Hedges was raised along with his siblings in Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill. He attended Northwestern University's National High School Institute, where he graduated in Cherubs Theatre Program. Later, he dropped out from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts to pursue his acting career.
Hedges made his film debut in an American comedy-drama movie Dan in Real Life, which was directed by Peter Hedges. The co-stars of this movies are Steve Carell, Alison Pill, Juliette Binoche, and Dianne Wiest. The movie became a huge hit and made a collection of $68.4 million at the box office against the budget of $25 million.
Later, Hedges appeared in an American drama movie by Kenneth Lonergan called Manchester by the Sea. The co-stars of this movie are Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, and Kyle Chandler. The total budget for this movie was $8.5 million and grossed $77.7 million at the box office.
Currently, Hedges is shooting for his upcoming drama movie, Ben Is Back. The director of the movie is Kenneth Lonergan and stars Peter Hedges. Julia Roberts, Kathryn Newton, and Courtney B. Vance in the lead.
Similarly, Hedges has appeared in numerous other movies that include Moonrise Kingdom, Arthur Newman, The Zero Theorem, Labor Day, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Kill the Messenger, Anesthesia, Lady Bird, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Boy Erased, and Mid-90s. Likewise, he also appeared in an American television miniseries called The Slap.
Regarding his ethnicity and nationality, Hedges is a white-American. Currently, he is assumed to be single and is very secretive about his personal profile related to his girlfriend and affair. Since he has not married there is no possibility of divorce. Moreover, he also does not have any children.
Hedges earns a tremendous amount of money from his professional acting career. He has appeared in numerous movies and television series from which he must have collected a huge amount of salary. According to some source, his current net worth is estimated to be $3.5 million.