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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 & 33 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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

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5' 3" (1.6 m)
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[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 ... See more »

Trivia:

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. See more »

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