Ford v Ferrari, Lady Bird
TRACY LETTS is a multifaceted, award-winning actor and playwright. Letts received the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play August: Osage County and a Tony Award for his portrayal of George in the revival of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
He has written the screenplays of three films adapted from his own plays: Bug and Killer Joe, both directed by William Friedkin, and August: Osage County, directed by John Wells. Letts recently penned the screenplay for the film adaptation of A.J. Finn’s best-seller, The Woman in the Window.
In 2018, Letts was seen in the Oscar-nominated films The Post and Lady Bird. His play Mary Page Marlow debuted at the Second Stage in July 2018.
Letts appeared in Steven Spielberg’s The Post alongside Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Alison Brie, Sarah Paulson, and his wife, Carrie Coon. The film was selected as the Best Film of 2017 by the National Board of Review and nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture and for a Critics’ Choice Award in the category of Best Acting Ensemble. The Post is based on the true story of the publishing of the Pentagon Papers in The Washington Post; Letts plays the role of Fritz Beebe, one of publisher Katharine Graham’s (Meryl Streep) allies.
Letts also received critical acclaim for his role opposite Saoirse Ronan as her father in Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird. The film also starred Laurie Metcalf, Lucas Hedges and Beanie Feldstein. Lady Bird was selected as one of the Top Ten Films of 2017 by the National Board of Review, nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award in the category of Best Ensemble, and an Oscar in the category of Best Film.
Additional film credits include The Lovers with Debra Winger, which was nominated for a 2018 Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay, Antoni Campos’ biographical drama Christine, Indignation, James Schamus’ directorial debut, and the Oscar nominated film The Big Short directed by Adam McKay.
On the small screen, Letts was most recently seen starring in the second season of HBO’s Divorce alongside Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church, Molly Shannon and Talia Balsam.
In 2013 and 2014, Letts played CIA Director Andrew Lockhart on Showtime’s Homeland. The cast was nominated for a SAG Award in the category of Best Drama Ensemble in 2013.
In addition to his acting credits, Tracy is a renowned playwright. His play, The Minutes, produced by Scott Rudin, premiered in Chicago on November 2017 to rave reviews. The Minutes was a finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in drama.
His newest play Mary Page Marlowe premiered off-Broadway in Summer 2018.
Tracy resides in Chicago with his wife, Carrie Coon and is an active member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company.