Lily Rabe was born in New York, New York, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Miss Stevens (2016), No Reservations (2007) and All Good Things (2010).
Rabe was born in New York City on the Upper West Side, the daughter of playwright David Rabe and actress Jill Clayburgh (1944–2010). She has a younger brother, Michael, an actor and playwright, and an older paternal half-brother, Jason, a musician.
In August 2011, Rabe was given her first regular role on a television series when she was cast as Nora Montgomery on the FX horror series American Horror Story. She was later cast in the second season as the nun Sister Mary Eunice McKee (a role she later reprised in the fourth season). For the second season, Rabe was nominated for a Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Movie/Miniseries. She also was cast in the third season, as a resurgent witch named Misty Day; the role was written for her by co-creator Ryan Murphy. In the fifth season, she was a special guest star in the “Devil’s Night” episode playing Aileen Wuornos. In the sixth season she had a main role as Shelby Miller. Rabe is one of only three actors to appear in the first six seasons of the show.
In December 2016, it was reported that Rabe was expecting her first child with longtime boyfriend, Hamish Linklater. Rabe gave birth to a girl in March 2017.