Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Hardrict immersed himself in the arts at a young age. Local film and television projects were on the rise throughout his teens, as productions moved from LA to Chicago, which gave Hardrict the opportunity to book regional print ads, commercials, and TV movies. He began his professional acting career when he landed a role at an open call for the Oprah Winfrey film There Are No Children Here. Hardrict loved every moment of the experience and knew that in order to pursue a career in acting he needed to move to Los Angeles. With $75.00 in his pocket, he packed his bags and made the move out west.
Hardrict got his first big break when he landed a role in Fox 2000 Pictures’ Never Been Kissed. From here his career flourished appearing in a multitude of films from drama to comedy including Crazy Beautiful, Grammy nominated feature Gran Torino, and He’s Just Not That Into You opposite Justin Long and Ginnifer Goodwin. In 2011, Hardrict co-starred as Cpl. Jason Lockett in the action film Battle: Los Angeles. He has also held supporting roles in numerous high profile projects including Lovelace, Warm Bodies, and Transcendence opposite Johnny Depp.
In 2015, Hardrict starred opposite Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller in the Oscar nominated film American Sniper. Additionally, he was one of the leads in the unsuspected hit independent film, Brotherly Love for Netflix. Hardrict can next be seen in the film Destined in two leading roles which premiered at the LA Film Festival and went on to show at the American Black Film Festival where Hardrict won the Grand Jury Best Actor award in both men and women categories. He is set to star in the Universal pic, Spectral and the film November Criminals opposite Chloe Moretz as well as the 2Pac biopic All Eyez On Me.
Hardrict currently lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife and son. In addition to working in film and television, he loves to play basketball in his down time, travel to exotic places, and explore new cultures while spending time with his family.