Who is Aldis Hodge?
American actor Aldis Alexander Basil Hodge was born in Onslow County, North Carolina USA, under the zodiac sign of Virgo on 20 September 1986. He’s appeared in more than 80 TV series and movies, and is probably known best for playing Hawkman, one of the lead characters in the popular 2022 action fantasy adventure movie “Black Adam”, directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, and which also starred Dwayne Johnson and Pierce Brosnan. It follows superhero Black Adam who’s been released after spending 5,000 years in captivity – the movie won one of its nine award nominations.
Education and early life
Aldis and his older brother Edwin Hodge were raised in Onslow County by their mother Yolette Evangeline Richardson and father Aldis Basil Hodge, both of whom served in the US Marine Corps; Edwin is today also a successful actor, with close to 80 credits to his name.
Aldis grew up being interested in numerous activities, and began playing both the clarinet and violin at a very early age, although he eventually focused solely on the violin. He was eight when he made his debut film appearance, playing Raymond in the critically acclaimed 1995 action adventure thriller “Die Hard with a Vengeance”, directed by John McTiernan, and which starred Bruce Willis, Jeremy Irons and Samuel L. Jackson. It follows police detective John McClane as he’s protecting himself and a store owner from a German terrorist, and the movie won two of its five award nominations.
Aldis has since been active in the film industry; he eventually moved to Los Angeles, California where he attended a local high school, and from which he matriculated in 2005. He continued his education at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2009.
Roles in movies
In 1996, Aldis portrayed Prince in the romantic drama “Bed of Roses”, and his following film role came in 2000, when cast to play Basketball Teen #2 in the popular action crime comedy “Big Momma’s House”, directed by Raja Gosnell, and which starred Martin Lawrence, Nia Long and Paul Giamatti. It follows a male FBI agent who’s disguised himself as a large grandmother, and the movie won one of its 10 award nominations.
Aldis could then have been seen appearing in the 2004 crime thriller comedy “The Ladykillers”, the 2004 short comedy “The Cure for a Diseased Life” and the 2005 romantic crime drama “The Tenants”. He starred as Trevor Anderson in the 2009 action horror thriller “Red Sands”, directed by Alex Turner, and which also starred Shane West and Leonard Roberts. It follows a group of US soldiers who’ve destroyed a statue in the Middle East, and have thus freed an evil supernatural force; the film won two awards.
In 2010, Aldis starred in the short comedy “Death, Inc.”, and was then cast to appear in the 2011 short drama “A Standard Story”, the crime thriller “The East” and the action thriller “A Good Day to Die Hard” both in 2013.
The year 2016 saw him play Espin, one of the main characters in the hit crime action “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back”, written and directed by Edward Zwick, and which also starred Tom Cruise and Cobie Smulders. It follows Jack Reacher who’s running from the law while simultaneously trying to uncover a conspiracy in the government; the film won an ASCAP Film and Television Music Award for Top Box Office Films.
Aldis’ three most recent film roles have been in the 2020 drama “One Night in Miami…”, the 2021 crime thriller “The Birthday Cake”, and the 2022 animated action adventure “Green Lantern: Beware My Power” (voice role); he’s currently shooting for the upcoming movies “Marmalade” and “Parallel”.
Roles in TV series
Aldis made his debut TV series appearance in the 1997 episode “Family Affair” of the comedy “Between Brothers”, and the remainder of the ’90s saw him appear in an episode or two of the mystery fantasy thriller “Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction”, the crime mystery “NYPD Blue”, and the action fantasy “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”.
From 2005 through 2007, Aldis voiced the lead character King in the animated action “A. T. O. M.: Alpha Teens on Machines”, created by Ariane Desrieux and Paul-Patrick Duval, and which also starred Alli Mauzey and James Arnold Taylor. It follows the lives of five teenagers who are working for Lee Industries, testing prototype vehicles and weapons.
From 2008 through 2012, Aldis starred as Alec Hardison and several other characters in all 77 episodes of the crime mystery thriller “Leverage”, which John Rogers and Chris Downey created, and which also starred Christian Kane, Gina Bellman and Timothy Hutton. It follows a group of thieves as they’re stealing from wealthy criminals, and the series won three of its 23 award nominations.
Aldis went on to star as Noah in all the 20 episodes of the 2017 historical adventure “Underground”, and then played Jordan in 17 episodes of the historical war drama “TURN: Washington’s Spies” from 2014 through 2017.
His three most recent TV series roles have been in two episodes of the 2022 animated adventure comedy “The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder” (voice role), all the 26 episodes of the crime thriller “City on a Hill” from 2019 through 2022 (lead role) and eight episodes of the crime mystery thriller “Leverage: Redemption” since 2021; he’s currently shooting for the two upcoming series “Cross” and “The Forever House”.
We're getting down into the thick of it all when Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge return to City On A Hill March 28.
Aldis received special thanks for the 2015 documentary movie “Nick Saglimbeni’s Mastering Lighting: Volume One”.
He produced 16 episodes of the crime thriller series “City on a Hill”, 2021-2022, and is the producer of the upcoming series “Cross” and the movie “Parallel”.
Some of Aldis’ recent talk-show appearances have been in “Made in Hollywood”, “The Jennifer Hudson Show”, and “The Kelly Clarkson Show”.
Awards and nominations
Aldis has won six of his 23 award nominations. Some of his wins include a 2015 Black Film Critics Circle Award for Best Ensemble, for his and his colleagues’ performance in “Straight Outta Compton”, a 2020 San Francisco Film Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance, and a 2021 Film Independent Spirit Robert Altman Award, both for his performance in “One Night in Miami”.
Love life and relationships
Aldis is yet to speak about the women, or perhaps men whom he’s dated, but his fans are convinced that they know about one woman whom he’s been with.
It’s widely believed that he was once in a relationship with American artist Harmonia Rosales from Chicago; several of Aldis’ fans have claimed that they had seen Aldis and Harmonia spending time together several times in the 2010s, but Aldis is yet to address these rumors.
He seems to be unattached as of April 2023, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
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Interesting facts and hobbies
Aldis enjoys being active on Instagram, and has uploaded close to 800 pictures and videos onto the social media network, most of his content related to his acting career – he’s today followed by over 400,000 people.
He likes to work out at the gym in his spare time, and has five to six training sessions a week.
Aldis has been practicing martial arts since a very early age, and some of the styles which he’s studied include Muay Thai, Jeet Kune Do, and Shaolin Kung Fu.
One of Aldis’ favorite actors is Jean Reno, and some of his favorite movies include “Leon: The Professional”, “Man on Fire”, and “The Raid: Redemption”.
He and his brother both appeared in the movie “Die Hard with a Vengeance”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Aldis’ age is 36. He has brown eyes and black hair, is 6ft 2ins (1.86m) tall and weighs around 185lbs (84kgs).
Aldis’ net worth’s been estimated at over $10 million as of April 2023.