Lucas J. Zumann

Lucas Jade Zumann is best known for his breakout role, opposite Annette Bening, as ‘Jamie’ in the critically-acclaimed 20th Century Women, from writer/director Mike Mills (Beginners). The film tells the story of three women (Bening, Greta Gerwig, Elle Fanning) raising an adolescent boy (Zumann) during a pivotal summer in 1979.  After premiering at the New York Film Festival, the movie had its theatrical debut in January 2017. Currently, Zumann can be seen in the iconic role of ‘Gilbert Blythe’ in the CBC/Netflix series Anne with an E. Next up, Zumann will star in MGM’s Every Day, based on David Levithan’s YA romance novel of the same name, being directed by Michael Sucsy.

Zumann made his motion picture debut in Blumhouse Production's Sinister 2, after having just completed a role in the groundbreaking, global Netflix production Sense8, in episodes directed by the Wachowski siblings. Zumann can also be seen in the starring role in the independent film Thrill Ride, by writer/director Chris Parrish as well as a featured role on NBC's Chicago Fire.

Zumann is a Chicago native and the oldest of four siblings. He was introduced to the performing arts in a 2012 Chicago production of Lionel Bart's classic stage musical Oliver presented by the Light Opera Works. When not before the cameras, Zumann enjoys such hobbies as photography, filmmaking, playing guitar, aerial arts, martial arts, parkour and maintaining a vegan lifestyle.