Lena Dunham Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 04.Oct.2017
Facts of Lena Dunham
Date of Birth: 1986 , May-13
Age:31 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 3 Inch
NameLena Dunham
FatherCarroll Dunham
MotherLaurie Simmons
Birth Place/CityNew York City, New York, USA
ProfessionActress, filmmaker
Net Worth$10 Million USD
Eye ColorBrown - Light
Hair ColorBrown - Light
Body Measurements34-25-32 (Bust-Waist-Hip)
Breast Size34 D
Waist size25 in
Hip Size32 in
Neck Size9.2
Shoe Size10
Weight in KG54.5 kg
Affair withJack Antonoff
BoyfriendJack Antonoff since 2012
MarriedNever till end of 2013
EducationOberlin College
AwardsWon two Golden Globe Awards for Girls and Nominated eight times for Emmy Awards
MoviesAppeared in more than 12 Movies
SiblingsGrace Dunham
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A very beautiful actress, Lena Dunham is a writer, producer, and director. She is best recognized for starring, writing, and creating the popular HBO series named Girls. She received several award nominations in her career.

Early Life and Education

Lena Dunham was born on 13th May 1986 in the New York City, USA. She is an American and is of White ethnicity.

Her father Carroll Dunham is a painter while her mother Laurie Simmons is a designer and a photographer. Her father is a protestant and mother is a Jewish. She also has a younger sister named Grace. As a child, Lena was diagnosed with the obsessive-compulsive disorder and till today she continues to consume a low dose of an antidepressant.

Dunham was schooled at Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn. She graduated in creative writing from Oberlin College in 2008.


While in Oberlin College Lena started writing short and feature films. She created the web series Delusional Downtown Divas in 2009.In the same year she also created her first feature film Creative Non Fiction.

She then wrote, directed and acted in Tiny Furniture. Lena Plays the lead role, her mother plays her mother and her sister plays her sibling. Lena’s television series Girls was aired by HBO on 15th April 2012.

She has written, directed and acted in the series. Three seasons of Girls has already been produced as of January 2014.She signed a $3.5 million contract with Random House to publisher first book, “Not That Kind of Girl: A young woman tells you what she’s learned “.

Personal Life

Lena Dunham is a hyperactive person as her interviews and works show. She created a stir on Tweeter when she posted a picture of herself wearing a Muslim veil with the caption “I had a real Goth/fundamentalist attitude when I woke up from my nap”. She was criticized for being racist and dumb because of this.

She later deleted the photo and apologized. While in an interview for The Guardian Lena Said “People called me fat and hideous and I lived.” She said  while talking about her weight issues that in her starting years , she got roles like of  bouncing ball, security guard or a of a fat man.

She is also criticized for her series Girls as being racist, of including only white main leads.  Lena has lots of tattoos done. She has a floral tattoo on her arm and on her back she has tattooed an illustration from the children book “Eloise” by Kay Thompson. She is a feminist.

 It was public that since 2012 she has been dating the lead guitarist of FUN Jack Antonoff.

Height, Net Worth, Salary

She is 1.60m tall, though she is criticized for being heavy she never is seen feeling uncomfortable about it. Her Net worth is $10 million.

Awards and achievements

Until 2013 Lena Dunham has received two Golden Globe awards for her HBO series Girls and she has been nominated eight times for Emmy Awards. In 2003 she made it to Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world.