Lucas Hedges

Lucas Hedges

actor

Born December 12, 1996 in New York City, New York, USA

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.

Critics Choice AwardBest Young Actor/Actress Manchester by the Sea (2016)

Filmography

Connections

  • Walter F. Parkes

    Walter F. Parkes

  • Jon Robin Baitz

    Jon Robin Baitz

  • Melissa George

    Melissa George

  • Brian Cox

    Brian Cox

  • Sophie Okonedo

    Sophie Okonedo

  • Ken Olin

    Ken Olin

  • Michael Morris

    Michael Morris

Genres

  • Thriller
  • Fantasy
  • Action & Adventure
  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • Romance
  • Sports
  • Science Fiction