Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham is an American actress, writer, producer, and director. She is best known as the creator, writer and star of the HBO series Girls , for which she has received numerous Emmy award nominations and two Golden Globe awards. Dunhams work on Girls also led her to become the first woman to win the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing Comedy Series in 2013. In 2014, Dunham released her first book, Not That Kind of Girl A Young Woman Tells You What Shes Learned.

Dunham was born in New York City. Her father, Carroll Dunham, is a painter, and her mother, Laurie Simmons, is an artist and photographer, and a member of The Pictures Generation, known for her use of dolls and dollhouse furniture in her photographs of setup interior scenes. Her father is Protestant, and her mother is Jewish Dunham has described herself as feeling very culturally Jewish, although thats the biggest clich for a Jewish woman to say.

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