Hawk began dancing at the age of five. When she turned twelve, she entered acting and began appearing in various commercials. She began modeling in Florida until her coach suggested she expand into acting, so she and her family moved to Los Angeles to pursue roles.
After starring in a series of short films, she landed the role of Rachel in Stuck in the Middle for Disney Channel. She found the role relatable as she herself came from a large family. Part of the way through the series' third season, Hawk left the show with her character having left for Paris to attend college while interning at a fashion company there. She has signed on to star in the Netflix series On My Block.