LEV PAKMAN was born and raised in New York City. He attended Fiorello H. Laguardia High School and NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. During college, Lev produced and directed his first short film, SIDE EFFECTED, which was voted an "Audience Favorite" at the 2013 Palm Springs International Shortfest, earned a Vimeo "Staff Pick," and played at festivals internationally. His next short film, FOR THE RECORD, premiered at the 2014 Hamptons International Film Festival.

Lev began as a performer and, at age 13, sang one of the Three Genies in Julie Taymor’s production of The Magic Flute at The Metropolitan Opera. He has appeared in Red Oaks (Amazon), Love the Coopers (Lionsgate), The Mysteries of Laura (NBC), the Counting Crows music videos "Palisades Park" and "Scarecrow," and the forthcoming Bombshell (Lionsgate).

Lev divides his time between New York and LA.