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Overview (2)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Lucas Hedges is an American actor, known for playing Patrick Chandler in Manchester by the Sea (2016), which earned him an Academy Award nomination.

Hedges was born in Brooklyn Heights, New York, the second child of poet and actress Susan Bruce and Oscar-nominated screenwriter and director Peter Hedges. He began regularly appearing in major films in the early 2010s, with his role as "Redford" in Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom (2012), as well as Kill the Messenger (2014), Lady Bird (2017), and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017).

In 2018, he played the older brother in Mid90s (2018), and turned from supporting work to starring roles, giving critically-acclaimed performances in two films about young men in jeopardy, Boy Erased (2018), where he plays a teenager sent to a gay conversion therapy clinic, and Ben Is Back (2018), as a drug-addict returning home for the holidays. In 2019, he starred as a Shia LaBeouf stand-in in the biographical film Honey Boy (2019), sharing the role with Noah Jupe (despite an admitted lack of physical resemblance). He was also part of the ensemble in the highly critically-acclaimed family drama Waves (2019), and in 2020 played Michelle Pfeiffer's character's son in French Exit (2020) and the love-lorn nephew of Meryl Streep's author in Let Them All Talk (2020), both praised dramas circling the year-end awards season.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Pedro Borges

Family (2)

Parents Bruce Titman, Susan
Peter Hedges
Relatives Hedges, Simon (sibling)

Trivia (11)

Son of Susan Bruce (Titman), a poet, and Peter Hedges (Peter Simpson Hedges), a writer, director, novelist, and playwright.
Has a family background in both the arts and religion. Aside from his artistic parents, his maternal grandfather, John DeWitt Titman, Jr., was a vice president at HBO New York, and his maternal grandmother Narcissa is a theatre director, lecturer, and choir director. His paternal grandfather, The Rev. Robert Boyden Hedges, was an Episcopalian minister, and his maternal great-grandfather, The Rev. Dr. V. Carney Hargroves, was president of the Baptist World Alliance.
As of 2018, he has appeared in four films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Manchester by the Sea (2016), Lady Bird (2017) and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017).
With his Best Supporting Actor nomination for Manchester by the Sea (2016), he became the first male aged 25 or under to have received an Academy Award nomination for acting since Jake Gyllenhaal for Brokeback Mountain (2005) (age at the time of nomination).
Hedges and Dev Patel are the first males born in the 1990s to have received Academy Award nominations for acting (both were nominated for Best Supporting Actor for 2016 films, Hedges for Manchester by the Sea (2016) and Patel for Lion (2016)). Keisha Castle-Hughes is the first person born in the decade to have been nominated for an acting Oscar (for Whale Rider (2002), receiving a Best Actress nomination for 2003's movie year). Timothée Chalamet is the first person born in the decade to be nominated for Best Actor, for Call Me by Your Name (2017).
Is of English, as well as some German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and Scottish, descent.
Lucas was nominated for an Oscar for his role in Manchester by the Sea (2016), 14 years after his father, Peter Hedges, was nominated for an Oscar for the screenplay for About a Boy (2002).
Asked his Manchester by the Sea (2016) co-star Anna Baryshnikov to prom but was turned down by her because she was 22 at that time.
He auditioned for the role of Tom Cooper in Interstellar (2014) but lost to his Lady Bird (2017) co-star Timothée Chalamet. He would later beat Chalamet for the role of Patrick in Manchester By The Sea (2016).
Played the brother of Kathryn Newton's character in both Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Ben Is Back. The two also both appeared in Ladybird, although their characters were, apparently, unrelated.
Nominated for the 2019 Golden Globe Award in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama category for his role as Jared Eamons in Boy Erased (2018), but lost to Rami Malek for Bohemian Rhapsody (2018).

Personal Quotes (4)

You learn from doing and you learn from experiencing what it feels like to be present and lost in the moment with another artist.
I have a very bad habit of just retreating from any given altercation.
My problem with my parents growing up was not that I was afraid to cry in front of them - they always wanted me to cry because they wanted me to be okay, but it felt kind of icky and gross to cry in front of my parents. So my problem was the polar opposite - I didn't want to cry in front of them because I didn't want to give them the satisfaction.
I don't want to be an actor who gets stuck in playing a certain kind of role, who does the same thing twice.

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