Lena Dunham Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

8th February 2017

Fact: Lena Dunham's 10th tattoo, the word "nasty", will be etched on her bum by her Girls co-star Jemima Kirke.

2nd February 2017

Quote: "We're doing the movie. I'd just want to leave enough space so that we are finding them in a super different place than we left them. But if HBO (network executives) paid for two Sex and the City ones, they'd better pay for one of ours." Lena Dunham is planning a Girls movie when the TV show ends this year (17).

1st February 2017

Quote: "We had four real women who weren't famous. I remember Jemima (Kirke) going, 'I just had a baby, and I have two different-sized boobs, and I've got a huge butt right now because I'm f**kin' breast feeding - and I'm the hot girl'." Lena Dunham recalls an early conversation with her Girls co-star.

5th September 2016

Tweet: "I would do literally anything for Rihanna. I just want to make her as happy as she makes me. Whatever she needs. That's not creepy, right?" Lena Dunham is one of Rihanna's biggest fans.

7th April 2016

Tweet: "Quitting my job to follow Rihanna's Anti Tour like those weird dudes who travel with Phish." Lena Dunham is a hardcore Rihanna fan.

18th February 2016

Quote: "I was in an elevator with Cindy Crawford when I was nine. I was so excited, I started to cry." Lena Dunham on her first encounter with fame.

9th December 2015

Fact: Elizabeth Banks, Taraji P. Henson, Lena Dunham and Cate Blanchett have made the The Hollywood Reporter's 2015 Women in Entertainment Power 100 list for the first time. The actresses join the ranks of studio heads and movie bosses, like James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli, on this year's leading ladies list.

9th October 2015

Quote: "My father's never watched the episode, he finds it too upsetting... My mum and my sibling Grace came over to watch the show with me... I got really frustrated because they were talking so much... screaming their heads off. And you can't expect to watch your own (character's) murder with your Jewish mother and have her be silent!" Actress Lena Dunham struggled to enjoy watching her guest appearance on hit political drama Scandal with her family. The Girls star's character was killed off at the end of the season four episode, which aired in the U.S. in March (15).

3rd August 2015

Tweet: "This week's #MondayMuse is the mega-talented force of nature @lenadunham. Just signed up for @lennyletter, have you?" Actress Reese Witherspoon encourages her fans to sign up for Lena Dunham's new women's newsletter.

15th July 2015

Fact: Lena Dunham and her GIRLS co-executive producer JENNI KONNER have teamed up once again for a weekly email newsletter aimed at young women, called Lenny. The digest will feature a mix of personal essays and articles about politics, fashion and entertainment written by the duo, as well as celebrity friends and readers. The newsletter will start arriving in inboxes this September (15).

3rd July 2015

Fact: U.S. President Barack Obama's eldest daughter Malia has landed a job as an intern on the set of Lena Dunham's hit TV drama GIRLS. The First Daughter was photographed on set in Brooklyn, New York on Thursday (02Jul15), a year after joining the crew of Halle Berry's sci-fi series Extant as a production assistant. The teenager, who turns 17 on Saturday (04Jul15), is reportedly eager to work behind the scenes in Hollywood when she is older.

27th May 2015

Quote: "There's not one guy who works on that show who hasn't seen the inside of my vagina. I used to wear the patch but... it gets sweaty and always falls off. My male co-stars, at the end of the day, don't care." Lena Dunham admits she lets it all hang out when shooting nude scenes for her hit comedy show GIRLS.

2nd April 2015

Fact: Lena Dunham has stripped off again for a provocative new Instagram.com selfie - the Girls creator and star posed topless while wearing a Spanx bodysuit. Dunham covers her genitals with a garment and folds her arm over her naked breasts in a bid to stay on the right side of Instagram's decency rules.

9th March 2015

Quote: "Secret celebrity crush? Well that's an easy one - David Strathairn. Are you familiar with his work? He's just a handsome man of a certain age, who I think does consistently great work as an actor. I'm sorry I couldn't say Channing Tatum for you people." Girls star Lena Dunham on her unusual choice for a celebrity crush.

23rd January 2015

Quote: "(We talk about) regular stuff, like crack... Where to get the best crack, how to do the crack? No, life and jobs and friendship and food and fashion... She happens to be your typical 25-year-old girl, except your typical 25-year-old girl doesn't run the planet with her magical use of emotion and song." Lena Dunham jokes about her friendship with Taylor Swift.

9th January 2015

Fact: Girls creator and star Lena Dunham has been cast as Homer Simpson's mistress in The Simpsons. The writer/actress will voice the role of Candace in the upcoming season 27 premiere, during which cartoon dad Homer strikes up a romance with a 20-something woman during a trial separation from his wife Marge.

6th January 2015

Fact: Lena Dunham's acclaimed Tv series Girls has been renewed for a fifth season, just days before the fourth series premieres in the U.S. on Sunday (11Jan15).

14th December 2014

Fact: Actress Lena Dunham celebrated her pal Taylor Swift's 25th birthday by sending her a gold chain necklace featuring a pendant with a photo of her beloved cat Meredith. The singer showed off the gift on Instagram.com, alongside the caption, "My birthday present from @lenadunham my new most cherished possession".

23rd October 2014

Fact: Actress Lena Dunham has ditched her platinum blonde locks and dyed her hair green. The Girls creator and star, who is a natural brunette, showed off her new look in a snap on Instagram.com on Wednesday (22Oct14) as she prepared to head out on the Canadian leg of her book tour.

21st October 2014

Quote: "I'm really, really scared of driving. I used to stand on the side of the road in Los Angeles with my thumb up (hitchiking) - two people mistook me for a prostitute... I feel like not everyone is supposed to be a mother and not everyone is supposed to drive. I know from the bottom of my soul that if I were to have a licence, I would hurt somebody." Girls star Lena Dunham is convinced she will never learn to drive.

21st October 2014

Quote: "I feel as though nudity is not my particular zone of terror. There are so many things that I would be so afraid to do, like hike Mount Kilimanjaro or go to a Crossfit (extreme exercise training) gym or talk to Charlie Sheen - there are a lot of things that are much more stressful, but for some reason it isn't my area of fear. I feel like I'm always getting all these props for being brave, but I'm like, 'I didn't do anything brave!'" Girls star Lena Dunham has no qualms about shedding her clothes on camera.

20th October 2014

Quote: "I have to say, since I've heard that rumour I think every lady in town who fancies herself a jokester wants in." Actress Lena Dunham insists all her peers want roles in the new Ghostbusters movie after director Paul Feig announced the film would feature a mostly all-female cast.

25th September 2014

Quote: "My boyfriend would murder me if I told you them. I can tell you he says Ophelia sounds like a horror movie. I said it is a horror movie, it's Hamlet - but Fifi would be so cute! He also won't let me use Simon. Ophelia and Simon are the children I'll never have." Actress Lena Dunham on the baby names her boyfriend, fun. rocker Jack Antonoff, has banned.

23rd September 2014

Fact: Screenwriter/actress Lena Dunham is turning documentary maker to spotlight the work of a gay-friendly bespoke tailoring firm in Brooklyn, New York. The Girls star will serve as an executive producer on Three Suits, which will follow three of Bindle & Keep's transgender clients as they attend fittings for their custom-made suits. Jason Benjamin, who has taken charge of a number of Girls episodes, will direct the programme for U.S. cable network HBO.

12th September 2014

Quote: "Jack and I have a lot of existential and political issues with marriage. But if we ever do get married, there's no f**king way Taylor is not playing that song." Actress/writer Lena Dunham has booked pal Taylor Swift to perform the song she wrote with the Girls star's boyfriend Jack Antonoff if they ever wed.

31st July 2014

Quote: "Allison is about to undertake one of the greatest drag roles in history and we are so proud we could burst. She will slay." Lena Dunham is convinced her Girls co-star Allison Williams will be a big hit as Peter Pan on Tv. The actress has signed on to play the boy who never grew up in a new live U.S. Tv special which will air in December (14).

3rd July 2014

Quote: "I make my husband watch Girls. He would never admit that, but you've got to do what the wife does sometimes!" Actress Halle Berry enjoys tuning into Lena Dunham's hit Tv drama with her husband, French actor Olivier Martinez.

30th June 2014

Fact: Actress Lena Dunham turned bridesmaid on Saturday (28Jun14) as her best friend married in an outdoor ceremony. The Girls star donned a demure, grey dress with capped sleeves for the occasion and shared photos of herself posing with two other bridesmaids on her Instagram.com page.

19th June 2014

Fact: Star Trek Into Darkness star Zachary Quinto has landed a guest appearance in hit Tv drama series Girls. The former Heroes star was snapped filming in Brooklyn, New York with show creator and star Lena Dunham on Wednesday (18Jun14). Details about his role have yet to be revealed. Season four of Girls is due to debut next year (15).

29th May 2014

Fact: The poster advertising this year's (14) New York Film Festival has been designed by actress/writer Lena Dunham's mother, Laurie Simmons. The artist/director's image features a set of white stairs on top of a pair of woman's legs. The 52nd annual New York Film Festival begins on 26 September (14).

26th May 2014

Tweet: "Was late to Kimye wedding so had to walk around Italian streets for hours. Was cat-called within an inch of my life. Now eating a hoagie. Gonna try to meet up with them at the party but feel like 'Ye (Kanye) is p**sed I missed ceremony. Walking in late woulda been crazy tho." Actress Lena Dunham jokes about missing Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's wedding in Italy on Saturday (24May14).

1st May 2014

Tweet: "Despite everything I've seen and done, I still believe most of what I read... so when an article claimed Jack & I had broken up after a display of street rage, I was all 'what? can't we try and work it out?'" Girls creator and star Lena Dunham is laughing off rumours suggesting she and her rocker boyfriend Jack Antonoff have split after an explosive argument outside a New York City bar.

8th April 2014

Fact: Actress Lena Dunham was presented with the Point Horizon Award by her Girls co-star Andrew Rannells on Monday (07Apr14) at the annual Point Honors gala, held at New York's Public Library. The Point Foundation, which honours celebrities for their support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (Lgbt) community, also honoured Dr. Neal Baer, the producer behind Tv shows including Er and Under The Dome, who received the Point Leadership Award.

27th March 2014

Fact: Girls creator and star Lena Dunham has directed her boyfriend Jack Antonoff's break-up video for his new song I Wanna Get Better. The track was recorded by the fun. star under the name Bleachers.

6th March 2014

Quote: "I had an Internet boyfriend in high school, and we were supposed to meet up face-to-face at St. Mark's Place in the East Village in New York. He never showed up!" Girls star and creator Lena Dunham recalls her most embarrassing date.

24th February 2014

Quote: "I saw my boyfriend and his girlfriend from high school - Scarlett Johansson... I'm not jealous. It's very sweet. I love looking at pictures of them. She's beautiful, he's beautiful, but it was just so surreal to be looking through this blog that gives me so much pleasure and then there's my boyfriend." Girls creator/star Lena Dunham on seeing a photo of her current boyfriend, fun. rocker Jack Antonoff on her favourite Tumblr.com blog, Old Loves, which features odd celebrity couples from the past. Antonoff and Johansson dated as teenagers.

21st February 2014

Quote: "Basically my life's great passion is the idea of being a guest star on Scandal. I want to be, like, a senator who did something wrong... Playing a really evil character, it would be really fun." Girls creator Lena Dunham is keen to land a role in Kerry Washington's hit political drama Scandal.

13th January 2014

Quote: "I tried coke, but was a total failure. I snorted a little bit, then always sneezed. It was sadder than having not tried drugs, in that I tried drugs and failed at trying drugs." Girls creator Lena Dunham unsuccessfully embraced her rock 'n' roll side when she was younger.

13th January 2014

Quote: "If I wasn't here celebrating I would be in my pyjamas eating junk food, obsessively refreshing my Twitter. So I feel like this is the better option. Instead I've been starving for days and haven't looked at my Twitter and it's probably healthier." Girls star Lena Dunham on how she would be enjoying the Golden Globe Awards if she wasn't attending the event.

10th January 2014

Fact: Lena Dunham's hit series Girls has been renewed for a fourth season, just days before its season three premiere in America on Sunday (12Jan14). The premiere falls on the same day as the Golden Globes, where the show is nominated for two awards, including Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical and a Best Performance nod for Dunham.

3rd January 2014

Quote: "When we first met, I felt like I'd known her forever - it was weird. I'm very protective; it's in my wiring. My rule is, 'if it isn't bugging Lena then it's fine with me.'" Girls star Allison Williams on meeting co-star and creator Lena Dunham for the first time.

24th October 2013

Tweet: "I'm a monstrous @JamieDornan1 fan. Wasn't allowed to be attracted to him on The Fall because he played a sexmurderer. 50 Shades is my big chance! Wait, Christian Grey isn't a murderer right?" Actress Lena Dunham throws her support behind Northern Irish actor Jamie Dornan to replace Charlie Hunnam as the lead in the upcoming film adaptation of 50 Shades Of Grey, despite his previous role as a serial killer.

2nd September 2013

Tweet: "I lost the role in 50 Shades of Grey so you won't be hearing from me for awhile". Girls creator and star Lena Dunham jokes about missing out on the female lead in the upcoming film adaptation of author E.L. James' erotic bestseller to Melanie Griffith's daughter, Dakota Johnson. The casting news was announced on Monday (02Sep13).

1st September 2013

Quote: "This could very easily be taken out of context, and I think it's funny now, but I remember looking in the mirror as a kid and it would be like for an hour at a time, and I'd be like: 'I'm just so beautiful. Everybody is so lucky that they get to look at me.'" Girls star/creator Lena Dunham developed her confidence at an early age.

8th August 2013

Fact: Girls star/creator Lena Dunham gave a speech at a fundraising event for a local politician in New York City on Tuesday evening (06Aug13). The star loaned her support to New York City Comptroller candidate Scott Stringer.

29th June 2013

Fact: Lena Dunham and her Girls co-star Jemima Kirke have posted footage online which shows them re-enacting MILEY CYRUS' We Can't Stop music video.

27th June 2013

Tweet: "A brilliant artist, chef, mother, friend, laugher. She is missed by all who knew her and all who glimpsed her work." Actress Lena Dunham pays tribute to American conceptual artist and photographer Sarah Charlesworth, who died on Tuesday (25Jun13).

24th April 2013

Fact: Lena Dunham, Bryan Cranston, Christina Aguilera, Daniel Day-Lewis and Steven Spielberg were among the famous faces who turned up to the Time 100 Gala in New York City on Tuesday (23Apr13). The stars were all included in Time magazine's 2013 list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.

18th April 2013

Fact: Jennifer Lawrence, Jay Z, Justin Timberlake and Lena Dunham are among the stars who have been included in Time magazine's 2013 list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. Other famous faces to win a mention include British royal Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and director Steven Spielberg.

14th March 2013

Quote: "I don't want them to date in real life, but I wouldn't mind putting David Strathairn and Rooney Mara in a room together and seeing what happens next when they have sex in movie context." Girls creator and star Lena Dunham would like to direct a love scene with the Oscar nominees.

26th February 2013

Tweet: "Ladies: Anne Hathaway is a feminist and she has amazing teeth. Let's save our bad attitudes for the ones who aren't advancing the cause." Girls creator Lena Dunham jumps to the defence of Anne Hathaway, who has faced an online backlash since winning the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Les Miserables on Sunday night (24Feb13).

14th February 2013

Quote: "I kind of wrote episode five in a fever dream... (My character) Hannah got lost in a version of what could be her life." Lena Dunham agrees with her critics who believe a recent Girls storyline, in which the character she has created for the Tv hit beds actor Patrick Wilson's rich doctor, is implausible.

5th February 2013

Quote: "I love it but I try not to talk about it too much, because people who talk about meditation are often A-holes." Actress Lena Dunham is a fan of Transcendental Meditation.

5th February 2013

Quote: "I think someone told James Franco that it's his duty to have an opinion on everything that happens in culture." Actress/writer Lena Dunham takes aim at the 127 Hours star over negative comments he has made about her hit show Girls.

14th January 2013

Tweet: "Seeing Adele turns out to be like seeing G-d." Actress/writer Lena Dunham was stunned to meet Adele at the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday (13Jan13).

14th January 2013

Tweet: "Best part of Golden Globes madness is getting an email from my 100 year old great aunt that says 'go girl.'" Girls creator and star Lena Dunham on the highlight of her Sunday night (13Jan13) win for Best TV Series Comedy.

11th January 2013

Quote: "We work next to each other. It's our version of relaxing." Girls star/director Lena Dunham prefers to write with her boyfriend, fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff, by her side.

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