Tracy Letts

Tracy Letts was born on July 4, 1965 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Letts currently lives in his “adopted hometown “ of Chicago, IL where he has lived for over 20 years now. He grew up in Durant, Oklahoma and graduated from Durant High School in the early 90’s.   He later moved to Dallas, where he waited tables and worked in telemarketing while he began his acting career. Lets wrote his most memorable work during the 90’s and 2000’s.
When Tracy Letts was at the young age of 20, he moved to Chicago and worked for the next eleven years at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Previous to the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, In 1991, Letts wrote Killer Joe. Two years later, the play was at the Next Lab Theater in Chicago, IL, followed by the 29th Street Rep in New York City. Since then, the play has been performed in at least 15 countries and 12 languages. The Next Lab Theater in Evanston IL, played a huge role in starting Letts’ career. At Steppenwolf, he was apart of the ensemble acting group, meaning that they were a group of people all working together to produce a play and nobody was a star. He is today still active in the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Letts wrote August: Osage County, which premiered at the Steppenwolf Theatre on June 28, 2007 and closed on August 26, 2007.
Tracy Letts accomplishments are remarkable. Some include the following: 2004 Nomination for Pulitzer Prize for Drama: Man from Nebraska, 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama: August: Osage County, which premiered in Chicago in 2007 before moving to New York. It opened on Broadway in 2007 and ran to 2009, 2008 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play: August: Osage County, 2008 Tony Award for Best Play: August: Osage County, 2013 Tony award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play- Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Letts is without a doubt a well-decorated actor and author. A list of all of his works are: Bug, Cop Show, Killer Joe, August: Osage County. He has stared on Homeland, Prison Break, The District, Strong...