Lily Rabe

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Lily Rabe

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6/29/1982, New York City, New York, USA

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    • Lily: To be working in the theater steadily and to be recognized and appreciated by the community means the world.

    • Lily: The only thing that matters is the theater!

    • Lily: To be working in the theater steadily and to be recognized and appreciated by the community means the world.

    • Lily: The focus of our family life was homework and what was for dinner; getting to ballet rehearsal and getting my brother to soccer.

    • Lily: I know it's such a boring interview sometimes with us at 'American Horror Story', but I just can't say a word. I would certainly love to be back, that's for sure. It's such a great job.

    • Lily: One of my mother's friends said to me, 'Your ex-boyfriends didn't stand a chance with you and your mother.' And I think I probably was unfair to them because she was the first person and the last person I called about every single thing. Sorry, ex-boyfriends.

    • Lily: For a long time I was cautious of working with my parents because I wanted to feel separate from them in the community. Now there's no more wasting time.

    • Lily: You want to feel like people are hiring you because they want to work with you, not because of who your parents are.

    • Lily: So, for the most part, I really like when I read a scene that scares me and makes me sweat a little bit, thinking about doing it. That's usually a good sign to me.

    • Lily: So, for the most part, I really like when I read a scene that scares me and makes me sweat a little bit, thinking about doing it. That's usually a good sign to me.

    • Lily: I am my parents' daughter, and I always want to be. But I first wanted to make sure that I was standing on my own two feet.

    • Lily: Being a part of the theater community has been important to me from the time I was a child, through my parents.

    • Lily: When I was in high school and college, my other real focus was, actually, fiction writing. So in college, I had done all these seminars with these various writers-in-residence.

    • Lily: I think every script I read has something that sends me into a state of panic but that usually makes me want to do it.

    • Lily: All I really want to do is someday be in a western. If I could be on a horse with a rifle, I would be a really happy camper.

    • Lily: When I was teeny tiny, I definitely had a voice that didn't quite match the way I looked at five.

    • Lily: Before I ever start a job that I'm really excited about, I usually have some sleepless nights or weeks or months. But that anticipation for a person like me... I don't do so well with a lot of time off.

    • Lily: I will say that I've been lucky enough never to have to do a job I didn't want to do, or a play I wasn't in love with.

    • Lily: I did have wonderful things to draw from, from my own experience and also just from friends and people I'd gone to school with who were very much immersed in this world right now.

    • Lily: I can't actually think of a job where I was relaxed the whole time. I don't think I would want to do that job. When I break into a cold sweat when I'm reading, I think, 'Oh good. That's what's supposed to be happening.'

    • Lily: Listen, a cable series is a beautiful thing because there's such amazing writing happening on television, and it's a schedule that allows you to do a play or two. There's a reason everybody wants that job!

    • Lily: It's sort of scary to work with your parents when you're in the same business. But there was something so very safe about that. Acting with her was just like working with a wonderful actress who just happens to be my best friend and also my mother.

    • Lily: It's very hard when you're doing a new play that you believe in, and you want to tell the story in the best way possible.

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