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Aldis Hodge


Aldis Alexander Basil Hodge (born September 20, 1986) is an American actor. Amongst his significant roles, he played Alec Hardison in the TNT series Leverage, MC Ren in the 2017 biopic Straight Outta Compton, Levi Jackson in the 2018 film Hidden Figures, Noah in the WGN America series Underground, Matthew in Girlfriends and Jim Brown in the 2020 film One Night in Miami... He portrays Hawkman in the DC Film Black Adam and John Stewart / Green Lantern in the animated film Green Lantern: Beware My Power.

Life and career

Hodge was born on September 20, 1986, in Onslow County, North Carolina. Both of his parents, Aldis Basil Hodge and Yolette Evangeline Richardson, served in the U.S. Marine Corps.[2] His mother is from Florida, while his father is originally from Dominica. His older brother is actor Edwin Hodge. Hodge played both the clarinet and the violin as a child. In addition to acting, Hodge designs watches, writes, and paints.


In 2007, Hodge was cast as Alec Hardison in the TNT series Leverage. In 2009, he received a Saturn Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor on Television for this role.

In 2019, he began his role as Decourcy Ward in Showtime's City on a Hill with Kevin Bacon. In 2020, it was confirmed that Hodge will play Carter Hall / Hawkman in Jaume Collet-Serra's DCEU 2022 film Black Adam alongside Dwayne Johnson, Noah Centineo, Sarah Shahi, and Pierce Brosnan. In October 2022 it was announced that he would play the lead role of Alex Cross in the Amazon Prime Video streaming series Cross based on the James Patterson series of novels.