Lena Dunham

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Biography

  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/13/1986, Taurus
  • Profession: Writer; director; producer; actor
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Lena Dunham Fast Facts:
  • First short film, Dealing (2006), premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, UT; first feature, Creative Nonfiction (2009), played at South by Southwest in Austin, TX.
  • In 2009, was named one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film by Filmmaker magazine. 
  • Made breakthrough by writing, directing and starring in Tiny Furniture (2010), a low-budget indie hit shot in 18 days in her family's New York apartment (it also starred her sister and mother, the photographer Laurie Simmons); it won an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay and the Narrative Feature Award at South by Southwest.
  • Created HBO's Girls, which premiered in 2012 and costars high-school friend Jemima Kirke, who was also in Tiny Furniture.
  • Other work includes the Web series Tight Shots and Delusional Downtown Divas.
  • Lena Dunham Relationships:
  • Jack Antonoff - Significant Other
  • Laurie Simmons - Mother
  • Carroll Dunham - Father
  • Grace Dunham - Sister
  • Lena Dunham Awards:
  • 2012 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2012 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2014 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical - Nominee
  • 2012 Emmy: Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2012 Emmy: Outstanding Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2014 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2013 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical - Winner
  • 2015 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical - Nominee
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH (2008)

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