Lucas Black

Lucas Black

Birth name: Lucas York Black
Born: November 29, 1982
Age: 41
Birthplace: Speake, Alabama, U.S.
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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 (1995) as well as roles in films such as Sling Blade (1996), Friday Night Lights (2004), Jarhead (2005), The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006), All the Pretty Horses (2000), Get Low (2009), Legion (2010), Seven Days in Utopia (2011). Since September 2014, he has played Special Agent Christopher Lasalle on CBS' NCIS: New Orleans.


Early life

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 as Conner Strong in the TV film Flash, which aired on The Wonderful World of Disney; in the movie his character visits a horse everyday in hopes of buying it.

In 2003, Black had a supporting role as Oakley in the historical drama Cold Mountain. In 2004, Black starred as Vernon, an autistic who’s a prodigious pianist, in indie musical drama Killer Diller. Later that year, he starred as Mike Winchell in the football-themed drama Friday Night Lights directed by Peter Berg.

In 2005, Black starred as Nat Banyon in indie thriller film Deepwater directed by David S. Marfield. He also starred as Chris Kruger in the Gulf War themed drama film Jarhead directed by Sam Mendes. In 2006, Black starred as Sean Boswell 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".

In 2009, Black starred as Buddy, an eager young family man who mutes his own misgivings about the enterprise, in the indie drama Get Low directed by Aaron Schneider. In 2010, he starred as Jeep Hanson in the bible-themed fantasy thriller Legion.

Black Starred as Luke Chisholm in the indie golfing film Seven Days in Utopia, where he played the role of a talented young golfer set on making the pro tour. 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, a no-nonsense agent with a "work hard, play hard" motto. 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.

Personal life

Black married Maggie O'Brien, a lawyer, in 2010. They have a daughter and a son.



Year Title Role Notes
1994 The War Ebb Lipnicki
1996 Sling Blade Frank Wheatley
Ghosts of Mississippi Burt DeLaughter
1997 Flash Connor
1998 The X-Files Stevie
1999 Our Friend, Martin Randy Voice role
Crazy in Alabama Peter Joseph "Peejoe" Bullis
2000 All the Pretty Horses Jimmy Blevins
2003 Cold Mountain Oakley
2004 Friday Night Lights Mike Winchell
2005 Deepwater Nat Banyon
Jarhead LCpl. Chris Kruger
2006 The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Sean Boswell
Killer Diller Vernon Limited release
2009 Get Low Buddy Robinson
2010 Legion Jeep Hanson
2011 Seven Days in Utopia Luke Chisholm
2012 Promised Land Paul Geary
2013 42 Pee Wee Reese
2015 Furious 7 Sean Boswell Cameo
2017 Fast 8 Filming


Year Title Role Notes
1995-1996 American Gothic Caleb Temple 22 episodes
2000 The Miracle Worker James Keller Movie
NCIS Special Agent Christopher Lasalle Pilot: "Crescent City" (Parts 1 & 2)
Crossover: "Sister City" (Part 1)
2014-present NCIS: New Orleans Special Agent Christopher Lasalle Main role

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Work Result
1996 Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by a Cast Sling Blade Nominated
1997 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Best Performance by a Younger Actor Won
Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor Won
YoungStar Awards Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Drama Film Won
Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Drama TV Series American Gothic Nominated
1998 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Movie/Pilot/Mini-Series - Leading Young Actor Flash Nominated
2000 Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor Crazy in Alabama Nominated
YoungStar Awards Best Young Actor/Performance in a Motion Picture Drama Nominated
2001 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actor All the Pretty Horses Nominated
2006 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Breakout Star: Male The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Nominated

[ Source: Wikipedia ]

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