Lena Dunham is an American actress, writer, director and producer. She is known as the creator, writer and star of the HBO television series Girls, for which she received several Emmy Award nominations and two Golden Globe Awards. Dunham also directed several episodes of Girls and became the first woman to win the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing Comedy Series.

Birth Name

Lena Dunham

Nickname

Lena

Profession

Actress, Writer, Director, Producer

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Lena Dunham was born on May 13, 1986, in New York City, New York, United States.

Age

She’s currently 33 years old.

Sun Sign

Taurus

Ethnicity

White

Religion

Christianity

Education

Dunham attended Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn and graduated in 2008 with a BA from Oberlin College.

Family Details

  • Father – Carroll Dunham (Painter)
  • Mother – Laurie Simmons (Artist as well as photographer)
  • Siblings – Grace Dunham (Younger Sister) (Actress and Poet)

Marital Status

Single

Boyfriend / Spouse

Lena Dunham has dated –

  • Jack Antonoff (2012-2017) – From 2012 to December 2017, Lena dated Fun band’s lead guitarist, Jack Antonoff. They confirmed about their split in January 2018.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 3 inches
  • In centimeters – 160 cm
  • In meters – 1.60 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 66 kg
  • In Pounds – 146 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 36-28-38
  • Bust – 36 inches
  • Waist – 28 inches
  • Hip – 38 inches
  • Bra Size – 34A

Body Build

Average

Eye Color

Light Brown

Hair Color

Light Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 6.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 12 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Playing Hannah Horvath in the HBO’s TV series Girls since 2012.

Film Debut

In 2006, Lena played the role as Georgia in the short film titled Dealing. She was also the director and writer of the film.

Television Debut

In 2007, Dunham played the lead role in the TV series Tight Shots. She was also the writer, editor and director of this show.

Brand Endorsements

She has not endorsed any of the brands.

Awards & Nominations

Year Association Category Nominated Work Result
2010 Gotham Awards Best Ensemble Cast Tiny Furniture Nominated
Breakthrough Director Nominated
2011 Independent Spirit Awards Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay Won
2012 Directors Guild of America Awards Outstanding Directing – Comedy Series Girls Won
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Comedy Series Nominated
Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series Nominated
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series Nominated
Satellite Awards Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy Nominated
Critics’ Choice Television Awards Best Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
Television Critics Association Awards Individual Achievement in Comedy Nominated
2013 Golden Globe Awards Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy Won
Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy Won
Gracie Allen Awards Outstanding Director – Entertainment Series or Special Won
Critics’ Choice Television Awards Best Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series Nominated
2014 Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
2015 Golden Globe Awards Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy Nominated
Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy Nominated

Lena Dunham Favorites

  • Favorite Book – The Private Diaries of Catherine Deneuve by Catherine Deneuve
  • Favorite Authors – David Sedaris, Nora Ephron, Kay Thompson, Philip Roth, Sheila Heti, Sylvia Plath, Vladimir Nabokov
  • Favorite Pinkberry Flavor – Original Tart
  • Favorite Pinkberry Topping – Mochi
  • Favorite Musicians – Alanis Morissette, Kaff McCombs, Rihanna, Mirah
  • Favorite Young Filmmakers – The Safdie Brothers, Amy Seimetz, Sean Durkin, Ry Russo-Young
  • Favorite Movie – Fish Tank (2009)
  • Favorite Children TV Show – Rugrats (1991-2004)
  • Favorite Place – Montauk, New York

Lena Dunham Net worth

Lena Dunham has a estimated net worth of $12 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Lena Dunham

  • As a kid, she was treated with an obsessive-compulsive disorder.
  • She is a liberal Democrat.
  • She spent most of her childhood in Brooklyn.
  • See what Lena likes to keep on her bookshelf. She mainly likes to read the biography and autobiography of famous women.
  • In 2009, Dunham created the Index Magazine web series, Delusional Downtown Divas, which satirized the New York City art scene.
  • Dunham’s work and her outspoken presence on social media and in interviews have attracted significant controversy, criticism and media scrutiny throughout her career. On several occasions, Dunham has been accused of making racist remarks.
  • She has English and distant German, Scottish and Welsh ancestry on her father’s side.
  • In February 2013, Dunham became the first woman to win a Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing Comedy Series for her work on Girls.
  • In September 2015, Dunham stated that the sixth season of Girls was likely to be the last season. This was later confirmed by HBO.
  • In 2016, Dunham appeared in her mother’s film, My Art, which had its world premiere at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival.
  • In September 2016, Dunham criticized NFL player Odell Beckham Jr. for his interactions with her at the Met Gala.
  • In December 2016, Dunham declared on a podcast that she wished she’d had an abortion, explaining that she wanted to better understand women who have. The comment was widely condemned as insensitive. Dunham later issued a lengthy apology on her Instagram.
  • In November 2017, Dunham briefly defended Girls writer Murray Miller, whom actress Aurora Perrineau had accused of sexually assaulting her in 2012 when she was seventeen.
  • In 2018, she was asked on Watch What Happens Live! about her least favorite ex of Taylor Swift, to which she replied Calvin Harris.
  • In February 2018, Dunham wrote an essay for Vogue about her decision to have a hysterectomy due to endometriosis.
  • In August 2018, it was announced Dunham would appear in the film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, directed by Quentin Tarantino, set to be released on July 26, 2019.
  • In October 2018, Dunham and Konner announced that Lenny Letter would be shutting down, reportedly due to a decline in subscribers and failure to build momentum upon other platforms.
  • In October 2018, coinciding with the expiration of their joint HBO contract, Dunham and Konner split as producing partners, dissolved their production company and signed separate deals with HBO.
  • In June 2019, it was announced Dunham would direct the first episode of Industry and serve as an executive producer.
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