Lucas Hedges On Stage - Theater Credits, Bio and Tickets
Lucas Hedges was born on December 12, 1996 in Brooklyn Heights, New York City. He is perhaps best known for his Oscar-nominated performance in "Manchester by the Sea," as well as his appearances in critically acclaimed films such as "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" and "Lady Bird".
He attended Saint Ann's School in Brooklyn, studied theatre at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and is also a graduate of the Cherubs Theatre Program at Northwestern University's National High School Institute.
His father, Peter Hedges, is an Oscar-nominated screenwriter and director and Lucas' first professional credits was as an extra in his father's 2007 film "Dan in Real Life". He would eventually secure his first role, playing Redford, in Wes Anderson's 2012 movie "Moonrise Kingdom". A string of small parts would follow, including "Arthur and Mike" (2012), "Labor Day" (2013), "The Zero Theorem" (2013), Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" (2014), and, most notably, as Ian Webb in "Kill the Messenger" (2014).
In 2015, he made his television debut as Ritchie in the 8-part NBC mini-series "The Slap" and also appeared as Greg in the film "Anesthesia". In 2016, however, his career skyrocketed after the release of Kenneth Lonergan's "Manchester by the Sea," with his performance as Patrick Chandler earning him an Academy Award nomination for "Best Supporting Actor". He also received a BAFTA nomination for "Rising Star".
Mr. Hedges then decided to return to his theatre roots and made his off-Broadway debut as Hench in the MCC Theater production of Yen, which ran from January 12 through to March 4, 2017 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. He received a Theatre World Award, as well as a Lucille Lortel Award nomination, for his efforts.
2017 was also a great year in film for Mr. Hedges, starring in two hugely acclaimed films. He played Danny O'Neill in Greta Gerwig's "Lady Bird" and Robbie in Martin McDonagh's "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri".
Mr. Hedges collaborated with Kenneth Lonergan once again in his Broadway debut as Daniel Reed in the Broadway premiere of Lonergan's memory play The Waverly Gallery, which ran at the Golden Theatre from September 25, 2018 through January 27, 2019.