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Lena Dunham

Born: 13 May 1986 (35 years old)
Gender: Female

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Lena Dunham is an American filmmaker and actress best known as the creator and star of the dark comedy-drama television series Girls.

New Yorker 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, which gained a cult following.

Also in 2009, Dunham released Creative Nonfiction, her first feature film. She went on to write, direct and star in Tiny Furniture, which scored two Independent Spirit Award nominations.

In 2012, Dunham came to the attention of a wider audience with the HBO series Girls, created by and starring Dunham and executive produced by Judd Apatow.

She also had a cameo in the movie Supporting Characters, along with her fellow Tiny Furniture actor Alex Karpovsky; and played a nurse in the HBO mini-series Mildred Pierce.


Television Roles

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Character

Hannah Horvath

Hannah Horvath

Hannah Horvath

Hannah Horvath

Hannah Horvath

Hannah Horvath

Nurse 1

Host - Herself

Susanne Thomas

Winner - Herself

Nominee - Herself


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