Many people may wonder if having “Levy” as a last name is a ticket to stardom. Father and son Eugene and Dan Levy have made a name for themselves with their blockbuster show, Schitt’s Creek, which has made many question whether Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist celebrity Jane Levy is part of this talented family. The shows have been critically acclaimed and were nominated for the Golden Globe Awards, although Schitt’s Creek took home two awards. Jane rose to fame with her act as Mandy Milkovich in the 2011 drama Shameless. She also landed a part on the show Suburgatory as a child of Jeremy Sisto.
She also starred in minor roles in many movies and TV shows such as What/If, Castle Rock and Evil Dead. The actress became a success as the main character on the NBC show Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist. The show is about a woman who listens to people’s inner thoughts in the form of musical numbers. Based on her name and apparent acting ability, it’s natural to wonder if the actress is related to Eugene and his son.
She finally decided to clear things up. Let’s take a quick look at their biographies: Eugene is Canadian while Jane is American if you consider their nationalities. The stars are born of different parents. Jane’s parents are Mary and Lester Levy while Eugene’s parents are Rebecca Kudlats and Joseph Levy. It’s not just the fans who get confused when referring to the two, even big corporations have made mistakes. In 2020, ET mistakenly tagged Eugene’s daughter, Sarah Levy, who usually appears in Schitt’s Creek with her relatives, in a post promoting their interview with Jane. Jane quickly replied, “LOL, it’s ‘Jane,’ not Sarah.” Many people pointed to the error before the tabloid apologized and fixed the error.
Even she was confused once
The mistake seems preposterous as the actress also confirmed she was not related to the Schitt Creek stars earlier in 2020. She tweeted, “In case anyone cares, I pronounce my last name leeeeeeevy. Not like Eugene,” she continued, “and unfortunately I am not related to Eugene.” She also confirmed this in a January 2021 interview, where she said they were both talented and enjoyed watching their show, summarizing it by saying, “Unfortunately, we’re not related.” She later joked that there was a time when she too was confused during the nominations for the 2021 Golden Globe Awards. In an interview with E!, the actress confessed that she hadn’t watched the announcement because she couldn’t believe it was true. She said, “I was like, ‘Eugene? Or the other?’ And then it was me.”
Both ‘Levys’ careers
A quick look at Jane Levy’s career reveals that she is one of the emerging prospects of the entertainment industry. Right now, her role on the NBC show Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist has allowed her to rack up an impressive list of credits in a short space of time. She has also managed to avoid being limited to a single role as she has acted in a variety of genres, moving from horror as the demon-possessed heroine in Evil Dead to comedy on the show Suburgatory. Other accomplishments include acting in the movie Don’t Breathe, Castle Rock and a brief appearance in Twin Peaks. Given all these accomplishments, there are many things fans would like to know about the actress, including her personal life, her teenage years, and the shrine she founded.
Levy is married to Deborah Divine and they have been together for almost 44 years. The couple have two children that they raised in Canada. They are both actors and together with their father they star in the program Schitt’s Creek. Eugene also advocates for autism awareness and therapy and is a member of the Canadian charity Artists Against Racism.