Jane Colburn Levy (born December 29, 1989) is an American actress. She is best known for her current role as Tessa Altman on the ABC comedy series Suburgatory. She made her TV debut on ShowtimesShameless. Levy has appeared in three films: Fun Size and Nobody Walks in 2012, and Evil Dead in 2013. 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 (a list of the brightest stars of the future). Levy was born in Los Angeles County, the daughter of Mary (née Tilbury), an artist, and Lester Levy, a musician.She is of Jewish (father) and British (mother) descent.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 describes herself at school as being a floater,someone who got along with everyone. While at high school she visited England for five months.She attended Goucher College for a semester before transferring to the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York.