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Lena Dunham          

Writer, Director, Actor & Producer Best Known for HBO’s “Girls”

Lena Dunham is an actor, writer, director, producer, and philanthropist. She starred in and served as executive producer, writer, and director for HBO’s hit series "GIRLS," which wrapped after six critically acclaimed seasons. She has been nominated for eight Emmy Awards and has won two Golden Globes, including Best Actress for her work on "Girls." In 2010, she won an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay for her feature Tiny Furniture, which she also starred in and directed. In 2013, Dunham made history as the first woman to win a DGA award in the Best TV Comedy Director category. Dunham is making her return to television as writer and executive producer for the new HBO series “Camping” starring Jennifer Garner.

In September 2015, Dunham and her producing partner Jenni Konner launched LENNY LETTER, an award-winning newsletter which features original editorial content focusing on politics, art and culture, style, health and wellness, and sex and relationships (LennyLetter.com). That same year, Dunham launched her podcast Women of the Hour, which was recognized with a Webby Award.

An accomplished author, Dunham’s book of personal essays, "Not That Kind of Girl," was published by Random House in September 2014 and was a #1 NY Times best seller. She is also a frequent contributor to The New Yorker and Glamour Magazine.

In addition to premiering the pilot of the Lenny docuseries at 2018 Sundance Film Festival, Dunham continues her involvement with Lenny as the newsletter readership grows and the brand expands into audio and video storytelling.

Her production company with Jenni Konner A Casual Romance has signed on to produce E. Lockhart’s New York Times’ best-seller “Genuine Fraud” into a feature film for Lionsgate. Dunham has a number of film, theater and literary projects in the works for late 2018 and 2019.

Also an activist and advocate for women’s rights, Dunham devotes an extensive amount of her time to philanthropic causes such as Planned Parenthood, Girls Write Now, and GEMS: Girls Education and Mentoring Services.

Dunham graduated from Oberlin College in 2008.


Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner's Lenny Letter Is Shutting Down ...
Lenny Letter, the female-targeted newsletter and website founded three year ago by Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner, is shutting its doors.
Lena Dunham Break Silence on Donald Trump Win, Hillary Clinton ...
Lena Dunham wrote an essay in Lenny Letter that detailed her account of election night, which saw Donald Trump defeat Hillary Clinton.
Lena Dunham breaks her election promise | Fox News
Lena Dunham promised she'd move to Canada if Donald Trump became president — but she backed out of the pledge on social media Friday.
Lena Dunham Is A Monster Of Our Own Creation
Lena Dunham is now very famous, out in the real world, making cringeworthy public statements, writing misguided tweets and acting very Hannah-esque.
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"Girls" Star Lena Dunham is one of the most respected women in the television industry for her original take on life as a female in today's times depicted in her hit HBO series, but how much do you really know about her?
Lena Dunham Stands By Kesha In Powerful Essay
On Feb. 19, a judge denied Kesha's request to be released from her contract with Sony after she said producer Dr. Luke sexually, physically and emotionally abused her. Since then, celebrities have stood by the "Tik Tok" singer online, including Lena Dunham who has shown her support in a powerful essay.
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Lena Dunham To Play Peggy Noonan In ‘Reagan’ Black List Live Reading
Both are best-selling authors, both have cracked a glass ceiling or two, and both have been nominated for Emmys, but there really isn’t a lot that Lena Dunham and Peggy Noonan have in common. That perception might change when the Girls creator and avowed Hillary Clinton supporter takes on the role of the then-President’s top speechwriter in Reagan next month in Hollywood.
#ImWithHer: Jamie Lee Curtis, Shonda Rhimes among celebs backing Hillary Clinton
In a new video accompanied by the hashtag #ImWithHer, 17 celebrity women express their support for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Mental Illness Gets the Celebrity Treatment. That's a Good Thing
Actress and Girls creator Lena Dunham has been one of the more tireless celebrity advocates for openness around the subject of mental illness, frequently talking about her own struggles with anxiety, depression and obsessive compulsive disorder in the press and on social media. Most recently, she posted to Instagram a widely-circulated shot of her open mouth, prescription meds on her tongue, with the caption "Can I live?" It's not the first time she's talked about how medication, in particular, has saved her life.
You Go, Girl: Lena Dunham Launches Lifestyle Newsletter with ...
Starting in the fall, Dunham, 29, and Girls production partner/showrunner Jenni Konner will blast out an email newsletter that promises "feminism, style, health, ...
Lena Dunham Tells Jimmy Kimmel She Loved Being Murdered On Scandal
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Lena Dunham On Woody Allen, “Puritanical” USA & Campus Rape ...
“In some ways America is at its most puritanical,” Lena Dunham said Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival's Power of Story: Serious Ladies panel when ...
Lena Dunham: News & Coverage on New York Magazine
Recent news and coverage of Lena Dunham. ... So What Did Lena Dunham Think of SNL's Girls Spoof? She and Mindy Kaling watched the premiere together .
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