Its been a great week for Dan Levy, the Canadian creator and star of comedy Schitt’s Creek after winning three Emmy awards.
Levy won outstanding supporting actor in a comedy, outstanding writing for a comedy series, and outstanding director for a comedy.
Though the ceremony was a virtual one, the cast of the popular comedy series united at a (COVID-safe) party where they all watched the broadcast and celebrated their many wins. Despite Levy’s sister watching from home, her reaction to the wins went viral.
The 37-year-old actor who came out as gay when he was 18 wrote and starred in the comedy alongside his father Eugene.
Earlier this year he spoke on What Happens Live With Andy Cohen about coming out after being prompted by his mother over lunch.
“My mom asked me over for lunch one day and I said, ‘Yes,'” recalled Levy. “She almost knew. My mom and I have a very close relationship in that sense and it almost felt like she knew that I was ready,” Daniel Levy said.
Eugene Levy admitted that he and his wife, Deborah Divine, knew Dan was gay before he came out. “We knew for the longest time,” said Eugene Levy. “We were waiting and then mom couldn’t wait any longer.”
His career began as a co-host on various Canadian MTV shows. Schitt’s Creek, however, is his first project with the production company he started with his father.
The series aired in 2015 and ran for six seasons culminating in a gay wedding with his character’s boyfriend Patrick.
Schitt’s Creek won nine Emmy awards breaking the record for most wins in a single season for a comedy.