Lily Rabe

The daughter of playwright David Rabe and actress Jill Clayburgh, Lily Rabe was born in New York City and spent her childhood in Bedford, NY. She attended the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut, and later went on to pursue ... Read more »
Born: 06/29/1982 in New York, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (21)

American Horror Story 2011 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Miss Stevens 2016 (Movie)

Rachel Stevens (Actor)

Pawn Sacrifice 2015 (Movie)

Joan Fischer (Actor)

The Good Wife 2011, 2013, 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Veil 2015 (Movie)

Sarah Hope (Actor)

The Whispers 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The First 2014 (Movie)

Mary Pickford (Actor)

Weakness 2014 (Movie)

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Letters from the Big Man 2011 (Movie)

Sarah (Actor)

All Good Things 2010 (Movie)

Deborah Lehrman (Actor)

The Toe Tactic 2009 (Movie)

Mona Peek (Actor)

Medium 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nip/Tuck 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

What Just Happened? 2008 (Movie)

Dawn (Actor)

No Reservations 2007 (Movie)

Bernadette (Actor)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Un Crime 2006 (Movie)

Sophie (Actor)

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mona Lisa Smile 2003 (Movie)

Art History Student (Actor)

Never Again 2002 (Movie)

Tess (Actor)

Wizard Of Lies (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

The daughter of playwright David Rabe and actress Jill Clayburgh, Lily Rabe was born in New York City and spent her childhood in Bedford, NY. She attended the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut, and later went on to pursue her college degree at Northwestern. She graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Theatre. After college Rabe returned to New York City where she took roles in local theater including a series of one-act plays mounted by the Naked Angels theater company. Rabe made her debut on Broadway in 2005, playing Annelle in the stage revival of "Steel Magnolias," a performance which garnered her a Drama Desk Award nomination. In 2006 Rabe played Ellie in a production of George Bernard Shaw's play "Heartbreak House," mounted by the Roundabout Theatre Company. Rabe's big screen debut came when she played the role of Tess in "Never Again" (2001), a movie starring her mother. In 2003 Rabe appeared as a student in the ensemble drama "Mona Lisa Smile." In 2007 Rabe was cast in a minor role in the Catherine Zeta-Jones romantic comedy "No Reservations." In 2008 Rabe appeared in two episodes of the TV series "Medium" (NBC/CBS 2005-2011), which starred Patricia Arquette. In 2011 Rabe was given a recurring role in the popular anthology series "American Horror Story" (FX 2011- ). In 2015 Rabe was cast in "Pawn Sacrifice," a biopic about the chessmaster Bobby Fischer. She was also cast as the star in the thriller series "The Whispers" (ABC 2015- ).

Relationships

Jill Clayburgh Actor

Mother
Born April 30, 1944 Acted together in "Never Again" (2001) Died Nov. 5, 2010

David Rabe Screenplay

Father
Born March 10, 1940

EDUCATION

Northwestern University

2000 - 2004

Hotchkiss School

Milestones

2015

Was cast in "The Whispers"

2011

Landed a featured role in the gothic drama "American Horror Story," co-created by Murphy and Brad Falchuk

2010

Gave a Tony Award-nominated performance in the NYC Shakespeare in the Park production of "William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice," opposite Al Pacino

2008

Appeared on episode of "Nip/Tuck" (FX), created by Ryan Murphy

2007

Cast in a supporting role opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones and Aaron Eckhart in "No Reservations"

2005

Made her television debut on "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (NBC)

2005

Made her Broadway debut in "Steel Magnolias"

2003

Played an art history student in the ensemble drama "Mona Lisa Smile"

2001

Made her feature film debut in romantic comedy "Never Again," which starred her mother, Jill Clayburgh

Bonus Trivia

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Rabe's "American Horror Story" character Sister Mary was the first character to appear in more than one season of the anthology series.

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