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Josh Lucas

Josh LucasAKA Joshua Lucas Easy Dent Maurer

Born: 20-Jun-1971
Birthplace: Little Rock, AR

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

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

    (list:ew-2003-it) Heartthrob

    The Firm Mitch McDeere (2012-)

    Breakthrough (10-Apr-2019)
    Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (8-Sep-2017)
    Little Accidents (22-Jan-2014)
    Space Warriors (26-Apr-2013)
    Big Sur (23-Jan-2013)
    Stolen (6-Sep-2012)
    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
    Stolen (16-May-2009)
    PoliWood (1-May-2009) · Himself
    Tell Tale (24-Apr-2009)
    Management (7-Sep-2008) · Barry
    Death in Love (22-Jan-2008)
    Trumbo (10-Sep-2007) · Himself
    Poseidon (10-May-2006)
    Glory Road (13-Jan-2006)
    An Unfinished Life (19-Aug-2005) · Crane Curtis
    Stealth (29-Jul-2005)
    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)
    Coastlines (16-Jan-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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