Place of Birth: Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
Date of Birth: July 4, 1965
Ethnicity: English, Irish, Scottish
Tracy Letts is an American actor, playwright, and screenwriter. He has written the plays Killer Joe, Bug, Man from Nebraska, August: Osage County, Superior Donuts, Three Sisters (a Chekhov adaptation), The Stretch, Mary Page Marlowe, Linda Vista, and The Minutes. He wrote the films Bug (2006), Killer Joe, and August: Osage County, adaptations of his plays, and The Woman in the Window. As an actor, he has appeared on the shows Homeland and Divorce, in the films Indignation, The Lovers, Lady Bird, The Post (2017), Ford v Ferrari, and Little Women (2019); and in many acclaimed stage productions.
He is the son of Dennis Letts, a college professor and actor, and Billie Letts (born Billie Dean Gipson), a writer. Tracy is married to actress Carrie Coon, with whom he has two children.
Tracy’s paternal grandfather was Charles Haskell Letts (the son of Frank B. Letts and Susan L. Barber). Frank was the son of George Henry Letts and Cordelia Isabella Smothers. Susan was the daughter of John Calvin Barber and Josephine Cordelia Lucas.
Tracy’s paternal grandmother was Hazel Loraine Brady (the daughter of John James Brady and Cammie Lou Cothrun). John was the son of James Brady and Agnes. Cammie was the daughter of William Riley Cothrun and Mattie Mariah McCollum.
Tracy’s maternal grandfather was William Chester Gipson (the son of Alma Osborn).
Tracy’s maternal grandmother was Virginia Mary Barnes (the daughter of John Wesley Dewey Barnes and Blanche Idean Smock). Virginia was born in Oklahoma.
Source: Genealogy of Tracy Letts (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com