Lena Dunham

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Lena Dunham (born 13.05.1986)
Lena Dunham is an American filmmaker and actress best known for being the creator and star of 'Girls'.

Lena Dunham: Childhood
Lena Dunham was born in New York City. Her parents are artist and photographer Carroll Dunham and Laurie Simmons.
She attended Saint Ann's School in Brooklyn and studied creative writing at Oberlin College.

Lena Dunham: Film career
Lena Dunham wrote, directed and starred in the film 'Tiny Furniture' in 2010 and subsequently won an award for Best Narrative Feature at the South by Southwest Music and Media Conference.
In 2012, she made a cameo appearance in 'Supporting Characters' alongside her 'Tiny Furniture' co-star Alex Karpovsky. In the same year, she published her first book, 'Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned'.
She appeared naked in the opening skit for the 2012 Emmy Awards.
She debuted HBO TV series 'Girls' in 2012. It is executive produced by Judd Apatow. It has earned her four Emmy nominations and two Golden Globes.
In 2013, she became the first woman to win a Directors Guild Award for Outstanding Director in a Comedy Series.

Lena Dunham: Personal life
Lena Dunham started dating fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff in 2012.
Her political opinions include supporting same sex marriage legalisation and feminism.

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Lena Dunham Suggests Woody Allen Is 'A Real Perv' At Sundance Talk

by Holly Williams | News | Lifestyle / Showbiz | 26th January 2015

Lena Dunham was as outspoken as ever on the panel of 'Power of Story: Serious Ladies' at Sundance Film Festival last weekend, as she took aim at award-winning actor and director Woody Allen over his...

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'Girls' Is Back On Sunday! Forgotten What Happened In Season 3? Here's A Quick Rundown

by Elinor Cosgrave | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 11th January 2015

After the week of terrorist attacks, massacres and hostage taking we've all witnessed, we're all in desperate need of some light-hearted relief. Fortunately, Girls is back and just in the nick of time it seems.Girls...

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Lena Dunham Praises Taylor Swift In Interview

by Ed Biggs | News | Lifestyle / Showbiz | 10th January 2015

Lena Dunham has spoken of her admiration for Taylor Swift, calling her “the most iconic performer of her generation.”In an interview with Entertainment Weekly ahead of the premiere of the fourth season of HBO’s ‘Girls’,...

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Lena Dunham To Guest Star In 'The Simpsons'

by Ed Biggs | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 9th January 2015

We know that Lena Dunham is returning to our screens when the fourth season of ‘Girls’ takes its bow on HBO this weekend, but NYC is not the only place she’ll be appearing this year....

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Lena Dunham Makes Her Appearance At 'Girls' Season 4 Premiere - Part 1

Footage | 8th January 2015

Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet and Gaby Hoffmann were among the stars of 'Girls' who were spotted arriving at the premiere of season four of the show, held at the American Museum of Natural...

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Adam Driver Brings Wife Along To 'Girls' Season Four Premiere - Part 3

Footage | 8th January 2015

Adam Driver brought his wife Joanne Tucker along to the season four premiere of 'Girls', held at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. He was joined by his co-stars from the show...

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The Cast Of 'Girls' Pose Together At The Season 4 Premiere - Part 2

Footage | 8th January 2015

The cast of 'Girls' led by Lena Dunham posed alongside each other on the proverbial red carpet at the show's fourth season premiere held at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Among...

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Lena Dunham Explains Why Fame Makes Her Feel "Gross"

by Nick Hill | News | Lifestyle / Showbiz | 7th January 2015

Lena Dunham isn't your typical celebrity, even though she created and stars in the hit HBO series 'Girls,' for which she has received two Golden Globes, the 28-year-old actress isn't a fan of the fame...

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Lena Dunham And Adam Driver On Sight For 'Girls' Season Four Premiere

by Stephen Caswell | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 6th January 2015

The American Museum of Natural History in New York was the sight of something pretty spectacular on 5th January 2015. And no, it wasn't because Ben Stiller was running around at night with a magical...

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Before Season 4 Bow, HBO Renews 'Girls' for Season 5

by Michael West | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 6th January 2015

Season 4 of Girls is arguably the most anticipated yet, with the likes of Natasha Lyonne, Gillian Jacobs, Zachary Quinto and director Spike Jonze all set to make cameos, though HBO are looking even further...

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Lena Dunham's Birthday Present To Taylor Swift Is Now Her "New Most Cherished Possession" - See What It Is!

by Elinor Cosgrave | News | Lifestyle / Showbiz | 14th December 2014

One can only imagine that if you're best friends with Lena Dunham you can certainly expect your birthday presents to be thoughtful, if not slightly eccentric. And that's exactly what Taylor Swift found out when...

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Lena Dunham, Gwyneth Paltrow and Gerard Butler Take On Not-So-Constructive Criticism On Jimmy Kimmel's Mean Tweets

by Victoria Pavlova | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 21st November 2014

If you’re one of those people, who like to tweet snarky comments at your favourite celebrities, you’re probably already familiar with Jimmy Kimmel’s segment Celebrities Read Mean Tweets. And if not, well, let me introduce...

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'Girls' Season 4 Trailer Promises Iowa, An Arrest & Shosh Finally Facing Reality!

by Elinor Cosgrave | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 8th November 2014

Girls is back! For a whole 1 minute 31 seconds. HBO released the official trailer for season 4 on Friday (7th November) and it's certainly got everyone talking!The cast of Girls (L-R): Driver, Williams, Kirke,...

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Lena Dunham Apologizes For Likening Herself to "Sexual Predator"

by Michael West | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 5th November 2014

The Girls creator Lena Dunham has apologized for likening herself to a "sexual predator" in her memoir Not That Kind of Girl. Dunham - who was recently accused her sexually abusing her sister by the...

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Lena Dunham Offers Apology For Causing Offence With Sex Abuse Controversy

by Nick Hill | News | Lifestyle / Showbiz | 5th November 2014

After Lena Dunham went into a rage, she is now sorry for causing any offense to anyone who may have thought she sexually abused her little sister, Grace, when reading excerpts from her new book...

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Lena Dunham Responds to Allegations of Sexually Abusing Sister

by Michael West | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 3rd November 2014

Lena Dunham, the creator of Girls who recently published her memoir Not That Kind of Girl, has denied allegations that she sexually abused her sister Grace. Kevin D. Williamson, a columnist for the conservative...

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5 Things To Know About Taylor Swift's Cosmo UK Cover Interview

by Elinor Cosgrave | News | Lifestyle / Showbiz | 2nd November 2014

Taylor Swift looks fabulous on the cover of Cosmo UK's December edition. The 24-year-old singer has been promoting her recently released album 1989 and opened up in the interview about her friends, New York and...

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Lena Dunham Addresses 'Ghostbusters 3' Chatter, And Talks Naked Sex Scenes

by Nick Hill | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 21st October 2014

Since it was revealed earlier this month that American director Paul Feig will be helming a third 'Ghostbusters' movie with an all-female cast, there has been a lot of talk amongst the funniest females in...

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Lena Dunham to Adapt 'Catherine, Called Birdy' for the Big Screen

by Michael West | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 13th October 2014

Lena Dunham is set to adapt Karen Cushman's much loved 1994 children's book Catherine, Called Birdy as a feature film. The writer and actress - the brains behind HBO's Girls - confirmed the project at...

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Lil Jon & Lena Dunham Want You To 'Turn Out For What' In 'Rock The Vote' Video

by Elinor Cosgrave | News | Lifestyle / Showbiz | 8th October 2014

What do Lil Jon, Lena Dunham, Darren Criss, Sophia Bush, Fred Armisen, Natasha Lyonne, Tracy Anderson, Whoopi Goldberg, Devendra Banhart, Ionna Gika and Gabriel Valenciano all want you to do? VOTE!Lil Jon wants you to...

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Lena Dunham Recalls Being Date Raped While In College

by Nick Hill | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 6th October 2014

Lena Dunham is known for creating, writing and starring in HBO's sitcom 'Girls,' which is known for comically depicting the awkward and personal situations a woman in her early 20's can go through, but the...

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Lena Dunham & Jack Antonoff Holding Off On Marriage Until Same Sex Couples Can Marry In All 50 States

by Elinor Cosgrave | News | Lifestyle / Showbiz | 5th October 2014

Lena Dunham will not be tying the knot with her partner of two years Jack Antonoff - or not until same sex couples can marry everywhere!Lena Dunham and Jack Antonoff at the Primetime Emmy Awards...

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Lena Dunham Won't Marry Longtime Love Jack Antonoff Until Gay Sister Can Legally Wed In All US States

by Nick Hill | News | Lifestyle / Showbiz | 3rd October 2014

Although Lena Dunham and Fun's lead guitarist Jack Antonoff have been dating for two solid years, the pair aren't planning on tying the knot until all states in the US legalize gay marriage, as of...

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Lena Dunham Decides She Will Pay Opening Acts On ‘Not That Kind of Girl’ Book Tour

by Stephanie Chase | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 30th September 2014

Writer and actress Lena Dunham has agreed to pay the opening acts on her book tour after coming under fire in an article published by Gawker. Dunham, who is about to embark on a 12...

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'Girls' Star Lena Dunham Did Not Like Having Sex Until The Age Of 25

by Nick Hill | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 29th September 2014

Lena Dunham may have featured in many sex scenes since starring in the hit HBO show 'Girls,' which she also created, but when it came to her personal life, becoming intimate with someone wasn't a...

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The Best Reviews of Lena Dunham's Memoir 'Not That Kind of Girl'

by Michael West | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 24th September 2014

Lena Dunham, the Golden Globe-winning creator of HBO's Girls has been called the voice of her generation. A writer that tapped into the whole New York, twenty-something hipster thing better than anyone before her, but...

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Lena Dunham Has Never Seen 'Star Wars'. Adam Driver Has Never Seen 'Girls'

by Michael West | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 17th September 2014

Lena Dunham says that her friend and co-star Adam Driver finally persuaded her to watch Star Wars, but only because she insisted he watch 'Girls'. Driver is rumored to playing the primary villain in J.J...

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Jennifer Lawrence Breaks Guinness World Records With 'Hunger Games'

by Elinor Cosgrave | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 7th September 2014

Jennifer Lawrence has been named the highest-grossing action movie heroine by The Guinness World Records.Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1.Watch: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 'Mockingjay...

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Cameron Diaz Comments On Celebrity Nude Hacking Scandal

by Hannah Woodhead | News | Lifestyle / Showbiz | 4th September 2014

Actress Cameron Diaz has hit out at the celebrity nude photo hacking scandal that has dominated the headlines this week, calling it "a major violation."Diaz expressed her sympathy for the celebrities who were targetedThe actress...

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Lena Dunham, Bryan Cranston, Sarah Hyland: Best Pictures from the Emmys 2014

by Michael West | News | Movies / TV / Theatre | 26th August 2014

In an Emmy awards that most agree was a stone-cold classic, AMC's meth-drama 'Breaking Bad' was the big winner, taking home most of the night's major TV awards including the big one: outstanding drama series....

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