Lucas Black

Actor
Soft-spoken and unassuming, actor Lucas Black's biggest asset was the sense of genuineness he brought to his performances. Having no previous acting training whatsoever, the 11-year-old Alabama native aced a casting ... Read more »
Born: 11/28/1982 in Dacantur, Alabama, USA

Filmography

Actor (25)

NCIS: New Orleans 2014 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Furious 7 2015 (Movie)

Sean Boswell (Actor)

NCIS 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

42 2013 (Movie)

Pee Wee Reese (Actor)

Promised Land 2012 (Movie)

Paul Geary (Actor)

Seven Days in Utopia 2011 (Movie)

Luke (Actor)

Get Low 2010 (Movie)

Buddy (Actor)

Legion 2010 (Movie)

Jeep Hanson (Actor)

Killer Diller 2006 (Movie)

Vernon Jackson (Actor)

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 2006 (Movie)

Sean Boswell (Actor)

Jarhead 2005 (Movie)

Kruger (Actor)

Deep Water 2004 (Movie)

Nat Banyon (Actor)

Friday Night Lights 2004 (Movie)

Mike Winchell (Actor)

Cold Mountain 2003 (Movie)

Oakley (Actor)

The Miracle Worker 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

All the Pretty Horses 2000 (Movie)

Jimmy Blevins (Actor)

Crazy in Alabama 1999 (Movie)

Peejoe (Actor)

Flash 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The X-Files 1998 (Movie)

Stevie (Actor)

Chicago Hope 1996 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

American Gothic 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Ghosts of Mississippi 1996 (Movie)

Burt DeLaughter (Actor)

Sling Blade 1996 (Movie)

Frank Wheatley (Actor)

The War 1994 (Movie)

Ebb (Actor)

Our Friend, Martin (TV Show)

Voice

Biography

Soft-spoken and unassuming, actor Lucas Black's biggest asset was the sense of genuineness he brought to his performances. Having no previous acting training whatsoever, the 11-year-old Alabama native aced a casting call for a supporting role in the Kevin Costner drama "The War" (1994) then jumped straight into television as a cast member on the short-lived but well-regarded supernatural drama "American Gothic" (CBS, 1995-96). It was, however, Black's unaffected turn as a boy who befriends a local outcast in writer-director-star Billy Bob Thornton's acclaimed film "Sling Blade" (1996) that officially put Black on the map. School and the occasional modeling job for Calvin Klein occupied much of the budding thespian's time between film jobs. Black appeared in a small, but pivotal role in "The X-Files" (1998) feature film and starred opposite Melanie Griffith in the Antonio Banderas-directed "Crazy in Alabama" (1999) prior to his work with Matt Damon and director Thornton on the neo-Western "All the Pretty Horses" (2000). After reappearing alongside Thornton in the inspirational football drama "Friday Night Lights" (2004), Black scored a touchdown as the star of "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift," (2006), the second sequel in the hugely popular action franchise. More praise came for his typically understated performance opposite seasoned veterans Robert Duvall and Bill Murray in the drama "Get Low" (2010). Still early in his career, Black's instincts and natural ability were sure to serve him well in the years ahead.

Relationships

Larry Black

Father

Jan Black

Mother

Lee Black

Brother

Lori Black

Sister

EDUCATION

Speake High School

Speake , Alabama
Played varsity football

Milestones

2010

Co-starred in the apocalyptic thriller, "Legion"

2006

Cast in "The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift," the third installment of the popular street-racing film franchise

2005

Cast in Sam Mendes' "Jarhead," which is based on former Marine Anthony Swofford's best-selling novel about his pre-Desert Storm experiences

2004

Again teamed with Billy Bob Thornton for the American football-themed drama, "Friday Night Lights"

2003

Had a supporting role in the war-drama, "Cold Mountain"

2000

Re-teamed with Billy Bob Thornton for "All the Pretty Horses"

1999

Co-starred as Melanie Griffith's nephew in "Crazy in Alabama"

1998

Appeared in the feature film, "The X-Files," based on the popular Fox series

1996

Had featured role as a 12 years old boy who befriends a mentally disabled man (played by Billy Bob Thornton) in "Sling Blade"; Thornton also wrote and directed

1995

Made TV acting debut in the CBS supernatural drama, "American Gothic"

1994

Made professional acting debut in "The War," starring Kevin Costner and Elijah Wood

1993

Attended an open casting call for the film "The War" and met with director Jon Avnet

Performed in school plays in the first and third grades

Bonus Trivia

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"'Talking to Lucas about acting is useless,' says "American Gothic's" screenwriter Shaun Cassidy, himself no stranger to the childhood spotlight. 'He has brilliant natural instincts. He's the most unaffected kid I've ever met.' Despite such praise the twelve-year-old Black, who also hunts deer and fishes, hasn't given much thought to his cinematic future. 'I don't wanna grow up to be no movie sta-uh,' he says in a thick-as-honey southern drawl. 'I wanna be a Bassmaster, that's a fisherman who fishes in tournaments, and if he wins, like, first, second, or third, he wins money. It's fun,' he adds, 'stayin' home and fishin.'" - from Interview magazine, September 1995

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