Rais­ing Hope

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Be­ing an ac­tor was a fluke for 30-yearold Lu­cas Neff, who plays sin­gle father Jimmy Chance in sit­com Rais­ing Hope (2010-2014). He ap­plied to study Film at the Univer­sity Of Illi­nois, Chicago in 2005 but his pa­per­work was mis­pro­cessed and he ended up study­ing Per­form­ing Arts in­stead.

If show­biz doesn’t work out, Lu­cas 1

has an­other hobby to fall back on: maths! The self-con­fessed num­bers fan says that “I put up a chalk­board in my house and I just do math. I have a chalk­board at work. I’m go­ing back through al­ge­bra, ge­om­e­try and cal­cu­lus”.

Not that en­ter­tain­ment is for­eign 2

to him: Lu­cas’s mom Meade Palid­of­sky is a di­rec­tor, lyri­cist and play­wright, plus she founded Chicago’s Sto­rycatch­ers The­ater in 1984. Lu­cas also got his writ­ing skills from his mom and in 2011 he wrote the tragic drama stage play The Last Duck.

Lu­cas loves Twit­ter and caus­ing 3

con­tro­versy. In July 2015, he told his 26 000 fol­low­ers that he is pro­choice [sup­ports the view that women have the right to abor­tion] which out­raged many. “The world is a fas­ci­nat­ing place and I felt like I should reach out to it a bit… so I joined Twit­ter,” he says.

His pri­vate life is a dif­fer­ent story 4

though. In Jan­uary 2016, he posted a snap car­ry­ing Aus­tralian ac­tress Caitlin Stasey (Kenna in drama se­ries Reign, 2013 -cur­rent) through a front door – while nei­ther con­firmed that “he’d car­ried her over the thresh­old as his wife”, they’ve been dat­ing since 2014.

So what has he been do­ing since 5

Rais­ing Hope ended in 2014? Lu­cas is film­ing hor­ror com­edy flick Fear, Inc with Caitlin (due to be re­leased in 2017) and he’s re­hears­ing for his new sit­com Down­ward Dog (also for 2017).

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