Esther Povitsky

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Show debut: "Josh is Going to Hawaii!"


At the end of the season @littleesther gave me a card that ended with "thank you for making the hot guy s*** himself" #crazyexgirlfriend
— Aline Brosh McKenna, Twitter

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Esther Povitsky

Esther Lauren Povitsky is an American comedian, actress, writer, and producer. She was born on March 2, 1988 in Skokie, Illinois . Growing up she became interested in TV, video games, film and Broadway musicals. In high school she performed sketch comedy at the Second City teen program. She went on to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign majoring in dance before switching to theater. She eventually dropped out to pursue a career as a comedian having been inspired by Maris Branford. She honed her craft with iO Chicago, The Second City and The Groundlings. Esther moved to Los Angeles and made a name for herself on the stand up circuit. She adopted the stage name "Little Esther" and performed at such venues such as The Comedy Store, The Ice House, and The Improv. She created content on YouTube and at the same time hosted several podcasts. In 2015 she competed in "Last Comic Standing" and also filmed "Alone Together", a short film she wrote, produced and starred. The film was adapted for a pilot on Freeform and ultimately picked up to series. That year Esther was also cast on The CW musical comedy "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" as "Maya" in Season One and reprised her role in 2016 for Season Two.


Year Title Role
2010 - 2011 Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Little sister
Bristol Palin
Jimmy's sister

2011 "New Girl" Krystal
2012 "Daddy Knows Best" Babysitter
2013 "Parks and Recreation" Julie
2014 "Key and Peele" Cassie
2015 "Barely Famous" Favorite Socks
2015 "Difficult People" Cissy Donato
2015 "American Girl Dolls:
The Action Movie with Anna Chlumsky
Molly McIntire
2016 "Workaholics" Jordana
2016 "Brooklyn Nine Nine" Emily
2016 "Rachel Dratch Late Night Snack" ...
2016 - 2017 "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" Maya
  Cast edit

Rachel Bloom ("Rebecca Bunch") • Donna Lynne Champlin ("Paula Proctor") · Vincent Rodriguez III ("Josh Chan")
Santino Fontana ("Greg Serrano") · Pete Gardner ("Darryl Whitefeather") · Vella Lovell ("Heather Davis")
Gabrielle Ruiz ("Valencia Perez") · Scott Michael Foster ("Nathaniel") · David Hull ("White Josh")


Rene Gube ("Father Brah") · Erick Lopez ("Hector") · Ava Acres ("Young Rebecca") · Gina Gallego ("Mrs.Hernandez") · Danny Jolles ("George”) · Amy Hill ("Lourdes Chan") · Tess Paras ("Jayma Epstein") · Coryn Mabalot ("Jastinity Chan") · Stephnie Weir ("Karen") · Michael Hyatt ("Dr. Noelle Akopian") · Jacob Guenther ("Chris") · Michael McMillian ("Tim") · Eugene Cordero ("Alex") · Paul Welsh ("Trent Maddock") · Parvesh Cheena ("Sunil Odhav") · Esther Povitsky ("Maya")


Tovah Feldshuh ("Naomi Bunch") · Briga Heelan ("Connie Cavanagh") · Nipsey Hussle · Dr.Phil · Brittany Snow ("Anna Hicks") · Rachel Grate ("Audra Levine") · Andrew Arrow ("Hank") · Patti LuPone ("Rabbi Shari")