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Lily Rabe

Shelby Miller

Lily Rabe stars as Shelby Miller in the sixth installment of American Horror Story: Roanoke.

Career Highlights

Tony® nominee Lily Rabe continues to blaze her own path on stage, screen and television, winning a special jury prize for Best Actress at this year’s SXSW Festival as the titular character in Miss Stevens, produced by Beachside Entertainment.

Rabe can be seen in The Wizard of Lies, directed by Barry Levinson and starring Robert Deniro.

Rabe starred in director Phil Joanou’s The Veil (Blumhouse Productions). Her other film credits include All Good Things, opposite Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Redemption Trail, Weakness, Aftermath, What Just Happened, The Toe Tactic, A Crime, No Reservations, Mona Lisa Smile, Never Again, and Letters from the Big Man, which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

On television, Rabe starred in the Steven Spielberg produced The Whisperers. One of only four actors who have appeared in every installment of the American Horror Story franchise, Rabe was nominated for a 2013 Critics’ Choice Award for her role of “Sister Mary Eunice” in the anthology’s second installment. Other roles in American Horror Story include “Nora Montgomery” in Murder House, “Misty Day” in Coven, recurring as “Mary Eunice” in Freak Show, and “Aileen Wuornos” in Hotel.

Other work on television includes a recurring role on The Good Wife, as well as appearances on all three franchises of Law & Order, Nip/Tuck and Medium.

A graduate of Northwestern University’s Theater Program, Rabe made her Broadway debut in Robert Harling’s Steel Magnolias, for which she earned a Drama Desk Award nomination. Her extensive stage credits include a return to the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park as “Imogen” in Daniel Sullivan’s smashing production of Cymbeline in 2015. Prior to that, she received rave reviews for her performance as “Beatrice” in Jack O’Brien’s celebrated production of Much Ado About Nothing. She has performed in The Park every other summer since she starred as “Portia” opposite Al Pacino in Dan Sullivan’s 2010 production of The Merchant of Venice, reprising the role on Broadway and earning Tony, Drama Desk and Drama League nominations. She returned to the Delacorte and received a Drama League nomination for her performance as “Rosalind” in Sullivan’s 2012 production of As You Like It. Her performance opposite Alan Rickman in Theresa Rebeck’s Seminar earned her another Drama League Award nomination. Additional Broadway credits include The American Plan (Manhattan Theatre Club) and Heartbreak House (Roundabout Theater Company), for which she received a Callaway Award and an Outer Critics Circle nomination. 

Additionally, Rabe has performed in various Off-Broadway and regional productions, including A Doll’s House (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Crimes of the Heart (Roundabout and Williamstown), Colder Than Here (MCC), and Proof (Gloucester Stage Company).

Rabe recently played the title character in Neil Labute’s adaptation of Miss Julie at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.

André Holland

as Matt Miller

André Holland stars as Matt Miller in the sixth installment of American Horror Story: Roanoke.