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ALDIS HODGE (Brian Banks) is a SAG Award-winning actor who has built a dynamic career as a versatile performer who shines in roles in both film and television. Hodgae is perhaps best known for his role as Noah in WGN's critically acclaimed series "Underground," starring alongside Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Christopher Meloni. Most recently, he was seen in What Men Want, opposite Taraji P. Henson.

Hodge stars alongside Kevin Bacon as the co-lead in the Showtime series "City on a Hill," produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Set in Boston in the early '90s, the drama centers on an unlikely alliance between an African-American district attorney and a veteran FBI agent during the real-life event known as the "Boston Miracle."

Earlier this year Hodge starred in Clemency, which won the Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. The film focuses on a death row inmate (Hodge) and the prison warden (Alfre Woodard) who is charged with his execution. The story examines the emotional toll on all involved.

In 2018 Hodge appeared in an episode of the CBS All Access short series "Star Trek: Short Treks," based on the movie "Star Trek: Discovery," and the Netflix anthology series "Medal of Honor." In 2017 he was seen in the critically acclaimed film Hidden Figures, alongside Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae. The film received three Oscar nominations including Best Picture and two Golden Globe Award nominations, in addition to winning a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and an NAACP Award for Outstanding Motion Picture. That same year, Hodge appeared in the fourth season of the Emmy Award-winning series "Black Mirror."

In 2016 Hodge co-starred with Tom Cruise in Edward Zwick's Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. The previous year he played MC Ren, a member of the pioneering rap group N.W.A., in Straight Outta Compton. The film captivated audiences all over the world and was nominated for an Academy Award as well as PGA and SAG honors. The film won the NAACP Award for Outstanding Motion Picture.

On the small screen, Hodge became a fan favorite in his role as Alec Hardison on TNT's highly rated television series "Leverage," which nabbed a People's Choice Award in 2013. His other television credits include "Turn," "Friday Night Lights," "Supernatural," "The Walking Dead," "The Blacklist," "City of Angels," "Bones," "CSI," "ER," "Charmed" and "Boston Public."

At the age of 3 Hodge began his career when he booked a print job for Essence magazine. He continued to work as a model for print ads and commercials until making the transition into acting when he and his brother were cast on "Sesame Street." They also joined the Tony Award-winning revival of "Show Boat" on Broadway. During that period Hodge appeared in the features Die Hard With a Vengeance, Bed of Roses, Edmond, The Lady Killers and Big Momma's House.

Hodge was born in Jacksonville, North Carolina, and raised in New York. In addition to acting he is developing projects for film and television, designs luxury timepieces and is an avid artist and painter.


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