Corey Hawkins is an American actor.
COREY HAWKINS (Houston Brooks) gained recognition with his breakout performance as iconic music producer and hip hop legend Dr. Dre in F. Gary Gray’s N.W.A. biopic, “Straight Outta Compton.” The film spent three consecutive weeks in the #1 spot at the box office and is the highest-grossing music biopic in history, earning more than $201 million worldwide.
Hawkins can currently be seen starring on the small screen as Eric Carter in FOX’s “24” reboot, “24: Legacy,” opposite Miranda Otto and Jimmy Smits. Hawkins takes the place of the original Jack Bauer role portrayed by Kiefer Sutherland. The series made its mid-season debut after the 2017 Super Bowl before moving to its regular Monday-night time slot.
In 2015, Hawkins joined the cast of the hit AMC show “The Walking Dead” as Heath, a major character from the comic series. He made appearances in the sixth and seventh season in the role.
Hawkins’ additional film credits include “Non-Stop” and “Iron Man 3.”
On stage, Hawkins starred on Broadway as Tybalt in David Leveaux’s 2013 revival of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” opposite Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad. In April 2017, he will return to Broadway in the highly anticipated revival of John Guare’s renowned drama “Six Degrees of Separation. Hawkins will star opposite Allison Janney and John Benjamin Hickey over the play’s two-month run.
Hawkins is a graduate of The Juilliard School’s drama program and is a recipient of the prestigious John Houseman Prize, given to one Juilliard student who has demonstrated exceptional ability in classical theater.
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