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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 Pulls Out Of Girls Publicity Due To Illness


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The 29-year-old took to her Instagram page on Monday (08Feb16) to tell fans her plans to promote season six have been axed due to her struggle with endometriosis, which causes inflammation outside of the uterus, pelvic pain, fatigue, nausea, and possible infertility.

"Hey Beloved Pals, I just wanted to let you know that, while I am so excited for Girls to return on Feb 21, I won't be out and about doing press for the new season," she began. "As many of you know I have endometriosis, a chronic condition that affects approximately 1 in 10 women's reproductive health. I am currently going through a rough patch with the illness and my body (along with my amazing doctors) let me know, in no uncertain terms, that it's time to rest."

Lena created the hit HBO series in 2012 and plays lead character Hannah, so going from such a fast-paced working environment to being housebound does not sit well with the star.

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Tori Spelling Opens Up About Husband Dean McDermott's Cheating Scandal


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Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott’s martial problems became public knowledge two years ago, when the actor was accused of cheating on his wife. But instead of staying quiet on the rumours Spelling decided to document the couple’s problems on her reality show ‘True Tori’. Speaking to Lena Dunham, Spelling has explained why she decided to get so personal on her reality series, saying she "felt backed into a corner."

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"Like I didn't have a choice,” Spelling said in the latest edition of the 'Lenny Letter'. “Everything about me was stripped away with one magazine cover. That was it. It was that Us Weekly cover. I always say I can replay everything that happened during that time."

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Tori Spelling: 'I Couldn't Hide Marriage Crisis From Fans'


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Opening up in the latest issue of Lena Dunham's Lenny Letter blog, the former Beverly Hills, 90210 star admits she thought long and hard about including her marriage crisis on the show after husband Dean McDermott cheated on her in 2013, and she finally decided she wanted to be real and face the drama head-on, for all to see.

"This wasn't going away," she explained. "Everyone said, 'This happens all the time. Look at all the A-list celebrities'. They used to complain about it. Then they go on and do a big movie and it just goes away. That's not my life. That's not my relationship with my fans.

"I'm not the type (of person) that can just go from talking about everything and then it's like, 'No personal questions', the next time I do something."

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Lena Dunham On Girls Ending: 'We Didn't Want To Overstay Our Welcome'


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The creator, director, producer and writer of the hit HBO comedy drama, which also stars Alison Williams and Adam Driver, told an audience at a Sundance Film Festival event on Friday (22Jan16) that she didn't want the series to "soften" over time.

"We were always conscious, especially because the show has been at times such a lightning rod, of overstaying our welcome," she said. "We've been very blessed to have the experience of people continuing to engage in the show in a really kind of rabid way after four - heading into five - years.

"We wanted to make sure we kept the momentum alive and didn't allow it to soften over time."

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Lena Dunham Writes For Linkedin


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The Girls creator joined the website this week (beg18Jan16), and had gained almost 11,000 followers as of Wednesday (20Jan16).

She has also published an essay on the site in which she dishes out advice to fellow female professionals, urging them to start using the word "no" in order to take back control of their work and personal lives.

"We live in a culture of Yes. The common self-help wisdom is that we benefit from seizing opportunities," she writes. "Yes, do try hiking in Fiji! And yes, accept a date with that handsome Italian who works at the bar you frequent... In fact, 2015 was my year of no... and I plan to make 2016 an even NO-ier one. I am in YES recovery. Like many humans, many women, I am a people pleaser... A delightful cocktail of self-doubt blended with the need for constant approval had me convinced that 'yes' was the key to my like-ability..."

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Jon Hamm And Lena Dunham To Sit On Sundance Festival Juries


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The Mad Men star and Girls creator Dunham will help judge the U.S. drama entries, alongside casting director Avy Kaufman, music supervisor Randall Poster, and Black List founder Franklin Leonard.

Comedian Keegan-Michael Key will be among those overseeing the short film contest, while The Cove director Louie Psihoyos and The Hunting Ground filmmaker Amy Ziering have been invited to sit on the panel for the U.S. documentary competition, reports Variety.com.

Other festival jurors include Amy Winehouse documentary director Asif Kapadia, actress Kerry Bishé, and Another Earth filmmaker Mike Cahill.

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Lena Dunham Goes Out To Campaign For Hillary Clinton


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Lena Dunham has been out on the campaign trail on behalf of Hillary Clinton, rallying support as she pushes for the Democratic candidate nomination. The creator of HBO’s ‘Girls’ spoke to crowds of Clinton’s supporters in Iowa on Saturday, urging more women to get involved in politics.

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Lena Dunham Takes Over U.s. Presidential Hopeful Hillary Clinton's Instagram


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The 2016 presidential race is in full swing and the 29-year-old Girls creator and star knows exactly who she's voting for.

Dunham is such a Clinton supporter, she decided to take over the former U.S. Secretary of State's Instagram page on Friday (08Jan16).

In the actress' initial post on Clinton's account, a photo of herself saluting the camera, Dunham wrote: "Hey y'all! I made it to New Hampshire and I'm thrilled to be taking over the HRC (Hillary Rodham Clinton) Instagram! Warning: I'm pretty focused on my outfits. #Imwithher -Lena".

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Hbo Boss Confirms Girls Will End After Sixth Season


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The show, created by and starring Lena Dunham, will return to U.S. TV in February (16) for a fifth season, and HBO bosses have already renewed the series for a final run in 2017.

"Lena Dunham and her brilliant collaborators, including Judd Apatow and Jenni Konner, have given HBO a signature series of rare wit and intelligence," Michael Lombardo, president of HBO Programming, said in a statement released to news outlets on Wednesday (06Jan16). "They are exceptional talents, and I can't wait to see what Lena, Jenni and Judd have in store for the final seasons of this unique show, and look forward to working with them on future projects."

"I can't imagine a more fulfilling creative experience than Girls," Dunham added. "The freedom and support that HBO has given Jenni, Judd and me is something rare and beautiful. The commitment and originality of our actors has been stunning, and our crew is truly my family.

Continue reading: Hbo Boss Confirms Girls Will End After Sixth Season

Girls To End In 2017 - Report


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The show's fifth series is due to begin airing in the U.S. next month (Feb16), and editors of E! Online report the upcoming sixth season, planned for 2017, will be the last.

Last year (15), Lena revealed she had been considering how to bring the curtain down on the popular comedy-drama and hoped to finish it before her 30th birthday, which she will celebrate in May (16).

"We're thinking about it right now and we're starting to think about sort of how to wrap up the storylines of these particular young women," she told U.S radio host Elvis Duran. "It's really exciting. I started working on this show when I was 23, and I'm going to be 30 so it kind of feels right that this show kind of sandwiched my 20s and then I go off into the world."

24th Annual Women In Entertainment Breakfast

Lena Dunham - Celebrities attend 24th annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast hosted by The Hollywood Reporter at Milk Studios. at Milk Studios - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 9th December 2015

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Lena Dunham And Jack Antonoff At LAX

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Reese Witherspoon And Lena Dunham Have Lunch Together

Lena Dunham - Reese Witherspoon and Lena Dunham have lunch together in Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 1st September 2015

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Lena Dunham On The Set Of Her TV Show 'Girls'

Lena Dunham - Lena Dunham on the set of her TV show 'Girls' at Soho - New Yor City, New York, United States - Monday 27th July 2015

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Lena Dunham Visits Taylor Swift

Lena Dunham - Lena Dunham visits Taylor Swift at her apartment in NYC - New York, New York, United States - Friday 29th May 2015

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Lena Dunham

Date of birth

13th May, 1986

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Hey Beloved Pals,

I just wanted to let you know that, while I am so excited for Girls to return on Feb 21, I won't be out and about doing press for the new season. As many of you know I have endometriosis, a chronic condition that affects approximately 1 in 10 women's reproductive health. I am currently going through a rough patch with the illness and my body (along with my amazing doctors) let me know, in no uncertain terms, that it's time to rest. That's a hard thing to do, but I'm trying, because all I want is to make season 6 of Girls the best one yet. I'm lucky enough to have support and backup from Jenni, Judd and the whole Girls gang. So many women with this disease literally don't have the option of time off and I won't take it for granted. 
Wishing you all health & happiness, in whatever form suits you. 
Back soon 
xxLena
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