“Before I ever start a job that I'm really excited about, I usually have some sleepless nights or weeks or months. But that anticipation for a person like me... I don't do so well with a lot of time off.”
“All I really want to do is someday be in a western. If I could be on a horse with a rifle, I would be a really happy camper.”
“I did have wonderful things to draw from, from my own experience and also just from friends and people I'd gone to school with who were very much immersed in this world right now.”
Lily Rabe (born June 29, 1982 in New York City, New York) is an American actress. Lily and her family lived in Bedford, New York before moving to Connecticut when she was in the seventh grade. Lily studied dance for most of her young life and was teaching ballet at a summer arts program when she was asked by the program’s instructor to perform a monologue. This sparked Lily’s interest in acting, and she enrolled in Northwestern University to study the craft. She made her film debut alongside her mother, actress Jill Clayburgh, in the 2001 movie, Never Again. Her early career included roles in plays Speaking Well of the Dead, The Crazy Girl and an appearance in the film, Mona Lisa Smile. After graduating college in 2004, Lily returned to New York and continued acting. She made her Broadway debut in the 2005 revival of Steel Magnolias. Lily’s stage career led to her being cast as Portia in the Shakespeare in the Park production of The Merchant of Venice, which netted her a Tony nomination for Best Actress in a Play in 2011. That year, Lily was cast as Nora Montgomery in the first season of the horror anthology series, American Horror Story. She has appeared in every season since. Lily portrayed Commander Lyme in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, but was replaced in Part 2 due to a scheduling conflict. She joined Thomas Jane and Jessica Alba in the 2015 horror movie, The Veil.
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Lily Rabe is best known as an American actor, most notably for her roles on American Horror Story as well as her stage career.
Lily is the older sister of Michael Rabe and the younger half-sister of Jason Rabe. Since 2014, Lilly has been romantically involved with The New Adventures of Old Christine actor Hamish Linklater.