-Lucas Jade Zumann is an American actor best known for his roles in "Anne with an E" (2017-2019) and "Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets" (2021).
-He began his acting career at 15 and has since appeared in a variety of films and television series.
-He was in a relationship with YouTube star Shannon Sullivan from 2018-2022.
-He is a musician, playing the guitar, and also enjoys experimenting with photography.
-He is a martial arts and aerial arts enthusiast, and has a pet hedgehog named Stuart.
Who is Lucas Jade Zumann?
Lucas is an aspiring American actor, probably best known to the world as Gilbert Blythe in the TV series “Anne with an E” (2017-2019), and as James Whitman in the film “Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets” (2021), in addition to several other roles that he’s secured so far in his young career.
Lucas Jade Zumann Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Lucas Jade Zumann was born on 12 December 2000 in Chicago, Illinois, USA, the son of Matthew Zumann and his wife Jennifer. Lucas is the oldest of four brothers of Jewish ancestry, and went to Hebrew School. For his elementary education, he attended Waters Elementary School, then moved to Chicago Waldorf School in fifth grade until eighth grade, and returned for twelfth grade.
He became interested in acting at just 12 years old, when he appeared in a 2012 Chicago production of Lionel Bart’s stage musical “Oliver”, presented by the Light Opera Works.
Lucas started his professional career at just 15 years old, when he appeared in a minor role in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated sci-fi mystery drama series “Sense8”, created by the Wachowski siblings with the help of J. Michael Straczynski, starring Bae Doona, Jamie Clayton and Tina Desai, which follows a group of people who are suddenly linked mentally, and need to find a way to survive while hunted by those who see them as a threat to the world order.
The same year, Lucas’ debut film role was portraying Milo in the award-winning horror thriller-mystery film “Sinister 2”, about a young mother and her twin sons who move into a rural house, and start experiencing the paranormal – it starred Shannyn Sossamon, Robert Daniel Sloan and Dartanian Sloan.
— Lucas Jade Zumann Fans ~ #WakeUpAndWatchAnnE (@ZumannFans) July 26, 2018
He continued his career with the part of Lucas Hicks in the award-winning TV action-drama series “Chicago Fire”, following the professional and personal lives of firefighters and paramedics in the city of Chicago, starring Taylor Kinney, Christian Stolte and Eamonn Walker.
The following year, Lucas had his first major role as Henry Perry in the award-winning comedy fantasy-adventure film “Thrill Ride”, co-starring Kristen Johnston and Helen Sadler, about three kids who sneak into a theme park in which attractions come alive. In the new development of the events, the kids must battle an evil mermaid, pirates, a dragon, and many other monsters.
The same year, he starred as Jamie Fields, in Mike Mills’s Academy Award-nominated comedy-drama film “20th Century Women”, about a boy, his mother and two other women who help raise him among the love and freedom of Southern California in 1979, co-starring Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, and Greta Gerwig.
Rise to Prominence
Lucas was slowly becoming a star actor, especially thanks to his role as Jamie Fields in Mike Mills’s film, which propelled him into stardom, and in 2017 he landed another prominent role, when chosen as Gilbert Blythe in the multiple award-winning TV family-drama series “Anne with an E”. The series is loosely based on the novel “Anne of Green Gables” by Lucy Maud Montgomery from 1908, and follows the adventures of a young orphan girl living in the early 19th century on Prince Edward Island.
Lucas’s character, Gilbert, takes an interest in Anne as soon as she gets to the island, but at first she isn’t interested in him. He starred in 25 episodes of the critically-acclaimed series alongside Amybeth McNulty, Geraldine James, R.H. Thomson, and Dalila Bela, which earned him a joint ACTRA Toronto Award nomination in the category for Outstanding Performance – Ensemble.
In 2018, Lucas co-starred in the fantasy romantic-drama film “Every Day”, about a shy teenager who falls for a traveling soul that inhabits the body of a different person every morning. The screenplay for the film was written by Jesse Andrews, and was based on David Leviathan’s novel, directed by Michael Sucsy; Angourie Rice is the main star of the film as 16-year-old Rhiannon. The film received positive reviews, further increasing Lucas’s popularity.
In 2019, Lucas landed the role of Jeff Owings in Martha Stephens’s award-winning drama film “To the Stars”, written by Shannon Bradley-Colleary, with Kara Hayward, Jordana Spiro and Tina Parker in the lead roles. Lucas’s character is the love interest of the female lead, but she’s too shy to act on her feelings and is bullied by other students in the school, especially by Clarissa Dell, who is the popular girl in the school.
To speak further of his accomplishments, Lucas starred as James Whitman in the award-winning mystery comedy-drama film “Dr. Birds Advice for Sad Poets” (2021), about 16-year-old James Whitman who struggles to overcome his anxiety and depression, and starts seeking advice from Dr. Brid, an imaginary pigeon therapist, as his sister disappears. The film is based on the book by Evan Roskos, and was adapted and directed by Yaniv Raz, and co-starred Michael H. Cole and Roger Dale Floyd.
Since then, Lucas hasn’t made any new on-screen appearances, and it seems that he’s more focused on improving his guitar-playing skills rather than seeking new acting engagement.
According to authoritative sources, Lucas Jade Zumann’s net worth is estimated at $1 million, as of early 2023.
Personal Life, Dating, Girlfriend, Single?
When it comes to his personal life, Lucas was in a romantic relationship with famous YouTuber Shannon Sullivan; the two had known each other since childhood, and started a romance in the late ‘2010s, revealed to the public only in 2018, and were together until 2022, when they broke up. According to reports, he is currently single.
Appearance and Body Measurements
Lucas Jade Zumann has green eyes and dark brown hair. He stands at a height of 5ft 8ins (1.73m), and weighs approximately 135lbs (62kgs). His vital statistics are unknown, but he has a slim figure.
Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia
Lucas was discovered by a talent agent while he was at the audition for a Disney talent show for Paskal Rudnicket.
In addition to acting, Lucas Jade is a musician and plays the guitar.
In his free time, he enjoys experimenting with photography and also has an interest in martial arts, aerial arts, and parkour.
An avid animal lover, Lucas Jade has a hedgehog named Stuart.