Lena Dunham
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Lena
Dunham

Lena Dunham became a household name as the star and executive producer of the HBO cult hit comedy “Girls,” which wrapped its sixth and final season in 2017. The tireless, multitalented millennial helms a growing comedic empire built on her unique ability to tap into her generation’s angst and insecurities, told with a distinct voice known for its unapologetic candor. 

Dunham’s frank explorations of sex and the female body have led many to hail her as the voice for empowered young women today, even as the feminist firebrand has become a lighting rod for critics. Dunham has already begun branching out through her production company, A Casual Romance, which has a number of film and TV projects in development.

She will return to primetime in 2018 as part of the cast of FX’s “American Horror Story” in season seven. Dunham is also busy supporting her feminist newsletter business, Lenny.

Born in New York City, Dunham broke out with her 2010 indie feature “Tiny Furniture.” The movie attracted the attention of executives at HBO, who asked her to develop a series for the network. “Girls” premiered in 2012 to instant critical acclaim. The groundbreaking series has won two Emmys and a Golden Globe and turned Dunham into a household name. Her bestselling memoir, “Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s Learned,'” was published in 2014.

Career

  • TINY FURNITURE
  • GIRLS
  • NOT THAT KIND OF GIRL

Education

  • Oberlin College (OH, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 10 Screenwriters to Watch
  • 10 TV Scribes to Watch
  • Comedy Impact
  • Showrunners Impact
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Lena Dunham to Direct HBO High-Finance Drama ‘Industry’

Lena Dunham to Direct HBO High-Finance Drama ‘Industry’

Lena Dunham will direct and executive produce “Industry” for HBO, an eight-part series following a group of twenty-somethings breaking into the world of international finance.Variety reported in late 2017 that Jane Tranter’s Bad Wolf production company (“His Dark Materials”) was developing the show for HBO. The premium cabler has now given it a green light. Production on the series is underway in Cardiff, Wales.The show follows a group of young graduates competing for a limited set of permanent positions at...

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