WHAT HE'S DONE Tucker, 24, exudes fiery intensity as Tommy, the second-oldest son on
NBC's The Black Donnellys. He also stars with Susan Sarandon in In the
Valley of Elah, the next film from Donnellys co-creator and Crash
director Paul Haggis.
HOW HE'S DOING IT The Boston native is close with his parents and sister, so he can relate to Tommy's struggles. ''It's amazing to what lengths people go to save their family,'' he says.
WHY ROOT FOR HIM? He's been doing strong work for years, including 2001's The Deep End, opposite Tilda Swinton.