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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: 'Girls Rips Off Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles'


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The actress and writer rose to fame in 2012 after creating and starring in the U.S. series about the chaotic lives of Hannah, Marnie, Jessa and Shoshanna, four young women living in New York City.

The 30-year-old star jokingly admits that the inspiration for her candid semi-autobiographical comedy-drama came from an unlikely source.

Appearing on America's Late Night with Seth Meyers TV show, Lena recorded a message to her younger self, in which she says, "Hey little Lena, this world is full of magic and wonder. You're going to live life to the fullest and one TV show about four friends will change your life forever."

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Lena Dunham Highlights Pro-choice Debate With Nude Bath Snap


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The 30-year-old Girls star is pictured in a bathtub with her hand on pregnant Jemima's swollen tummy in the throwback snap she posted on Instagram on Thursday.

Alongside the image Lena shared a long caption reiterating her views about a woman's legal right to choose whether or not she will have an abortion."

"Throwback to summer 2012 on the set of Girls, when Jemima was pregnant with her second child. What's so beautiful to me about this photo right now is choice - I got to watch my friend since childhood CHOOSE to become a mother," she wrote.

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Robin Wright Demanded Same Salary As Kevin Spacey


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The 50-year-old actress is the latest star to tackle the gender pay gap in Hollywood. As she addressed the Rockefeller Foundation in an event on Tuesday night (17May16), Robin opened up about the differences in her salary when compared to Kevin.

"It was the perfect paradigm," she told the audience, according to The Huffington Post. "There are very few films or TV shows where the male, the patriarch, and the matriarch are equal. And they are in House of Cards. I was like, 'I want to be paid the same as Kevin.' "

The pair play Claire and Frank Underwood in the hit Netflix political drama. And it was the popularity of her on-screen alter ego that was Robin's trump card in her salary negotiations.

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Lena Dunham Publishes Surprise Book Of Personal Diary Entries


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Is It Evil Not to Be Sure? is a collection of Lena's diary entries from the mid 2000s.

The actress and writer came across her musings recently, as she prepared to turn 30, and admits she had mixed emotions about releasing the pages for public consumption.

Lena told Buzzfeed she was filled with "the kind of mortification that is part and parcel with meeting a former version of yourself."

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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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Khloe Kardashian: 'I Don't Believe In Divorce'


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The 31-year-old reality star split from husband Lamar Odom in December 2013, with divorce papers then signed by both parties in July 2015. However, a judge hadn't signed off on their documents, and when Lamar was hospitalised last October (15) after being found unconscious in a Las Vegas brothel, Khloe was by his side as he recovered.

The pair has remained close, with many speculating that they could get back together. But in an essay on her connection with spirituality for Lena Dunham's Lenny Letter, Khloe insisted her relationship with Lamar has fundamentally changed.

"I've been blessed with a lot in my life, and I've also had challenges. It was a challenge for me when I decided to get divorced," she wrote. "At my core, I don't believe in divorce, but I came to a point in my marriage where I had to make the choice to take care of my own mental and emotional well-being in order to protect myself and my happiness."

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The 20th Annual Webby Awards

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

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'Nude Selfies Until I Die!' Kim Kardashian Accepts Webby Award


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The 35-year-old reality star picked up the first-ever Break the Internet gong at the Webby Awards in New York on Monday night (16May16). Mother-of-two Kim looked stunning in a black Vivienne Westwood dress as she arrived at Cipriani Wall Street for the ceremony, which has previously been labelled the Oscars of the Internet.

As she took to the stage to accept her award, Kim complied with the organisation's five word acceptance speech limit, choosing to say, "Nude selfies until I die!' to cheers from the audience.

Kim has courted controversy with several seductive snaps she has posted for fans, with one that she shared in back in March (16) showing her completely naked, with just two black censor strips protecting her modesty.

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Taylor Swift Shares Moving Birthday Tribute To 'Squad' Member Lena Dunham


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The Girls creator is part of the Bad Blood pop star's all-girl 'squad' inner circle, and Taylor made it clear how much Lena means to her in a sweet online message as the actress and writer hit her 30s.

"One of my favorite people in the world turns 30 today and I can't help but think about how different my life would've been without our long talks, arts and crafts projects, and running-into-each-others'-arms-hugs," the 26-year-old musician wrote. "Thanks for being you, Lena. Everyone who knows you is better because of it. HAPPY BIRTHDAY."

Taylor further emphasised her love for Lena by sharing a photo montage of the pals enjoying various hang-out sessions together. In the pictures, they hug at an awards show, eat a meal, and pose for a puckered up selfie together. The final shot features Lena cutting a birthday cake.

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Lena Dunham Rings In Her 30s With Topless Comedy Skit


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The Girls star popped up in a skit about designer shopping wearing nothing but unflattering nude-coloured undies and a see-through plastic rain coat.

In the sketch, Amy was led through a curtain into a field after asking a shop assistant at a trendy clothing store for a T-shirt in her size. There, she saw a cow, met up with a clearly crazy Dunham, and was offered the chance to buy a piece of blue tarpaulin, which was covering a stack of firewood.

Pixelated Lena told Amy she had been there for some time after shopping at the store, adding her friend the cow was shopping for a bar mitzvah outfit. She also featured in the blooper reel at the end of the show, which aired on Thursday night (12May16) - the eve of the actress/writer's 30th birthday.

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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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Metropolitan Museum Of Art Costume Institute Gala: Manus X Machina: Fashion In The Age Of Technology

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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Game Saver Lunch For Glamour Magazine

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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8th Annual Blossom Ball To Benefit The Endometriosis Foundation Of America

Lena Dunham , Allison Williams - 8th Annual Blossom Ball to benefit the Endometriosis Foundation of America held at Pier 60 - Arrivals at Chelsea Piers - New York, United States - Tuesday 19th April 2016

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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

Date of birth

13th May, 1986

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

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When you get home from set, remove your French braids and decide to commit to this look for life
Thank you to my love @andrewrannells for presenting me with my sweet honor at the ArtsConnection gala. They are an essential organization that works tirelessly to bring artists into New York's public schools 🎨🎹🎤 Heroes! @creaturesofthewind made me feel so dapper in my custom suit, and @theheartsmanual & Margot Boccia (from HBO's own Girls) fixed my head up. Bless you all.
Loved Nathan Heller's nuanced and thoughtful @newyorkermag piece about the current activist climate on the Oberlin College campus. It's the school's history of political action and radical conversation that made so many of us matriculate there in the first place and, as challenging as it can be to navigate, I'm so glad that spirit remains intact #makesomenoise

A favorite quote from the piece: “We’re the generation that has more identities to encompass in our movement,” Adams says. “No shade to civil rights, but it was a little misogynistic. It had women in the back. A lot of other identities—trans folks and all that—were not really included. And we’re the generation that’s trying to incorporate everybody.”
Does @lennyletter have a new contributing writer? Why yes we do! Thanks for asking! It's most definitely Kaitlyn Greenidge! (illo by Brittany Williams)
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