Jane Colburn Levy was born on December 29, 1989, in Los Angeles County, California. She is an actress best known for her role as Tessa Altman on the ABC comedy series Suburgatory. She made her TV debut on Showtime's Shameless. Jane has appeared in four films, Fun Size and Nobody Walks in 2012, Evil Dead in 2013, and Don't Breathe in 2016. She has been named by critics as one of the breakout stars of 2011, and Forbes named her on their list of 30 under 30 who are "reinventing the world."
Jane was born in Los Angeles County, the daughter of Mary, an artist, and Lester Levy, a musician. She grew up in Marin County, Northern California, where she attended high school. While in school, she was on the hip hop dancing team and was captain of the soccer team, and appeared in community theatre productions of Annie and the Wizard of Oz. She described herself at school as being a "floater", someone who got along with everyone. While at high school she visited England for five months. She attendend Goucher College for a semester before transferring to the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York.
Jane moved back to Los Angeles after two years in New York City, New York. Jane was cast as Mandy Milkovich in a five-episode arc on the Showtime series Shameless within a few weeks of returning to the West Coast.
In March 2011, she landed the first lead role of her career on the sitcom Suburgatory, with Jeremy Sisto and Cheryl Hines. Since being in the show she has been compared to Emma Stone, due in part to her red hair. Jane has been pleasently surprised by the success of the show and enjoys the ability to develop a character over 22 episodes. Her favorite moment of season one was when the character Ryan Shay confused Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind with Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.
She was named by both TV Gudie and TheInsider.com as one of the breakout stars of 2011, and was included on the top eleven list of funniest women compiled by AOL. Forbes named her as one of the handful of entertainment stars on their list of 30 under 30 who are "reinventing the world." hits of the new season" and that Jane would be seen in two upcoming films, Forbes called her "one to watch."
Jane appeared in two films in 2012, Fun Size and Nobody Walks. Released before Halloween, Fun Size co-starred Victoria Justice and comedian Chelsea Handler. While filming it, Jane was disappointed that she failed to meet comedian Johnny Knoxville, as he was on set for the one week of shooting that she was not.
Jane starred in the 2013 remake of the horror classic The Evil Dead as the drug-dependent Mia, replacing Lily Collins who had originally been cast. In February 2013, Jane landed the lead role in Gold Circle's thriller film In a Dark Place directed by Bharat Nalluri.
Jane will star in the Paramount Animation's first upcoming Live-Action/CGI film which is being produced by Ice Ag
On March 3, 2011, Jane married actor Jaime Freitas. According to court documents, the couple separated on October 31, 2011. In April 2013, Jane filed for divorce and cited "irreconcilable differences."