Lucas Hedges is an American actor.A son of filmmaker Peter Hedges he studied theater at the University of North Carolina
School of the Arts. He had his breakthrough in 2016 playing a sardonic teenager in Kenneth Lonergans drama Manchester by
the Sea which earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Hedges then starred as an aggressive
youth in an off-Broadway production of Yen and had supporting roles in the coming-of-age film Lady Bird and the drama Three
Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri in 2017.
In 2018 Hedges played the lead role of a teenager forced into a gay conversion therapy program in Boy Erased which earned him
a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Drama. He also made his Broadway debut in a revival of Lonergans
drama.The Waverly Gallery in the same year. In 2023 he starred as Ennis Del Mar in a West End theatre production of Brokeback