Lena Dunham: biography and latest news!

  • Occupation : director, actress
  • Sign : Bull
  • Date of birth: Tuesday, May 13, 1986 (age: 34 years old)
  • Country: United States

Born on May 13, 1986 in New York, Lena Dunham is an American actress known to American television viewers thanks to the series Girls which she directs and in which she plays the role of Hannah Horvath.

Born into a family of artists, the young woman grew up between her father Carroll Dunham, a painter, and her mother Laurie Simmons, a photographer. It was during her studies in Brooklyn that Lena Dunham met the future actress Jemima Kirke. The two women forged strong artistic and friendly ties. Attracted by screenwriting, she also decides to start directing. After Creative Nonfiction, her second feature film, Tiny Furniture, met with great success and even received the Jury Prize at the American independent film festival South by Southwest. She renews the experience in 2011, this time for television, creating the series Girls. Produced by director Judd Apatow, the series was so popular with the public that the broadcasting channel, HBO, decided to order a second season from Lena Dunham.

In terms of private life, Lena Dunham has been sharing the life of Jack Antonoff, guitarist of the band Fun, since 2012. In January 2018, the couple separates.