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Alaqua Cox Biography

Born in Wisconsin, Alaqua Cox is a Native American actress who rose to fame for her role as Maya Lopez / Echo in the Disney+ series Hawkeye. She was cast to play the role in 2021 for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She reprised her role as Maya Lopez in the 2024 spin-off series Echo. Cox also appeared in the film Marvel Studios: Assembled. The actress is both deaf and an amputee with a prosthetic lower leg.

Alaqua Cox Hawkeye

Hawkeye is Alaqua’s first-ever acting experience. It was announced in 2021 that the actress was cast to play the role of Echo within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She became the first deaf and disabled woman to play a leading character in a Marvel Studios production. This attracted the attention of  Deaf Activist Nyle DiMarco who expressed his excitement for the movie.

In addition, David W. Mack, Echo’s co-creator expressed gratitude towards Alaqua for representing Deaf and Indigenous young people. Before her sudden rise in the entertainment industry, Alaqua had previously worked at a nursing home. She later got a job at Amazon and FedEx.

Alaqua Cox Age

Alaqua was born on February 14, 1997, on the Menominee Indian Reservation in Keshena, Wisconsin, United States. The actress is 27 years old as of 2024. She mostly celebrates her birthday with her husband and family.

Alaqua Cox Height And Weight

Alaqua is a woman of average height and moderate weight. Her estimated height is 5 feet 8 inches and her estimated weight is 63 Kg. These are, however, estimations of her body measurements and the actual details will be updated.

Alaqua Cox Family

The actress was born on the Menominee Indian Reservation in Keshena, Wisconsin, United States where she grew up. Her father is the late Bill Cox and her mother is Elena Cox. Her father sadly passed away in November 2021. She has three siblings; Will Cox, Jordan Cox, and Katie Cox.

Her family belongs to the Menominee and Mohican nations. The actress was born deaf and attended Wisconsin School for the Deaf. She was a member of the Wisconsin School Volleyball team. Her cousin from her moms side Darnell Besaw played the role of the younger version of Alaqua’s character in Hawkeye and Echo.

Alaqua Cox Husband

Alaqua is a happily married woman. Even though she has yet to disclose information about her husband, she regularly posts pictures of them together on her social media. The beautiful couple have a son together born in October 2023. Cox announced the good news of her pregnancy during Mother’s Day on the 12th of May 2023.

Alaqua Cox Deaf

The actress was born deaf and attended Wisconsin School for the Deaf. She is the first deaf and disabled woman to play a leading character in a Marvel Studios production making history. She is also an amputee and uses a prosthetic lower leg.

Alaqua Cox’s Net Worth

According to various online resources, the actress has an estimated net worth of 1.5 million as of 2023.