Lucas Hedges Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 09 Apr, 2018
Facts of Lucas Hedges
Date of Birth: 1996 , December-12
Age: 21 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Name Lucas Hedges
Birth Name Lucas Hedges
Father Peter Hedges
Mother Susan Bruce
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Brooklyn Heights, New York
Ethnicity Mixed
Profession Actor
Net Worth $3.5 million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown
Face Color Fair
Famous for Manchester by the Sea, Kill the Messenger
Education Saint Ann’s School, University of North Carolina, Cherubs Theater Program at Northwestern University’s National High School Institute
Awards Washinton D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards, Theatre World Awards, Online Film Critics Society Awards
Movies Dan in Real Life, Moonrise Kingdom, Kill the Messenger, Manchester by the Sea
TV Show The Slap
Siblings Simon Hedges
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One of the youngest Academy Award-nominee American actors, Lucas Hedges is the son of Oscar-nominated screenwriter and director, Peter Hedges. He made his Hollywood debut in 2007 from his father’s movie, Dan in Real Life. He then appeared in a supporting role in the comedy-drama, Moonrise Kingdom. His acting in the movie was praised by both audiences and the filmmakers. Hedges has appeared in different hit movies like Lady Bird, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Kill the MessengerFor his role in the movie, Manchester by the Sea, he was nominated for several awards including Academy Awards, BAFTA Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Awards.

In 2017, he made his Off-Broadways debut from the play, Yen in the main role at Lucille Lortel Theater. He won Theater World Awards for his role.

Early Life And Education Of Lucas Hedges

Lucas Hedges was born on 12th December 1996 in Brooklyn Heights, New York under the birth sign Sagittarius. Hedges is American as per nationality and as far as his ethnicity is concerned, he is Mixed (English, German, and Scots-Irish descent).

He is the son of poet and actress, Susan Bruce and Oscar-nominated screenwriter and director, Peter Hedges. His parents raised him with his brother Simon Hedges in Brooklyn Cobble Hill. 

Hedges completed his schooling from Saint Ann’s School and later joined the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where he studied theater. He then graduated from the Cherubs Theater Program at Northwestern University’s National High School Institute.

Lucas Hedges' Career 

Lucas Hedges made his Hollywood debut in 2007 from the comedy-drama film, Dan in Real Life directed by his father, Peter Hedges. In 2012, Hedges worked as Redford in the coming-of-age film, Moonrise Kingdom by Wes Anderson.]

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In 2014, he worked in a biopic movie, Kill the Messenger with Jeremy Renner, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rosemarie DeWitt and Paz Vega. Hedges then back to back worked in several movies like Arthur Newman, The Zero Theorem, Labor Day, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Kill the Messenger.

Manchester by the Sea

In 2016, he made his career breakthrough role as Patrick Chandler in the drama film, Manchester by the Sea. He shared the screen with Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Lucas Hedges, and Kyle Chandler. Hedges received Oscar nomination for his brilliant performance in the movie and became one of the eight youngest Academy Awards nominee.

CAPTION: Lucas in one of the scenes of Manchester by Sea. SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter

Hedges then worked in several Academy Awards-nominated movies like Lady Bird, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Besides, Hedges also worked as Ritchie Joanou in his first 2015’s TV series, The Slap with Uma Thurman, Melissa George, Zachary Quinto, and Peter Sarsgaard.

In 2017, Hedges made his off-Broadway as Hench in the theater play, Yen at the Lucille Lortel Theater.

As of 2018, he is working in three movies including Boy Erased as Garrard Conley, Mid-90s as Stevie and Ben Is Back as Ben Burns.

Lucas Hedges' Awards And Nominations

Here is the list of some of Lucas Hedges' awards:

2016 = Washinton D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards for Manchester by the Sea.

2016 = National Board of Review Awards for Manchester by the Sea.

2017 = Washinton D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

2016 = Chicago Film Critics Association Awards for Manchester by the Sea.

2016 = Critics' Choice Movie Awards for Manchester by the Sea.

2017 = Theatre World Awards for Yen.

2017 = Georgia Film Critics Association Awards for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

2017 = Florida Film Critics Circle Awards for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

2017 = Online Film Critics Society Awards for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

2017 = Critics' Choice Movie Awards for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

2018 = Screen Actors Guild Awards for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

CAPTION: Lucas with his award. SOURCE: Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Lucas Hedges' Net Worth

Lucas Hedges has an estimated net worth of $3.5 million as per some sources, however, the amount is still under review. He has been part of several commercially successful movies and some of them are listed below:

Movies Budget  Box Office Collection IMDB Rating Awards and Nominations Cast Members
Dan in Real Life (2007) $25 million $68.4 million 6.8   Steve Carell, Juliette Binoche, Dane Cook and Britt Robertson.
Moonrise Kingdom (2012) $16 million $68.3 million 7.8
  • Won American Film Institue AwardsGotham Awards.
  • Nominated for Academy AwardsBodil AwardsBritish Academy Film and Television Arts and Golden Globe Awards.
Kara Hayward, Bill Murray, Edward Norton and Bruce Willis.
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) $30.75 million $174.8 million 8.1
  • Won Golden Globe AwardsAcademy Awards.
  • Nominated for Academy Awards, and Golden Globe Awards.
Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Sairose Ronan and Edward Norton
Manchester by the Sea (2016) $8.5 million $77.7 million 7.8
  • Won Academy AwardsBritish Academy Awards and Golden Globe Awards.
  • Nominated for Academy Awards and Golden Globe Awards.
Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Gretchen Mol and Kyle Chandler.
Lady Bird (2017) $10 million $70.7 million 7.6
  • Won Golden Globe Awards.
  • Nominated for Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and British Academy Film Awards.
Sairose Ronan, Odeya Rush, Timothee Chalamet and Laurie Metcalf.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) $12 million $155.4 million 8.2
  • Won Golden Globe AwardsSAG Awards, and BAFTA Film Awards.
  • Nominated for Screen Actors Guild AwardsAcademy Awards, and British Academy Film Awards.
Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson and Peter Dinklage.

Lucas Hedges' Personal Life

Lucas Hedges, the Manchester by the Sea star, is currently single. Hedges also passed a statement regarding his dating life,

''I've never done a true love story which would be awesome. But then again I don't think I've had a true love story, even in my own life.''

Hedges does not use any social media because he thinks that it would make him addictive. 

‘’I don’t have social media. I don’t have Facebook or Instagram or Snapchat. So in all honesty, the only exposure I have to groupies is at red carpet events like this. But then I go home and have a normal life. If I did have social media, I would spend way to much time on it. It is way too addictive for me.’’

When not working in TV, he prefers to live a normal life.

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