Does time fly fast when you’re having fun, or what? It seems like only yesterday that I was getting another Scream Queen ready to post and here I am doing it again so suddenly. When I talk about the fleetness of time I could also be talking about the year 2013 since this month’s Scream Queen is the first one for the year 2014! I enjoyed featuring the absolutely gorgeous Jessica Lange in December so much that I decided to follow up with another mainstay of the popular FX series American Horror Story. Truth is known, if I hadn’t featured this beauty in January I would have done it sooner than later. Lily Rabe has been with American Horror Story since Season 1 when she portrayed Nora Montgomery for 7 episodes of its 12 episode run. With American Horror Story: Asylum her role expanded as she played the demonically possessed Sister Mary Eunice. With American Horror Story: Coven she portrays my personal favorite as the in-tune-with-nature-Stevie-Nicks-loving-bring-your-ass-back-from-the-dead witch Misty Day. There’s just something about that enigmatic swamp witch that has me (and millions of other viewers) tuning in week after week.

Sadly, American Horror Story is Lily’s only contribution to the horror genre, so far. Lily Rabe was born in New York City, New York on June 29, 1982 to the late Jill Clayburgh (Griffin and Phoenix, Bridesmaids) and the playwright David Rabe. She attended Northwestern University and the Hotchkiss School. She appeared on Broadway in 2005 in the stage production of Steel Magnolias; for which she was nominated for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play. She was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play and again for a Drama Desk Award (this time for Outstanding Actress in a Play) in 2010 when she appeared alongside Al Pacino in William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice.

Lily’s film credits include Never Again, her debut in 2001; Mona Lisa Smile (2003), What Just Happened (2008), All Good Things (2010) and Letters from the Big Man (2011). She is currently filming The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 1; and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 2 for release in 2014 and 2015.

Aside from American Horror Story Lily’s television credits include Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2005), Nip/Tuck (2008), Medium (also 2008) and The Good Wife (2011, 2013).

I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year; and I would like to welcome the lovely Lily Rabe as Written in Blood’s Scream Queen of the Month for January, 2014!


Made her professional theatre debut at Israel Horovitz’s Gloucester Stage Company’s production of “Speaking Well of the Dead” with her mother, Jill Clayburgh. The following season, she returned to perform in “Proof”, which also starred Jennifer Malloy.

Younger half-sister of Jason Rabe.

Older sister of Michael Rabe.


“I’m starting to watch Breaking Bad (2008) and my mind is being blown. It’s just beyond, beyond, beyond. Bryan Cranston is one of those actors who doesn’t shy away from ugliness, the truth, honesty. He’s never making a choice where you feel, ‘Oh, he’s trying to be liked in some way.’ And that is always the thing I want to watch.”



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