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Some young celebrities who came from a long lineage of stars take up the family business while others choose a different career path. Actors too are not left out; Lucas Hedges came from a lineage of Hollywood celebrities and he is also not new in the game. He has been following the footsteps of his parents who have distinguished themselves in the American film industry.

Lucas Hedges is a young talented Hollywood actor best known for his roles in the award-winning movies including Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, released in 2017, Manchester by the Sea in 2016, Kill the Messenger in 2014 and Moonrise Kingdom in 2012.

The young actor garnered fame at a very young age being the son of the famous writer/director, Peter Hedges and his wife Susan Bruce who is an actress as well as a poet.

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Lucas Hedges Bio

The young actor Lucas Hedges was born in Brooklyn Heights, New York City in the United States on December 12, 1996. He was raised along with his older brother Simon partly in Brooklyn and Cobble Hill.

While he was growing up, Lucas often visited his father’s film sets which led to his interest in becoming an actor. He attended Saint Ann’s School and also enrolled at the University of North Carolina School of Arts where he is studying Theatre. He is currently taking a break so he could focus more on his acting career.


Lucas Hedges made his film debut in 2007 when he was featured in a film titled Dan in Real Life, the film was directed by his father Peter Hedges. During his high school days, he starred in a school play production which caught the attention of Wes Anderson who later featured him in his movie titled The Moonrise Kingdom in 2012.

In 2013, he continued to gain popularity as he appeared in three movies including Labor Day, Arthur Newman, and The Zero Theorem. The next year, he appeared in The Grand Budapest Hotel and Kill the Messenger after which he received positive reviews from people and in 2015, Hedges got his breakthrough after he starred in the movie titled Manchester by the Sea. For his wonderful performance in the movie, Lucas earned a Critics Choice Award for Best Young Performer and several other award nominations.

However, Lucas Hedges made his Off-Broadway debut in a play titled Yen in 2017 and for the remarkable performance, the young actor received positive reviews which earned him the Theatre World Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Debut Performance and a nomination for Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play.

Later on, in the same year, Lucas featured in Lady Bird, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Boy Erased, and is currently on the set for the 2018 movie titled Ben is Back. The movie is directed by his father Peter Hedges.

Nominations and Awards

The young and upcoming American actor has earned lots of nominations and has won a few awards. For his roles in the movies such as Manchester by the Sea, Kill the Messenger, and Moonrise Kingdom, Hedges has earned several nominations including an Oscar.

Currently, the young actor has 43 nominations and has won 6 out of the 43 including two Washington D. C. Area Film Critics Association award for his role in Manchester by the Sea and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. He has one Theatre World Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Debut Performance for the movie titled Yen in 2017.

The young actor also has an Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble Category for the movie Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture in the same movie. Lucas also won the National Board of Review Award for Breakthrough Male Performance for Manchester by the Sea.

Additionally, Lucas Hedges is one of the two young actors to have received an Academy Award nomination and the first male less than 25 years of age to have received an Academy Award nomination.

Is He Gay?

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Lucas playing the gay character in the movie Lady Bird

Wondering if the award-winning actor is gay or not? Well, the actor has a straight sexual orientation and is not a gay. The speculation over his sexual orientation follows his portrayal of a gay character in teen movies including Lady Bird, Mean Girls, and Clueless.

Apparently, Lucas Hedges is not in any relationship at the moment and he is not yet married. He likes keeping his personal life, love life and affairs away from the media. He is currently focused on making a huge impact in the American Entertainment Industry as he gradually gets to the peak of his career.

Lucas Hedges Net Worth

The young chap has been outstanding since his acting career began. He currently has an estimated net worth of $3.5 million which he earns from his acting career and other endeavours.

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Quick Facts about Lucas Hedges Height, Wiki

Birth name: Lucas Hedges

Date of birth: December 12, 1996

Birth City: New York City, New York, United States

Birth sign: Sagittarius

Nationality: American

Ethnicity: White

Education: University of North Carolina School of Arts

Profession: Actor

Height: 5 feet 11 inches (1.8 m)

Marital Status: Single

Spouse: No

Children: No

Net Worth: $3.5 million

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