Lily Rabe is an American actress. he is well known for playing Portia in the Shakespeare in the Park production of William Shakespeare‘s The Merchant of Venice, for which she received a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. Rabe is also known for her lead role as Claire Bennigan on the ABC science fiction series The Whispers, and multiple roles on the FX anthology series American Horror Story. She is the daughter of playwright David Rabe and actress Jill Clayburgh. She has a younger brother, Michael Rabe, an actor and playwright, and an older half-brother, Jason Rabe, a musician, from her father’s first marriage.
Rabe next starred opposite Al Pacino as Shylock in a performance described as a “smashing break-out”. The production transferred to Broadway at the Broadhurst Theater where it ran from October 19 to February 20, 2011. For her performance, Rabe was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play.