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Lucas Hedges

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Occupation  Actor
Relatives  Peter Hedges (father)
Years active  2007–present
Nationality  American
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Born  December 12, 1996 (age 20) (1996-12-12) New York City, U.S.
Alma mater  University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Education  University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Nominations  Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Parents  Peter Hedges, Susan Bruce Titman
Movies  Manchester by the Sea, The Zero Theorem, Lady Bird
Similar  Casey Affleck, Kenneth Lonergan, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Mahershala Ali

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Lucas Hedges (born December 12, 1996) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles in the films Moonrise Kingdom, Kill the Messenger, and Manchester by the Sea, the last of which garnered him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

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Personal life and education

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Hedges was born in Brooklyn Heights, New York, the second child of poet and actress Susan Bruce (Titman) and Oscar-nominated screenwriter and director Peter Hedges. He has an older brother, Simon. He grew up in Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill, frequently visiting his father's film sets. A graduate of Saint Ann's School, he is currently on a break from studying theatre at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

2007–2015: Early roles

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As a child, Hedges' made his feature film debut as an extra in his father's film Dan in Real Life (2007). His line in the film was cut in post-production. He starred in a middle-school play production, when the casting director for Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom (2012) was in the audience and eventually cast Hedges in the film, his first role as Redford. He later appeared in Arthur Newman (2013), Jason Reitman's Labor Day (2013) and Terry Gilliam's film The Zero Theorem (2013). In 2014, Hedges made a cameo in Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel and appeared in Michael Cuesta's Kill the Messenger, for which he received positive reviews.

2016–present: Breakthrough

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In April 2015, Hedges joined the cast of Kenneth Lonergan's third feature film, Manchester by the Sea (2016). In it, he plays Patrick Chandler, a 16-year-old dealing with the recent death of his father and who is left in the care of his unwilling and troubled uncle. The film had its world premiere on January 23, 2016, at the Sundance Film Festival, where Hedges received rave reviews. For his performance, Hedges has been nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, making him the eighth youngest actor to ever be nominated in the latter category.

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On 31 January 2017, Hedges made his stage debut as the lead in the Trip Cullman-directed Off-Broadway play Yen, by playwright Anna Jordan, for which he received rave reviews. The play will run till February 19 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.

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In 2017, he will star in Greta Gerwig's directorial debut Lady Bird and Martin McDonagh's film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. On March 1, 2017, it was announced that Hedges will play the lead in Jonah Hill's upcoming directorial debut titled Mid 90's opposite his Manchester by the Sea co-star Michelle Williams.

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References

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