Lena Dunham is an American actress and writer with an estimated net worth of $12 million. She was born on May 13, 1986 in New York City. Her mother is Laurie, an artist and a photographer who belongs to The Pictures Generation. Her father is Carroll, a painter. She has a younger sister by the name of Grace, who is also working in the Hollywood industry of writing, directing and acting. Her entire life, Lena Dunham knew she wanted to spend some time in the acting business. She attended Oberlin College, and she produced a number of short films. She was not able to produce them in a major way, but she was able to put them on YouTube, where they did garner some major attention. Her work was good.
For several years, she spent time making YouTube videos that could be considered highly controversial. One such video was one of her at the fountain on her college campus in her bikini, brushing her teeth. The comments and the backlash were so awful that she immediately took down the video. She wanted to be known as a serious filmmaker and not the girl who may or may not be fat with a maybe weird and maybe not body that was in a bikini on a college campus brushing her teeth. She was shocked at the information that was thrown at her from this, and she took the video down right away. She continued to make videos, however, and she finally got her big break a few years later.
It was 2010 when she worked on a feature film called “Tiny Furniture,” that won several awards at small conferences. She was so successful in that film that she went on to win an Independent Spirit Award for it, and that catapulted her into stardom and into the Lena Dunham we know today. It wasn’t long after that Dunham was given a deal with HBO to create a show called “Girls,” that quickly became a huge success. It led to far more roles, far more writing and even a book deal.
It was 2012 when Random House approached her and offered her $3.5 million to write a book. She decided she would, and the book was a huge success. However, her book revealed some information that many people found controversial. For one, she relays the fact that she was sexually assaulted in college. She also admitted that as a child she and her sister would sometimes become curious with one another, and that has led to a far different type of backlash.
She is a woman who suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and she takes medication to help with that. She is dating singer Jack Antonoff, and she has been since 2012. She and her boyfriend have both stated that they might consider marriage if same-sex marriage is made legal, but neither have confirmed or denied an engagement since it was legalized. Lena Dunham is still a rising star, and she has a lot more planned for her future.
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