Black at the Toronto International Film Festival, 2009
|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 on CBS' NCIS: New Orleans.
Black was born in Decatur, Alabama, the son of Jan Gillespie, an office worker, and Larry Black, a museum employee. 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.
Black made his film debut in the 1994 Kevin Costner film The War. He subsequently was 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.
Black had supporting role in Cold Mountain in 2003, then had a larger role in 2004's football–themed drama Friday Night Lights and 2005's Gulf War–themed film Jarhead. Black starred in the third film in The Fast and the Furious series, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. He described his part in the film as a "fun role". He 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".
In 2014, Lucas was cast in the NCIS: New Orleans as a NCIS Special Agent Lasalle. In 2015, he reprised his Tokyo Drift role in a cameo appearance in the seventh film of The Fast and the Furious series, Furious 7.
|1995–1996||American Gothic||Caleb Temple||Nominated – YoungStar Award for Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Drama TV Series (1995)|
|2000||Angel (TV series)||Bartender|
|2000||The Miracle Worker||James Keller||TV version|
|2014||NCIS||Special Agent Christopher Lasalle||Episode: "Crescent City" Parts 1 & 2|
|2014–present||NCIS: New Orleans||Main role|
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- "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.
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- Carlton, Bob (April 14, 2013). "Alabama's Lucas Black gets back in uniform to play Pee Wee Reese in the Jackie Robinson movie '42'". AL.com. Retrieved July 22, 2013.
- "'Fast & Furious' Actor Joins 'NCIS' New Orleans Spinoff". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2015-07-20.
- 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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