Joel Ridge Hawkinson was born in Newport Beach, California on April 26, 2000. The youngest of 3 children, Joel learned early how to get and keep attention on himself. According to his mom and dad, he was born an entertainer. From the time they can remember, he would perform for anyone that would take the time to watch. At the early age of 3 his family moved to a small town north of San Antonio, TX. At age 5 Joel started school where it was obvious he had been blessed with exceptional memorization skills. After turning 11, Joel Ridge knew he wanted to act. Joel's mom signed him up for acting lessons at a nearby studio where he quickly excelled. He soon was requested to audition for a film in the Houston area which he was cast. Since then he has grown his resume landing numerous roles, on the big screen, TV as well as in theatre. Joel recognizes the importance to continue studying his art with the best talent coaches our industry has to offer.
Best Performance for, "It's Really Odd" at the Austin Youth Film Festival