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Lily Rabe

Lily Rabe
Rabe at the Metropolitan Opera opening, September 22, 2008
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Birth date, 1982(age 34)
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Lily Rabe (born 1982) is an American actress. She is the daughter of the late actress Jill Clayburgh and playwright David Rabe and attended Northwestern University and the Hotchkiss School.

Rabe's Broadway credits include a revival of Steel Magnolias. In the fall of 2005, she appeared in MCC's production of Colder Than Here. In 2006, her performance in George Bernard Shaw's Heartbreak House was praised by New York Times critic Charles Isherwood.

Rabe has appeared in the films Never Again, Mona Lisa Smile, and as Bernadette in No Reservations and The Toe Tactic. She also appeared in two episodes of Medium in 2008, as a female serial killer working under the guise of a fellow victim. She will next be seen in the upcoming 2010 film, All Good Things.

In June and July 2010 Rabe played Portia in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice in Central Park in New York City, in the famed Shakespeare in the Park series of productions. She starred opposite Al Pacino as Shylock in a performance described as a "smashing break-out". For this performance, Rabe was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in Play. She continued in the role of Portia when the play opened at the Broadhurst Theater in November, 2010 and is scheduled to continue in this role into 2011. On December 21, 2010 she discussed the role on the interview show Charlie Rose.




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