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- Cory Hardrict
Coach Marcus Turner in “All American: Homecoming”
In The CW’s hit series “All American: Homecoming,” Cory Hardrict stars as Coach Marcus Turner, who is on a mental health journey after struggling to manage his bipolar disorder last season. Marcus will have to learn how to take care of himself if he wants to be there for the people he cares about, including Damon (Peyton Alex Smith), JR (Sylvester Powell), and the Bringston baseball team. But as he helps others navigate their own mental health, Marcus will find a new path that he never would’ve expected.
Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Hardrict immersed himself in the arts at a young age. Local film and television projects rose throughout his teens as productions moved from L.A. to Chicago, allowing Hardrict to book regional print ads, commercials, and television movies. He began his professional acting career when he landed an open call for the Oprah Winfrey film “There Are No Children Here.”
Hardrict got his first big break when he landed a role in the film “Never Been Kissed.” From there, his career flourished, and he appeared in many films from drama to comedy, including “Crazy/Beautiful,” the award-winning Clint Eastwood feature “Gran Torino” and “He’s Just Not That Into You,” opposite Justin Long and Ginnifer Goodwin. He has had 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.” In 2016, his movie “Destined” opened at the Los Angeles Film Festival as the official selection. It won 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. In addition, Hardrict took home the award for Best Actor at the American Black Film Festival, Peachtree Village International Film Festival, and I.B.F.F. of Nashville. “Destined” hit theaters in the fall of 2017.
Recently, Hardcrict recurred on the television series “S.W.A.T.” and “The Chi” from Lena Waithe. In 2022, he launched his production company Harcor Films, and is set to start shooting his first film under the helm “Conmen.”
Hardrict currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two kids.