Paul Sparks stars on the forthcoming series “The Girlfriend Experience,” produced by Steven Soderbergh for Starz. He continues as the Underwoods’ provocative biographer, Thomas Yates, in the Netflix series “House of Cards” and recurs on the upcoming HBO series “Crime,” created by Steven Zaillian. Sparks recently completed a 5 season run on HBO’s award-winning series, “Boardwalk Empire” and won two SAG Awards in the Ensemble category. He will appear in Warner Brothers’ Midnight Special, his second collaboration with Jeff Nichols after Mud. Sparks’ distinguished work on stage has earned him five Drama Desk Award nominations in collaboration with some of theatre’s brightest playwrights: Adam Rapp, Craig Wright, and Stephen Belber.