LUCAS HEDGES (Ben) is an Academy Award nominee and one of
promising young actors. He continues to grow his diverse body of work by
collaborating with some
of the most respected names in entertainment. Hedges is perhaps best known for
opposite Casey Affleck in Kenneth Lonergan's Academy Award winner Manchester by
the Sea. Hedges'
performance was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in
Gotham, Critics' Choice and Independent Spirit bids in that category. Hedges won
Choice Award for Best Young Actor as well as the National Board of Review's Male
Performance of the Year.
The actor will next be seen opposite Katherine Waterston in Jonah Hill's
Mid90s, the story of a boy growing up in Los Angeles during that point in time.
This fall Hedges stars
in Joel Edgerton's Boy Erased, which the filmmaker adapted from Garrard Conley's
film concerns the son of a Baptist preacher who is forced to participate in a
conversion therapy program. Hedges stars alongside Edgerton, Russell Crowe and
Hedges was recently seen in two of last year's Best Picture nominees:
Greta Gerwig's directorial debut Lady Bird, with Saoirse Ronan, and Martin
Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, opposite Frances McDormand and Sam
Hedges appeared in two films for Wes Anderson: Moonrise Kingdom, co-starring
Edward Norton, Bill
Murray and Frances McDormand; and The Grand Budapest Hotel, with Ralph Fiennes.
In 2013 he
worked with Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet in Jason Reitman's Labor Day and
Christoph Waltz in Terry Gilliam's The Zero Theorem. Hedges has also appeared in
such films as
Michael Cuesta's Kill the Messenger, opposite Jeremy Renner, and Dante Ariola's
alongside Colin Firth and Emily Blunt.
Hedges is making his Broadway debut alongside Elaine May, Joan Allen and
in Kenneth Lonergan's "The Waverly Gallery," at the John Golden Theatre. In 2017
he made his
stage debut as the lead in MCC Theater's Off Broadway production of "Yen,"
written by Anna
Jordan and directed by Trip Cullman.
The actor currently resides in New York City.