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. His roles include A Beautiful Mind, Hulk, and Glory Road, among many other films.
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/Hoffhansal/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.
Josh is a third cousin of actress Sarah Steele. Josh’s paternal great-great-grandfather, John P. Kobilka/Kobylka, was a brother of Sarah’s paternal great-great-grandfather, Thomas Wenzel Kobilka.
Sources: Josh’s paternal great-grandmother, Franziska/Frances/Francis Kobilka, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Josh’s paternal great-grandmother, Franziska/Frances/Francis (Kobilka) Maurer – https://www.findagrave.com