Aldis Hodge is an American writer, painter, and actor. Leverage,
Straight Outta Compton
, etc. are some of his best-known works. Aldis was born Aldis Alexander Basil Hodge to Yolette Evangeline Richardson and Aldis Basil Hodge on 20 September 1986. He was born in Onslow County, North Carolina. His parents served in the Marine Corps. His father belongs to Dominica while his mother is from Florida. He also has a younger brother named Edwin Hodge. Edwin has worked in
film series as Dwayne “Dante” Bishop. He too is an actor. Since childhood, Aldis played clarinet and violin, but he was more passionate about violin as he grew up.
He bought his first violin at the age of 18. Aldis also likes writing, painting, and designing watches. His first film was Die Hard with a Vengeance. He played the role of Raymond, and the movie was released in 1995. He shared the screen with legendary actor
. In 1996, he portrayed Prince in Bed of Roses. He did a small role of Basketball Teen #2 in 2000’s Big Momma’s House. In 2004, he appeared as Donut Gangster in The Ladykillers. The cast of the movie included
, and Irma P. Hall. He portrayed Sam Clemence in 2005’s The Tenants. Snoop Dog,
, and Dylan McDermott were in this movie.
In the same year, he did two other movies, Little Athens and Edmond. He was Pitt in Little Athens and Leafletter in Edmond. He gave his voice for the 2006 animated movie, Happy Feet. He played the role of Soldier Chuck in 2006’s American Dreamz.
was in the movie with
, etc. in 2007, he did Equal Opportunity as Leroy Williams Jones III/ The Bling Killa. He was cast as Trevor in Red Sands released in 2009 and starring
, Theo Rossi, and Leonard Roberts along with Aldis Hodge.
Aldis was the Ex-military anarchist in 2012 movie, The East. He also did A Good Day to Die Hard as CIA Ops Officer Lt. Foxy in 2013. His role as MC Ren in Straight Outta Compton was very much appreciated. He played Espin in
: Never Go Back. He was also cast as Levi Jackson in the Academy Award nominated movie, Hidden Figures that was released in 2016. Along with movies, Aldis has made appearances in a few TV series as well.
He was the lead in Leverage as Alec Hardison (2008-2012), Underground as Noah (2016-present) and A.T.O.M as King (voice, 2005-2006). Other than these, he has appeared in The Walking Dead, Supernatural, The Chicago Code, Cold Case, Boston Public, Half & Half, etc. Aldis was nominated for Best Supporting Actor Television at the 2010 Saturn Awards for Leverage. He won the Outstanding Performance be a Cast in a Motion Picture at the 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards for Hidden Figures.