Will Levy is a popular actor who was born in 1968. He has appeared in several films and television series such as “The Hunger Games”, “Empire” and “Law & Order”. He won the Best Actor Award at the 2012 Academy Awards for his performance in the film “12 Years A Slave.”
He married actress Elizabeth Gutiérrez in 2010. They have one child together named Isabella Grace Gutiérrez.
Early Life Edit
Levy grew up in New York City where he attended Stuyvesant High School. At age 17, he moved to Los Angeles with his girlfriend Elizabeth Gutiérrez. His first film role came when he played a minor character in the 1992 movie “Swingers,” which starred Jennifer Love Hewitt and Paul Walker.
In 1995, Levy joined the cast of the TV series “Lethal Weapon” as Detective Frank Drebin. In 1997, he co-starred alongside Chris Penn in the comedy drama “The Big Chill.” After filming, Levy and Penn were both nominated for a Golden Globe Award for their performances in the film. In 1999, he had a supporting role opposite Julie White in the romantic drama “A Thousand Words.” He played Ed Lauter in the 2000 war drama “We Were Soldiers.” The following year, he played the character Vince in a multi-character drama titled “The Royal Tenenbaums,” which was written and directed by Wes Anderson.
In 2002, he co-starred with Franka Potente in the romantic drama “Catch Me If You Can” as FBI agent Carl Hanratty who is on the hunt for conman Frank Abagnale Jr. (played by Leonardo DiCaprio). In the same year he played Captain Richard Ryback in the TV series “Days of Our Lives.” In 2008, he played Bill Flynn in the drama-thriller “21” opposite Jim Sturgess and Kevin Spacey. He played Detective James Carter in the 2009 action-comedy “Takers” alongside Matt Dillon and Paul Walker.
He plays Detective David Waters in the TV series “Person of Interest” opposite Jim Caveziel and Taraji P. Henson. In 2012, he played the main antagonist, The Plutocrat in the superhero comedy “The Watch.”
Personal Life Edit
He married Elizabeth Gutiérrez in 1996. They have one child together named Isabella Grace who was born in 2013. He has a daughter named Catalina from a previous relationship.
Year Title Role Notes 1992 Swingers Unknown 1994 The Big Chill Tom Bender 1997 Gone Fishin’ Sam 2000 We Were Soldiers Ed Lauter 2000 The Royal Tenenbaums Vince 2001 Catch Me If You Can Carl Hanratty 2002 24: Redemption Captain Richard ‘Rick’ Ryback 2008 21 Bill Flynn 2009 Takers Detective James Carter 2012 The Watch The Plutocrat Television film 2013 Partners in Crime No. 2 2015 Empire Alonzo Television series 2016 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2 (post-production)
Awards & Nominations Edit
Year Award Work Category Result 2016 People’s Choice Awards Favorite TV Crime Fighter Won
For the full list of awards and nominations, visit Idris Elba’s page on Wikipedia.
Sources & references used in this article:
Hard luck: How luck undermines free will and moral responsibility by N Levy – 2011 – books.google.com
To be or not to be: The effects of aging stereotypes on the will to live by B Levy, O Ashman, I Dror – OMEGA-Journal of Death and …, 2000 – journals.sagepub.com
The B73 maize genome: complexity, diversity, and dynamics by …, F Du, K Kim, RM Abbott, M Cotton, A Levy… – …, 2009 – science.sciencemag.org
Comprehensive transposon mutant library of Pseudomonas aeruginosa by …, O Will, R Kaul, C Raymond, R Levy… – Proceedings of the …, 2003 – National Acad Sciences