WME has signed actor, writer and director Alex Karpovsky, Variety has learned exclusively.
The “Girls” star — who was previously repped by ICM — is best known for starring as Ray on the HBO series.
Prior to “Girls,” Karpovsky’s breakout role was in Lena Dunham’s indie feature “Tiny Furniture.” While starring on the HBO show, he has had roles in the Coen Brothers’ “Inside Llewyn Davis” and George Clooney’s “Hail, Caesar.”
Behind the camera, Karpovsky’s television work includes directing an episode of “Girls” last season, plus an episode of Amazon Studios’ “The New Yorker Presents.” On the film side, he directed, wrote and starred in the dark comedy “Red Flag” and dramatic thriller “Rubberneck.”
“Girls” recently wrapped its fifth season, and has been renewed for its sixth and final season. As the critically-acclaimed comedy heads into its final round, WME will help to guide Karpovsky into the next stage of his career.
Karpovsky will also continue to be repped by Steve Fisher at Underground.
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