|Sam Levinson Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||January 8, 1985|
|Spouse||Ashley Lent Levinson|
Sam Levinson is an American actor, producer, director, and writer who is best known for being the creator of the HBO teen drama series Euphoria, for which he earned a BAFTA TV Award nomination in 2020 in the “Best International Programme” category. In addition to that, he has worked in other shows and films such as the black comedy-drama film Another Happy Day, black comedy thriller film Assassination Nation, black-and-white romantic drama film Malcolm & Marie, action-comedy film Operation: Endgame, television biopic film The Wizard of Lies, drama film Pieces of a Woman, and erotic psychological thriller film Deep Water. Sam’s acting credits include playing Billy Saunders in the criminal comedy-drama film Bandits, Carl in the satirical comedy-drama film What Just Happened, and Peter Thompson in the arthouse drama film Stoic.
Sam Levinson studied method acting for 4 years.
Producer, Director, Writer, Actor
- Father – Barry Levinson (Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer, Actor)
- Mother – Diana Rhodes (Production Designer for TV Commercials)
- Siblings – Jack Levinson (Younger Brother) (Actor)
- Others – Irvin/Irving Levinson (Paternal Grandfather), Violet (Krichinsky) (Paternal Grandmother), Michelle Levinson (Stepsister) (Actor)
5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm
70 kg or 154.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Sam Levinson has dated –
- Ellen Barkin (2008-2011) – He was romantically involved with actor and producer Ellen Barkin between 2008 and 2011.
- Ashley Lent Levinson – He is married to Ashley Lent Levinson and they have been blessed with a son.
Race / Ethnicity
Sam Levinson is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent on his father’s side.
Sam Levinson Facts
- In 1992, he made his first theatrical film appearance as War Room Player in the fantasy comedy film Toys, starring Robin Williams, Michael Gambon, Joan Cusack, Robin Wright, LL Cool J, and Jamie Foxx.
- Sam Levinson made his directorial debut in 2011 with the black comedy-drama film Another Happy Day. It won him the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the Sundance Film Festival.
- He co-wrote the 2017 television biopic film The Wizard of Lies, based on the 2011 non-fiction book of the same name by Diana B. Henriques. He was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award in the “Television: Long Form – Adapted” category.
- Sam Levinson has addressed his struggles with drugs as a teenager and young adult.
- He served as the executive producer of the 2020 Canadian-American drama film Pieces of a Woman, starring Vanessa Kirby, Shia LaBeouf, Molly Parker, Sarah Snook, Iliza Shlesinger, Benny Safdie, Jimmie Fails, and Ellen Burstyn.
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