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Steven Levitan is a creator, executive producer, and writer for Modern Family.

Life and career

As executive producer, Levitan won an Emmy Award in 1996 for Frasier in the Outstanding Comedy Series category. He was also nominated in that same year for Outstanding Writing in Comedy Series category for The Larry Sanders Show. He was nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series category for Just Shoot Me! and two more as executive producer. Levitan won the Humanitas Prize (for writers whose work best communicates and encourages human values) in 1996 for the Frasier episode titled "Breaking the Ice". Levitan has also won a CableACE Award and a Writers Guild nomination for The Larry Sanders Show. He also garnered a Producers Guild Award and a Television Critics Association Award for Frasier, a People’s Choice Award for Stark Raving Mad and a Golden Globe nomination for Just Shoot Me!

Coming from Chicago, Illinois, raised Jewish,[1] Levitan is married to wife Krista (née Schmuck). They have three children, two daughters Hannah and Alexandra, and a son, Nathaniel, nicknamed "Griffin". He attended Glenbrook South High School and University of Wisconsin–Madison (1980–1984), graduating with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism. He worked as a WKOW-TV on-air news reporter and morning anchorman in Madison, Wisconsin and as a copywriter at Leo Burnett Advertising in Chicago. Steven came to Hollywood in 1989 after selling a script for an episode of The Wonder Years. He and his family currently live in Brentwood, California.

His company, Steven Levitan Productions, has produced the series Just Shoot Me!, Stark Raving Mad, Greg the Bunny, Oliver Beene and Stacked.

Levitan and television writer/producer Christopher Lloyd joined as partners in 2006 and together created a production company named "Picture Day". It is under this company that they produced their co-creations Back to You and Modern Family. In 2010, Modern Family won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, as well as two other Emmy Awards: Outstanding Supporting Actor in Comedy Series for Eric Stonestreet, and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd.[2] He has also earned Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series nominations for Modern Family episodes "See You Next Fall" (2011) and "Baby on Board" (2012), winning the latter.[3]

Filmography

Creator, writer, producer & director

Writer & producer

Writer

Producer

Director

Credits on Modern family

Season 1

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