Lena Dunham is a familiar American actress, writer, director, and producer. She is best known for her HBO television series ‘Girls’, which is written, created and starred by Lena Dunham herself. As a result, she has received countless Emmy award nominations. She has won two Golden Globe awards. She has been in top 100 most influential people in the world as per the Time’s magazine. In 2014, Lena published her first book named, ‘Not That Kind of Girl: A young women tells you what she’s learned’. She was featured on cover page of many famous magazines like Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, and Rolling Stones.
Lena Dunham Biography and Family
Lena Dunham was born on May 13, 1986 in New York City. Lena belongs to a family crammed with artistic people. Her father, Carroll Dunham, is a painter while her mother, Laurie Simmons, is a great artist and photographer. Where her father brought up as English ancestry, her mother belongs to Jewish family. Lena went to Saint Anne’s School in Brooklyn, where she became friends with Jemima Kirki co-star of “Girls”. She has one sister, Grace Dunham, who is also a writer and an activist. Grace appeared in an independent film, named, ‘Tiny Furniture’ which was written, produced, and directed by Lena. Dunham, when she was child, was diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder.
Lena’s initial steps toward stardom were when she started writing plays and short films. During her college, she produced number of independent short films on bold, intrepid, and social awareness topic’s and uploaded them on social media sites. She also worked at Mr. VideoIII, video store.
Lena Dunham is still 30, isn’t married. She does share a romantic relationship with her long time boyfriend Jack Antonoff, who is the lead guitarist of the musical band ‘Fun’. The couple met on a blind date. Lena and Jack are dating each other since 2012 and it is rumored that they may tie a knot soon. She is best friend with Taylor Swift, Amy Schumer, Jemima Kirki, and Sheryl Sandberg. Lena also has been an active participant in numerous charity events. She also supports gays and lesbians marriage.
Education: Lena Dunham is a graduated from Saint Anne’s School. She also went to The New School for one year. Afterwards, she joined Oberlin College of Arts and Science. She studied creative writing there. During her college, she filmed plenty of short independent movies which became viral on internet.
Lena Dunham Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $13.2 Million US Dollars
Lena Dunham net worth is estimated $13.2 millions US dollars as of 2017. Lena’s major source of income is her films and television projects. Apart from being an actor, she is also a film producer, director and script writer. Lena Dunham can also be seen in several magazines cover. It is reported that Lena earned about $6,000,000 from her film and television projects. In 2013 to 2014, for her book alone, she earned $4 million which also add to her Net Worth.
Lena Dunham Assets
With her share hard work, she has made good wealth. At a very young age of 30, she is a free soul she likes to buy homes. This American actress owns a mansion in West Hollywood worth of about $2.7 million.
Lena Dunham has done exceptional work as an Actress, producer, director, and writer. In her earlier ages, she has produced many shot films like Pressure (2006), Dealing (2006), The Fountain (2007), Open the Door (2007), and Hooker on Campus (2007). In 2007, Lena got the chance in web series of 10 episodes called “Tight Shorts”, which is narrated by The New York Times Magazine. Lena is best known for her HBO series Girls and Tiny Furniture which is also written directed and produced by her.
Apart from that she has also done, The House of the Devil (2009), The Viewer (2009), Family Tree(2009), The Innkeepers (2011), Nobody Walks (2012), This is Forty (2012), Happy Christmas (2014), Sky (2015), My Art and My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea(2016) . She also featured in reputed TV serials like Delusional Downtown Divas (2009), Adventure Time (2014-2016), 7 Days in Hell (2015), The Simpsons (2015), and many more. So far she has acting over 17 films and 8 TV serials.
For her amazing work in movies and TV serials, she has grabbed many awards and nominations in different categories. She has won Independent Spirit Awards for her movie Tiny Furniture in the category of Independent spirit award for best first screenplay (2011). Apart from that, she earned Star Guilt of American Awards in the category of Outstanding Directing- Comedy Series for Girls (2011), Two Golden Globe Awards in the category of Best Television Serious and Best Actress for Girls (2013). She has also won Gracie Allen Awards in the category of outstanding director for Girls (2013). Her first autobiographical book ‘Not That Kind of Girl’ was ranked #2 on bestseller list of The New York Times.
Lena Dunham is someone who is always in headline either for her good work in films or for her controversy. Her famous series “Girls” new episode ‘American Bitch’ is just started on February 27, 2017, which is already creating buzz. She is very active on social networking sites. Lena is very well known for her controversial tweets. She is also known for her tattoos. Recently she had a new tattoo of chandelier below her breasts. She has brought new house in Los Angeles.
Lena Dunham is multi-talented person. She is well known for her honesty and creative ideas. Lena Dunham has a knack of picking some bold and controversial topics for her short movies. Her dedication and alternative way of creating awareness about an issue is commendable. She is talented yet unconventional in her approach and that makes Lena Dunham a class apart from the rest.