Josh Lucas

Actor

6/20/1971 (47 years old) Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Boasting leading-man looks, Lucas first moved to Hollywood after high school and soon landed small-screen guest appearances. In the '90s he worked both on Australian TV and the New York stage before returning to the West Coast. His career finally took off in the '00s with a variety of supporting turns that showed his range — a sleazy yuppie in American Psycho (2000), a mathematician in A Beautiful Mind (2001) and a villain in Hulk (2003). The 2002 romantic comedy Sweet Home Alabama allowed Lucas to flex his sex appeal, and he went on to appear in a supporting role as a love interest opposite Jennifer Lopez in An Unfinished Life (2005). Capitalizing on his undeniable appeal, he flexed his muscles for parts in action films including the less-than-stellar Stealth (2005) and the doomed Poseidon (2006). After taking on the real-life role of an inspirational basketball coach in Glory Road (2006), he offered narration for the Ken Burns documentary War and participated in a documentary project for the National Endowment of the Arts called Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience. Next, the hearthrob embraced darker characters in the thriller Stolen (2009), the horror indie Tell Tale (2009), and the indie drama William Vincent (2010). Off-screen, he pursues numerous theater projects and supports causes such as the Creative Coalition and YouthAids.

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