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”.

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