Brace yourselves Marvel fans, we have a new hero. First introduced as “Maya Lopez” on the Hawkeye series, the character went on to have its show later called Echo. And not only was this superhero new to the Marvel universe but also its actress, Alaqua Cox, was a new face in the entertainment world.
So, who is Alaqua? Does she have a boyfriend? What’s her relation with Charlie Cox? Find out answers to all these questions by the end of this article.
Does Alaqua Cox Have A Boyfriend?
Yes, Alaqua Cox did have a boyfriend who was often the star of her IG. The two started dating at least in mid-2017, but we have no idea what has become of them.
The last we saw the pair was in March 2020 when they were traveling around the world. “I know traveling is fun and all but corona can wait bc these cheap flights will not,” Alaqua wrote at the time.
Also, Alaqua had a dedicated IG highlight for their time in Hawaii and Europe. It seems that the couple shared a passion for traveling — young and carefree.
Sharing a little about her boyfriend, Alaqua shared that he made her “blush, laugh and smile more over the stupidest things,” even years after their relationship.
Besides traveling, Alaqua also liked meeting new people around and learning their language and culture. She believed that it was extremely important for everyone to learn about cultural differences and come together as one.
Alaqua’s passion for traveling comes from her mother who used to be a world traveler when she was in college.
Is Alaqua Cox Related To Charlie Cox?
No, Alaqua Cox and Charlie Cox aren’t related.
If you don’t know, Charlie is the actor who portrayed “Matt Murdock / Daredevil” in the Marvel series Daredevil (2015–2018). But having the same surnames and being cast as superheroes in the Marvel universe doesn’t make them related.
Also, Alaqua was born in Wisconsin and is an American, while Charlie is from London, making him English.
Who Is Alaqua Cox Brother?
Alaqua Cox’s brother Jordan has yet to make a name for himself. He just turned 16 on October 21, 2021. Also, we have no information if he was going to follow in his sister’s footsteps or not.
Besides Jordan, Alaqua also has another sibling named Leah Kati. She turned 17 on March 7, 2021.
As for her parents, Alaqua was born to dad Bill Cox and mother Elena Heath. Unfortunately, Bill had a serious health complication in 2021. The last we checked, he was still in recovery.
Also, Alaqua has a grandmother named Leah J. Miller.
Trivia: Alaqua lost her precious dog named Minnie in October 2021. She had to put her “doggo” of 5.5 years down because she “didn’t want her to suffer.”
Alaqua Cox Height
Alaqua Cox stands tall at a height of 5 feet 6 inches (167 cm).
Mentioning her district features, Alaqua has an oval face, amazing dark hair, and brown eyes.
Alaqua Cox Net Worth
Alaqua Cox garnered a net worth of under $250 thousand by 2021.
Well, if you’re thinking this is kind of low for someone who portrayed a Marvel superhero, then you’re right. But take into account that this data is from late 2021 when Alaqua has just appeared in the ep 6 of the Hawkeye series. Moreover, her first lead role series Echo had yet to premiere then.
Talking about her character “Maya Lopez”, she is the daughter of one of the Kingpin’s enforcers who died during one of his missions. Then, Maya was adopted by Kingpin himself and raised as his own. But here’s the twist, Maya’s father was murdered by the Kingpin. Later, as she finds out the truth, she shoots Kingpin in the face, rendering him temporarily blind.
You might be surprised to know but the acting was never on Alaqua’s radar. She was working at an Amazon center and figuring out what she wanted in life. “I had no acting experience. I only did one school play in high school, but I was a background actor,” Alaqua shared her inexperience in the industry.
Then one day, some of her friends insisted Alaqua audition for Marvel’s upcoming series Hawkeye, and she nailed it.
Did you know: Alaqua is a college dropout.
How Old Is Alaqua Cox?
Alaqua Cox was 24 years of age in 2021 when she first appeared in Hawkeye.
She was born on February 14 and is of the Aquarius zodiac.
Is Alaqua Cox Deaf?
Yes, Alaqua Cox is deaf. She was born deaf.
Marvel earned a lot of praise for finally casting people who authentically represent the characters they’re playing.
Is Alaqua Cox An Amputee? What Happened To Her Leg?
Yes, Alaqua Cox has her right lower leg amputated and now uses a prosthetic leg. The reason for her amputation was never revealed.
But she hasn’t let her disability stop her from doing things she loves.
Alaqua can even deadlift more than average people in her prosthetic leg.