Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham is an American actress and author best known for playing Hannah Horvath in the HBO comedy series, “Girls.” Dunham won two Golden Globe Awards and was nominated for eight Emmys for her show about an aspiring twenty-something writer navigating her way through life in Brooklyn, New York.

Dunham, the daughter of a painter and a photographer, is known for frequently appearing nude or topless on “Girls.” In a 2014 press conference, she lashed out at a television critic who questioned whether it was “necessary” to show so much skin. She has since become an advocate for body-positivity. A supporter of the LGBT community, Dunham hosted “Saturday Night Live” on March 8, 2014.  A year later she was cast in a minor guest-starring role on the ABC prime-time drama, “Scandal.”

The star, who first rose to fame in the indie movie “Tiny Furniture,” was born on May 13, 1986 in New York City and raised in Brooklyn with her younger sister, Grace. She graduated from Oberlin College in 2008 with a degree in creative writing. In her 2013 memoir, “Not That Kind of Girl,” Dunham admitted to being sexually assaulted by a classmate while in college. She also drew criticism for certain passages of the book which described sexual contact occurring at age seven with her then one-year-old sister. As reported by Gossip Cop, Dunham was labeled a “pedophile” by former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.

Dunham, who was diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder as a child, began dating Jack Antonoff, lead singer of the band Fun., in 2012. They originally vowed not to marry until same sex marriage was legal in all 50 states. Though now legal, the couple has not announced wedding plans.

Lena Dunham Apologizes To Odell Beckham Jr.

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Lena Dunham Apologizes Odell Beckham Jr

Lena Dunham is apologizing to Odell Beckham Jr. for comments she made about him in an interview. See statement here.

Celebrity Democratic National Convention Speakers – See Which Stars Will Be At DNC

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The Democratic National Convention kicks off on Monday, and already a slew of celebrities announced they’ll be there when Hillary Clinton officially becomes the party’s presidential nominee. On Wednesday, a number of stars noted on their social media accounts that they will address supporters and delegates, who will be convening in Philadelphia.

Lena Dunham: Kanye West ‘Famous’ Music Video Is “Sickening”

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Lena Dunham Kanye West Famous Music Video

Lena Dunham slammed Kanye West’s “Famous” music video as “sickening” and “disturbing” in a Facebook post on Monday, noting that the depiction of her friend Taylor Swift as a nude wax figure particularly “hurt to look at.”

Nick Lashaway Dead: Lena Dunham Mourns “Girls” Actor Killed In Car Crash

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Nick Lashaway Dead

Lena Dunham is mourning Nick Lashaway. The actor, who appeared on “Girls,” died in a car accident on Sunday. He was 28.

Lena Dunham Spoofs One Direction’s ‘Perfect’ After Niall Horan Praises ‘Girls’

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Lena Dunham thanked Niall Horan for praising her HBO series, “Girls,” by putting her own spin on the lyrics to One Direction’s “Perfect.” Check out the new version here!

Lena Dunham Hospitalized With Ruptured Cyst, Will Undergo Surgery

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Lena Dunham Hospitalized Ruptured Cyst

Lena Dunham was hospitalized on Saturday after a cyst ruptured, and she will have to undergo surgery. See statement here.

Lena Dunham Writes Essay On Kesha: “Her Voice Has Never Been Louder”

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Lena Dunham essay Kesha

Lena Dunham wrote an essay about Kesha’s battle with Dr. Luke, and how the pop star’s very public legal case can help victims of sexual abuse. Read it here.

Lena Dunham Dressing As Planned Parenthood Doctor For Halloween Costume

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Lena Dunham Planned Parenthood Costume Photo

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Lena Dunham says she’s going to dress up as a Planned Parenthood doctor for Halloween, and she already has her costume all set. Check out the full photo here.

Lena Dunham And Jack Antonoff “On The Rocks”?

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Lena Dunham Split Jack Antonoff

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Lena Dunham and Jack Antonoff are NOT “on the rocks,” despite a inaccurate report from one of this week’s tabloids. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk this story.

Lena Dunham Demanded Private Jet From HBO Because ‘First Class Not Good Enough’?

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Lena Dunham Private Jet

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Lena Dunham did NOT demand that HBO book her a private jet while traveling on a press tour for “Girls,” despite a ludicrous new tabloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct this story.

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