Aldis Hodge

LOS ANGELES - JUN 27:  Aldis Hodge arrives to the "The Legend of

Hodge in 2016, photo by DFree/

Birth Name: Aldis Alexander Basil Hodge

Place of Birth: Onslow, North Carolina, United States

Date of Birth: September 20, 1986

Ethnicity: Virgin Islander [St. Thomas], African-American, one eighth Dominican Republic, possibly Native American

Aldis Hodge is an American actor. Among his roles are the films Hidden Figures, Brian Banks, The Invisible Man (2020), One Night in Miami…, and Magic Camp, and the series Leverage, Underground, and Girlfriends.

He is the son of Yolette Evangeline (Richardson) and Aldis Basil Hodge, who were in the U.S. Marine Corps. His mother is from Florida. His brother is actor Edwin Hodge.

He has been described as having a father from St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, with a great-grandfather from the Dominican Republic, and a mother who is of African-American and Native American descent. It is not clear if this Native American ancestry has been verified/documented.

Aldis’s paternal grandfather was named Edwin Basil Hodge.

Aldis’s paternal grandmother was Margarita Valeria Thomas (the daughter of Ferdinand Thomas and Mary Evangeline Jennings). Margarita was born on St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Mary possibly was the daughter of Albert Jennings and Susanna Augusta Thomas.


2 Responses

  1. Oaken05 says:

    I’d kindly request a re-arrangement to read:

    Mother: African-American
    Father: American Virgin Islander, possibly other

    I can’t find any corroborating evidence for Dominican. The only connection I can find is that his paternal grandmother has the same/very similar name to a Dominican woman, but this woman was born 50-60 years earlier.

  2. bablah says:

    His paternal grandparents were Edwin Hodge and Margarita Thomas. But I’m not sure which one is from Dominica. Margarita was born in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, and sure enough Aldis mentions Virgin Islands in this clip (at least I heard him mumble it):


    Aldis’ paternal grandparents were Edwin Basil Hodge and Margarita Valeria Thomas (daughter of Ferdinand Thomas and Mary Jennings).

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