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  • Lena Dunham

    Born on May 13, 1986 in New York, New York

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Girls (2012)

Lena Dunham as "Hannah Horvath"

An aspiring writer and her three friends, all in their early 20s, together try to make sense of what life has in store for them after living in New York for two years. They're not sure what they want, or who they want it from, and the picture isn't getting any clearer. Hannah thinks she has what it takes to be a successful writer, if only she would write something. She wants a boyfriend without dealing with an actual relationship, and she wants a job without having to work. Marnie is Hannah's best friend, a Type A personality who has a serious boyfriend and an actual job. Jessa is a devil-may-care bohemian whose apparent lack of fear hides her own kind of insecurity. Her cousin, Shoshanna, is an NYU student who would love nothing more than to experience a "Sex and the City" lifestyle. The others tend to underestimate Shoshanna, but she proves to be a sharp source of wisdom.

Emmy (Primetime) (2014) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Golden Globe (2014) Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Emmy (Primetime) (2013) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Golden Globe (2013) Won Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Emmy (Primetime) (2012) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

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Best of Late Night TV: Mel Brooks Dons Drag for Joan Rivers's 'Late Show,' Jason Segel and Steve Harvey Play 'Family Feud' (VIDEO)

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Sep 9th 2014, 3:51AM

Sep 9th 2014, 3:51AM

Will There Be a 'Girls' Movie? It's Possible!

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Mar 14th 2014, 3:00PM

Mar 14th 2014, 3:00PM

SXSW 2012: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Lena Dunham, Judd Apatow Invade Austin (PHOTOS)

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Mar 12th 2012, 6:00PM

Mar 12th 2012, 6:00PM

Four More Sign On for Judd Apatow's 'Knocked Up' Spin-Off

Posted by
Aiden Redmond on Jun 8th 2011, 12:45PM

Jun 8th 2011, 12:45PM

Girls on Film: Judd Apatow and the Quest for Fleshed-Out Females

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Dec 13th 2010, 3:14PM

Dec 13th 2010, 3:14PM

'Tiny Furniture's' Lena Dunham Talks Indie Comedy, Judd Apatow and Loving Ti West

Posted by
Peter Hall on Nov 25th 2010, 12:00PM

Nov 25th 2010, 12:00PM

The Weekend's Reviews: Nov. 12, 2010

Posted by
William Goss on Nov 13th 2010, 9:05AM

Nov 13th 2010, 9:05AM

Judd Apatow Switches Gears; Now Working on Female-Centric Projects

Posted by
Simon Abrams on Sep 9th 2010, 2:45PM

Sep 9th 2010, 2:45PM

Indie Roundup: 'HOWL,' 'Heartbreaker,' and Elusive Young People

Posted by
Peter Martin on Apr 23rd 2010, 1:18PM

Apr 23rd 2010, 1:18PM

SXSW Review: Tiny Furniture

Posted by
Jette Kernion on Mar 22nd 2010, 10:15AM

Mar 22nd 2010, 10:15AM

'Tiny Furniture' Leads SXSW 2010 Film Awards

Posted by
Jette Kernion on Mar 16th 2010, 7:07PM

Mar 16th 2010, 7:07PM

10 Films (And More) To See At The 2010 South By Southwest Festival

Posted by
Erik Childress on Mar 11th 2010, 4:02PM

Mar 11th 2010, 4:02PM

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