EE Rising Star Award Nominee

Lucas Hedges

Lucas Hedges

See Lucas in action in this clip from Manchester by the Sea.

About the nominee

Lucas Hedges is one of Hollywood’s most promising up and coming young actors who continues to grow his diverse body of work with some of the most respected names in entertainment. 

Hedges will make his stage debut in January of 2017 as the lead in MCC Theater’s off-Broadway production of Yen directed by Trip Cullman.

Hedges recently wrapped production on Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut, Lady Bird. Staring alongside Saoirse Ronan and Tracy Letts, the story follows the adventures of a young woman living in Northern California for a year. He also recently wrapped production on Martin McDonagh’s film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri where he stars opposite Frances McDormand and Peter Dinklage.  The film will be released by Fox Searchlight Pictures in 2017.

Hedges can currently be seen on the big screen alongside Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams and Gretchen Mol in Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea, which was named NBR’s Best Film of the Year. NBR named Hedges their Male Breakthrough Performer of the Year for his work in the film as “Patrick,” a teenage boy whose uncle (Casey Affleck) is forced to take care of him after his father (Kyle Chandler) suddenly passes away. In addition, he has received nominations for Gotham’s Best Supporting Actor, Critic’s Choice Best Supporting Actor, Critics’ Choice Best Young Actor as well as Independent Spirit Award’s Best Supporting Male.

For Wes Anderson, Hedges appeared in Moonrise Kingdom, alongside Edward Norton, Bill Murray and Frances McDormand; and then again in 2014’s Oscar-winning The Grand Budapest Hotel. In 2013, he worked with Jason Reitman, alongside Josh Brolin and Kate Winslet, in Labor Day, and starred opposite Christoph Waltz in Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem.

Hedges has also appeared in such films as Michael Cuesta’s Kill the Messenger, opposite Jeremy Renner, and Dante Ariola’s Arthur Newman, alongside Colin Firth and Emily Blunt.

On television, Hedges starred in the NBC event series, The Slap, opposite Zachary Quinto, Peter Sarsgaard and Uma Thurman.

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