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7 Great Facts to Know About Black Actor, Aldis A. Hodge

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 02: Actor Aldis Hodge attends WGN America's "Underground" World Premiere on March 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for WGN America)
Aldis Alexander Basil Hodge is an Award-winning actor, best known for his portrayal of Alec Hardison on the TNT series Leverage, MC Ren in the 2015 biopic Straight Outta Compton, Levi Jackson in the 2016 Academy Award nominated film Hidden Figures, and as Noah in the WGN America series Underground.
Here are some other interesting facts to know about Aldis Hodge:
1. 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. Played both the clarinet and the violin as a child, but as an adult, his focus is on the violin; he purchased his first at the age of 18.
3. Awarded the role of Alec Hardison on the day of his 21st birthday in 2007.
4. Received a Saturn Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in Television for this role on Leverage. The win went to Aaron Paul of AMC’s Breaking Bad.
5. One of two actors to portray two different roles in two different Die Hard films, the other being Anthony Peck.
6. Appeared as the security guard in fellow co-star of Leverage Christian Kane’s music video of the song the house rules.
7. Writes scripts for film and television, designs luxury timepieces and is an avid artist and painter.
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