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American actor and screenwriterwd:Q984572
country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
occupation: screenwriter, playwright, stage actor, film actor, television actor, writer, author
award received: Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play
Tracy S. Letts (born July 4, 1965) is an American actor, playwright, and screenwriter. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play for his production, August: Osage County (2007), and the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his portrayal of George in the revival of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (2013).He is also known for his portrayal of Andrew Lockhart in seasons 3 and 4 of Showtime's Homeland, for which he has been nominated for two Screen Actors Guild Awards as a member of the ensemble. He portrayed the pyramid-scheme con-artist Nick on the HBO comedy Divorce. In 2017, Letts starred in three critically acclaimed films: The Lovers, Lady Bird, and The Post. The latter two films were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. Lady Bird earned Letts a nomination for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture nomination. In 2019, he portrayed Henry Ford II in James Mangold's Ford v Ferrari.
Letts wrote 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. His 2009 play Superior Donuts was adapted into a television series of the same name. His first screenplay not to be adapted from his own work, The Woman in the Window, based on the 2018 novel of the same name by A. J. Finn, was released on May 14, 2021.
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