Fast Facts

  • His first play, Killer Joe, premiered in a 40-seat theatre outside Chicago before eventually transferring to an off-Broadway theatre and London's West End.
  • Joined the Steppenwolf Theatre Company's acting ensemble in 2002.
  • Won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play August: Osage County.
  • Father Dennis Letts originated the role of August: Osage County patriarch Beverly Weston.
  • The only person to have won a Tony Award for acting and a Pulitzer Prize.

Awards

  • 2008, Tony — Play: Winner
  • 2013, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2014, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2013, Tony — Actor (Play): Winner

Relationships

  • Dennis Letts — Father
  • Billie Letts — Mother
  • Shawn Letts — Brother
  • Dana Letts — Brother

College

  • Attended Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, Oklahoma, United States

Details

  • Birth Place: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
  • Birthday: July 4, 1965, Cancer
  • Profession: Writer, Actor
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