Nikki Levy is the host and creator of Don’t Tell My Mother! brand and podcast where icons tell true stories they’d NEVER want their moms to know, and then they call their mothers. Previous guests include Schitt’s Creek star Emily Hampshire, Margaret Cho, Angelica Ross, Eureka O’Hara, Adam Rippon, Kalen Allen, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman + more.

How do you get celebs to bare their souls to thousands of people? Nikki was born for it.

The daughter of an overprotective, overbearing Jewish mother, Mama Levy operated on the principle of an “open door policy.” She would say, “You can tell me anything.” Translation being, “You have to tell me EVERYTHING!” As an awkward gay kid from Queens, Nikki did just that! #truestory

A longtime development executive in film & TV, Nikki Levy most recently served as the Head of Scripted Content for DreamWorksTV at NBCUniversal where she created and produced digital series’ and half-hour comedies. Prior to that, she ran Wedge Works Worldwide at Fox Animation, and served as Director of Development at Imagine Entertainment where she oversaw the Academy Award nominated film FROST/NIXON.

Using her development background, Nikki coaches actors, writers, private clients, networks and large companies in the art of “owning your story” by digging into the pain and unearthing the comedy. She focuses on creating content from the “outsider” perspective (queer, BIPOC, differently-abled).

As an out gay woman, Nikki’s passion for giving a megaphone to marginalized voices extends beyond comedy to social justice. She wrote, produced and co-hosted four LGBTQ+ Pride specials with Audible where performers like Shangela (We’re Here), Harvey Guillén (What We Do in the Shadows), Tan France (Queer Eye), Alexandra Billings (Wicked) and ACLU firebrand Chase Strangio tell queer stories in celebration of Pride month.

A native New Yorker, Nikki graduated from Northwestern University and lives in Los Angeles with her wife, their rescue pit bull and tuxedo cat. Her mother knows everything!

Summits Attended: 2021 Debug

Diverse representation is a priority for us. We're proud to say that our Summit speakers are 80% queer women, 50% women of color, 25% Black & Latinx, and 15% transgender and gender nonconforming.