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Overview (1)

Date of Birth 4 July 1965Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Tracy Letts is the son of actor Dennis Letts and best-selling author Billie Letts, of "Where The Heart Is" and "The Honk And Holler Opening Soon" fame. Tracy is also the author of the stage play "Killer Joe", which ran off-Broadway in 1998 for nine months and starred Scott Glenn, Amanda Plummer, Michael Shannon, Sarah Paulson and Marc Nelson.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: mashor@pacific.net.sg

Trivia (15)

An ensemble member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois since 2002.
Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play "August: Osage County".
He was awarded the 2008 Tony Award for Best Original Play, "August: Osage County" performed first at the Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago and at the Imperial Theater in New York City.
He was nominated for a 2005 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Play for "The Dresser" at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.
His play, "August: Osage County," at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois was awarded the 2007 Joseph Jefferson Award for New Work for a Play.
His play, "Superior Donuts," at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for a 2008 Joseph Jefferson Award for New Work.
Nominated for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the play "Man from Nebraska" and won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the play "August: Osage County".
He was nominated for a 2010 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Play for his performance in "American Buffalo" at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.
His play, "Killer Joe," at the Profiles Theatre in Chicago, Illinois was awarded the 2010 Joseph Jefferson Award (Non-Equity Division) for Production of A Play.
He was nominated for the 2011 Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Play for "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?," at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.
His play, "Man from Nebraska" at the Redtwist Theatre in Chicago, Illinois was awarded the 2011 Non-Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for Production of a Play.
He was nominated for a 2012 Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for New Adaptation for "Three Sisters" at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.
His play, "Superior Donuts," at the Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for a 2012 Non-Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for Play Production.
Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?".

Personal Quotes (2)

[re August: Osage County (2013)]I know that there's another dimension in the film that is not in the play, and that's Osage County. I would take them [filmmakers] to my home and show them the landscape, that's kind of profound for me as a guy who not only has written a play, but written a play that's somewhat autobiographical. The landscape itself becomes a character.
[re August: Osage County (2013)] It was my decision to follow Barbara [daughter played by Julia Roberts] outside of the house at the end of the film, which is different from how the play ends...I want to correct that. The play ends with Violet alone in the house, and her daughters have left. That's how the movie ends, too. We made a decision that we're going to see more of what happens a little later. In my original screenplay, I think the way I had written Barbara in the car, it was a little darker, a little more obscure. [Director John Wells] made the choice not to film in that way. Staging is the director's prerogative in the film. It doesn't look exactly how I wrote it on the page, but I wrote it with Barbara leaving the house. There's a point where you throw your hands up and say: It's John's movie. You are not the ultimate authority in this construct.

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