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Tracy Letts

Biography

Tracy Letts is a multifaceted award-winning actor and playwright. 

Letts received the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play August: Osage County and a Tony Award for his portrayal of George in the revival of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? He has written the screenplays of three films adapted from his own plays: Bug and Killer Joe, both directed by William Friedkin and August: Osage County, directed by John Wells. Letts’ play The Minutes (Pulitzer finalist) will make its return to Broadway in March 2022.  Other recent stage projects include Linda Vista, which saw a successful limited run at Broadway’s Hayes Theatre in late 2019.  

He is also the author of Mary Page MarloweThe Scavenger’s DaughterSuperior DonutsMan from Nebraska (Pulitzer finalist), Bug, and Killer Joe.  He wrote the screenplays for the films The Woman in the Window, August: Osage CountyBug, and Killer Joe. He joined the Steppenwolf ensemble in 2002, where he has appeared in American BuffaloBetrayalThe PillowmanThe Pain and the ItchThe DresserHomebody/KabulThe DazzleGlengarry Glen RossThree Days of Rain, many others. Other productions include The Realistic Joneses (Broadway) and Orson’s Shadow (Barrow Street Theatre, NY). 

Film appearances include the forthcoming Deep WaterLittle Women, Ford v Ferrari, The Post, Lady Bird, The Lovers, IndignationChristineThe Big ShortImperiumWiener-DogGuinevere.  TV appearances include The Sinner, Divorce, Homeland, Seinfeld.

 

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Credits & Awards

Film

Screenplay: Bug; Killer Joe; August: Osage County, and the screenplay for the film adaptation of A.J. Finn’s best-seller, The Woman in the Windowwhich will be released in theaters on May 15, 2020. 

Acting: Steven Spielberg’s The Post alongside Tom Hanks and Meryl StreepGreta Gerwig’s Lady Bird; The Lovers with Debra Wingerand The Big Short directed by Adam McKay. Letts will next be seen in James Mangold’s racing drama Ford v Ferrari, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and will be released on November 15th in theaters. 

Theatre

Actor:  Steppenwolf: American Buffalo, Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; Red Orchid Theatre: The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial Famous Door: Conquest of the South Pole Next Lab: Bouncers Alliance Stage of the Woodruff Arts Center (Atlanta). 

Playwright Man From Nebraska; BugKiller JoeAugust: Osage CountySuperior Donuts; Mary Page Marlowe, The Minutes, Linda Vista.

Television

Prison BreakThe District (CBS); Profiler (NBC); The Drew Carey Show (ABC); Seinfeld (NBC); Home Improvement (ABC); Homeland (Showtime); Divorce (HBO)

Awards

The 2005 21st Century Award from the Chicago Public Library Foundation. The 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for August: Osage County. The 2008 Tony Award for Best Play for August: Osage County. The 2013 Tony Award for his portrayal of George in the revival of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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