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Lena Dunham is a 2-time Golden Globe winner for her incredible work as an actress and filmmaker. She is also an excellent screenwriter, reporter and author.
She developed a flair for writing really early on, even winning an award for it in her teens. She also obtained a creative writing degree from Oberlin College in 2008.
While in college, she produced short films like Pressure, Dealing (both 2006) and The Fountain (2007) which she uploaded on YouTube
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For her roles as the star, writer and creator of HBO series, Girls (2012-17), Lena won her Golden Globe awards and a DGA Award, amongst various Emmy nominations.
She also won an Independent Spirit Award for starring, writing and directing Tiny Furniture (2010) and has also starred in This Is 40.
Lena is straight. She was famously in a relationship with Jack Antonoff, lead guitarist of the band, Fun. They dated for 5 years from 2012 until they split amicably in 2017.
She and her younger sister, Grace are daughters of Carroll Dunham and Laurie Simmons.
While her father is a Protestant, she describes herself as being “culturally Jew” due to her mother being an Ashkenazi Jew.
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Her first published book Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You Want She’s “Learned” (2014) reached the No. 2 spot in the NY Times bestseller list.
She even writes essays for The New Yorker often.
Some popular good friends of hers include Taylor Swift and Amy Schumer.