Allison Williams is engaged

27 February 2014 / 2 years 7 months ago

Allison Williams has gotten engaged to Ricky Van Veen.

The 'Girls' star, who plays uptight aspiring singer Marnie Michaels on the HBO series, is set to marry her boyfriend of three years after he popped the question recently.

A spokesperson for the 25-year-old actress confirmed the news to

The brunette beauty, whose father is NBC news anchor Brian Williams, met Ricky, the co-founder of College Humor, a popular comedy brand and website, through mutual friends.

The couple are good pals with Katy Perry and her ex-boyfriend John Mayer, who split in recent days, and have regularly been spotted on double dates with them in New York City in the past.

Allison recently admitted she "would walk away" from her acting career in favour of starting a family.

She said: "My goal is to create a career I can walk away from and become a mom. I'd love to be a mom -- and not have to bring my kids into my trailer . . . Or a balance [of both]. But you gotta call it on the fly to a certain extent."

But she insisted she wasn't ready to throw her acting career away for something more family-friendly in the near future.

She said: "I want to play a villain. I want to play a romantic heroine. I want to play someone who's on heroin. There's nothing I don't want to do. I want to play a guy at some point. I'll gain 100lbs, I'll cut my hair off, I'll do whatever. I'm not precious about any of it."

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