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Fast Facts

  • Both parents were influential members of the theater: her mother was actress Jill Clayburgh and her father is playwright David Rabe.
  • Wanted to become a ballerina as a child.
  • Didn't start acting until her high-school years, when she was asked to perform a monologue at a summer arts camp in Connecticut.
  • Got her Equity card doing a play (Speaking Well of the Dead at Massachusetts’ Gloucester Stage Company) alongside her mother when she was a sophomore in college.
  • Made her Broadway debut in 2005 as Annelle in Steel Magnolias; she earned a Drama Desk Award nomination for her performance.


  • 2011, Tony — Actress (Play): Nominee


  • Michael Rabe — Brother
  • Jason Rabe — Half Brother
  • David Rabe — Father
  • Jill Clayburgh — Mother


  • Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (2004)

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  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Profession: Actor

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