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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 & 36 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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  Girls (TV Series) (written by - 34 episodes, 2012 - 2016) (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)
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Show Show Director (12 credits)
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Show Show Self (53 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:

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. 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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She seems like a very unlikable person.... blondie_96
Did a good job in Seinfeld the_wrinkled_mind
Lena Dunham is an inspiration to me! asam102591
Question: Is her constant nudity on GIRLS really necessary? marioreturns
my thoughts on GIRLS ramosbladimir-51959
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