22 Facts About Shawn Levy


Shawn Adam Levy was born on July 23,1968 and is a Canadian film director, film producer, actor, and founder of 21 Laps Entertainment.


Shawn Levy has worked across genres and is perhaps best known as the director of the Night at the Museum film franchise and primary producer of the Netflix series Stranger Things.


Shawn Levy was considered a producer on the 2016 sci-fi film Arrival, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.


Since 2016, Shawn Levy has been an executive producer on the Netflix original series Stranger Things.


Shawn Levy has directed the third and fourth episodes of each of the show's four seasons.


Shawn Levy has worked on upcoming Netflix limited series All the Light We Cannot See.


Shawn Levy was born to a Jewish family with two siblings, Rob and Debby, in Montreal, Quebec.


Shawn Levy received a MFA from the USC School of Cinematic Arts in 1994.


Shawn Levy began his professional career while pursuing his undergraduate and graduate degrees in the mid-1980s through the mid-1990s.


Shawn Levy appeared in the 1988 film Liberace: Behind the Music.


Shawn Levy subsequently pursued his MFA in production, during which time he continued to act with a guest spot on 21 Jump Street and a recurring role on Beverly Hills, 90210.


Shawn Levy was the primary director and executive producer of the Disney Channel coming-of-age show The Famous Jett Jackson and its companion film.


Shawn Levy made his feature film directorial debut in 1997 with the family films Address Unknown and Just in Time.


Shawn Levy directed and produced the 2010 comedy Date Night starring Steve Carrell and Tina Fey.


Shawn Levy executive produced the short-lived ABC sitcoms Cristela and Imaginary Mary.


Outside of 20th Century Fox, Shawn Levy worked to expand 21 Laps' range outside of primarily family-friendly comedies; this included producing the A24 drama The Spectacular Now, the ensemble dramedy This Is Where I Leave You, and the Academy Award-winning sci fi film Arrival.


Shawn Levy was announced to be directing the film adaptation of the Uncharted video game series, following David O Russell and Neil Burger.


Joe Carnahan worked with Shawn Levy to produce the script for the film, but Shawn Levy left the project on December 19,2018.


Shawn Levy was attached to produce a film based on the long-running children's series Sesame Street, which will be the show's third motion picture following Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird and The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland, and its first in over two decades.


In 2021, Shawn Levy produced the film adaptation of the slasher novel There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins under his 21 Laps Entertainment label, alongside James Wan's Atomic Monster studio for Netflix.


Shawn Levy directed The Adam Project for Netflix starring Ryan Reynolds in the lead role.


In November 2022, Shawn Levy entered talks to direct a Star Wars movie for Lucasfilm, following the conclusion of his work on Deadpool 3 and the fifth and final season of Stranger Things.