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Samuel Levinson is an American actor and filmmaker. He is the creator, writer, director, and executive producer of Euphoria. He is also known for writing and directing the films, Another Happy Day and Assassination Nation.

Biography

He made his film debut in the 1992 film Toys, along with his brother Jack. He later appeared in such films as Bandits and What Just Happened? as "Carl". In 2009, he co-starred as Peter Thompson in Stoic. He also studied method acting for four years.

In 2011, he made his directorial debut with the black comedy-drama Another Happy Day, which earned him the "Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the Sundance Festival.

In 2017, he co-wrote the television film The Wizard of Lies which was directed by his father Barry Levinson.

Then in 2018, he wrote and directed the black comedy thriller Assassination Nation. It premiered at the 2018 Sundance Festival to mixed reviews from critics.

In 2019, Levinson created the HBO teen drama series Euphoria, based on the Israeli series of the same name. The series has received critical acclaim for it's writing, direction, and acting.

In 2020, Levinson wrote and directed the film Malcolm & Marie starring John David Washington and Zendaya (who is also the lead star of his series "Euphoria") in the middle of the COVID pandemic. The film was released on Netflix on February 5, 2021.

Credits

Director

Season 1 credits
Pilot Stuntin' Like My Daddy Made You Look Shook Ones Pt. II
'03 Bonnie and Clyde The Next Episode The Trials and Tribulations of Trying to Pee While Depressed And Salt the Earth Behind You
Special episodes credits
Trouble Don't Last Always Fuck Anyone Who's Not a Sea Blob
Season 2 credits
Trying to Get to Heaven Before They Close the Door Out of Touch Ruminations: Big and Little Bullys You Who Cannot See, Think of Those Who Can
Stand Still Like the Hummingbird A Thousand Little Trees of Blood The Theater and Its Double All My Life, My Heart Has Yearned for a Thing I Cannot Name

Writer/Creator/Executive producer

Season 1 credits
Pilot Stuntin' Like My Daddy Made You Look Shook Ones Pt. II
'03 Bonnie and Clyde The Next Episode The Trials and Tribulations of Trying to Pee While Depressed And Salt the Earth Behind You
Special episodes credits
Trouble Don't Last Always Fuck Anyone Who's Not a Sea Blob
Season 2 credits
Trying to Get to Heaven Before They Close the Door Out of Touch Ruminations: Big and Little Bullys You Who Cannot See, Think of Those Who Can
Stand Still Like the Hummingbird A Thousand Little Trees of Blood The Theater and Its Double All My Life, My Heart Has Yearned for a Thing I Cannot Name

Awards and nominations

Awards

  • 2011 Sundance Film Festival (The Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award for his directorial debut film, "Another Happy Day").

Nominations

  • 2017 Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Long Form – Adapted.

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