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 . She 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 group, known for her use of dolls and doll-house furniture in her photographs of setup interior scenes. Her father is Protestant and her mother is Jewish; she has described herself as feeling “very culturally Jewish, although that’s the biggest cliché for a Jewish woman to say”. She has a younger sister, Grace, a 2014 graduate of Brown University, who appeared in Dunham’s first film, Creative Nonfiction, and starred in her second film, Tiny Furniture. The sisters were raised in Brooklyn, New York and spent summers in Salisbury, Connecticut.
Name: Lena Dunham
Date of Birth: May 13, 1986
Place of Birth: New York City, NY
Place of Residence:Los Angeles, CA
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Education: Oberlin College
Height: 5’3″ / 160 cm
Weight: 139 lbs / 63 kg
Shoe size: 8.5 / 39 (EU)
Dress size: 12 (US)
Bra size: 34B
Measurements: 36-28-38 in / 91.5-71-96.5 cm
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eye Color: Light Brown
Facebook: Lena Dunham
- Jack Antonoff (2012-Present)
Awards and Honors:
- Golden Globe (several times)
- Primetime Emmy Nomination (several times)
Hobbies and Interests:Cooking, reading
Favorite Color: Red
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite Music: Alanis Morissette, Kaff McCombs, Rihanna
Favorite Perfume: Euphoria by Calvin Klein
Favorite Book: The Private Diaries of Catherine Deneuve
Favorite Sports: Baseball
Favorite Movie: Fish Tank
Favorite TV Show: Rugrats
- She is a feminist.
- As a kid, she was treated with obsessive compulsive disorder.
- She is a liberal Democrat.
- To relieve herself from anxiety, Dunham takes a low dose of antidepressant.
- Jemima Kirke (Lena’s Girls co-star) and Lena studied in the same school.
- She has English, and distant German, Scottish, and Welsh ancestry on her father’s side.
- She spent most of her childhood in Brooklyn.
- She is friends with Taylor Swift.
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