Who is Lucas Black?
Lucas Black, born as Lucas York Black, is an American film as well as TV actor. He is famous for playing the role of Caleb Temple in the CBS TV drama ‘American Gothic’ and of Special Agent Christopher Lasalle on the channel’s ‘NCIS: New Orleans’. He is also known for his roles in movies, such as ‘Sling Blade’, ‘Crazy in Alabama’, ‘The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift’, ‘Flash’, ‘All the Pretty Horses’, ‘Jarhead’, ‘Friday Night Lights’, ‘Seven Days in Utopia’ and ‘Legion’. Black played a voice role in the movie ‘Our Friend, Martin’. The young and handsome actor has won several honours and awards for his contribution to the American entertainment industry. He won the ‘Best Performance by a Younger Actor’ award from Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films for his performance in ‘Sling Blade.’ The same performance fetched him a ‘Young Artist Award’ as well as a ‘YoungStar Award’ under the categories ‘Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor’ and ‘Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Drama Film’ respectively. Black has also won various nominations for Teen Choice Awards and Screen Actors Guild awards till date. With his impeccable acting skills, the American star is sure to earn several more titles in his future career.
Lucas Black first appeared in the 1994 movie ‘The War’. He was then cast as Caleb Temple in the drama series ‘American Gothic’. In 1996, he appeared in the movies ‘Sling Blade’ and ‘Ghosts of Mississippi’. After this, he got featured in the films ‘Flash’ and ‘The X-Files’. Then in 1999, Black did a voice role in the flick ‘Our Friend, Martin’. The following year, he did the TV movie ‘The Miracle Worker’.
From 2003 to 2013, the actor appeared in a number of films including ‘Cold Mountain’, ‘Killer Diller’, ‘Friday Night Lights’, ‘Deepwater’, ‘The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift’, ‘Get Low’, ‘Legion’, ‘Seven Days in Utopia’, ‘Promised Land’, ‘42’ and ‘Fast & Furious 6.’ In 2014, the American actor guest-starred as Special Agent Christopher Lasalle in the series ‘NCIS.’ Later on, he joined the series as a lead character in ‘NCIS: New Orleans’. Then in 2015, Black was cast in the flick ‘Furious 7’ in which he reprised his role of Sean Boswell.
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Lucas Black was born as Lucas York Black on November 29, 1982 in Decatur, Alabama, USA, to Larry Black, a museum employee, and Jan Gillespie, an office worker. He grew up in Alabama along with his two older siblings, Lee and Lori. The actor attended Speake High School and graduated from there in 2001.
In 2010, he got married to Maggie O'Brien. Together, the couple has three children.