Dana Aliya Levinson (they/she) is an actor, writer, and musician. Favorite acting credits, television: Toni Rykener in American Gods (Starz), Sadie Lipton in The Good Fight (CBS All Access), film: Hazel in Adam (dir. Rhys Ernst, Sundance, 2019), Jess in The Dress You Have On (dir. Courtney Hope Thérond, OutFest 2018), theatre: Grace in the world premiere of Ballast. Dana's visual album, FALLING, directed by Zen Pace and supported by Eve Ensler and One Billion Rising, premiered with PAPER magazine. Dana was a Dramatists Guild Fellow and their TV pilot script FRAUD was a finalist for the Sundance Episodic Program. Her musical theater work has been supported by MTF, NYMF, Ars Nova, Prospect Theater Company, and Broadway au Carré in Paris. As an actor, she can next be seen in the upcoming Netflix film The Gray Man, directed by the Russo Brothers and starring Chris Evans and Ryan Gosling, as well as the short film, FRAUD, based on her pilot of the same name. Dana is represented by Buchwald and Industry Entertainment.
When Jews are misrepresented in media by non-Jews doing their best caricatures of us, it enshrines us as a character in someone else’s passion play rather than human beings and a living culture that is still here.