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Known for her countless leading roles in the theatre and on-screen in film and television, LILY RABE has paved her own path as a critically acclaimed, versatile actor. She will join host NATHAN WINKELSTEIN, Red Bull’s Associate Artistic Director, for a conversation focused on an essential passage from Shakespeare's canon.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Known for her countless leading roles in the theatre and on-screen in film and TV, LILY RABE has paved her own path as a critically acclaimed, versatile actor.
Most recently, Rabe co-starred in HBO’s hit limited series THE UNDOING, opposite Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant. Now streaming on Amazon Prime Video is the ten episode drama series, TELL ME YOUR SECRETS, which Rabe leads alongside Hamish Linklater and Amy Brenneman. From Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories, TELL ME YOUR SECRETS follows Emma (Rabe), a young woman who is searching for the truth about her past; motives grow murky, blurring the lines between victim and perpetrator. Upcoming, Rabe will be seen as Ethel Wells in Barry Jenkins’ THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, set for a May 14, 2021 release.
Rabe is currently in production on George Clooney’s THE TENDER BAR, in which she plays the female lead alongside Ben Affleck, as well as the next season of Ryan Murphy’s hit anthology series AMERICAN HORROR STORY on FX. To date, Rabe has starred in all seasons of the show but one, and was nominated for a Critics Choice Award for her portrayal of “Sister Mary Eunice.”
For her performance in Julia Hart’s MISS STEVENS, opposite Timothée Chalamet, Rabe was awarded Best Actress at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival. Other recent credits include: Annapurna’s VICE, directed by Adam McKay, alongside Amy Adams, Steve Carrell and Christian Bale; Netflix’s FRACTURE, opposite Sam Worthington; HBO’s movie THE WIZARD OF LIES, directed by Barry Levinson and starring Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer; Open Road’s heist thriller film FINDING STEVE McQUEEN; Alex Ross Perry’s GOLDEN EXITS; Blumhouse’s THE VEIL; PAWN SACRIFICE with Tobey Maguire; A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, with Finn Wittrock, Rachael Leigh Cook and Hamish Linklater; and ALL GOOD THINGS, opposite Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst.
In Dan Sullivan’s THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (Broadway, The Public Theater), Rabe played the iconic role of Portia opposite Al Pacino; for her performance, she received Tony, Drama Desk and Drama League nominations. Rabe has also starred in, and received rave reviews in recent Shakespeare in the Park productions at The Public of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, AS YOU LIKE IT and CYMBELINE. About Rabe’s ability to interpret Shakespeare, Oskar Eustis, the artistic director of the Public Theatre said, “I’m sure Balanchine felt this way when he found certain dancers.”
Rabe made her Broadway debut in Robert Harling’s STEEL MAGNOLIAS, which garnered her a Drama Desk Award nomination. She also starred on Broadway in SEMINAR opposite Alan Rickman, The AMERICAN PLAN, and HEARTBREAK HOUSE (OCC nomination, Callaway Award).
Additionally, in the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of Henrik Ibsen’s landmark 1879 drama, A DOLL’S HOUSE, directed by Sam Gold, Rabe played Nora Helmer. At the Geffen Playhouse, Rabe played the titular role in Neil Labute’s contemporary remake of MISS JULIE. Off-Broadway, she also performed in CRIMES OF THE HEART, COLDER THAN HERE, PROOF, and THE CRAZY GIRL.
Via Kill Claudio Productions, Rabe and her producing partner Bettina Barrow are developing THE BIG D for HBO, as well as a film adaptation of the Chuck Klosterman novel, DOWNTOWN OWL.
Lily is a graduate of Northwestern University.