|Date of birth:||May 4, 1988|
|Place of birth:||Harvey, Illinois, U.S.|
|Show(s):||Chicago P.D. (regular)|
Chicago Fire (recurring)
Chicago Justice (recurring)
Biography and career
Hawkins, who first originated the role in "Chicago Fire," is an accomplished stand-up comic, spoken-word artist and musician. He had a role in the feature film "The Express," which chronicled the life of Ernie Davis - the first African-American to win college football’s coveted Heisman Award.
On the television side, Hawkins has appeared on MTV’s "Underemployed," ABC's drama "Detroit 187" and the TBS comedy "Tyler Perry’s House of Payne."
He has appeared on stage in "By the Way, Meet Vera Stark" (Goodman Theater in Chicago), "Hoodoo Love (Athaneum Theater in Chicago), "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" and other legit productions.
Hawkins holds a BFA in acting from Illinois State University.