Esther Povitsky

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Esther Povitsky - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Esther Povitsky is an American comedian and actress. She’s best recognized for starring in Alone Together (2018) in which she also co-created, and Dollface (2019–2022).

As a comedian, she debuted in special show Hot for My Name (2020) that premiered on Comedy Central.


Before Esther Povitsky gained her popularity as a comedian, she initially began to study comedy in Chicago, particularly at iO Chicago and also The Second City.

After that, this sports lover then moved to Los Angeles and took comedy class with The Groundlings.

In her 2008, she made her first uncredited appearance for The Express: The Ernie Davis Story, which later was followed by her appearance for various short films, such as April (2010) and All In All (2011).

Esther had her first TV show during that year for Jimmy Kimme! Live! as a guest for just 3 episodes.

Even so, after that, she expanded her career by appearing again in New Girl (2011), Daddy Knows Best (2012), and Parks and Recreations (2013).

She then came back to another show, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2013) and also Last Call with Carson Daly (2013).

Two years later, Esther made her own short movie, Alone Together (2015).

For that movie, she became the main actress, the screen writer, and also the producer, which later was adapted for Freeform.

In 2016, that short movie became a TV series that was pretty successful, which was followed by its second season in 2019.

And finally, in 2019, she starred in Dollface, a hulu drama series with Shay Mitchell and also Kat Dennings.

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  • Real Name: Esther Povitsky
  • Stage Name: Esther Povitsky/Little Esther
  • Nickname: Esther
  • Birthday: March 2, 1988
  • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Zodiac Sign: Pisces
  • Nationality: American
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Actress, Comedian
  • Education: Niles North High School, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (dropped out)
  • Hobbies: Doing aerobics, boxing, roller skating, gymnastics, cheerleading, rollerblading, and tie-dying
  • Facebook: Esther Povitsky Official
  • Twitter: @littleesther
  • Instagram: @esthermonster
  • TikTok: @esthermonster
  • YouTube: –

Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance

  • Height: 152 cm (5’1″)
  • Weight: 51 kg (112 lbs)
  • Blood Type: –
  • Hair Color: Black 
  • Eye Color: Dark brown
  • Body Measurements: 32-24-32 (Bust -32, Waist -24, and Hips -32 inches)
  • Shoe Size: 5 (US)
  • Dress Size: 4 (US)


  • Father: Morrie Povitsky
  • Mother: Mary Povitsky
  • Brother: –
  • Sister: –

Boyfriend & Dating History

Dave King

She’s engaged to Dave, who’s a comedy writer. In an interview with Elle, she revealed that she met him through the stand-up community, but doesn’t specify when.

She also opened up about keeping him “a little bit anonymous” before the pandemic. Esther sometimes referred to him onstage, but never dropped his name.

Net Worth

According to multiple sources online, she’s estimated to have built around $3 million to $5 million of net worth.

Esther appeared to accumulate most of her wealth through her primary careers as a comedian and actress. She also runs Sleepover by Esther, which’s her own fashion brand.


  • Ester’s father has a Russia descent.
  • Her mother is Finnish.
  • Her mother works as an administrative assistant.
  • Esther was raised in the suburb area of Chicago.
  • She revealed that she wasn’t happy at her school.
  • Esther also said that many people drank all the time and she didn’t like she fit in.
  • She has a close friendship with Benji.
  • She once dated a comedy writer.
  • Esther is very good at sports.
  • She loves playing basketball.
  • Some of her favorite sports are aerobics, boxing, roller skating, gymnastics, cheerleading, and also rollerblading.
  • Esther is able to dance in various styles, such as hip-hop, jazz, ballet, and many more.
  • She is able to use sword.
  • She is pretty good at combat skills.
  • Esther once learned various music.
  • She can speak Spanish and can do dialects of Wisconsin, Brooklyn, and Ireland.
  • Her ideal type is…

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  • Home Sweet Home Alone (2021), as Daisy Breckin
  • Mark, Mary & Some Other People (2021), as Esther
  • Dude (2018), as Alicia

TV Series

  • iCarly (Nickelodeon | 2021), as Brooke
  • Dollface (Hulu | 2019-present), as Izzy
  • Shrill (Hulu | 2019), as Kayla
  • Alone Together (Freeform | 2018), as herself
  • Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW | 2016-2019), as Maya
  • Love (Netflix | 2016-2018), as Alexis
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC | 2016), as Emily
  • Lady Dynamite (Netflix | 2016), as Kristy Coombs
  • Workaholics (Comedy Central | 2016), as Jordana
  • Difficult People (Hulu | 2015), as Cissy Donato
  • Key and Peele (Mad TV | 2014), as Cassie
  • Parks and Recreation (NBC | 2013), as Julie
  • New Girl (Fox | 2011), as Krystal

TV Shows

  • Harry (Syndication | 2018), as guest
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC | 2018), as herself
  • Not Safe with Nikki Glaser (Comedy Central | 2016), as herself
  • @midnight (Comedy Central | 2015-2016), as guest
  • Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC | 2013), as guest
  • The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS | 2013-2015), as guest
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC | 2010-2011), as guest


“I sound like a bitch, but most comedies are bad — we all know that. [I got] so high off of reading a script written by a young woman that felt like a real person was speaking and being funny.”

“I got like four DMs from women being like, ‘Oh my God, I also had a miscarriage. And it was really therapeutic to hear you laugh about it.”

“When I first moved to L.A., I thought I would either be a movie star after a year or I would move home and work at the Walgreens […] Now, I would say the goal is to keep working in comedy—it doesn’t matter what, as long as I’m doing things that I think are funny.”

” I thought I was going to be a dancer for a long time because I loved dancing, but I always felt so lost and confused and lonely. I realized, I’m just gonna do the thing that I wanted because nothing else was working.”

“My goal was always to try. I was like, I don’t care if I make it or if I fail. For so long, so many people told me I couldn’t—okay, fair. But at least let me try.”

“I’m getting a lot of joy out of trying out the new material and refining it—picking subjects that I feel passionate talking about on stage. I’m looking at writing my stand-up now the way I’ve learned to look at writing for television, where the story and content come first and then we’ll make it funny later.”

“Last year, I had a miscarriage and I have a whole chunk of stand-up now about it. The best decision I’ve made is talking openly about my miscarriage, but it’s not without challenges. I was recently told by someone in the business that that subject matter was not appropriate. It really threw me off—it is interesting to see that when you wanna do things like that, people are not always ready. But I’m not gonna stop.”

“I’m so abundantly proud of myself for turning my trauma into comedy. That’s what I’m here to do. And I’m gonna keep doing it.”

“I like to spend my money on art I can wear, so for me that would be a super special tie-dye hoodie or a unique pair of jeans covered in patches or gems.”

“I always say to my friends, ‘We’re the people who like funny TV shows a little too much, to the point where we needed to make our lives like them.’”

[Even before the pandemic hit, I was basically going through a mental breakdown. I was like, ‘I did all the things I wanted so badly to achieve, and I don’t feel better. It didn’t fix my problems. I’m still chasing something, and I don’t know what it is.”

“I let everyone know, ‘I’m not doing well.’ Of course, you have the friends who are like, ‘Exercise and get sunshine, and you’ll be fine!’ and I’m like, ‘Fuck you.’ And then you have the friends who stay persistent on your ass.”

Esther Povitsky is funny, loving, and cheerful. By only seeing her performance, everybody can be happy in a short time.