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.
Lena Dunham has been criticised by the Anti-Defamation League for perpetuating Jewish stereotypes in a recent article she penned for the 'New Yorker'.
Lena Dunham has caused controversy (once again) by penning an article for the New Yorker entitled 'Dog or Jewish Boyfriend'. Dunham challenges the reader to guess, out of 35 statements, whether they refer to her dog or her boyfriend. Dunham, who is herself Jewish, has been criticised for perpetuating a number of Jewish stereotypes.
Lena Dunham has been criticised by the ADL for her article in the New Yorker.
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Lena Dunham - A variety of stars were photographed as they attended the Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Gala Dinner 2015 which was held at the JW Marriott Hotel and featured a performance from Mariah Carey in Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 14th March 2015
Lena Dunham has praised Kathy Griffin for quitting Fashion Police.
Girls star Lena Dunham has praised Kathy Griffin's decision to quit Fashion Police. The writer and actress has been on the receiving end of the panel in the past, especially the barbed tongue of the late Joan Rivers.
Lena Dunham praised Kathy Griffin for quitting Fashion Police
"Congrats to my beautiful friend Kathy Griffin for bravely saying enough is enough to intolerance of all kinds on television," Dunham wrote in a caption of a photo of Griffin posing in a pair of Minnie Mouse ears. "She's modeling a better way for the youths (and working those ears.)."
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The 28-year-old actress isn't willing to celebrate something that not everyone is legally allowed to do.
Although Lena Dunham and Fun's lead guitarist Jack Antonoff have been dating for going on three years, the loved up duo aren't planning on tying the knot until all states in the US legalize gay marriage.
Dunham and Antonoff have been dating for nearly three years
During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday (March 9th), the 28-year-old actress stated that she refuses to walk down the aisle until everyone has the right to do so, at the moment 37 out of the 50 states have made gay marriage legal.
The show's creator recently explained how the frequent sex scenes are often used as a quick way to inform the viewers of any plot changes.
The award-winning HBO series 'Girls,' which follows a group of friends in their early 20's living in New York City, is known for frequently depicting the awkward and sometimes romantic sex lives of the show's characters.
Dunham defends the frequent sex scenes in 'Girls'
Although the series is critically acclaimed, there are a few viewers who seem to think the sex scenes occur too often, especially for a television show. However, the series' creator, Lena Dunham, insists that the racy scenes play a very important part within the plot.
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Lena Dunham - A host of stars were photographed as they attended the 'Girls' panel at the 32nd annual PaleyFest which was held at the Paley Center in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 8th March 2015
Lena Dunham - A variety of stars were snapped as they arrived at the Raising The Bar To End Parkinsons Event which was held at Public School 818 in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 7th March 2015