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Lena Dunham


New Yorker Lena Dunham is the daughter of a painter, Carroll Dunham and Laurie Simmons, a designer and photographer. Dunham was educated at Oberlin College, Ohio, graduating with a creative writing degree. It was while at Oberlin that she began writing shorts and feature films. In 2009, Dunham created the web series Delusional Downtown Divas (2009)... See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 9 wins & 38 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Tiny Furniture
(2010)
Girls
Girls Writer
(2012-2017)
This Is 40
(2012)
Creative Nonfiction
(2009)

Filmography

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  Girls (TV Series) (written by - 41 episodes, 2012 - 2017) (creator - 32 episodes, 2012 - 2014) (created by - 30 episodes, 2015 - 2017)
- Latching (2017) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Goodbye Tour (2017) ... (creator) / (written by)
- What Will We Do This Time About Adam? (2017) ... (creator) / (written by)
- The Bounce (2017) ... (creator)
- Full Disclosure (2017) ... (creator)
 2014/III Cover Girl (Short) (writer)
 2013 Choose You (Short)
 2013/I Best Friends (Short) (written by)
 2012 Nobody Walks (written by)
 2010 Tiny Furniture (written by)
 2009 Creative Nonfiction (written by)
 2009 Delusional Downtown Divas (TV Series) (writer)
 2007 Tight Shots (TV Series)
 2006 Dealing (Short) (written by)
Show Show Actress (27 credits)
Show Show Producer (8 credits)
Show Show Director (13 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
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Show Show Thanks (9 credits)
Show Show Self (62 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (9 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Directed the music video for "I Wanna Get Better" by Bleachers, starring Retta among others. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 3 Interviews | 8 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Personal Quote:

A big part of feminism is making room for other women to make choices you don't necessarily agree with. See more »

Trivia:

Lena's father has English, as well as remote Scottish, Welsh, and German, ancestry; he is a Mayflower descendant. Lena's mother is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family. See more »

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Star Sign:

Taurus

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