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Corey Hawkins

Corey Hawkins (born October 22, 1988) is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for playing Dr. Dre in the 2015 biopic film, Straight Outta Compton. Hawkins was born in Washington, D.C. where he attended the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. He 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's Iron Man 3 and went on to star opposite Liam Neeson andJulianne Moore in Universal Pictures' action-thriller Non-Stop. In 2013, Hawkins made his Broadway debut as Tybalt in the revival of 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. He has been cast in Kong: Skull Island, alongside Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson and Tom Hiddleston. Description above from the Wikipedia article Corey Hawkins, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Oct 22, 1988 In Arlington, Texas, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Georgetown
Latest Project:
Movie Kong: Skull Island 2017-03-08
Known For
Poster of 24: Legacy
Poster of Straight Outta Compton
Poster of Non-Stop
Poster of The Walking Dead

Georgetown (2018)

Drama Crime
as Daniel Volker
10. 1 votes

Kong: Skull Island (2017)

Action Adventure Fantasy
as Houston Brooks
6.3 3721 votes

24: Legacy (2017)

Action & Adventure Drama Mystery
as Eric Carter
5.7 69 votes

Straight Outta Compton (2015)

Drama Music
as Dr. Dre
7.6 1524 votes

Non-Stop (2014)

Action Thriller Mystery
as Travis Mitchell
6.8 2497 votes

Iron Man 3 (2013)

Action Adventure Science Fiction
as Navy Op
6.8 9732 votes

Golden Boy (2013)

Drama Animation Comedy
as Evander
5.3 6 votes

The Walking Dead (2010)

Action & Adventure Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy
as Heath
7.4 2916 votes