Lena Dunham

Actor / Filmmaker

Born: 13 May 1986
Birthplace: New York City,
Best known as: The creator and star of the TV series Girls

Lena Dunham is the star and creator of the cable television show Girls, a comedy that began in 2012. A New Yorker, Dunham graduated from Ohio's Oberlin College in 2008. She returned to New York and shot her first feature film, Tiny Furniture (2010), in her parents' apartment (the film co-starred her mother and sister). A comic look at post-college life, the film won over critics and made a splash at film festivals. With an assist from Judd Apatow, Dunham created Girls, another look at post-college life, featuring four young, hyper-ironic women. The show was a hit and earned five Emmy nominations, including nods for Dunham as writer and star. By the end of 2012, she had a multi-million dollar book deal and was associated with a variety of film projects, while continuing to work on Girls.

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