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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 & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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  Girls (TV Series) (7 episodes, 2013 - 2014) (written by - 29 episodes, 2012 - 2015) (created by - 20 episodes, 2015 - 2016)
- Episode #5.9 (2016) ... (creator)
- Episode #5.8 (2016) ... (creator)
- Episode #5.7 (2016) ... (creator)
- Episode #5.6 (2016) ... (creator)
- Episode #5.5 (2016) ... (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)
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Show Show Director (11 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
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Show Show Self (48 credits)
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Directed the music video for "I Wanna Get Better" by Bleachers, starring Retta among others. See more »

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3 Interviews | 6 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 3" (1.6 m)

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[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 ... See more »


Friend of Jemima Kirke and Taylor Swift. See more »

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