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 as well as roles in films such as American Gothic , Sling Blade , Jarhead , Friday Night Lights , The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift , Legion , Get Low , All the Pretty Horses . Since September 2014, he has played Special Agent Christopher Lasalle in the CBS series Seven Days in Utopia . NCIS: New Orleans
Personal life [ edit ]
Black was born in
Decatur, Alabama, the son of Jan Gillespie, an office worker, and Larry Black, a [1 ] museum worker. He has two older siblings and was raised a [2 ] Southern Baptist. He grew up in [3 ] Speake, Alabama, and played for the Speake Bobcats, graduating from [1 ] high school in May 2001.
Black is a fan of golf and plays when not filming.
He married Maggie O'Brien, a lawyer who negotiates his contracts, [4 ] in 2010. [4 ] They have a daughter and a son. [5 ]
Without any formal training as an actor, Lucas made his film debut in the 1994
Kevin Costner film . He subsequently was cast as Caleb Temple in The War CBS's television series , which ran from 1995 to 1996, and in the films American Gothic , Sling Blade and Ghosts of Mississippi . Later in 1997 Black starred in the TV film The X-Files , which aired on Flash . In 1998 Black was offered a part in The Wonderful World of Disney . When he was told that he would need to tone down his thick Alabama accent for the part, however, he rejected the role. During this time period Black also modeled for The Horse Whisperer Calvin Klein jeans.
Black had supporting role in
in 2003, then had a larger role in 2004's football–themed drama Cold Mountain Friday Night Lights and 2005's Gulf War–themed film . Black also starred in the third film in Jarhead series, The Fast and the Furious . Black described his part in the film as a "fun role". The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift He also appeared in the 2009 film [2 ] and the 2010 film Get Low . Legion
His most recent role was playing
Brooklyn Dodgers' shortstop Pee Wee Reese in the 2013 drama . 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". 42 [6 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
Television [ edit ]
American Gothic Caleb Temple
Nominated – YoungStar Award for Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Drama TV Series
NCIS Special Agent Christopher Lasalle
NCIS: New Orleans [8 ] Special Agent Christopher Lasalle
References [ edit ]
^ a b "Talking turkey". The Decatur Daily. 2003-05-11 . Retrieved . June 18, 2006
^ a b "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
^ a b "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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