Kali Hawk

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Kali Hawk
Born(1986-10-04) October 4, 1986 (age 28)[1]
Years active1997–present
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Kali Hawk
Born(1986-10-04) October 4, 1986 (age 28)[1]
Years active1997–present

Kali Hawk (born October 4, 1986) is an American actress, comedian and model. She is best known for her roles in New Girl as Shelby and in Couples Retreat as Trudy.

Life and career[edit]

Hawk was raised in Manhattan.[2] Her father was in merchandising and her mother was a buyer for Bloomingdale's.[2] She is of African-American, Native American, and German Jewish ancestry.[3] She attended State University of New York at Purchase.

She has appeared several commercials and music videos, and she competed in the fifth season of Last Comic Standing in 2007.

Most recently, she appeared as Trudy in Couples Retreat with Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau, the Judd Apatow comedy Get Him to the Greek,[4] and the films Bridesmaids, Answers to Nothing, Tyler Perry Presents Peeples, and Answer This!.

She was most recently added to the cast of the In Living Color 2012 reboot.[5] She also appeared in the sitcom New Girl as Shelby.



2004Mighty Times: The Children's MarchLenoreDocumentary short
2006Where Is Love WaitingFaith
2007Lovers & HatersThe OneShort film
2008Killer SoundShort film
2009Pushing ThirtyRioVideo
2009Couples RetreatTrudy
2010Get Him to the GreekKali
2011Answer This!Shelly
2011Black and Jewish (Black and Yellow Parody)Short film
2011Answers to NothingAllegra
2011Let GoAngela
2012Crispus Attucks: Today Was a Good DayVideo short
2013Tyler Perry Presents PeeplesGloria Peeples
2013Another Happy AnniversarySusanShort film
2013Little HorriblesShort film


2005Untold Stories of the E.R.L. Montana EMTEpisode: "Motorcycle Runs Over"
2008Jimmy Kimmel Live!NurseEpisode: "6.94"
2011Are We There Yet?DanielleEpisode: "The Play Dates Episode"
2012NTSF:SD:SUV::MinutesEpisode: "Time Angels"
2012New GirlShelbyRecurring role (7 episodes)
2012Let's Stay TogetherConnieEpisodes: "No Weddings and a Funeral", "Creepers"
2013Let's Stay TogetherConnieEpisode: "See, What Happened Was"
2013In the MeantimeJazzTV film
2014PsychEmanuelleEpisode: "COG Blocked"
2014Black JesusMaggie


  1. ^ "Kali Hawk". Listal.com. Retrieved 4 November 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Runway ® - Celebrity Fashion Magazine - Kali Instincts". Runway ® - Celebrity Fashion Magazine. Retrieved 4 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "‘Black and Jewish’ Success Surprised Rising Multi-Talent Kali Hawk". Becksmithhollywood.com. Retrieved 4 November 2014. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "Meet The New Cast Of FOX's 'In Living Color' Reboot". The Huffington Post. April 3, 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-23. 

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