Lucas Black at the premiere of Get Low at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival
|Born||Lucas York Black
November 29, 1982
Decatur, Alabama, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Maggie O'Brien (m. 2010)|
Lucas York Black (born November 29, 1982) is an American film and television actor. He is known for his roles in the CBS television series American Gothic as well as roles in films such as Sling Blade, Jarhead, Friday Night Lights, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Legion, Get Low, All the Pretty Horses, Seven Days in Utopia. Since September 2014, he has played Special Agent Christopher Lasalle in the CBS series NCIS: New Orleans.
Black was born in Decatur, Alabama, the son of Jan Gillespie, an office worker, and Larry Black, a museum worker. He has two older siblings and was raised a Southern Baptist. He grew up in Speake, Alabama and played for the Speake Bobcats, graduating from high school in May 2001.
Without any formal training as an actor, Lucas made his film debut in the 1994 Kevin Costner film The War. He was subsequently cast as Caleb Temple in CBS's television series American Gothic, which ran from 1995 to 1996, and in the films Sling Blade, Ghosts of Mississippi and The X-Files. Later in 1997 Black starred in the TV film Flash, which aired on The Wonderful World of Disney. In 1998, Black was offered a part in The Horse Whisperer. However, when he was told that he would need to tone down his thick Alabama accent for the part, he rejected the role. During this time period, Black also modeled for Calvin Klein jeans.
Black had supporting role in Cold Mountain in 2003 and then a larger role in 2004's football–themed drama, Friday Night Lights and 2005's Gulf War–themed film, Jarhead. Black also starred in the third film in The Fast and the Furious series, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. Black described his part in the film as a "fun role". He also appeared in the 2009 film Get Low and the 2010 film Legion.
His most recent role was playing Brooklyn Dodgers' shortstop Pee Wee Reese in the 2013 drama 42. Black, having done previous sports films and played sports early in his life, found the filming experience to be "a lot more enjoyable because you get to reminisce about the days when I used to play, and then you get the experience of being on a team again with the actors and have that camaraderie with the players".
|1995–96||American Gothic||Caleb Temple||Nominated – YoungStar Award for Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Drama TV Series|
|1996||Sling Blade||Frank Wheatley||Won – Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor
YoungStar Award for Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Drama Film
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actor
|Ghosts of Mississippi||Burt DeLaughter|
|1997||Flash||Connor||Nominated – Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie/Pilot/Mini-Series – Leading Young Actor|
|1999||Our Friend, Martin||Randy||voice only|
|Crazy in Alabama||Peter Joseph "Peejoe" Bullis||Nominated – Young Artist Awards for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actor and Best Young Actor/Performance in a Motion Picture Drama|
|2000||The Miracle Worker||James Keller||TV version|
|All the Pretty Horses||Jimmy Blevins||Nominated – Las Vegas Film Critics Society Youth in Film Award
Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actor
|2004||Friday Night Lights||Mike Winchell|
|2006||The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift||Sean Boswell||Nominated – Teen Choice Award – Choice Breakout (Male)|
|Killer Diller||Vernon||limited release|
|2009||Get Low||Buddy Robinson|
|2011||Seven Days in Utopia||Luke Chisholm|
|2012||Promised Land||Paul Geary|
|2013||42||Pee Wee Reese|
|2014||NCIS||Special Agent Christopher Lasalle|
|2014-||NCIS: New Orleans||Special Agent Christopher Lasalle||Series Regular|
|2015||Furious 7||Sean Boswell|
- "Talking turkey". The Decatur Daily. 2003-05-11. Retrieved June 18, 2006.
- "Behind the wheel". The Huntsville Times. Retrieved 2006-06-18.
- "Lucas Black on Golf, God, and 'Utopia'". Christianity Today. September 1, 2011. Retrieved October 12, 2011.
- "Some Celebrities Play for Real, Not Laughs". The New York Times. February 8, 2012.
- "Actor Lucas Black’s mother proud of son’s accomplishments". The Cullman Times. April 25, 2011. Archived from the original on January 20, 2015.
- Carlton, Bob (April 14, 2013). "Alabama's Lucas Black gets back in uniform to play Pee Wee Reese in the Jackie Robinson movie '42'". www.AL.com. Retrieved July 22, 2013.
- Andreeva, Nellie (February 10, 2014). "Lucas Black Joins CBS’ ‘NCIS’ Spinoff". Retrieved February 10, 2014.
- "CBS Orders 'NCIS' and 'CSI' Spin-Offs and More for 2014-2015 Season". Retrieved 17 December 2014.
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