Blake DeLong is an American actor who has worked with a distinguished group of visionary film directors, including Spike Lee, Lynne Ramsay, Ava DuVernay, Lee Daniels, Michael Almereyda, Nisha Ganatra and others. A sixth-generation native Texan, DeLong graduated from Lake Highlands High School in Dallas, then majored in History and played in rock bands while attending The University of Texas at Austin. He began appearing in new and experimental plays in the Austin theater scene in the early 2000's, and was recruited to the MFA Acting program at the University of Texas for three years of classical training. Afterwards, he was invited to spend a season in residence at the Shakespeare Theater of Washington DC, and then moved to New York City in 2008. DeLong appeared in commercials and small parts on television while amassing dozens of credits on stage in works ranging from new plays to Shakespeare. In 2014, he was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award (Off-Broadway's highest honor) recognizing his work in the smash "Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812". Other New York stage credits include roles at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, The Public Theater, and New York Theater Workshop, where he appeared alongside Daniel Craig in Othello. Matt Muir's 2014 SXSW selection, Thank You a Lot (2014), introduced DeLong to American and international cinema audiences. Since then he has appeared in a multitude of feature films and television series, and is often praised for his psychologically complex performances, most recently as serial killer Trace Lambert on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999). He can be seen this fall on Broadway in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, opposite Wendell Pierce.
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