Hoeks at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
Hoeks grew up in Maarheeze, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. She speaks Dutch, German, French, and English. After finishing high school, she attended the Maastricht Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Shortly after graduation from the Maastricht Academy of Dramatic Arts, Hoeks had a main role in the Dutch TV film Staatsgevaarlijk. In 2005, Hoeks appeared as a mistress in the series Gooische Vrouwen and had a main role in the psychological thriller series Vuurzee.
Hoeks' breakthrough was in the Jos Stelling film Duska (2007). She won a Golden Calf, the Dutch equivalent of an Academy Award, for Best Supporting Actress for the role. She next played Julia in The Storm (2009), and the title role in Tirza (2010). Hoeks starred as Johanna van Heesch in The Gang of Oss in 2011, and as Elise in The Girl and Death in 2012. In 2013, she played Claire Ibbetson in the film The Best Offer, her first international role.
Hoeks portrayed the replicant Luv in the 2017 science fiction film Blade Runner 2049. She trained with weights and in martial arts for six hours a day, six days a week before and during filming. Hoeks appeared as Lara in the Steven Quale action film Renegades. In February 2017, she was cast as Leigh in All the Devil's Men. In 2018, Hoeks played Lisbeth Salander's sister in the thriller The Girl in the Spider's Web, the sequel to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
|2011||The Gang of Oss||Johanna van Heesch|
|2012||Vatertage – Opa über Nacht||Debbie|
|2012||The Girl and Death||Elise|
|2013||The Best Offer||Claire Ibbetson|
|Bros Before Hos||Anna|
|Blade Runner 2049||Luv|
|2018||All the Devil's Men||Leigh|
|The Girl in the Spider's Web||Camilla Salander|
|2005–2009||Vuurzee||Sonja Looman||Main role (24 episodes)|
|2006||Gooische Vrouwen||Lucy||4 episodes|
|2009–2013||'t Schaep met de 5 pooten||Ellie de Beer||3 episodes|
|2010–2014||Bloedverwanten||Antje Zwager||Main role (24 episodes)|
|2011–2015||Overspel||Iris van Erkel-Hoegaarde||Main role (32 episodes)|
|2016||Berlin Station||Claudia Gartner||2 episodes|
|TBA||See||Queen Kane||Main role|
- 2007: Golden Calf for Best Supporting Actress for Duska
- 2009: Best Actress at the Festroia International Film Festival for The Storm
- 2011: Shooting Stars Award
- 2014: Sylvia Kristel Award
- 2017: IGN's Best of 2017 Award nomination for Best Supporting Performer in a Movie for Blade Runner 2049
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