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Lena Dunham

Biography

American actress, producer, director, and writer that has attained essential acclaim for co-creating and starring in HBO’s Ladies. She earned a qualification in creative composing from Oberlin University. She wrote, aimed and starred in the self-employed film, Tiny Home furniture (2010). She began a romantic relationship with Jack port Antonoff in 2012 and her sister is definitely actress, Elegance Dunham. She experienced a supporting part in the film, That is 40 (2012) with Paul Rudd.

Quick Facts


Full Name Lena Dunham
Date Of Birth May 13, 1986
Place Of Birth New York City, NY
Height 1.6 m
Profession TV Actress
Education Oberlin College
Nationality American
Parents Carroll Dunham, Laurie Simmons
Siblings Grace Dunham
Partner Jack Antonoff, Jack Antonoff
Awards Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy, Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay, Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Comedy Series, Writers Guild of America Award for Television: New Series, British Academy Television International Award, Glamour Award for The Voice of a Generation
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series, Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature, Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy, Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Comedy Series, Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance, TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy, Goodreads Choice Awards Best Humor, Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Director, Shorty Award for Best Actress
Movies Tiny Furniture, Happy Christmas, This Is 40, The Innkeepers, Supporting Characters, Nobody Walks, Suited, 7 Days In Hell, It's Me, Hilary: The Man Who Drew Eloise, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea, Gabi on the Roof in July, The House of the Devil, Sky, Creative Nonfiction, My Art, Dealing, Family Tree
TV Shows Girls, Delusional Downtown Divas
Star Sign Taurus

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#Fact
1 She said she was proud of all of the women she knew, including her mother, who had an abortion. Then she stated that she wished she was in that society of women.
2 In 2012 Dunham signed a $3.5 million deal with Random House for her first autobiographical book titled "Not That Kind of Girl - A Young Woman Tells You What She's 'Learned'". The book went on the make the #2 slot on the New York Times Bestseller list.
3 In a relationship with musician Jack Antonoff - formerly of bands Bleachers and Steel Train and, to date (2016), lead guitarist with indie rock band Fun.. The couple met on a blind date in 2012.
4 Best friends with Amy Schumer and Sheryl Sandberg, COO of social media giant Facebook.
5 Worked at a video store, Mr. Video III, in Brooklyn Heights in 2001.
6 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.
7 Lives and works in New York City. [October 2008]
8 Lena graduated from Oberlin College with her degree in Creative Writing.
9 New York, NY, USA: Announces new deal to create and write a second series for HBO, with her Girls (2012) producer, Jennifer Konner, based on a memoir by Betty Halbreich, a NYC department-store personal shopper for the rich and famous. [February 2013]
10 One of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World (2013).
11 Met friend Audrey Gelman in Oberlin College.
12 Friend of Jemima Kirke and Taylor Swift.
13 Writer, director, producer, and costar of Delusional Downtown Divas (2009), a web show satirizing the New York art world.
14 Director and star of Tight Shots (2007), a comedic web series on Nerve.com.
15 Older sister of Grace Dunham.


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Girls TV Series written by - 41 episodes, 2012 - 2017 creator - 32 episodes, 2012 - 2014 created by - 30 episodes, 2015 - 2017
Cover Girl 2014/III Short writer
Choose You 2013 Short
Best Friends 2013/I Short written by
Nobody Walks 2012 written by
Tiny Furniture 2010 written by
Creative Nonfiction 2009 written by
Delusional Downtown Divas 2009 TV Series writer
Tight Shots 2007 TV Series
Dealing 2006 Short written by

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Una & Jacques 2007 Video short
Tight Shots 2007 TV Series
Dealing 2006 Short Georgia
Girls 2012-2017 TV Series Hannah Horvath
High Maintenance 2016-2017 TV Series Lena Dunham
My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea 2016 Mary (voice)
My Art 2016 Meryl
Adventure Time 2014-2016 TV Series Betty Grof
Don't Think Twice 2016 Lena Dunham
The Simpsons 2015 TV Series Candace / Hannah Horvath
Sky 2015 Billie
Taylor Swift: Bad Blood 2015 Video short Lucky Fiori
Scandal 2015 TV Series Susanne Thomas
7 Days in Hell 2015 TV Movie Lanny Denver
Happy Christmas 2014 Carson
This Is 40 2012 Cat
Supporting Characters 2012 Alexa
Mildred Pierce 2011 TV Mini-Series Nurse 1
The Innkeepers 2011 Barista
Tiny Furniture 2010 Aura
Gabi on the Roof in July 2010 Colby
Family Tree 2009 Short Lena
The Viewer 2009 Short The Voice
The House of the Devil 2009 911 Operator (voice)
Creative Nonfiction 2009 Ella
Delusional Downtown Divas 2009 TV Series Oona

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Max TV Movie executive producer completed
Tokyo Project 2017 Short executive producer
Girls 2012-2017 TV Series executive producer - 62 episodes
100 Years 2017 Documentary short producer
Suited 2016 Documentary producer
It's Me, Hilary: The Man Who Drew Eloise 2015 Documentary short executive producer
Delusional Downtown Divas 2009 TV Series producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Max TV Movie completed
Girls 2012-2017 TV Series 19 episodes
100 Years 2017 Documentary short
Best Friends 2013/I Short
Tiny Furniture 2010
Creative Nonfiction 2009
Delusional Downtown Divas 2009 TV Series
Tight Shots 2007 TV Series
Hooker on Campus 2007 Short
Open the Door 2007 Short
The Fountain 2007 Short
Dealing 2006 Short
Pressure 2006 Short

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Girls 2013-2017 TV Series performer - 4 episodes
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 TV Series 1 episode
Saturday Night Live 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Creative Nonfiction 2009
Tight Shots 2007 TV Series

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Amy Schumer: The Leather Special 2017 TV Special special thanks
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising 2016 special thanks
Don't Think Twice 2016 thanks
Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal Cop 2015 Documentary special thanks
The One I Love 2014 thanks
Dom Hemingway 2013 special thanks
Bottled 2012/II Short special thanks
Sleepwalk with Me 2012 the filmmakers wish to thank
The House of the Devil 2009 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Half the Picture 2017 Documentary post-production Herself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2014-2017 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself - Guest (segment "Mean Tweets")
Travel Man: 48 Hours in... 2017 TV Series Herself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2014-2017 TV Series Herself - Guest
God kveld Norge 2017 TV Series Herself - Interviewee
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2015-2017 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself - Hosting Hopeful
Allison's Edge 2017 Video short Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014-2017 TV Series Herself - Guest
The View 2014-2017 TV Series Herself - Guest
Today 2015-2017 TV Series Herself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014-2016 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself - Message to Younger Self / Hannah Horvath / ...
Inside Amy Schumer 2016 TV Series Herself
The Chris Gethard Show 2016 TV Series Herself - Guest
Celebrity Style Story 2016 TV Series Herself
Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour Live 2015 Video Herself
Everything Is Copy 2015 Documentary Herself
Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter 2015 TV Series Herself
Thank You and Sorry 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary
Entertainment Tonight 2014-2015 TV Series Herself / Herself - Girls / Herself - Author, Not That Kind of Girl
Late Show with David Letterman 2013-2015 TV Series Herself - Guest
Follow Me 2015 TV Series documentary Herself
It's Me, Hilary: The Man Who Drew Eloise 2015 Documentary short Herself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2010-2015 TV Series Herself - Guest
72nd Golden Globe Awards 2015 TV Special Herself - Nominee
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2014-2015 TV Series Herself
Live with Kelly and Ryan 2014-2015 TV Series Herself - Guest
Skavlan 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Graham Norton Show 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Makers: Women in Hollywood 2014 Documentary Herself
Side by Side Extra: Volume One 2014 Documentary Herself
The Daily Show 2013-2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Good Morning America 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Howard Stern Birthday Bash 2014 Video Herself
This Is Comedy 2014 Documentary Herself
Billy on the Street with Billy Eichner 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Saturday Night Live 2014 TV Series Herself - Host / Kelsey / Lena Dunham / ...
Cover Girl 2014/III Short Herself
2014 Golden Globe Arrivals Special 2014 TV Special Herself - Interviewee
71st Golden Globe Awards 2014 TV Special Herself - Nominee (uncredited)
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards 2013 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
CBS News Sunday Morning 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
Revealed 2013 TV Series Herself
70th Golden Globe Awards 2013 TV Special Herself - Winner: Best TV Series - Musical or Comedy & Best Actress in a TV Series - Musical or Comedy
Charlie Rose 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
Girls: Guys on Girls Featurette 2013 TV Movie documentary Herself
Iconoclasts 2012 TV Series documentary Herself
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards 2012 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series & Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Side by Side Extra 2012 Short Herself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Colbert Report 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Chelsea Lately 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Conan 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Girls: About Girls 2012 Video documentary Hannah Horvath / Herself
Girls: Invitation to the Set 2012 Video documentary Hannah Horvath / Herself
Side by Side 2012 Documentary Herself
MSN Exclusives 2012 TV Series Herself (2013)
PressPausePlay 2011 Documentary Herself
Last Call with Carson Daly 2010 TV Series Herself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ok! TV 2015-2017 TV Series Herself
From the Start! 2016 TV Series Lucky Fiori
Extra 2015 TV Series Herself
Media Buzz 2015 TV Series Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2014-2015 TV Series Herself / Herself - Author, Not That Kind of Girl
Inside Edition 2014-2015 TV Series documentary Herself
The Insider 2014 TV Series Herself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Girls (2012)
2013 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best International Girls (2012) · Jennifer Konner
· Judd Apatow
2013 DGA Award Directors Guild of America, USA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series Girls (2012) · Jason Ivey (second assistant director plaque)
· Regina Heyman (unit production manager plaque)
· Ilene S. Landress (unit production manager plaque)
· Mark McGann (first assistant director plaque)
· Marcos González Palma (second second assistant director plaque)
2013 Gracie Gracie Allen Awards Outstanding Director - Entertainment Girls (2012)
2013 WGA Award (TV) Writers Guild of America, USA New Series Girls (2012) · Deborah Schoeneman
· Dan Sterling
· Jennifer Konner
· Sarah Heyward
· Lesley Arfin
· Judd Apatow
· Bruce Eric Kaplan
2011 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best First Screenplay Tiny Furniture (2010)
2010 New Generation Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Tiny Furniture (2010)
2010 Independent Visions Award Sarasota Film Festival Tiny Furniture (2010)
2010 SXSW Competition Award SXSW Film Festival Narrative Feature Tiny Furniture (2010)
2010 Special Jury Award SXSW Film Festival Chicken & Egg Emergent Narrative Woman Director Award Tiny Furniture (2010)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Comedy Episode of the Year Girls (2012) · Richard Shepard (director)
2015 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Girls (2012)
2014 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Girls (2012)
2014 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Girls (2012)
2014 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Best Comedy Actress - TV Girls (2012)
2014 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Comedy Episode of the Year Girls (2012) · Jesse Peretz (director)
· Judd Apatow (writer)
· Jennifer Konner (writer)
2014 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Comedy Lead Actress Girls (2012)
2014 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actress in a Comedy Series Girls (2012)
2013 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series Girls (2012)
2013 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Comedy Series Girls (2012) · Judd Apatow (executive producer)
· Jennifer Konner (executive producer)
· Ilene S. Landress (executive producer)
· Bruce Eric Kaplan (executive producer)
· Murray Miller (co-executive producer)
2013 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Girls (2012)
2013 Critics' Choice TV Award Critics Choice Television Awards Best Actress in a Comedy Series Girls (2012)
2013 Dorian Award Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) TV Performance of the Year - Actress Girls (2012)
2013 Wilde Wit of the Year Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)
2013 Wilde Artist of the Year Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)
2013 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Comedy Lead Actress Girls (2012)
2013 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actress in a Comedy Series Girls (2012)
2013 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Direction in a Comedy Series Girls (2012) · Jesse Peretz
· Richard Shepard
· Claudia Weill
2013 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Writing in a Comedy Series Girls (2012) · Sarah Heyward
· Deborah Schoeneman
· Jennifer Konner
· Judd Apatow
· Bruce Eric Kaplan
· Murray Miller
· Paul Simms
· Steven Rubinshteyn
2013 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Series, Comedy or Musical Girls (2012)
2013 TCA Award Television Critics Association Awards Individual Achievement in Comedy Girls (2012)
2013 TV Guide Award TV Guide Awards Favorite Actress Girls (2012)
2013 WGA Award (TV) Writers Guild of America, USA Comedy Series Girls (2012) · Judd Apatow
· Lesley Arfin
· Sarah Heyward
· Bruce Eric Kaplan
· Jennifer Konner
· Deborah Schoeneman
· Dan Sterling
2012 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Girls (2012)
2012 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series Girls (2012)
2012 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series Girls (2012)
2012 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Comedy Series Girls (2012) · Judd Apatow (executive producer)
· Jennifer Konner (executive producer)
· Ilene S. Landress (co-executive producer)
· Bruce Eric Kaplan (co-executive producer)
2012 Critics' Choice TV Award Critics Choice Television Awards Best Actress in a Comedy Series Girls (2012)
2012 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Comedy Lead Actress Girls (2012)
2012 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Breakthrough Performer of the Year Girls (2012)
2012 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Series, Comedy or Musical Girls (2012)
2012 TCA Award Television Critics Association Awards Individual Achievement in Comedy Girls (2012)
2011 EDA Female Focus Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Film Industry Tiny Furniture (2010)
2011 EDA Female Focus Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Breakthrough Performance Tiny Furniture (2010)
2011 Heterodox Award Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US Tiny Furniture (2010)
2010 Gotham Independent Film Award Gotham Awards Best Ensemble Performance Tiny Furniture (2010) · Laurie Simmons
· Grace Dunham
· Rachel Howe
· Merritt Wever
· Amy Seimetz
· Alex Karpovsky
· David Call
· Jemima Kirke
· Sarah Sophie Flicker
· Garland Hunter
· Isen Ritchie
2010 Gotham Independent Film Award Gotham Awards Breakthrough Director Tiny Furniture (2010)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best First Feature Tiny Furniture (2010)


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#Quote
1 I always thought the saddest feeling in life is when you're dancing in a really joyful way, and then you hit your head on something.
2 I'm an unreliable narrator. Because I add an invented detail to almost every story I tell about my mother. Because my sister claims every memory we 'share' has been fabricated by me to impress a crowd.
3 I was constantly preparing for auditions in a way that was crazy... and then I'd literally get cast as, like, a bouncing ball or a fat man or a security guard.
4 It felt like some weird career puberty, like how people you start to be flirty with before you notice your own breasts. I was being treated in a more adult way before I even understood why or how.
5 I always felt like it was really special to have parents who were artists and to live the kind of life that we lived... I thought there was a kind of romance to it.
6 There are definitely people who feel like the characters on "Girls" are intolerably in their own heads and they don't understand the purposeful part of that.
7 Anne Hathaway is a feminist and she has amazing teeth. Let's save our bad attitudes for the ones who aren't advancing the cause.
8 I've started to get used to people feeling like they already know me when they meet me. I've obviously only experienced it within the past year of my life, but it's really interesting to have so many people who you're not familiar with act familiar with you. So you do have to come up with a strategy for how to handle that, and mine has been to try to match that familiarity by being familiar back. The only flip side to that has been that I've had this thing happen where I've been really familiar with someone and they will feel like we've started a close friendship, and then I'll feel like I've disappointed them in some way by having a boundary in my life.
9 Sorry I'm late. My acupuncturist pushed everything a half an hour, and he has me convinced that if I don't do acupuncture, then something terrible is going to befall me.
10 [on the criticism of the lack of racial diversity on Girls (2012)] It was the elephant in the corner of the room ... I felt like people were scared to talk about it [because] they'd get my racist juice all over them ... The argument there are not enough minority characters to represent New York-that I couldn't argue against. What I didn't like was the angle that 'therefore you are a racist, you are raised by racists, you come from a world of class and privilege.'
11 [on body image] It completely sickens me what our culture is doing to women. Last week I wore a big top and little shorts and a bunch of stuff came out saying I was without pants. 'The No-Pants Look,' it said. And I didn't go out without pants, I had shorts on...If Olivia Wilde had gone to a party with a big silky top and little shorts she might have been told her outfit was cute...What it was really: 'Why did you show us your thighs'?

#Trademark
1 Her tattoos
2 Frequently says Honestly and Right Now.

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