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Lucas Hedges was born on December 12, 1996 in Brooklyn Heights, New York City. He is 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.
Hedges 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. Hedges's first professional credit was as an extra in his father's 2007 film Dan in Real Life. He would eventually secure his first role as Redford in Wes Anderson's 2012 movie Moonrise Kingdom. A string of small parts would follow, including roles in 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 eight-part NBC miniseries The Slap and also appeared as Greg in the film Anesthesia. In 2016, however, his career took off 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 Award nomination for Rising Star.
Hedges then decided to return to his theatre roots, making his off-Broadway debut as Hench in the MCC Theater production of Yen, which ran from January 12 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.
Hedges starred in two acclaimed films in 2017. He played Danny O'Neill in Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird and Robbie in Martin McDonagh's Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
Hedges collaborated with Lonergan once again in his Broadway debut. He played 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.
Sep 25, 2018 - Jan 27, 2019