Lena Dunham is an American actress, director, producer, and writer who was born on May thirteenth, 1986, in New York City. She is 1.6m tall. With a successful career from her start, Lena has a net worth of twelve million dollars.
Lena Dunham Bio: Age, Parents, Siblings, Family
Lena was born in a family of two girls, her sister Grace Dunham and her. Their father, Carroll Dunham, is a professional painter while their mother, Laurie Simmons, is a professional photographer and artist. She is also a recognized member of The Picture Generations. Her unique style of using dolls and dollhouse furniture in her photographs to set up the appropriate interior scenes. Her father, Carroll, is a Protestant from an English origin while her mother is Jewish. Grace and Lena were raised in Brooklyn and spent most of their summers in Salisbury, Connecticut. Grace studied at Brown University and graduated thereafter, getting featured in her sister’s first film Creative Nonfiction and starred in her second film, Tiny Furniture. They are cousins with the Tiffany family famously known for their jewelry trade.
Lena Dunham Education Details
Lena attended school at Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn. The school exposed her to the actress Jemima Kirke who played roles in Tiny Furniture actress and co-starred with her in Girls. As a determined and bright student, she won a Scholastic Art and Writing Award and later attended The New School for a year before moving to Oberlin College, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in creative writing in 2008.
Is Lena Dunham Dating Boyfriend?
In 2012, Lena got in a serious relationship with Jack Antonoff, the famous lead guitarist of the band Fun and founder of the Bleachers. Their relationship lasted until late 2017 when they separated, announcing that it was amicable. There are rumors that Dunham is engaged, but they are yet to be confirmed.
Lena Dunham Health Status
From her childhood, Lena was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder and has been taking a low dose of antidepressants to relieve her anxiety. In 2018, she wrote an essay for vogue explaining why she is going to have a hysterectomy performed on her. She had also been diagnosed with endometriosis; therefore, her decision for the procedure.
Lena Dunham Political Activities
In 2012, Dunham was a big supporter of President Obama’s re-election. She delivered her monologue by trying to get the youth to vote by comparing voting with having sex for the first time. The advertisement got criticism that it was inappropriate, tasteless, and a ploy to get the young females voting. Dunham defended herself by saying that the video might have appeared light, but the message is serious. There were rumors that the actress was not paid for her performance in the advert immediately but later on. In 2014, Lena won the Recipient of Horizon Award of the Point Foundation for her support towards the gay community who were still getting neglected at the time.
In 2016’s election, Dunham wrote an article saying that she will support Hillary Clinton no matter what the cost. She also pledged to move from her initial residence at the time to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, if Donald Trump won the presidential elections that year. After Trump won, Dunham didn’t move, saying that she could survive to stay in her country to love, fight, and use her embarrassment of blessings to do what’s right. Lena endorsed Jim Jersey, a Democratic gubernatorial candidate in June 2017. Later that month, she endorsed Jeremy Corbyn, the leader to the Labor Party in the United Kingdom general elections.
Lena Dunham Career Details
While a student, Dunham produced a few short films and uploaded them to YouTube in the early 2000s. Most of these films circled around the topic of sexual enlightenment. They were produced in a dialog-heavy style in which most young people used to talk about their personal relationships. In 2006, she produced a film Pressure where a girl and her friends talk about their first time experiencing an orgasm. Later on, she produced Fountain, which was a video of her brushing her teeth in a bikini in the Fountain at her college. These were among the many short films she produced before her career started off well. Her breakthrough film was Tiny Furniture which she produced between the years 2010 and 2011. Her mother and sister feature in the film as her mother and sister. Tiny Furniture got her a blind deal at HBO and also won her more than three awards in the filming and screenplay industry.
Lena is now known as the creator, star and writer of the HBO television series which streamed between 2012 and 2017. She received two Golden Globe awards and several Emmy awards. In addition to that she also became the first woman to win the Directors Guild of America for Outstanding Directing-Comedy Series. In 2014 she released her first book Not That Kind of Girl which was also a major success. She has many other achievements in her career and her outspoken presence on social media and interviews has attracted both negative and positive reactions throughout.