May 20, 2024


Carl Clemons-Hopkins (born on July 20, 1987) is a renowned American actor and producer who has made a lasting impact in the entertainment industry through his role as Marcus in the HBO Max series “Hacks.”

His talent and exceptional performance in the series have garnered him accolades and recognition and established him as a prominent figure in the acting world.

Early Life & Education

Carl Clemons-Hopkins was born on July 20, 1987, in Lithonia, a city in DeKalb County, Georgia.

After his birth, Clemons-Hopkins attended high school in Snellville, a city in Gwinnett County, Georgia. He spent his formative years in Snellville, which provided him with a well-rounded education and exposure to various cultures and backgrounds.

Clemons-Hopkins‘ early life in Lithonia and Snellville helped shape him into the talented actor and performer he is today. These experiences and the cultural diversity he encountered during his childhood have contributed to his ability to bring a unique perspective to his acting and production work.


Carl Clemons-Hopkins has made a name for himself as an actor in the entertainment industry, having appeared in several theatrical productions throughout his career. One of his most notable performances was in Little Shop of Horrors, where he received a nomination for a Barrymore Award in 2014. He went on to star in Time Is On Our Side, Richard III, and even had the opportunity to join the original Chicago cast of Hamilton in 2016.

Inspired by the film Moonlight, Clemons-Hopkins decided to take a leap of faith and pursue opportunities in television and film. This pursuit led him to land a starring role on the HBO Max series Hacks in 2021, which brought him recognition and a nod for an Emmy award in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series category. Additionally, he has starred in the film Candyman and the play Lessons in Survival: 1971, in which he played the iconic James Baldwin.

Before his breakthrough role in Hacks, Carl had considered leaving acting behind and pursuing business school. However, his passion for acting and desire to tell meaningful stories led him to continue pursuing his career.


  • La meduse rogue 
  • Christmas dream 
  • Canal streets
  •  Range runners
  • Candyman
  • The beanie bubble

Personal Life

Carl Clemons Hopkins is happily married to Candace Thomas, who is a multi-talented performer with credentials from the prestigious Actors’ Equity Association and Screen Actors Guild. Candace is not only a talented vocalist but also an accomplished storyteller.

Besides his successful acting career, Carl constantly seeks to further his education and expand his knowledge. He has taken an interest in business and is working towards acquiring further knowledge in this field.

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Net Worth

Carl Clemons-Hopkins has an estimated net worth of approximately US$300,000 – US$500,000.

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