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Josh Lucas stars in "The Firm" on NBC as Mitchell McDeere. Lucas also recently starred in the movie "The Lincoln Lawyer," alongside Matthew McConaughey, Ryan Phillippe and Marisa Tomei.

Josh Lucas's film career began by accident in 1979 when a small Canadian film production shot on the tiny coastal South Carolina Island, The Isle of Palms, where Lucas and his family lived. Unbeknownst to the filmmakers, 8-year-old Lucas was hiding in the sand dunes watching filming during the climatic scene where
Josh Lucas
Josh Lucas
Josh Lucas - © Joe Corrigan
teenage lovers engage in a lovesick fight. It was during this experience that Lucas decided to pursue a career in film and now, over three decades later, he has just had one of the most diverse years in his career.

Born to young, radical, politically active parents in Arkansas in 1971, Lucas spent his early childhood nomadically moving around the southern United States. The family finally settled in Gig Harbor, Washington, where Lucas attended high school. The school had an award winning drama/debate program and Lucas won the State Championship in Dramatic Interpretation and competed at the National Championship in 1989. Brief stints in professional theater in Seattle followed, before Lucas moved to Los Angeles. After receiving breaks playing a young George Armstrong Custer in the Steven Spielberg produced "Class of '61" and Frank Marshall's film "Alive," Lucas's career toiled in minor television appearances. Frustrated, he decided to start over, and relocated to New York City.

In New York City, Lucas studied acting for years under Suzanne Shepherd, and did smaller theater productions, like "Shakespeare in the Parking Lot," before receiving another break in 1997 when he was cast as Judas in Terrence McNally's controversial off-Broadway production of "Corpus Christi." The play led to his being cast in the films "You Can Count on Me" and "American Psycho." These films were followed by interesting performances in the Oscar-winning "A Beautiful Mind" and the box office hit "Sweet Home Alabama." After which, Lucas gave credible performances in various films for the next few years such as, Ang Lee's "Hulk," David Gordon Green's "Undertow," "Secondhand Lions," "Wonderland" and Lasse Hallstrom's "An Unfinished Life." In 2005, Lucas gained nearly 40 pounds to play legendary basketball coach Don Haskins in the Jerry Bruckheimer produced "Glory Road." Lucas followed this by making his Broadway debut in Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie." The unexpected box office performance of "Poseidon" forced Lucas to take time and refocus on his original passion for smaller projects and producing films. Lucas's first producing project, the intensely personal Boaz Yakin film "Death in Love," was released in 2009.

Lucas recently completed work starring opposite James Franco in the independent film "William Vincent," opposite Terrence Howard in the thriller "Little Murder," and opposite James Cromwell in "A Year In Mooring." Lucas produced and can be seen starring opposite Jon Hamm in "Stolen" which IFC released in select theaters in March of 2010. In October, Warner Brothers released the romantic comedy "Life As We Know It," directed by Greg Berlanti. In this film, Lucas stars opposite Katherine Heigl.

Lucas has always remained fascinated by documentaries and over the past few years, has worked repeatedly with film legend Ken Burns on the documentaries "The War," "The National Parks: America's Best Idea," and the upcoming "Prohibition." He was involved in the Oscar-nominated "Operation Homecoming," and appeared in the National Board of Review's award winner "Trumbo." He also appeared in the Los Angeles Film Festival's award winner "Resolved," as well as Barry Levinson's documentary "Poliwood."

Lucas's other theater credits include the award-winning off-Broadway production of "Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell." Lucas recently finished production on "Daydream Nation," opposite Kat Dennings. Lucas lives in New York City.


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Age: 45 years old
Birthday: June 20, 1971
Height: 5' 11 ½"
Full Name / Real Name: Joshua Lucas Easy Dent Maurer
Birthplace: Little Rock, AR
Current Residence: New York, NY

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