#82 – Ilana Levine: My Jewish Goddess

In This Episode

Ilana Levine has got a lot of stories. I mean, a lot of stories. From Mel Brooks to Edie Falco to Michael Mayer, Ilana’s career path is a testament to who she is: an incredible talent and a brilliant human being. This incredible informative episode tackles so much about networking, identity, and creativity. 

What’s in a Jewish name?

How Ilana’s 9 year old crush helped establish her career.

When it’s necessary to burn a bridge.

How her first musical she ever did was on Broadway.

How Ilana joined Naked Angels Theatre Company.

Saying No is just as important as saying Yes.

What kind of lifestyle do you want to have?

Ilana Levine is an actress best known for her role as Lucy Van Pelt in the Broadway revival of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”. 

She also starred on Broadway in “Jake’s Women”, “Wrong Mountain” and “The Last Night of Ballyhoo” and performed at the Tony Awards. 

Ilana has appeared in many television shows and movies, including the infamous Seinfeld episode, “The Contest”, “Law & Order”, “Tanner ’88”, “Damages”, “Tanner and Tanner”, “Failure to Launch”, “Friends with Kids”, “The Nanny Diaries”, and “Confessions of a Shopaholic” among others. In 2016, she started hosting the podcast, “Little Known Facts with Ilana Levine” -along with “LKF” she also hosts the podcasts “And the Award Goes To… Hosted by Ilana Levine” and “How To Be More Chill”.

She is the host of the Bryant Park author series ” Live From The Reading Room” and hosts a celebrity interview series at The Atlantic Theater Company in NYC guests include Ben Stiller, Ted Danson, Isabelle Huppert , Duncan Sheik, Mary Steenburgen and more.

She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Dominic Fumusa, and their 2 children.

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