Corey Hawkins Signs With CAA (EXCLUSIVE)

Emmy and Tony Award nominee Corey Hawkins has signed with CAA for representation.

Hawkins is best known for his recent performances in “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” “In the Heights,” “Topdog/Underdog” on Broadway, as well as his breakout role, portraying Dr. Dre in F. Gary Gray’s “Straight Outta Compton.”

He will next star as Harpo in “The Color Purple,” Warner Bros.’ upcoming musical adaptation of the famed Alice Walker novel. Directed by Blitz Bazawule and produced by Steven Spielberg, Quincy Jones and Oprah Winfrey, the film is slated for theatrical release on Dec. 25.

Hawkins also stars in Netflix’s upcoming feature adaptation of August Wilson’s “The Piano Lesson,” a revival of the award-winning Broadway play. The film’s all-star cast boasts Samuel L. Jackson, John David Washington, Ray Fisher, Danielle Deadwyler and Michael Potts.

This summer, Hawkins took on the lead role in “Last Voyage of the Demeter,” directed by Andre Øvredal, following an award-winning turn in in Joel Coen’s “The Tragedy of Macbeth.” Hawkins earned the African American Film Critics Association’s (AAFCA) best supporting actor prize for his performance opposite Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand.

His film credits also include: Jon M. Chu’s film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning-musical “In the Heights”; Spike Lee’s Oscar-winner “BlacKkKlansman,” for which Hawkins was nominated for a SAG award as part of the film’s acclaimed ensemble; Michael Bay’s “6 Underground”; the “King Kong” prequel “Kong: Skull Island” for director Jordan Vogt-Roberts; “Non-Stop”; “Winter’s Tale”; and “Iron Man 3.”

Earlier this year, the classically-trained actor earned his second Tony Award nomination for best actor in a play, saluting his work opposite Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in “Topdog/Underdog,” written by Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Kenny Leon. Hawkins is an alum of Julliard, where he won the prestigious John Houseman Prize for excellence in classical theatre. In 2013, he made his Broadway debut as Tybalt in the revival of “Romeo & Juliet,” and in 2017, he was nominated for his first Tony Award, honoring his performance in “Six Degrees of Separation,” directed by Trip Cullman.

On television, Hawkins led Fox’s “24” reboot, “24: Legacy,” as Sgt. Eric Carter, following a stint on the sixth and seventh seasons of AMC’s “The Walking Dead.” In 2020, he received an Emmy Award nomination for outstanding actor in a short form series for his starring role, opposite Sophie Turner, in “Survive.”

In addition to CAA, Hawkins continues to be represented by Michael A. Auerbach and Karl Austen at Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer and Shelter PR.