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Josh Lucas Biography

Birth Name:
Joshua Lucas Maurer
Birth Place:
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Fast Facts

  • Parents were peace/anti-nuclear activists who moved frequently while he was young
  • As a result, he lived in 30 different places before he turned 13
  • His family did not have a TV until 1984, when they purchased one to watch the Olympics
  • Realized he wanted to become an actor in 1987 when he was mesmerized by Michael Douglas's Oscar-winning portrayal of Gordon Gekko in Wall Street
  • Made film debut in 1993's Alive
  • As an up-and-coming actor, he appeared in a number of off-Broadway shows in New York, including Terrence McNally's controversial drama Corpus Christi in 1998
  • Made his Broadway debut in 2005 in a revival of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie
  • Put on 43lbs
  • for the part of Texas Western coach Don Haskins in Glory Road (2006)
  • In 2008, he appeared in an off-Broadway production of Fault Lines, a play directed by David Schwimmer
  • Portrayed a crime boss opposite James Franco in the drama William Vincent, an independent feature that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2010


  • 2001Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated