Tracy Letts

From pulp-inspired crime, to horror, to his own family tragedies, the subject matter of Tracy Letts' plays has been as diverse as the talents of Letts himself. Whether he's penning scripts for the stage and screen or ... Read more »
Born: 07/03/1965 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Filmography

Actor (13)

Early Edition 1995 - 2002, 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Home Improvement 1995 - 1996, 2001 - 2002, 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Homeland 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Judging Amy 1995 - 2002, 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Profiler 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 2002, 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The District 2001 - 2002, 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Drew Carey Show 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 1999, 2001 - 2002, 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Prison Break 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Strong Medicine 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Guinevere 1999 (Movie)

Zack (Actor)

U.S. Marshals 1998 (Movie)

Sheriff Poe (Actor)

Seinfeld 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Straight Talk 1992 (Movie)

Sean (Actor)
Writer (5)

August: Osage County 2013 (Movie)

(from play: "August: Osage County") (Source Material)

August: Osage County 2013 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Killer Joe 2012 (Movie)

(from play: "Killer Joe") (Source Material)

Killer Joe 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Bug 2007 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Biography

From pulp-inspired crime, to horror, to his own family tragedies, the subject matter of Tracy Letts' plays has been as diverse as the talents of Letts himself. Whether he's penning scripts for the stage and screen or acting, Letts has garnered critical kudos and major awards, as well as mainstream success, beginning with his 1993 play "Killer Joe," and continuing through his work with Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater Company, film adaptations of his own plays, including "Bug" (2006) and "August: Osage County" (2013), as well as a Tony Award-winning performance in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

Relationships

Dennis Letts Actor

Father

Billie Letts Actor

Mother

Milestones

2013

Feature film adaptation of "August: Osage County"

2008

Won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama for "August: Osage County"

2006

First screenplay, "Bug," is produced

1993

First play, "Killer Joe," is produced

1991

Began acting with the Big Bang Spontaneous Theater Company in Chicago

1988

First film role in "Paramedics"

Bonus Trivia

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Cast his father, who was dying of cancer at the time, in "August: Osage County" in 2007.

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"Writing is very private for me and it's very intuitive. I don't know where a lot of it comes from." - from Steppenwolf Theater Company, Nov. 18, 2009

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"I think I understand what's asked of me as an actor better in some ways than what's asked of me as a writer. I'm there to translate a writer's work for an audience and that's my primary objective." - from Steppenwolf Theater Company, Nov. 18, 2009

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