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 hit independent film, Brotherly Love. Earlier this year he was seen in Summit Entertainment’s Tupac Shakur biopic “All Eyez On Me”. He will next be seen in “November Criminals” opposite Chloe Grace Moretz, the Netflix original film “Naked,” “#211” opposite Nicholas Cage, and “Labyrinth” with Johnny Depp and Forest Whitaker. His film, “Destined” premiered at the LA Film Festival last summer as their Official Selection and it continues to sweep awards during its festival run winning Best Feature and Best of Festival at UrbanWorld, Best Film at the International Black Film Festival of Nashville, and was the official selection at Chicago International Film Festival. Hardrict took home the award for Best Actor at the American Black Film Festival, Peachtree Village International Film Festival, and IBFF of Nashville. Destined hit theaters in the fall of 2017. In 2018, Hardrict was a lead in the Sony Crackle drama “The Oath,” executively produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and his G-Unit Film & Television Inc. Currently he guest stars on the CBS drama “S.W.A.T.” and the Showtime series “The Chi” from Lena Waithe.
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.