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1. Lena Dunham was born in New York City on May 13, 1986.
2. Her father Caroll Dunham is a painter, and her mother Laurie Simmons is a photographer.
3. She grew up in the Soho neighborhood of Manhattan and attended the prestigious Saint Anne’s School in Brooklyn, where she met future Girls co-star Jemima Kirke.
4. After graduating from high school, Dunham studied creative writing at Oberlin College. Her initial plan was to be a poet, but she soon turned to writing plays and short films.
5. Dunham completed three shorts while in college.
6. After graduating from Oberlin, Dunham produced her own web series, Delusion Downtown Divas, about three young women raised in the art world.
7. At 25, Dunham made a huge splash in the entertainment business for her HBO series Girls, which premiered in 2012.
8. Dunham, named “Coolest Person of the Year” by TIME magazine in 2012, fulfills several roles for Girls—actress, director, producer and writer.
9. She took home two Golden Globe awards in 2013: one for her performance as Hannah on the show, the other for her work behind the scenes.
10. Dunham also stole the spotlight in 2012 for appearing in a controversial commercial for President Barack Obama during his campaign, in which she compared voting for the first time to having sex for the first time.
11. In late 2012, Dunham signed a reported $3.7 million deal with Random House for a book featuring essays about sex and love, tentatively titled Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s Learned.
12. As Dunham once told the Radio Times: “Hannah is a version of me who has no sense of when to shut up and exists two or three years behind where I’m at”.
13. Lena Dunham’s best friend in real life, Audrey Gelman, is the inspiration for Marnie’s character.
14. She started a relationship with Jack Antonoff in 2012 and her sister is actress, Grace Dunham.
15. She had a supporting role in the film, This is 40 (2012) with Paul Rudd.