Corey Antonio Hawkins (born October 22, 1988) is an American actor and singer. 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.
Hawkins at the San Diego Comic-Con in 2016
Corey Antonio Hawkins
October 22, 1988
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Education||Juilliard School (BFA)|
Life and careerEdit
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. And 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 male 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.
|2011||Digital Antiquities||Kai||Short film|
|2013||Iron Man 3||Navy Op|
|Romeo and Juliet||Tybalt||Filmed live performance|
|2015||Straight Outta Compton||Andre "Dr. Dre" Young|
|2017||Kong: Skull Island||Houston Brooks|
|2020||In the Heights||Benny||Filming|
|2011||Royal Pains||Busboy||Episode: "The Shaw/Hank Redemption"|
|2013||Golden Boy||Evander||Episode: "Young Guns"|
|2015–2016||The Walking Dead||Heath||Seasons 6–7 (Recurring role; 5 episodes)|
|2017||24: Legacy||Eric Carter||Lead role; 12 episodes|
|2011||Hurt Village||Buggy||Signature Theatre Company|
|2011||Suicide Inc||Perry||Roundabout Theatre Company|
|2013||Romeo and Juliet||Tybalt||Richard Rodgers Theatre|
|2017||Six Degrees of Separation||Paul||Ethel Barrymore Theatre|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2015||Straight Outta Compton||Hollywood Breakout Ensemble Award||Won|
|NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture||Nominated|
|Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble||Nominated|
|2016||Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|
|Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble||Nominated|
|Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture||Nominated|
|2017||Six Degrees of Separation||Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play||Nominated|
- "Straight Outta D.C.: Corey Hawkins Plays Dre in Rap Biopic - Front Row Features". 11 August 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
- "Juilliard Alumni News (Drama)". Juilliard.edu. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
- "Corey Antonio Hawkins Completes Cast of LATW's A Raisin in the Sun". Playbill.com. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
- "Casting Is Complete for Premiere of Katori Hall's Hurt Village". Playbill.com. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
- "Watch Lupita Nyong'o, Nate Parker, Corey Hawkins In Clips From Liam Neeson Thriller, Non-Stop". Indiewire.com. Archived from the original on 22 July 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
- "'Walking Dead' Books 'Straight Outta Compton' Star as Key Comic Character (Exclusive)". HollywoodReporter.com. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
- "Corey Hawkins to Play Dr. Dre in N.W.A. Biopic 'Straight Outta Compton'". TheWrap.com. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
- Ausiello, Michael (January 25, 2016). "24 Legacy's 'New Jack': Walking Dead's Corey Hawkins to Star in Fox Reboot". TVLine. Retrieved January 25, 2016.
- "'Straight Outta Compton' to 'Kong: Skull Island'". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
- "Could Samuel L. Jackson bring His Fire to 'Kong: Skull Island'? - Bloody Disgusting". bloody-disgusting.com. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
- "Home - SpotCo". sixdegreesbroadway.com. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
- "2017 Tony Award Nominations: The Great Comet and Hello, Dolly! Lead the Pack | Playbill". Playbill. Retrieved 2017-05-02.
- "Rafael Nadal v Kevin Anderson LIVE: Latest US Open 2017 final updates from New York". Sunday Express. Retrieved September 10, 2017.