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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'.

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.

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.

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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Meryl Streep Shows Support For Hillary Clinton With Rousing DNC Speech


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Oscar winner Meryl Streep showed her support for Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, with a powerful speech noting the women in history who had accomplished “firsts” with "grit and grace.”

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"What does it take to be the first female anything? It takes grit and it takes grace," Streep told the crowd. "Hillary Clinton has taken some fire over 40 years of her fight for families and children. How does she do it? That's what I want to know.”

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Chloe Grace Moretz, Lena Dunham And Demi Lovato To Speak At DNC


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Chloe Grace Moretz, Lena Dunham and Demi Lovato are among celebrities who will speak at the Democratic National Convention – and the selection has split opinion, to say the least.

According to People, actresses America Ferrera, Debra Messing and Star Jones will also be joining them at the Democratic Party’s convention in Philadelphia next week, where Hillary Clinton will be accepting the nomination to run for President this November.

In an Instagram post on Wednesday, 19 year old Moretz made the announcement. “I am so happy to announce I will be speaking at the democratic national convention! #DNC #ImWithHer going to be such a beautiful historic day and I can't believe I have the immense honor of being part of it. Thank you @hillaryclinton!”

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Lena Dunham And 'Girls' Cast Dedicate Awareness Video To Stanford Sexual Assault Survivor


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Lena Dunham has posted a video of herself and her ‘Girls’ co-stars telling people to support the victims of sexual assault, dedicated their message to the “brave survivor” in the recent well-publicised Stanford University case.

Posting a short video via NowThis and then via her own Twitter account on Wednesday (June 8th), Dunham dedicated “the brave survivor in the Stanford case who has given so much to change the conversation.”

She was referring to the victim who was assaulted by 20 year old Brock Turner in 2015 on Stanford University campus. Last Thursday, Turner was sentenced to a six-month spell in county jail plus probation, and the victim responded by reading a statement before the court, which was later published in full by BuzzFeed and went viral.

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Sharon Waxman , Lena Dunham - TheWrap hosts the Power Women's breakfast - Arrivals - NY, New York, United States - Thursday 9th June 2016

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Lena Dunham - 2016 CFDA Fashion Awards - Red Carpet Arrivals - New York, New York, United States - Tuesday 7th June 2016

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Khloe Kardashian Discusses Faith And Divorce In Lena Dunham's 'Lenny' Newsletter


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Despite her ongoing divorce proceedings with her husband Lamar Odom being tangled up in the courts for nearly three years, Khloe Kardashian has explained that she’ll continue to support him in accordance with her wedding vows.

The 31 year old reality star wrote an essay for Lena Dunham’s newsletter ‘Lenny’ on Tuesday (May 17th) about her Christian faith. In it, she addressed the current situation regarding her divorce from NBA player Odom, the proceedings of which stalled in autumn 2015 when he was hospitalised.

“I've been blessed with a lot in my life, and I've also had challenges,” she wrote. “It was a challenge for me when I decided to get divorced.”

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Jessica Alba , Lena Dunham - The 20th Annual Webby Awards - New York, New York, United States - Tuesday 17th May 2016

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Lena Dunham Grieves For 'Girls' Actor Nick Lashaway


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Tragedy has struck for Lena Dunham and the cast of 'Girls' as one of their members is pronounced dead following a car accident on Sunday (May 8th 2016). Nick Lashaway was just 28 at the time of his death, and Dunham has since taken to social media to express her shock and grief at the news which she discovered on Wednesday (May 11th 2016).

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Three cars collided on Badger Road in Framingham, Massachusetts, killing 28-year-old actor Nick Lashaway and leaving two other drivers injured. The actor appeared in an episode of 'Girls' back in 2013, playing Frank, and Dunham has paid tribute to him with a screenshot of both her and Lashaway acting opposite each other on the episode on her Instagram account yesterday (May 11th 2016).

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Jenna Lyons , Lena Dunham - Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala: Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology at the Met Museum - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 3rd May 2016

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Ellen Pompeo , Lena Dunham - Celebrities attend the Game Saver Lunch for Glamour magazine at AU Fudge restaurant - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 20th April 2016

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Jane Fonda Pens Essay On Her 'Convoluted Journey' To Feminism


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Jane Fonda has peened a lengthly essay on her journey to feminism in the latest edition of Lena Dunham’s ‘Lenny Letter’. The 78-year-old actress also spoke about her struggles with eating disorders, revealing that her father and stepmother used to encourage her to loose weight.

Jane FondaJane Fonda has penned an essay on feminism for the Lenny Letter.

“The culture that incubated in me since childhood insists that to be loved, a female has to be perfect: thin, pretty, having good hair, being nice rather than honest, ready to sacrifice, never smarter than a man, never angry,” Fonda wrote.

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Lena Dunham Defends Amy Schumer's Criticism Of Plus-Size Label


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Feminist spokesperson Lena Dunham has reached out in defence of Amy Schumer following her recent attack on a magazine publication which labelled the latter 'plus-size'. Dunham has warned of the dangers of labelling women according to their size when it comes to fashion, claiming that all sizes of women should be targeted in the same way.

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'Girls' star Dunham arrived at the Hollywood Reporter's 35 Most Powerful People event in New York yesterday (April 6th 2017), where she was in attendance to receive an honour for her work particularly in regards to her feminist newsletter Lenny Letter.

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Lena Dunham Recovering At Home After Surgery On Ruptured Ovarian Cyst


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Lena Dunham is recovering at home after being dramatically rushed to hospital at the weekend for emergency surgery on what turned out to be a ruptured ovarian cyst.

On Wednesday night (March 9th), the ‘Girls’ writer and star wrote on Twitter: “My gynecologist says I'm a ‘good girl’ so I have achieved all I ever dreamed of. Loving you all from bed, even the rude bois out there.”

Dunham revealed in an Instagram post on Monday that she had left hospital, updating her fans on how she was doing, having been hospitalised on March 5th.

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Lena Dunham Hits Back At Airbrushed Cover Shoot In Spanish Magazine


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Lena Dunham is determined to stamp out airbrushing in magazines and show young women what real bodies look like, so when her cover shoot for Spanish publication Tentaciones came out pretty well edited, she wasn't entirely thrilled and called them out for not being honest with their readers.

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It's no secret that Dunham represents women's rights in all forms, and part of that is the right to be whatever size you happened to be and still be beautiful. The 'Girls' star herself is proud of her curvacious figure and has never been afraid of revealing all on the small screen. Even so, Tentaciones (Temptations) still found it necessary to Photoshop the heck out of her recent cover shoot where she was seen standing in a 60s style white mini-dress with her suspiciously slender arms aloft and some perfectly svelte legs on show. 

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Stars On Team Kesha: Adele Is The Latest To Join Kesha's Army Of Supporters


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Since Kesha lost her case against her alleged abuser Dr. Luke, she's received an overwhelming amount of support from fans and fellow celebrities alike. She may have been denied a preliminary injunction from his Sony imprint Kemosabe that would allow her to continue her career in an environment where she would feel safer, but so many people are still very much standing behind her. 

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Lorde, Ariana Grande, Adam Lambert, Clean Bandit, Haim and Halsey to name but a few, have all written messages of support over Twitter, confessing their horror at the situation and offering their prayers.  Here are just a few more stars who are really pushing the #FreeKesha campaign.

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Lena Dunham

Date of birth

13th May, 1986

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

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