AKA Joshua Lucas Easy Dent Maurer
Birthplace: Little Rock, AR
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Wonderland
In his childhood, Josh Lucas lived with his family near a small town in South Carolina, and had his first brush with the movie business when a film production crew rented his family's house for a few weeks. The kid was impressed, and intrigued, by show business.
His parents were anti-nuclear activists, which led to frequent relocations. In his teens, the family finally settled on tiny Fox Island, near Tacoma, Washington, where young Josh won a statewide drama competition in drama both his junior and senior years of high school.
"I started out in high school," Lucas says. "It was immediate. It was like, this is what I do. This is what I will fight for. I suffered, struggled. I was really bad at it. It was a long period of time where I tried to figure out what worked, what didn't work. What I could learn about theater and the camera and all the different things."
Instead of attending drama classes, he moved to L.A., where he had no trouble landing guest spots on early-1990s shows like Life Goes On, Parker Lewis Canít Lose, and Jake and the Fatman. He had a small role in the cannibal flick Alive, and -- after belatedly taking those acting lessons -- Stephen King's wasting-away thriller, Thinner.
He has worked in progressively higher-profile films since then, including A Beautiful Mind, Wonderland, and Hulk. His niche seems to be playing young and often cynical or unsympathetic characters, but he is probably best known as Reese Witherspoon's lovable redneck husband in Sweet Home Alabama.
Girlfriend: Salma Hayek (actress, together 2004, broken engagement)
Girlfriend: Heather Graham (actress, together 2004-05)
Girlfriend: Rachel McAdams (actress, together 2009)
Wife: Jessica (m. Mar-2012, one son)
Son: Noah Rev Maurer (b. 29-Jun-2012)
University: Washington State University
Entertainment Weekly's 2003 "It" List Heartthrob
The Firm Mitch McDeere (2012-)
FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
J. Edgar (3-Nov-2011) · Charles Lindbergh
Hide Away (30-Oct-2011)
The Lincoln Lawyer (17-Mar-2011) · Ted Minton
Red Dog (Feb-2011)
Little Murder (8-Jan-2011)
Life as We Know It (2-Oct-2010) · Sam
Daydream Nation (10-Sep-2010)
Peacock (20-Apr-2010) · Officer Tom McGonigle
Tell Tale (24-Apr-2009)
Management (7-Sep-2008) · Barry
Death in Love (22-Jan-2008)
Trumbo (10-Sep-2007) · Himself
Glory Road (13-Jan-2006)
An Unfinished Life (19-Aug-2005) · Crane Curtis
Empire Falls (28-May-2005)
Around the Bend (8-Oct-2004) · Jason Lair
Undertow (10-Sep-2004) · Deel
Wonderland (8-Sep-2003) · Ron Launius
Secondhand Lions (5-Sep-2003) · Adult Walter
Hulk (17-Jun-2003) · Talbot
Sweet Home Alabama (20-Sep-2002)
A Beautiful Mind (13-Dec-2001)
Session 9 (10-Aug-2001) · Hank
When Strangers Appear (21-Jul-2001) · Peter
The Deep End (21-Jan-2001)
The Weight of Water (9-Sep-2000) · Rich Janes
The Dancer (19-May-2000)
You Can Count On Me (21-Jan-2000) · Rudy, Sr.
American Psycho (21-Jan-2000) · Craig McDermott
Cash Crop (16-Jun-1998) · Clay Upton
True Blue (1996) · Dan Warren
Father Hood (27-Aug-1993) · Andy
Alive (15-Jan-1993) · Felipe Restano
Child of Darkness, Child of Light (1-May-1991)
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