'Girls' Star Proves He’s the Next Jewish Boy Wonder

Alex Karpovsky is now making it big on the silver screen, too; just don’t call him another Woody Allen.

SAN FRANCISCO – Actor Alex Karpovsky is still getting used to fame in the movie industry with his role in the Coen brothers’ new film, his own independent films, and especially his role as Ray Ploshansky in the HBO series “Girls.” But instead of reveling in his success, he sometimes gets defensive, a reaction he’s been working to shed.