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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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Lena Dunham and Jack Antonoff at the Pre-Grammy Gala and Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Debra Lee held at Beverly Hilton Hotel, California, United States - Saturday 11th February 2017

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Lena Dunham Has Donald Trump To Thank For Her Trimmer Figure


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Lena Dunham has some tips for losing weight; just remember that Donald Trump is president and the pounds will just fall straight off! At least, that's what has worked for the actress, who has struggled to eat through her misery over his victory.

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It's not like the fact that she has got visibily slimmer over the last couple of months is much comfort to the 'Girls' star, though, as she has always been vocally confident about her shape. She was interviewed by Howard Stern on the SiriusXM radio show yesterday (February 6th 2017) when she opened up about the situation.

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Lena Dunham Takes Full Responsibility For Mistranslation Of Abortion Joke


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Lena Dunham has clarified that an objectionable comment she made about wishing she had had an abortion on her podcast was intended as a joke, and subsequently apologised for the insensitive manner in which it came across. She has donated to an abortion charity in her contrition.

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The 'Girls' star, who has been a staunch pro-choice activist for many years, apologised yesterday (December 20th 2016) for comments made on her Women of the Hour podcast. On the episode, the 30-year-old actress spoke about the stigma behind pregnancy termination and how she was asked to share her abortion story at a Planned Parenthood event in Texas, but immediately informed the person asking that she she's never had an abortion. 

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Lena Dunham at the 2016 Glamour Women of The Year Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 15th November 2016

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Lena Dunham leaving her hotel in Manhattan, New York, United States - Tuesday 25th October 2016

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Lena Dunham Apologises To Odell Beckham Jr For Met Ball Story


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‘Girls’ star Lena Dunham has issued an apology to Odell Beckham Jr for the comments she made about him in the most recent edition of her ‘Lenny Letter'. After receiving backlash online Dunham had attempted to clarify her comments on twitter, but after further criticism she has now issued a personal apology to Beckham Jr.

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Lena Dunham And Jemima Kirke Appear In Un-Photoshopped Lingerie Campaign


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‘Girls’ stars Lena Dunham and Jemima Kirke have been unveiled as the stars of a new body-positive lingerie advertising campaign, appearing in an un-Photoshopped series of pictures for the brand Lonely.

In the photos, 30 year old Dunham and 31 year old Kirke, both prominent stars of the HBO comedy-drama favourite ‘Girls’, pose in a New York apartment in photos left deliberately unaltered in order to project a message of body confidence – which is in line with Lonely’s objectives.

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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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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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.

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“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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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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Josh Hutcherson Calls Jennifer Lawrence’s Essay On The Gender Pay Gap “Incredible”


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Josh Hutcherson has joined in the discussion on the gender pay gap in Hollywood. In a recent interview, Hutcherson was questioned about his Hunger Games co-star Jennifer Lawrence’s recent essay in which she addressed in inequality in the film industry. Hutcherson expressed his support for Lawrence’s stance, declaring Lawrence’s essay “incredible”.

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Read More: Jeremy Renner Says It's "Not His Job" To Help Female Actors Get Better Pay Deals.

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Amy Schumer Won't Let Her Haters Get Her Down


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Amy Schumer has been so high-profile in 2015 that she has perhaps sometimes risked overexposure, but the star herself says that the backlash actually began a long time ago, revealing that she’s been receiving death threats ever since the start of her career.

“I've already gotten a lot of death threats for about eight years… the backlash has already started,” the stand-up comic and Trainwreck actor said last night at the Elle Women in Hollywood gala. “I've been getting backlash since 2006. I've been getting death threats.”

“I know everybody is sick of me and I need to be treated for overexposure,” she said jokingly, but added defiantly “I'm not going to stop. Gloria Steinem said to me that the most important thing is don't burn out. She said we want change so quickly that it could feel discouraging.”

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Lena Dunham

Date of birth

13th May, 1986

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

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