Alaqua Cox is a Native American actress known for her portrayal of Maya Lopez / Echo in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Hawkeye. In the series, she plays one of the main protagonists.
With the advent of the series, many are curious to know more about her. So who is she? Where did she come from? Has she appeared in other TV series or movies before? Questions like these were common, but there were no answers.
Nevertheless, we’ve got all the answers right here, so scroll down to find out all about Alaqua Cox!
Alaqua Cox was born deaf; She is a native Indian
Alaqua L Cox was born on February 14, 1997, in Keshena, Wisconsin, the United States. She is the eldest child of Elena heather And Bill Cox. Alaqua also has two siblings, one brother Jordan Coxand a sister, Kate Cox.
Cox has a Native American background. She belongs to the Menomine tribe. The tribe is native to the state of Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. At present it has 8700 members in all states. To be fair, it was her native heritage that helped her land the role of Maya, a Native American, in the series Hawkeye.
In addition, the actress was born deaf. She is a graduate of a Wisconsin School for the Deaf. During her time in college, she participated in several athletic events, especially basketball. She was a core member of the girls basketball team from 2014 to 15. She also participated in the tournament organized by the NDAA, National Deaf Interscholastic Athletic Association.
Alaqua Cox Prostheses Leg
According to reporters from the famous suburbs, the beautiful actress does not have her right leg, so she uses a prosthetic leg. It is not known when or how she lost her leg. At first none of us had any idea of her disability. It wasn’t until she shared a post on her Instagram account that we found out.
Alaqua’s was cast as Echo, a deaf superhero
Alaqua was born deaf, but that didn’t stop the Keshena native from living her life to the fullest. Her hard work and perseverance even helped her score the role of a lifetime. In December 2020, she was announced as one of the main members of the series, Hawkeye.
Video: Meet Alaqua Cox, Marvel’s first superhero
Making your debut in the movie industry and also working as a lead actor in a Marvel movie is very special, to be honest. Not everyone can achieve this feat.
In addition, her character in the series is also deaf and an Indian. Marvel’s executives intended to stay as close to the character as possible, and Alaqua truly matches exactly what they were looking for. Similar to casting Imam Vellania daughter of Muslim immigrants, in the role of Ms. Marvel, Marvel’s first Muslim superhero, Alaqua is a great fit for the role.
After Marvel’s boss Kevin Fiege confirmed the role of Cox, the well-known American producer, Nyle DiMarcowho is also deaf couldn’t believe his luck and tweeted:
Alaqua Cox, who is deaf Native American, will play ECHO in Hawkeye Series! pic.twitter.com/HtkbVH9y0E
— Nyle DiMarco (@Nylex`DiMarco) December 3, 2020
Her casting creates a wave of positive influence in the film industry as a whole. There was a time when disabled actors were limited to small roles. But now Alaqua’s casting will send a strong message across the board.
The Disney+ series was released in 2021 and filming took place in Georgia, Atlanta. The movie also features Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton, Hailee Steinfeld as Kate Bishop, Vera FarmigaAnd Florence Pug.
Alaqua Cox is in a happy relationship with her boyfriend
Alaqua has been in a relationship with her boyfriend for the past three years, whose name is currently unknown. Judging by their photos together, their romance is still going on for a long time. So far, Cox has only shared six photos on her Instagram account, two of them with her lover.
In one of the photos, where her boyfriend is looking at her, she wrote:
“It’s been 2.5 years now and you still make me blush, laugh and smile even more at the stupidest things. I love you.”
Moreover, Alaqua and her partner have visited so many exotic destinations together. They even went to Hawaii and Europe together.
Alaqua is a dog lover
Miss Cox is above all a big dog lover. In fact, she is Minne’s dog mom, a Labrador, Pitbull, and Pug mix. Her dog is four years old and Alaqua loves her dearly. She even has an Instagram account dedicated to her pet.
The Cox family has always loved dogs, and when Alaqua and her siblings grew up, they had dogs in their household. In addition, Alaqua once also worked as a dog sitter. Continue to show how much she loves dogs. By the way, she was asking $25 for one night.