Joshua Lucas Easy Dent Maurer is an American actor. He has appeared in various films, including American Psycho, You Can Count on Me, A Beautiful Mind, Sweet Home Alabama, Hulk, Secondhand Lions, Stealth, An Unfinished Life, Glory Road, Poseidon, Management, Life as We Know It, The Lincoln Lawyer, J. Edgar, Red Dog and Breakthrough. His television roles including The Firm, The Mysteries of Laura and Yellowstone. Take a look below for 27 more fun and fascinating facts about Josh Lucas.
1. Lucas was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, the son of Michele, a nurse midwife, and Don Maurer, an ER physician.
2. Lucas grew up traveling the South with his parents, who were antinuclear activists, and his three younger siblings.
3. By the age of 13, he had lived in 30 different locations, including the Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina.
4. His mother attended Emerson College with Jay Leno.
5. The family eventually settled in the town of Gig Harbor, Washington.
6. He attended Kopachuck Middle School and graduated from Gig Harbor High School in 1989, where he acted in high school plays.
7. After high school, he pursued his acting career over attending college.
8. Lucas began his career when he was 19, having moved to Hollywood after his high school graduation.
9. He appeared as a guest star on several TV sitcoms in his early 20s, including Fox’s True Colors and Parker Lewis Can’t Lose, the family drama Life Goes On, and CBS’s private-eye show Jake and the Fatman.
10. He appeared as an American businessman in Jule Gilfillan’s romantic comedy-drama Restless.
11. He also appeared in an off-Broadway production of Terrence McNally’s controversial Corpus Christi, a retelling of the Passion, with the Jesus character (named Joshua) and his disciples all being gay.
12. One of Lucas’ first feature roles was playing Jace “Flash” Dillon in the cinematic PC flight simulator Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger.
13. Lucas gained mainstream exposure after his roles in Sweet Home Alabama, A Beautiful Mind, and as Glenn Talbot in Hulk.
14. He later gained success in leading roles in movies such as Glory Road, Poseidon, and Stealth.
15. In Glory Road, he starred as basketball coach Don Haskins, a role for which he gained 40 lb (18 kg).
16. In February 2010, he was cast in the Anders Anderson thriller Stolen the single father of a mentally challenged boy, starring alongside Rhona Mitra and Jon Hamm; the film had a limited theatrical release in March 2010.
17. In 2013, Lucas was cast as the lead role in the independent comedy-drama, The Mend.
18. From September 2014 to March 2016, Lucas appeared as a main character in the NBC crime drama The Mysteries of Laura.
19. In 2018, Lucas was cast in a recurring role in Yellowstone, as a younger version of John Dutton, portrayed by Kevin Costner.
20. Josh Lucas’ career also includes voice over work (or voice acting) with Breathe Bible.
21. Lucas is also an owner and promoter of the company Filthy Food with friends Marc and Daniel Singer.
22. Lucas met freelance writer Jessica Ciencin Henriquez at a dog park in 2011.
23. They became engaged six weeks later and married on March 17, 2012, in Central Park.
24. Their son, Noah Rev Maurer, was born in June 2012.
25. In January 2014, Ciencin Henriquez filed for a divorce that became final in October 2014.
26. Lucas supported Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign, volunteering to help potential voters register at colleges in Pennsylvania.
27. Lucas knocked on doors and phone banked, wearing an Obama shirt for 45 days.