Cory D. Hardrict (born November 9, 1979) is an American actor. He has appeared in film and television since the late 1990s. He has also been an executive producer for the 2007 film Neighborhood Watch.
Life and career
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Hardrict began his career on television during the late 1990s, with appearances in weekly prime-time programs including Smart Guy, Felicity, Once and Again and ER. He made his film debut in 1999 romantic comedy Never Been Kissed, starring Drew Barrymore followed by a role in the drama Crazy/Beautiful (2001). Hardrict has also appeared in Creature Unknown (2004), Return of the Living Dead: Rave from the Grave (2005), Miles from Home (2006), and Driftwood (2006).
In 2007, he had a recurring role on the ABC Family series Lincoln Heights and executive produced the film Neighborhood Watch, in which he also starred. The following year, he had a cameo role in the movie Gran Torino directed and starred by Clint Eastwood. That same year, he appeared as singer Brandy's love interest in the music video for "Right Here".
After dating for six years, Hardrict and actress Tia Mowry were engaged on Christmas Day 2007. They married on April 20, 2008 in Santa Barbara, California. On January 11, 2011, People announced that Hardrict and Mowry were expecting their first child. The pregnancy was documented on Mowry's reality TV show called Tia & Tamera starring her and her twin sister on the Style Network. Hardict spoke at Victor J. Andrew High School on March 9, 2011 stating, "...she's six months pregnant". Their son, Cree Taylor Hardrict, was born June 28, 2011 in Los Angeles. The baby shares the first letter of his name with his father and the first letter of his middle name with his mother per a naming convention from Tia's family.