Sarah Levy

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Sarah Levy
Born (1986-09-10) September 10, 1986 (age 34)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
NationalityCanadian
OccupationActress
Years active2005; 2011–present
Notable work
Schitt's Creek
Parent(s)
FamilyDan Levy (brother)

Sarah Levy (born September 10, 1986) is a Canadian actress, best known for her role in Schitt's Creek as Twyla Sands.[1] She also had a small role in the film Larry Crowne (2011).

Early life[edit]

Levy is the daughter of actor Eugene Levy and Deborah Divine, and the sister of television personality Dan Levy.[2] Sarah graduated from Branksome Hall[1] and studied theatre at Dalhousie University.[1] Her father is Jewish and her mother is Protestant;[3] the family celebrates both Christmas and Hanukkah.[4]

Career[edit]

One of Levy's earliest film roles was in Larry Crowne.[1] She also played a minor part in Adam Shankman's Cheaper by the Dozen 2, in which her father appeared.[5] Her most notable role was Twyla Sands on Schitt's Creek.[6] In the series, which chronicled the life of a mega-wealthy family relocating to a small town after losing all their money, Sarah co-starred with her father and brother.[7] She played a waitress at the town's Café Tropical.[8] According to Dan, working together with Sarah and their father brought the family closer.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Roles Notes
2005 Cheaper by the Dozen 2 N/A assistant to Mr. Levy
2011 XIII: The Series Librarian "Green Falls"
2011 Larry Crowne Eli
2012 The Applicant Lola Short Film
2013 Roomies Bridget Short Film
2014 Working the Engels Irene Horowitz "Meet Irene Horowitz"
2015–2020 Schitt's Creek Twyla Sands series regular (62 episodes)
Nominated — Canadian Screen Award for Best Supporting Actress, Comedy (2020)
Nominated — IGN Summer Movie Award for Best TV Ensemble (2020)
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2020)[9]
2016 Baroness Von Sketch Show Janice "Last Year You Weren't 40"
2019 The Winner Mindset Lisa G. Short Film
2019 Best Intentions Becky Fistick TV Movie
2020 Dear Class of 2020 Twyla Sands Direct-to-Video
2020 United We Fall Kendra "The Biter"
TBA The Surrealtor Susan Ireland filming
TBA Patty's Auto Jenna "Pilot" (announced)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Sarah Levy joins the family funny business on Schitt's Creek". postcity.com. 2015-03-19. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  2. ^ Itzkoff, Dave (3 February 2015). "Comedy Material Woven From Real Life". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
  3. ^ d, deb (2018-10-30). "The best thing I ever did for my Protestant family was marry a Jewish man. We learned that a combined world is an enriched world". @tingtime. Retrieved 2019-05-03.
  4. ^ levy, dan (2012-12-08). "One half of me is celebrating Hanukkah, the other half is decorating a tree. My body is confused. #halfie #chrismukkah". @danjlevy. Retrieved 2019-05-02.
  5. ^ Newman-Bremang, Kathleen. "Know Your Schitt! A Guide To The Cast & Characters Of "Schitt's Creek"". www.refinery29.com. Retrieved 2019-04-15.
  6. ^ Szklarski, Cassandra (10 January 2016). "It's All in the Family for Eugene Levy and CBC's 'Schitt's Creek'". News 1130. Retrieved 18 February 2016.
  7. ^ a b Corinthios, Aurelie (March 21, 2019). "Schitt's Creek Will End After Season 6, Creators Dan and Eugene Levy Announce in Letter to Fans". PEOPLE. Retrieved 2019-04-15.
  8. ^ Ferber, Taylor. "Eugene Levy's Kids Teach Him On 'Schitt's Creek'". Bustle. Retrieved 2019-04-15.
  9. ^ "The 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards | Screen Actors Guild Awards". www.sagawards.org. Retrieved 2020-10-01.

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