Deborah Divine is the wife of the celebrated Canadian producer, actor, director and screenwriter Eugine Levy, known well for his appearance in the “American Pie” comic film sequel. She is a professional Hollywood film producer, production manager and screenwriter, and has worked on several productions including the “Crazy Mansion.”
Age , Early Life, and Education
Deborah was born on 6 August 1959, in Canada which makes her 61 years old as of 2021. She was born to Patricia Divine, a skilled artist who got voice training from the talented Ernesto Vinci Opera program’s coaches in Rhode Island, and gained recognition for singing in the Royal Conservatory in the ‘40s.There is no information about Deborah’s father. Deborah’s parents raised her as a protestant (she would, however, marry Eugine Levy who is Jewish).
Eugene Levy and Deborah Divine, married since 1977.
Deborah joined a Canadian high school before she was enrolled into university, from where she graduated with a degree in the ‘60’s. Deborah was passionate about writing ever since she was a child, and her interest led her to pursuing a career in screenwriting.
Devine’s mother, Patricia had her name recently immortalised by her daughter when she named a Koerner hall seat after her during her 80th birthday. Patricia aspired to be a singer and would have made music her profession if she had not experienced financial constraints that made her husband unable to pay for her voice coaching sessions. She eagerly shares her passion and love for music with her children and grandchildren, who find her charming voice a significant source of inspiration.
Deborah has done a great job as a screenwriter.
She has collaborated with many renowned TV personalities to create several films including “Higgin Boys,” “The Edge of Night,” and “Gruber.” Deborah has also worked as a producer, and was “Another World’s” production manager. The talented screenwriter came into the limelight following her immense contribution to the making of the greatest script for the Canadian-American film “Maniac Mansion.”
Debby, as some of her fans call her, was more devoted to her family during her career life, and didn’t work on as many shows as you would expect of a woman of her talent. However, her little contribution is remarkable and will always be acknowledged in the Hollywood entertainment industry.
Personal Life, Husband, Son, and Daughter
Deborah reportedly started dating the iconic Hollywood actor Eugene Levy in 1973.
The duo tied the knot four years later in 1977, in a colorful ceremony attended by friends and family. Debby and Levy have two children together: a son, Daniel and a daughter, Sarah who were born in 1983 and 1986 respectively.
In the course of her short career life, Deborah stayed out of the limelight and prioritized on looking after her family. Her husband revealed during an interview with People magazine that raising their children in Toronto was one of the best decisions the couple had ever made; he said that: ‘There is something that is scary about raising kids in a show-bizzy type of environment. Toronto is a fairly normal town. The kids can grow up with many open options of what they want to do with their life. We do not want them to be locked into show biz.’
Deborah has a Christian background, but her husband Eugene is Jewish.
Despite this, the couple appears very united when it comes to religious ceremonies, and are often seen celebrating Christmas and Hanukkah together. The couple has been wed for more than four decades now, allegedly living a happy married life without any rumors of divorce or separation. The couple own homes in Florida, Los Angeles and Toronto.
Deborah stands at a height of 5ft 6ins (1.66m) and weighs approximately 130lbs (59.5kgs). She has long blonde hair and brown eyes. Deborah hasn’t disclosed vital statistics, her shoe or bra size.
Deborah’s career as a screenwriter has earned her fame and wealth, and so lives a lavish lifestyle. Deborah wealth she accumulated over the course of her brief career is estimated at $3 million.
Her husband, Levy’s net worth is around $20 million, while her daughter Sarah has accumulated over $1 million from her career. Dan, her son, is also leading an opulent lifestyle, reputedly being worth close to $3 million.
Husband, Eugene Levy
Eugene Levy was born under the Sagittarius zodiac sign on 17 December 1946, in Ontario, Canada. He came into the limelight after he made iconic appearances in the “American Pie” teen sex comedy film sequels. Levy was brought up in a Jewish family; his father worked in an automobile plant as a foreman, and his mother was a housewife. The renowned actor attended Westdale Secondary School, before graduating from McMaster University where he became the vice-president of the film club, the McMaster Film Board.
While a board member, he had the privilege of interacting with some of the most talented actors, including Ivan Reitman who was an immense source of inspiration for him.
Eugene made his first appearance on the screen when he featured in 1971’s “Foxy Lady.”
Since then, he has made several appearances in some of the most iconic productions of all time, including “Cannibal Girls” in 1973, “Running” and “Nothing Personal” both in 1979, “Armed and Dangerous” (1986), 1992’s “Once Upon a Crime,” and the “American Pie” movie series among others. Eugine has also appeared in several TV series, including “Stay Tuned” (1979-1984) and “Maniac Mansion” (1992-93), which was written by his wife Deborah.
The talented actor is a philanthropist too, who finds pleasure in donating to charities and the less privileged.
He has made several significant contributions to organizations responsible for his treatment with the aim of rising awareness of autism.
Debby has two grown-up kids who have followed in the footsteps of their father, a career decision that has earned them fortune and fame in the entertainment industry. Her eldest child, Dan, was born on 8 August 1983, in Toronto, Canada, which makes him 36 years old as of 2021. He is a producer, writer, and actor who featured in 2009’s “Degrassi Gies Hollywood.” He also appeared in “Schitt’s Creek,” a CBC series which he co-created with Eugene Levy, his father.
When it comes to sexual orientation Deborah’s son is gay, which he revealed to his parents when he was 18 years old, according to his father who stated this during an interview conducted by Andy Cohen. Since 2005, Daniel has been living in L.A., California.
Sarah, Deborah’s daughter with Eugene, has also followed in her parents’ footsteps and is now a actress, perhaps best known for her appearance as Teyla Sanda in “Schitt’s Creek” series. The celebrated actress was born on 10 September 1986, which makes her 33 years old as of 2021.
Sarah graduated from Dalhousie University before she joined the film industry. Since she began her career, she has worked on several TV series and films, including: “Roomies,” “Working the Angels,” and “The Dozen 2,” among others.