Note: Carl Clemons-Hopkins uses he/they pronouns. For clarity purposes, we refer to him with he/him in this article. On the surface, “Hacks” is the Jean Smart comedy where the actress portrays Deborah Vance, a legendary Las Vegas comedian.
Look closer, though, and it’s an ensemble series — as well as one of the most LGBTQ positive shows on television. One of the breakout stars of “Hacks” is out actor Carl Clemons-Hopkins, who was just nominated for a Supporting Actor Emmy Award for his role of Marcus, Deborah’s long-time assistant.
Clemons-Hopkins, an Atlanta native, got an email about the potential role last summer while in Chicago, asking for a quick, 24-hour turnaround self-tape audition.Read more on thegavoice.com