Tracy Letts is an American playwright and actor who received the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play August: Osage County and a Tony Award for his portrayal of George in the revival of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.
He is best known to television viewers for his starring role as Senator Andrew Lockhart, the powerful, authoritative and commanding Committee Chairman, in the psychological thriller television drama series Homeland.
He is the author of Killer Joe (also wrote the screenplay), Bug (also screenplay), Man From Nebraska (Pulitzer finalist), August: Osage County (Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play), Superior Donuts and a new version of Chekhov's Three Sisters.
He also wrote the screenplay for the film August: Osage County, starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts. He won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Play for his debut Broadway performance as George in the Tony Award winning revival of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, which premiered at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre.
He joined the Steppenwolf ensemble in 2002, where he has appeared in American Buffalo, Betrayal, The Pillowman, Last of the Boys, The Pain and the Itch, The Dresser, Homebody/Kabul, The Dazzle, Glengarry Glen Ross (also in Dublin and Toronto), Three Days of Rain, and many others.
Other productions include: Orson's Shadow (Barrow Street Theater, NY); Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Alliance Theatre, Atlanta); The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (A Red Orchid Theatre); The Conquest of the South Pole (Famous Door Theatre Company) and Bouncers (Next Lab).
TV and film appearances include Guinevere, US Marshals, Profiler, Prison Break, Seinfeld, and Home Improvement.