Josh Lucas

Birth Name: Joshua Lucas Easy Dent Maurer

Place of Birth: Fayetteville, Arkansas, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 20, 1971

Ethnicity: Polish, Czech/Bohemian, French, other

Josh Lucas is an American actor.

Josh is the son of Michele (LeFevre) and Don Maurer, an ER physician. He has a son with his former wife, writer Jessica Henriquez.

Josh is a second cousin, once removed, of Nobel Prize-winning physiologist Brian Kobilka.

Josh’s paternal grandfather was Ervin Wenzel Maurer (the son of Wenzel/Wenzil Henry Maurer and Franziska/Frances/Francis Kobilka). Ervin was born in Minnesota. Josh’s great-grandfather Wenzel was Bohemian (Czech). Franziska was born in Minnesota, the daughter of Czech parents, John P. Kobilka/Kobylka and Anna Hoffhansel/Hofhanzlova.

Josh’s paternal grandmother was Helen Marie Wilk (the daughter of Alexander Paul “Alex” Wilk and Catherine/Katy E. Chudy). Helen was born in Arkansas. Alexander was Polish, the son of Paul Wilk and Tekla. Catherine was born in Arkansas, the daughter of Polish parents, Michael M. Chudy and Marcella/Marcyanna Lech.

Josh’s maternal grandfather was surnamed LeFevre.

Josh’s maternal grandmother was named Betty May/Mae Thomas.

Josh has said that his parents gave him the middle names Easy Dent because they were living on a Native American reservation when he was born.

Sources: Josh’s paternal great-grandmother, Franziska/Frances/Francis Kobilka, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Josh’s paternal great-grandmother, Franziska/Frances/Francis (Kobilka) Maurer –

Josh’s paternal grandmother, Helen Marie Wilk, on the 1920 U.S. Census –
Helen Marie Wilk on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Obituaries of Josh’s paternal grandmother, Helen Marie (Wilk) Maurer –

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11 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    Josh Lucas and Brian Kobilka are second cousins, once removed

    Josh’s paternal great-great-grandparents, John P. Kobilka and Anna Hoffhansel, were also Brian’s paternal great-grandparents

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