Hugh Grady is an American Actor and Filmmaker. Originally from Detroit, MI, where he got his start in the Arts at Nataki Talibah Schoolhouse. He later moved to Chicago, IL to attend Columbia College, where he studied Theater. After graduating in 2002, he worked around Chicago in Theatre and on independent films. In 2006 Hugh teamed up with his former classmate, Tirf Alexius, to start Driven Entertainment. Together they produced commercials and films, such as “Cerrrrmack” and “Breathing Room”. Breathing Room was an official selection at the San Diego Black Film Festival and the Chicago Black Harvest Film Festival. Driven Entertainment traveled to Port au Prince, Haiti, 3 months after the earthquake, to film the documentary Lakay.
In 2011, Hugh Grady and Producing Partner Tirf Alexius, teamed up with other filmmakers to start sister company Four Features Film Co. They produced films “Critical Nexus” and “The Bastard Son of a Thousand Fathers”, in which Hugh Grady stars. He can be seen in movies such as “South Loop” by Parkside Films, and his voice can be heard on “Abetown” a Radio Drama at abendowment.org. Hugh Grady will be making his directorial debut with a documentary based on Chicago Hip Hop Culture.