Alex Karpovsky studied visual ethnography at Oxford University before wasting the next few years of his life trying to become the next Andy Kaufman. He now acts and makes movies. Alex's award-winning debut feature, THE HOLE STORY, earned him a slot in Filmmaker Magazine's 25 new faces of independent film and a plastic key to a small city in Northern Minnesota. His subsequent two films (WOODPECKER & TRUST US, THIS IS ALL MADE UP) premiered at SXSW and have lassoed in several fiberglass trophies, polyester ribbons and miscellaneous ceramics. Alex's first thriller, RUBBERNECK, premiered at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival and his most recent feature RED FLAG, will premiere at the Los Angeles FIlm Festival in June. As an actor, Alex has had leading roles in feature-length films that have shown at the Sundance, Berlin, Cannes, Los Angeles, and SXSW film festivals. Alex will play the role of Marty Green in the upcoming Coen Brothers film, INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS, and the recurring role of Ray Ploshansky in the new HBO comedy series GIRLS.