Lucas Black Biography
Lucas Black is an American film and television actor. He is famously known for his roles in the series American Gothic from 1995 to 1996 as well as roles in the films Sling Blade in 1996, Flash in 1997, Crazy in Alabama in 1999, All the Pretty Horses 2000, Friday Night Lights in 2004, Jarhead in 2005, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift in 2006, Get Low in 2009, Legion in 2010, and Seven Days in Utopia in 2011. Since September 2014, he has played Special Agent Christopher LaSalle on CBS’ NCIS: New Orleans.
Lucas Black Age
He was born on November 29, 1982, in Decatur, Alabama. He spends most of his time in a small town called Speake when he was young. He is 36 years of age as of 2018.
Lucas Black Accent
Lucas has an Alabama accent. But specifically, northern Alabama. He loves his Alabama accent, and he would rather not drop it. He believes that so much of his persona is rolled up into his accent that he had trouble when a director wanted him to lose it. In the end, he decided that he wasn’t going to drop his accent instead he decided to turn down his role.
Lucas Black Family
He was born to Jan Gillespie and Larry Black. His mother, Jan, is an office worker while his father, Larry, is a museum employee. He was raised alongside two older siblings. His older brother is Lee while his older sister name is Lori. He was raised as a Southern Baptist and he carried his faith with him into adulthood.
He married his longtime girlfriend Maggie O’Brien in 2010. Maggie is a lawyer by profession. The couple also has two children. They have a daughter named Sophie Jo and they have a son named Augusta “Gus” York.
Lucas Black As A Kid
Before Lucas graduated from high school at Speake High School, in May 2001. While in high school he loved playing football. He played football for the Speake Bobcats. After high school, his first career choice wasn’t even to become an actor. His first dream was to become a fisherman. He says that if he could have any other career besides acting, he would be a fisherman.
After high school, he started playing golf. He has excelled greatly in the sport and he competes in golf tournaments all around the country. He admits that he has a secret dream of playing golf at the professional level. He has shown off some of his golf skills in his films too. He loves golf so much that one day he thought it would be a good idea to play a game in his house.
Lucas Black career
Lucas received his first movie role in 1994 in the Kevin Costner film The War, when he was just 11 years old. The role helped him land his next job in the series American Gothic in 1995. He was also cast in the sleeper hit Sling Blade in 1996 and in Ghosts of Mississippi in 1996.
A bit of Calvin Klein modeling and mainly school and sports occupied the rest of his spare time. He cast in another summer hit with The X Files in 1998. He finally got a lead role in the independent film Crazy in Alabama in 1999. Lucas turned down an opportunity to star in the movie adaptation of The Horse Whisperer in 1998 due to the request of having his accent altered. In 2000, he was seen with Matt Damon in All the Pretty Horses in 2000. After a small break, he was next seen alongside Hollywood stars Jude Law and Natalie Portman in the drama Cold Mountain in 2003.
Lucas Black Friday Night Lights
In the Black Friday Night Light, he was cast as Mike Winchell. Black Friday Night Light is Based on H.G. Bissinger’s book, which profiled the economically depressed town of Odessa, Texas and their heroic high school football team, The Permian High Panthers. it was directed by Peter Berg and written by Buzz Bissinger.
Lucas Black Fast And Furious
Lucas played Sean Boswell in Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, where he won an award. He returned to the franchise to play Sean Boswell again in Furious 7 and Fast 8. On April 16, 2016, it was announced that Lucas would reprise his role as Sean Boswell, but in a much bigger role this time.
Sadly, Paul Walker passed away after a serious car accident while he was filming Fast 8. With Paul Walker gone, it leaves an empty place on Dominic Toretto’s team and he will be short one best friend. It has been reported that Lucas will star as Dominic’s new best friend.
Lucas Black Sling Blade
He earned the role of Frank Wheatley in the legendary Sling Blade. Sling Blade is a 1996 American drama film written and directed by Billy Bob Thornton.
Lucas Black Net Worth
The American film and television actor has an estimated net worth of $6 million. Black has earned his net worth from his roles in various films and television shows. He loves vintage cars hence owns an Autobianchi Bianchina.