Who is Deborah Divine?
When the series “Shitt’s Creek” began airing in 2015, fans noticed that besides Eugene Levy, his children are also appearing in the show. This raised questions about his wife, as many assumed she was also part of the cast.
However, although employed in the industry, his wife Deborah Divine works behind the scenes. She’s a writer and producer, probably still known best for her work on the 1990s series “Maniac Mansion”, which received numerous accolades.
Early life, family, and education
Deborah Divine was born under the zodiac sign of Leo on 6 August 1959, in Canada. Deborah’s age is 63 (as of 2022), but she hasn’t revealed exactly where she was born, and also nothing is known about her father.
Deborah’s mother is Patricia Divine, an opera singer, who sang at The Royal Conservatory, in Toronto, Canada, but unfortunately, despite her potential and incredible gift, she wasn’t able to afford more lessons, so her career never really materialised. Deborah and her husband Eugene Levy named a seat in Koerner Hall at The Royal Conservatory of Music in honor of Patricia, for her 80th birthday.
Speaking of Deborah’s educational background, she attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 1976, enrolled at college from which she graduated with a BA degree, however, she hasn’t revealed which university she attended.
As mentioned, Deborah is a writer and producer, and besides “Maniac Mansion”, which had 14 award nominations, and won two, Deborah worked on the series “Search for Tomorrow”, “Another World”, and the comedy show “The Higgins Boys and Gruber”.
When it comes to “Shitt’s Creek”, she worked with the crew as a creative consultant.
Deborah has no social media accounts, so it’s hard to find more information about her current projects.
Marriage with Eugene Levy
Deborah and Eugene haven’t revealed how and when they met, however, they began dating sometime in 1973. After four years, the couple exchanged their wedding vows in the presence of their family members and friends, and reportedly there were 300 guests.
On 9 August 1983, Deborah gave birth to their first child, a son named Daniel Joseph Levy better known as Dan Levy. He is an actor, comedian, writer and director, and is perhaps known best for his role as David Rose in “Shitt’s Creek” which he co-created with his father.
Dan has once spoken about his mother, that the two have a very close mother-son bond, and saying that she was the first person who asked him if he’s gay, and was very supportive when he came out publicly as gay.
Deborah and Eugene’s daughter Sarah Levy was born on 10 September 1986, and she’s also an actress, who rose to prominence thanks to her role as Twyla Sands in the sitcom “Shitt’s Creek”. Sarah is married to actor Graham Outerbridge, and they have a son together.
Deborah and Eugene are still married, and live in their residence in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
How rich is Deborah Divine?
There is no official record that could confirm Deborah’s net worth, however, according to sources, her husband, Eugene Levy, has a net worth estimated at over $20 million.
Who is Eugene Levy?
An actor with over 100 acting credits to his name, Eugene Levy, was born in Hamilton, on 17 December 1946, so is today aged 75. He’s a Canadian, and comes from a Jewish family; his mother was a Polish Jewish from Scotland, and his father was Sephardi Jewish, whose ancestors are from Bulgaria and Spain. Eugene has two siblings, Fred and Barbara, who both prefer to keep their lives away from the public eye.
Eugene made his acting debut in the 1971 movie “Foxy Lady”, and rose to prominence as Bobby Bitman on the sketch show “SCTV”, which aired from 1976 until 1981. From 1981 until 1983, he co-wrote and starred in the spin-off, entitled “SCTV Network”, which brought him his first Primetime Emmy Award (Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program).
In the ‘90s, he gained international fame starring as Doctor Allan Pearl in “Waiting for Guffman”, which he also co-wrote with Christopher Guest, and in 1997 they were nominated for the Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay.
Two years later, he was seen as Jim’s Dad in the hilarious comedy “American Pie”, starring Jason Biggs, Thomas Ian Nicholas, and Chris Klein. This role brought Eugene worldwide recognition, and numerous accolades. He was nominated for the American Comedy Awards, USA Award for Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, and Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actor – Comedy.
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Eugene reprised his role in “American Pie 2” which brought him the Canadian Comedy Award for Film – Pretty Funny Male Performance in 2002. He was seen in all eight sequels of this comedy, and in the third part, his role was credited as ‘Mr. Levenstein’.
When it comes to his television roles, Eugene’s most notable role to date is his portrayal of Johnny Rose in the series “Schitt’s Creek”. This comedy-drama tells the story of Johnny and his family, who went from extreme wealth to penniless overnight, and their only possession is the small town of Sheet Creek, so they move there and the adventure begins.
As mentioned, the stars of the series are Eugene, and his and Deborah’s children, Den and Sarah, and one of the main characters is portrayed by Catherine O’Hara, who plays Johnny’s wife – people thought that Catherine is Eugene’s real-life wife.
The series aired from 2015 until 2020, had 164 award nominations, and won 115, including nine Primetime Emmys, Eugene winning the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.
Speaking of Eugene’s personal life, he hasn’t been the subject of any rumors and controversies, and has been keeping his personal matters away from the media’s attention. However, he uses every opportunity to thank his wife for all love and support she has given to him during their 45-year-long marriage.