Lena Dunham / Red Truck Gallery New Orleans

Lena Dunham is an actor, writer, director, producer, and philanthropist.  She starred in and served as executive producer, writer, and director for HBO’s hit series GIRLS, which aired for six critically acclaimed seasons. She has been nominated for eight Emmy Awards and has won two Golden Globes, including Best Actress for her work on Girls.   An accomplished author, Dunham’s book of personal essays, Not That Kind of Girl, was published by Random House in September 2014 and was a #1 NY Times best seller. She is also a frequent contributor to The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Vogue. 

In 2013, Dunham made history as the first woman to win a DGA award in the Best TV Comedy Director category. In 2010, she won an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay for her feature “Tiny Furniture,” which she also starred in and directed. 

Dunham graduated from Oberlin College in 2008.