Lucas Black, born Lucas York Black, is a film and television actor from the United States. He is most known for portraying Caleb Temple on CBS’s television drama ‘American Gothic’ and Special Agent Christopher Lasalle on the channel’s ‘NCIS: New Orleans’. He is also renowned for his parts in films such as ‘Sling Blade’, ‘Crazy in Alabama’, ‘Flash’, ‘All the Pretty Horses, ‘Jarhead’, ‘Friday Night Lights, ‘And seven Days in Utopia’, and ‘Legion’. Black provided the voice for the film ‘Our Friend, Martin’. The gorgeous young actor has received numerous accolades and honors for his contributions to the American entertainment business. He won the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films ‘Best Role by a Younger Actor award for his performance in ‘Sling Blade.’ The same performance earned him both a ‘Young Artist Award’ and a ‘YoungStar Award’ in the categories of ‘Best Performance by a Leading Young Actor in a Feature Film’ and ‘Best Performance by a Leading Young Actor in a Drama Film, respectively. Black has also received numerous Teen Choice Award and Screen Actors Guild nominations. The American actor’s superb acting abilities ensure that he will receive numerous further accolades throughout his career.
Lucas Black’s Career
Lucas Black made his film debut in the 1994 film ‘The War.’ He was then cast in the drama series ‘American Gothic’ as Caleb Temple. He made his film debut in 1996 with the films Sling Blade’ and ‘Ghosts of Mississippi’. Following that, he was cast in the films Flash’ and ‘The X-Files. Then, in 1999, Black appeared in the film ‘Our Friend, Martin’ as a voice actor. He then starred in the television film ‘The Miracle Worker’ the following year.
Between 2003 and 2013, he starred in a variety of films, including ‘Cold Mountain’, ‘Killer Diller’, ‘Friday Night Lights, ‘Deepwater’, ‘The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, ‘Get Low’, ‘Legion’, ‘Seven Days in Utopia’, ‘Promised Land’, ’42’, and ‘Fast & Furious 6.’
In 2014, the American actor had a guest appearance on ‘NCIS’ as Special Agent Christopher Lasalle. He later became a series regular as a lead character in ‘NCIS: New Orleans’. Black was then cast in the film ‘Furious 7’ in 2015, reprising his role as Sean Boswell.
His Private Life
Lucas York Black was born in Decatur, Alabama, USA, on November 29, 1982, to Larry Black, a museum employee, and Jan Gillespie, an office worker. He spent his childhood in Alabama with his two older siblings, Lee and Lori. The actor attended and graduated from Speake High School in 2001.
He married Maggie O’Brien in 2010. The couple has three children together.
Estimated Net worth
Lucas Black is an $8 million-wealthy American film and television actor. Lucas Black’s net worth is derived from his appearances on television shows such as American Gothic and NCIS.