Lena Dunham

Unapologetic. Unafraid. Uninhibited. Unflappable. All of these capture just a fraction of the complexity of Lena Dunham, the creative force behind the groundbreaking cable series "Girls" (HBO, 2012-). Born with the help ... Read more »
Born: 05/13/1986 in New York, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (26)

Don't Think Twice 2016 (Movie)

(Herself)

Everything is Copy 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Herself

Girls 2012 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Inside Amy Schumer 2016 (Tv Show)

Herself

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Sky 2016 (Movie)

Billie (Actor)

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

7 Days in Hell 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Scandal 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Simpsons 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

Billy on the Street 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Happy Christmas 2014 (Movie)

Carson (Actor)

It's Me, Hilary: The Man Who Drew Eloise 2014 (Movie)

(Interviewee)

Saturday Night Live 2014 (Tv Show)

Host

Supporting Characters 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Daily Show 2013 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Innkeepers 2012 (Movie)

Barista (Actor)

This Is 40 2012 (Movie)

Cat (Actor)

Gabi on the Roof in July 2011 (Movie)

Colby (Actor)

Mildred Pierce 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

PressPausePlay 2010 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Tiny Furniture 2010 (Movie)

Aura (Actor)

Creative Notification 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)
Writer (3)

Nobody Walks 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Tiny Furniture 2010 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Creative Notification 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (2)

Tiny Furniture 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

Creative Notification 2009 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (2)

Suited 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

It's Me, Hilary: The Man Who Drew Eloise 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

Unapologetic. Unafraid. Uninhibited. Unflappable. All of these capture just a fraction of the complexity of Lena Dunham, the creative force behind the groundbreaking cable series "Girls" (HBO, 2012-). Born with the help of Hollywood heavyweight Judd Apatow, the high-profile show centered on four twenty-somethings living, working and struggling in Brooklyn. But the collective love and outcry of an Internet's worth of critics and detractors was nothing new for the multi-hyphenate, self-described "voice of a generation." After writing, directing and starring in the satirical Internet series "Delusional Downtown Divas" (2009), she drew on her own college experiences for her debut film "Creative Nonfiction" (2009), which was showcased in the Emerging Visions section of South by Southwest. Her follow-up, the full-length feature "Tiny Furniture" (2010), fleshed out Dunham's style of abrasively confessional drama that had quickly become her trademark. Then came "Girls," and the $3.5 million book deal, and the debates over her nonchalant approach to female sexuality. And soon, the eyes of the generation that she professed to speak for (and a few others, as well) were all on her.

Relationships

Jack Antonoff Song

Companion
First spotted together December 2012

Carroll Dunham

Father

Grace Dunham Actor

Sister
Born Jan. 28, 1992 Acted in sister's film "Tiny Furniture" (2010)

Laurie Simmons Actor

Mother
Born Oct. 3, 1949 Acted in daughter's film "Tiny Furniture" (2010)

EDUCATION

Oberlin College

2004 - 2008

Milestones

2016

Directed and produced the TV movie "Max"

2012

Featured opposite Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann in "This Is 40," directed by Apatow

2012

In October 2012, Dunham signed a $3.5 million book deal with Random House for her debut essay collection Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s Learned.

2012

Created and co-starred on acclaimed HBO series "Girls," executive produced by Judd Apatow

2010

Wrote, directed, and starred in the indie hit "Tiny Furniture," a low-budget and semi-autobiographical story

2009

Feature film debut as writer, director, and star of "Creative Nonfiction," a comedy/drama about a college student

2009

Premiered the Web TV series "Delusional Downtown Divas," a satire that she wrote, directed and starred in

Started writing short and feature films during her junior year at Ohio’s Oberlin College

Bonus Trivia

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Has several visible tattoos, including a storybook cottage from the children's book "Eloise." She also let co-star Jemima Kirke give her a tattoo on her ribcage.

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In March 2013, Dunham participated alongside actors from "SNL" and "30 Rock" in a benefit at the Upright Citizen's Brigade in Manhattan for the women's reproductive organization A Is For....

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Best friend Audrey Gelman, whom Dunham met while studying creative writing at Oberlin College, is the press secretary for Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer.

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Filmed a campaign ad for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign.

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Announced a deal with "Girls" showrunner Jenni Konner and HBO to develop a series based on the memoir of legendary New York City personal shopper Betty Halbreich.

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Wrote an essay for the New Yorker commemorating influential writer and director Nora Ephron.

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