Who is Levy Tran from “Shameless”?
Recognizable for her colorful tattoos, Levy Tran is a Hollywood actress and a model, born as Vy Le Tran under the astrological sign of Aries on 8th April 1983, in San Jose, California. The 35-year old actress and her younger sister named Chi are of Vietnamese origin, their parents being immigrants from Vietnam. If you wish to learn more about Levy, stay with us and discover all there is to know about her bio, tattoos, relationships, career, and so on.
Childhood and Education
Even though Levy often exposes her tattoos in public, she seems reluctant to disclose any information about her childhood years. As much as we tried to find out anything about her early years, we failed to obtain any credible information. However, it seems that this Asian-American actress combines beauty and brains, since she has a degree in Child and Adolescent Development, and has worked at a kindergarten, but also at the other end of the education environment in Mortuary College. Believe it or not, Levy also spent some time working as an embalmer, and this somewhat reflects the quirky side of her character.
The start of her career
Of course, the job of an embalmer could not satisfy this ambitious and talented young girl, and Levy soon started looking for opportunities in the entertainment industry. In 2012, the first chance was presented to her, and she made a brief appearance in “Guy Code”, aired on MTV2. A year later, she sparked a lot of controversy by appearing in a music video for “Asian Girlz”, a single released by Day Above Ground. Even though she claimed that the portrayal of Asian women in the video was supposed to be fun and satirical, Levy publicly apologized for offending anyone.
Levy’s biggest success on film came after portraying a race-starting girl in “Furious 7”, alongside Win Diesel and the late Paul Walker. In her brief appearance as the sizzling hot lady of the race, Levy enchanted audiences across the globe, especially the male population. Needless to say, the movie was a huge hit at the box office, earning around $1.5 billion worldwide.
After “Furious 7” Levy received numerous offers, and took part in several Hollywood projects. For example, in 2016 she appeared in the movie “Female Fight Squad”, and later in movies such as “The Unwilling”, ”The First Purge”, “Gemini”, and so on. When it comes to TV series, she was in the cast of “Gun Girls”, and in 2017-18 made a noticeable appearance in “Shameless”.
“Shameless”, and her other projects
The character of a fiery biker girl named Eddie was a role made in heaven for Levy, and she put in a remarkable performance in “Shameless”. The TV series which features celebrities such as William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum is now in its 8th season, and Levy’s character has had a passionate affair with Lip, the character portrayed by Jeremy Allen White.
Recently, Levy has been working on two projects – the series “The Haunting of Hill House” produced by Netflix, and a movie called “The Silk Road”. Besides acting, she has also worked as a model, appearing in magazines such as Bizarre, Tattoo Life, and Inked.
What is Levy’s current net worth?
According to authoritative sources, Levy’s current net worth is estimated at almost $800,000, however, this figure seems rather low, consideration her appearances in successful movies such as “Furious 7”. Also, Levy has appeared in several commercials for top brands, such as Apple, LG, Samsung, Nescafe, Taco Bell, and so on. With all that work, there is no doubt that her net worth will be going up, sooner rather than later.
Is Levy married?
Even though Levy boasts ‘an exotic beauty’ and an ‘hourglass figure’, she still hasn’t found ‘the one’ – in other words, she is still not married. Back in 2008, Levy had an affair with her acting colleague Ryan Reynolds, but the relationship was apparently short-lived. In later years, Levy hasn’t had any ‘serious’ or long-term romantic affairs, but even she admits that it is perhaps time that she settles down and makes some changes in her life.
Levy’s tattoos often speak volumes – she got the first one when she was only 18 after which she was hooked, and they are now her signature mark. Consequently, her nickname Goldfish probably came as a result of her having a bunch of those fishes tattooed on her body. (Her other nickname is Vy Vy.) Levy currently drives around in a ‘69 Camaro, and she has two Bassets, named Chloe and Carlos. She is also a fitness freak, and she keeps her 5ft 3ins frame in top shape with rigorous training regime. However, she also admits that she cannot resist pizza, and she apparently drinks too much coffee.
— Levy Tran (@MissLevy) April 15, 2015
Social media presence
Levy opened her Twitter account way back in 2010, but it seems that she abandoned it in 2015, since it doesn’t have any recent updates; her 31,000 followers would probably love to see her back. However, she seems to be highly active on Instagram, and she regularly posts photos of her dogs or her workout videos. She is approaching her 1000th post on this social network, and has gathered close to 250,000 followers so far.