Lena Dunham

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Lena Dunham is an Emmy Award-winning American writer, director, and actor. Born on May 13, 1986 in New York City, Dunham grew up in Brooklyn and attended Oberlin College, where she studied creative writing. In 2010, she wrote and directed a feature length film Tiny Furniture, which gained her the attention of Judd Appatow and Nora Ephron. She is best known for her work on HBO’s television comedy drama Girls. In 2014, she wrote a memoir Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s “Learned.”

1 Feb, 2015

Elle cover

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Dunham appears on the cover of the February 2015 issue of Elle magazine. She talks about the future of Girls and how she handles criticism.

I realized early on that I was not going to be able to have a comfortable relationship with celebrity if I didn’t feel like I was using it to talk about things that were important to me. It was always going to make me feel gross, for lack of a better word. I was like, ‘Oh, this attention is something I’m going to figure out how to use in a way that feels productive, healthy, and smart. And not just like as an excuse to collect handbags.’ Although, I love handbags.

14 Sep, 2014

The New York Times cover

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lena-dunham-new-york-times-magazineDunham appears on the cover of the culture issue of The New York Times magazine. She talks about her book being leaked, her boyfriend, and big career moments.

I think there’s a part of my parents and a part of me that is consistently excited and surprised that I am in any way functional. I’ve had a lot of moments in my career where I’ve had to just say, ‘I’m picking my jaw up off the floor and carrying on,’ Because you don’t get much work done with your jaw on the floor.

1 Apr, 2014

Glamour cover

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april-cover-w352Dunham appears on the cover of the April 2014 issue of Glamour magazine. The cover photo ia taken by Tom Munro and styled by Katie Mossman. Dunham talks about her future acting career.

I don’t know if I’m going to want to act anymore. I’m always relieved on the days I don’t have to. I’d rather give parts to other women than be the woman having the parts.

15 Jan, 2014

Vogue cover

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1389743933_lena-dunham-vogue-cover-467Dunham appears on the cover of the February issue of Vogue. Beside her photo it reads:

Hey, girl. Lena Dunham: The New Queen of Comedy

29 Aug, 2013

Marie Claire cover

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1377795895_lena-dunham-marie-claire-lgDunham appears on the cover of the October 2013 issue of Marie Claire. She talks about her parents and how she learned to love her body.

My parents both have really healthy attitudes about their own bodies but also about the range of things that can be beautiful. But they also just always made me feel pretty and cool and smart, even in the moments when I have known — and still know — that my body wasn’t fitting into a traditional Hollywood idea of the female body.

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