Ali LeRoi is an American television producer, director, writer and actor, best known as the co-creator of the Chris Rock period sitcom Everybody Hates Chris. He met Rock during the set on his eponymous HBO late-night talk show. LeRoi wrote and directed several episodes of the series. A native of Chicago, LeRoi attended Robert Lindblom Math & Science Academy. He then studied film at Columbia College Chicago.LeRoi also co-hosted the podcast called "Alias Smith and LeRoi" (2013–15) with comedian Owen H.M. Smith.His debut feature film, The Obituary of Tunde Johnson, premiered at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival.