his role as Paul in the Quibi series Survive (2020), Hawkins was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award. His other appearances include those in the action-comedy 6 Underground (2019) starring Michael Bay, the musical In the Heights (2021) directed by Jon M. Chu, and The Tragedy of Macbeth (2021) starring Joel Coen as a historical thriller. He will play the lead role in the 2023 motion picture version of The Color Purple.
Corey Hawkins Age
Hawkins was born on October 22, 1988, in Washington, D.C., United States. He is 35 years old as of 2023, and he celebrates his birthday on the 22nd of October every year.
Corey Hawkins Height and Weight
Hawkins stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inches tall (1.85m) and weighs 78 kgs (171 lbs).
Corey Hawkins Family
Hawkins was born and raised by his mother, a police officer, and his father Eric Hawkins in Washington, D.C. Moreover, he has a sister named Isabel Hawkins.
Corey Hawkins Wife
Hawkins is currently single and did not disclose anything about his previous relationships as he likes to keep his personal life private.
Corey Hawkins Net Worth
Hawkins has an estimated net worth of about $10 Million – $20 Million which he has earned through his career as an actor.
Corey Hawkins Salary
Hawkins earns a salary of about $100,000-$500,000.
Corey Hawkins Walking Dead
Many characters in the Walking Dead plot disappear from the show and are never seen again without a reason. Fans find it frustrating, and it seems unlikely that these individuals’ fates will ever be resolved. Some that spring to mind include Jules (Alex Sgambati), Luke (Dan Fogler), Eduardo (Peter Zimmerman), and Kal (James Chen). However, Corey Hawkins’s character Heath is one of these absent characters who might easily make a reappearance in a spinoff series.
In the sixth season, three Alexandrians return after a supply run, and while Eugene (Josh McDermitt) is manning the gate, Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and his gang find themselves in Alexandria. This is Heath, Scott (Kendric Green), and Annie’s (Beth Kenner) first introduction to us. After the show, Scott was still, as far as anybody knows, an important part of the community, even though Annie was tragically consumed by walkers in a later season. In the seventh season episode “Swear,” Heath vanished during a two-week scavenging expedition with Tara (Alanna Masterson).
After that, he vanishes completely, and nobody ever inquires as to his whereabouts. Heath’s passing is one topic that people Google frequently, yet as far as anyone knows, he is still alive. It was reported by showrunner Angela Kang that Heath was abducted by Jadis (Pollyanna McIntosh), who traded her Scavengers to a different settlement. We now know that this community is known as the Civic Republic Military or CRM. For years, Jadis had an agreement with this organization, exchanging individuals for supplies. The viewers are also aware that Jadis/Anne obtained her permit to enter the community by trading Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) to the CRM. In season nine of The Walking Dead, she later admitted to trading people to Gabriel (Seth Gilliam). In an attempt to save herself, she then bartered her way out of Alexandria in season nine using a seriously injured Grimes.
Jadis left the main series to join the spin-off The Walking Dead: World Beyond, and in a promotional video, she says to someone who is not in front of the camera, “Hopefully we can catch up while I’m here.” Naturally, everyone was hoping for an appearance by Rick Grimes, but that didn’t happen. Heath was either assigned an A, suggesting he was being used for experimentation, or a B, meaning he was now a member of the military, when he was traded to the CRM. Although it was intended, he never made an appearance in a World Beyond episode. This would have been a fantastic way to address his experiences and provide some closure to his admirers.
The Ones Who Live, a television series starring Danai Gurira and Rick and Michonne, may feature Heath among other characters. In 2024, this series will debut on AMC and AMC+, carrying on the couple’s legendary love tale. The Walking Dead’s final episode’s coda scene revealed that Rick had been traded, escaped, and might have been taken back by the CRM. Heath might have made an appearance in this series and been a significant part of Rick and Michonne’s tale if he had joined the military.
Corey Hawkins Straight Outta Compton
Perhaps the most well-known roles Hawkins has played to date are those of Dr. Dre in Straight Outta Compton. Alongside Jason Mitchell and O’Shea Jackson Jr., who happens to be the son of actual N.W.A. member Ice Cube, Corey Hawkins made a memorable impression as Dr. Dre, the group’s founder. Since his debut on the big screen in 2011, Hawkins has been in numerous smaller roles.
Corey Hawkins had a role in Kong: Skull Island
Similar to the Batman film series, the King Kong tale is continuously reimagined. The traumatized gorilla terrorizes New York City from the top of skyscrapers in the 1976 adaptation of “King Kong,” searching for the blonde bombshell who has softened his enormous heart. In contrast, the 2005 adaptation of “King Kong” tells the story of a desperate filmmaker who travels to Skull Island with his leading lady and team during the Great Depression only to confront the fierce Kong.
Corey Hawkins portrays Houston Brooks, an Ivy League member of a team of scientists that investigate an abandoned island following the Vietnam War, in the 2017 film “Kong: Skull Island”. With the help of Brie Larson’s Mason Weaver, Tom Hiddleston’s James Conrad, and Samuel L. Jackson’s Preston Packard, Hawkins’ Houston battles off the island animals in this explosion-filled film. This time, unlike in previous King Kong movie adaptations, Kong is a friend, frequently assisting the people in fending off the island’s enormous monsters.
Corey Hawkins Movies and TV Shows
- In The Heights
- Walking Dead
- Kong: Skull Island
- Six Degrees of Separation
- In the Heights
- The Tragedy of Macbeth
Corey Hawkins Social Media Platform
Hawkins is very active on his Twitter, and Instagram page and he has 44 followers on Twitter and 122k followers on Instagram.