The Mysteries Of Laura
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Josh Lucas attracts things in twos. He got engaged to writer Jessica Henriquez in 2011 after less than two months of dating and they split in 2014 after two years of marriage (and have son Noah Rev Maurer together). Plus, his show The Mysteries Of Laura (2014-2016), in which he acts opposite Debra Messing (Grace in Will & Grace, 1998-2006), has just been cancelled after two seasons.
Sometimes shorter is sweeter. The 1
44-year-old’s full name is Joshua Lucas Easy Dent Maurer. His nurse mom Michele and ER doctor dad Don where anti-nuclear activists and they moved around a lot – Josh was actually born on a Native American reservation.
While no one knows quite where 2
the “Easy Dent” part comes from, Josh jokes that “apparently my birth was really easy and I shot out and hit my head on the bedpost, denting it”.
Acting is the only thing that Josh 3
wanted to do – he even skipped going to college after graduating high school in 1989 so that he could move to Hollywood to make a career.
While Josh is comfortable in front 4
of the camera now, after 17-plus years in the business, he recalls his big break on 2000 movie American Psycho with Christian Bale: “I’m with Willem Dafoe in the van on the way to set and I say, ‘I’m really nervous.’ Dafoe turns back at me: ‘Man, I am too!’”
He’s very active voicing his political 5
followings, like many other celebs. In 2008, he helped register voters and canvassed for outgoing US President Barack Obama – he even wore the same Obama-branded shirt for 45 consecutive days. Who’s he supporting now? His twitter profile @JoshLucas reads “Now wearing a Stop Trump t-shirt daily”.