Lucas Hedges, born on December 12, 1996, is an actor and the son of filmmaker Peter Hedges. He studied theater at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. The young actor began his career portraying supporting roles in Wes Anderson’s dramedy “Moonrise Kingdom” in 2012 and the crime biopic “Kill the Messenger” two years later. He debuted in 2016 playing a sarcastic teenager in “Manchester by the Sea,” which earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He played supporting roles in “Lady Bird” and the movie “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” in 2017. Let’s celebrate this young actor’s birthday right here!
December 12, 1996
Lucas Hedges was born in New York on December 12, 1996. He is the youngest son of poet and actress Susan Bruce and screenwriter and director Peter Hedges. Hedges enrolled in theater classes at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and graduated in 2016. He comes from a family of artists. His maternal grandfather was a former vice president in New York at H.B.O. His maternal grandmother, Narcissa Titman, was a former theater director and teacher.
He grew up in Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill, frequently visiting his father’s movie sets. As a child, Hedges made his film debut in 2007 as an extra in his father’s film “Dan in Real Life.” During a high school stage production, Hedges was noticed by the casting director of “Moonrise Kingdom” and he was cast in the film as Redford. Hedges then went on to play small roles. In 2014, Hedges played a minor role in “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and played the son of Jeremy Renner’s character in “Kill the Messenger.” For his role as the orphaned nephew of Casey Affleck’s character in “Manchester by the Sea,” Hedges received a Critic’s Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer in 2016.
He played a teenager who violently bullies his younger brother (played by Sunny Suljic) in the comedy-drama “Mid90s,” Jonah Hill’s directorial debut. In 2018, Hedges made his first Broadway appearance in Kenneth Lonergan’s play “The Waverly Gallery” alongside great actors such as Elaine May, Michael Cera, and Joan Allen. He played a teenager dealing with his grandmother who had Alzheimer’s disease.
Hedges begins his career alongside the great actor Steve Carell in the movie “Dan in Real Life.”
After starring in “Moonrise Kingdom,” Hedges stars in another Wes Anderson film, a comedy-drama titled “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”
Hedges plays his first role as the protagonist in “Boy Erased.”
Hedges guest-stars on “The Premise” as Jesse Wheeler in the episode “The Ballad of Jesse Wheeler.”
Why We Love Lucas Hedges
In an interview, Hedges confessed that he wanted to act not because he was passionate about acting. He said he wanted to act because he just wanted to live a luxurious life.
He’s very close to his mom
He’s very close to his mother. While they were on the red carpet leading to the Academy Awards ceremonies in 2017, he kissed her on the cheek in front of the cameras to show the whole world his affection for her.
He’s got real talent
Hedges’ acting awards and nominations are proof that he’s got what it takes to make it in the movie industry. He deserves the critics’ nod and more opportunities to portray challenging roles.
5 Surprising Facts
His stage debut
Hedges made his stage debut as the lead character in an off-Broadway play “Yen” for which he earned rave reviews.
He was an Oscar nominee
Hedges was the first actor under the age of 25 to be nominated for an Oscar for his performance in “Manchester by the Sea.”
He’s a reserved guy
He prefers to act in indie films so he can remain almost unrecognizable.
His mother as his “date”
Hedges even brought his mother as his “date” to the 2017 Academy Awards.
His TV crush
He had a crush on actress Saoirse Ronan and thought she was the most beautiful person.
Lucas Hedges FAQs
Is Lucas Hedges on any social network?
No, Hedges is not on any social media platform.
Is Lucas Hedges related to Matt Damon?
No, he’s not.
Who is Lucas Hedges’ partner?
Hedges is unattached at this time, but he was in a relationship with actress Taylor Russell from 2018 to 2019.
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