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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 & 37 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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  Girls (TV Series) (written by - 35 episodes, 2012 - 2017) (creator - 32 episodes, 2012 - 2014) (created by - 30 episodes, 2015 - 2017)
- Episode #6.9 (2017) ... (creator)
- Episode #6.8 (2017) ... (creator)
- Episode #6.7 (2017) ... (creator)
- Episode #6.6 (2017) ... (creator)
- Episode #6.5 (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 (24 credits)
Show Show Producer (6 credits)
Show Show Director (12 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
Show Show Editor (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (6 credits)
Show Show Self (55 credits)
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Other Works:

Her 'personal-history' story, 'A Box of Puppies', published in The New Yorker magazine. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Personal Quote:

[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:

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. See more »

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Happy Birthday, "girl!" Alexandra_Shulgin
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She seems like a very unlikable person.... blondie_96
Lena Dunham is an inspiration to me! asam102591
Did a good job in Seinfeld the_wrinkled_mind
Question: Is her constant nudity on GIRLS really necessary? marioreturns
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