Lena Dunham Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Lena Dunham was born on 13 May 1986 in New York City USA. and is a popular actress, director, producer and a screenwriter, perhaps best known for working on such movies as “Tiny Furniture”, “The House of the Devil”, “The Innkeepers” and “This is 40” among many others. During her career, Lena has been nominated for and has won various awards, for example the Directors Guild of America, the Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe Awards and others, an impressive CV for an actress still in her early 30s.

So just how rich is Lena Dunham, as of late 2017? It is estimated by authoritative sources that Lena’s net worth is over $12 million, accumulated during a career in the entertainment industry which spans not much more than 10 years. As she continues her career, this figure may well increase.

Lena Dunham Net Worth $12 Million

Both of Lena’s parents are artists, so maybe that influenced her own choices. Lena studied at Saint Ann’s School and at Oberlin College, where she met Jemima Kirke with whom she later worked. Lena began her career in 2006, when she worked on the movie called “Dealing”, which started Lena’s net worth growth. Her subsequent appearances were not that significant, but then in 2010 Lena created one of her most famous works, called “Tiny Furniture”, as not only the screenwriter and director of the movie, but she also acted in it, with Merritt Wever, Amy Seimetz, Jemima Kirke and others. The film gained critical acclaim, and certainly increased Lena’s popularity and net worth.

Another very popular project was the television show called “Girls”, which debuted in 2012, and ran until 2017, so has been one of the main sources of Dunham’s net worth. Other television shows that Lena has worked on include “Delusional Downtown Divas”, “Saturday Night Live” and “Adventure Time” among others: these also effected Lena’s net worth positively.

In addition, in 2014 Lena released her book called “Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s Learned”, which further increased Lena’s net worth, as in 2012 she signed a deal of $3.5 million with Random House. The book generated some controversy with its references to Lena’s personal interactions of a sexual nature, initially as a very young girl and then at college, the latter resulting in some amendments.

In her personal life, Lena began dating musician Jack Antonoff in 2012, later stating that ‘even if they married, it would not be until same-sex marriage was legalised’. Lena is believed to still be single!

Quick Facts

Birth date: May 13, 1986
Birth place: New York City, New York, United States
Height:5 ft 2 in (1.6 m)
Profession:Actor, Television Director, Film director, Screenwriter, Television producer, Comedian
Education:The New School, Oberlin College
Nationality:American
Partner:Jack Antonoff (2012–)
Parents:Laurie Simmons, Carroll Dunham
Siblings:Grace Dunham
Awards:Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Comedy Series (2013), Scholastic Art and Writing Award (2016)
Movies:“Tiny Furniture”, “The House of the Devil”, “The Innkeepers”, “This is 40”
TV shows:“Girls” (2012), “Delusional Downtown Divas”, “Saturday Night Live”, “Adventure Time”
Books:“Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s Learned” (2014)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1She said she was proud of all of the women she knew, including her mother, who had an abortion. Then she stated that she wished she was in that society of women.
2In 2012 Dunham signed a $3.5 million deal with Random House for her first autobiographical book titled "Not That Kind of Girl - A Young Woman Tells You What She's 'Learned'". The book went on the make the #2 slot on the New York Times Bestseller list.
3In a relationship with musician Jack Antonoff - formerly of bands Bleachers and Steel Train and, to date (2016), lead guitarist with indie rock band Fun.. The couple met on a blind date in 2012.
4Best friends with Amy Schumer and Sheryl Sandberg, COO of social media giant Facebook.
5Worked at a video store, Mr. Video III, in Brooklyn Heights in 2001.
6Lena's father has English, as well as remote Scottish, Welsh, and German, ancestry; he is a Mayflower descendant. Lena's mother is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family.
7Lives and works in New York City. [October 2008]
8Lena graduated from Oberlin College with her degree in Creative Writing.
9New York, NY, USA: Announces new deal to create and write a second series for HBO, with her Girls (2012) producer, Jennifer Konner, based on a memoir by Betty Halbreich, a NYC department-store personal shopper for the rich and famous. [February 2013]
10One of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World (2013).
11Met friend Audrey Gelman in Oberlin College.
12Friend of Jemima Kirke and Taylor Swift.
13Writer, director, producer, and costar of Delusional Downtown Divas (2009), a web show satirizing the New York art world.
14Director and star of Tight Shots (2007), a comedic web series on Nerve.com.
15Older sister of Grace Dunham.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Her tattoos
2Frequently says Honestly and Right Now.


Quotes

#Quote
1I always thought the saddest feeling in life is when you're dancing in a really joyful way, and then you hit your head on something.
2I'm an unreliable narrator. Because I add an invented detail to almost every story I tell about my mother. Because my sister claims every memory we 'share' has been fabricated by me to impress a crowd.
3I was constantly preparing for auditions in a way that was crazy... and then I'd literally get cast as, like, a bouncing ball or a fat man or a security guard.
4It felt like some weird career puberty, like how people you start to be flirty with before you notice your own breasts. I was being treated in a more adult way before I even understood why or how.
5I always felt like it was really special to have parents who were artists and to live the kind of life that we lived... I thought there was a kind of romance to it.
6There are definitely people who feel like the characters on "Girls" are intolerably in their own heads and they don't understand the purposeful part of that.
7Anne Hathaway is a feminist and she has amazing teeth. Let's save our bad attitudes for the ones who aren't advancing the cause.
8I've started to get used to people feeling like they already know me when they meet me. I've obviously only experienced it within the past year of my life, but it's really interesting to have so many people who you're not familiar with act familiar with you. So you do have to come up with a strategy for how to handle that, and mine has been to try to match that familiarity by being familiar back. The only flip side to that has been that I've had this thing happen where I've been really familiar with someone and they will feel like we've started a close friendship, and then I'll feel like I've disappointed them in some way by having a boundary in my life.
9Sorry I'm late. My acupuncturist pushed everything a half an hour, and he has me convinced that if I don't do acupuncture, then something terrible is going to befall me.
10[on the criticism of the lack of racial diversity on Girls (2012)] It was the elephant in the corner of the room ... I felt like people were scared to talk about it [because] they'd get my racist juice all over them ... The argument there are not enough minority characters to represent New York-that I couldn't argue against. What I didn't like was the angle that 'therefore you are a racist, you are raised by racists, you come from a world of class and privilege.'
11[on body image] It completely sickens me what our culture is doing to women. Last week I wore a big top and little shorts and a bunch of stuff came out saying I was without pants. 'The No-Pants Look,' it said. And I didn't go out without pants, I had shorts on...If Olivia Wilde had gone to a party with a big silky top and little shorts she might have been told her outfit was cute...What it was really: 'Why did you show us your thighs'?


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalGirls (2012)
2013BAFTA TV AwardBAFTA AwardsBest InternationalGirls (2012)· Jennifer Konner
· Judd Apatow
2013DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy SeriesGirls (2012)· Jason Ivey (second assistant director plaque)
· Regina Heyman (unit production manager plaque)
· Ilene S. Landress (unit production manager plaque)
· Mark McGann (first assistant director plaque)
· Marcos González Palma (second second assistant director plaque)
2013GracieGracie Allen AwardsOutstanding Director - EntertainmentGirls (2012)
2013WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USANew SeriesGirls (2012)· Deborah Schoeneman
· Dan Sterling
· Jennifer Konner
· Sarah Heyward
· Lesley Arfin
· Judd Apatow
· Bruce Eric Kaplan
2011Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest First ScreenplayTiny Furniture (2010)
2010New Generation AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsTiny Furniture (2010)
2010Independent Visions AwardSarasota Film FestivalTiny Furniture (2010)
2010SXSW Competition AwardSXSW Film FestivalNarrative FeatureTiny Furniture (2010)
2010Special Jury AwardSXSW Film FestivalChicken & Egg Emergent Narrative Woman Director AwardTiny Furniture (2010)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsComedy Episode of the YearGirls (2012)· Richard Shepard (director)
2015Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalGirls (2012)
2014Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalGirls (2012)
2014Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesGirls (2012)
2014American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USABest Comedy Actress - TVGirls (2012)
2014Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsComedy Episode of the YearGirls (2012)· Jesse Peretz (director)
· Judd Apatow (writer)
· Jennifer Konner (writer)
2014Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsComedy Lead ActressGirls (2012)
2014OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a Comedy SeriesGirls (2012)
2013Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directing for a Comedy SeriesGirls (2012)
2013Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesGirls (2012)· Judd Apatow (executive producer)
· Jennifer Konner (executive producer)
· Ilene S. Landress (executive producer)
· Bruce Eric Kaplan (executive producer)
· Murray Miller (co-executive producer)
2013Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesGirls (2012)
2013Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Actress in a Comedy SeriesGirls (2012)
2013Dorian AwardGay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)TV Performance of the Year - ActressGirls (2012)
2013Wilde Wit of the YearGay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)
2013Wilde Artist of the YearGay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)
2013Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsComedy Lead ActressGirls (2012)
2013OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a Comedy SeriesGirls (2012)
2013OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Direction in a Comedy SeriesGirls (2012)· Jesse Peretz
· Richard Shepard
· Claudia Weill
2013OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Writing in a Comedy SeriesGirls (2012)· Sarah Heyward
· Deborah Schoeneman
· Jennifer Konner
· Judd Apatow
· Bruce Eric Kaplan
· Murray Miller
· Paul Simms
· Steven Rubinshteyn
2013Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Series, Comedy or MusicalGirls (2012)
2013TCA AwardTelevision Critics Association AwardsIndividual Achievement in ComedyGirls (2012)
2013TV Guide AwardTV Guide AwardsFavorite ActressGirls (2012)
2013WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAComedy SeriesGirls (2012)· Judd Apatow
· Lesley Arfin
· Sarah Heyward
· Bruce Eric Kaplan
· Jennifer Konner
· Deborah Schoeneman
· Dan Sterling
2012Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesGirls (2012)
2012Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directing in a Comedy SeriesGirls (2012)
2012Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Comedy SeriesGirls (2012)
2012Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesGirls (2012)· Judd Apatow (executive producer)
· Jennifer Konner (executive producer)
· Ilene S. Landress (co-executive producer)
· Bruce Eric Kaplan (co-executive producer)
2012Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Actress in a Comedy SeriesGirls (2012)
2012Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsComedy Lead ActressGirls (2012)
2012Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsBreakthrough Performer of the YearGirls (2012)
2012Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Series, Comedy or MusicalGirls (2012)
2012TCA AwardTelevision Critics Association AwardsIndividual Achievement in ComedyGirls (2012)
2011EDA Female Focus AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsOutstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Film IndustryTiny Furniture (2010)
2011EDA Female Focus AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest Breakthrough PerformanceTiny Furniture (2010)
2011Heterodox AwardCinema Eye Honors Awards, USTiny Furniture (2010)
2010Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceTiny Furniture (2010)· Laurie Simmons
· Grace Dunham
· Rachel Howe
· Merritt Wever
· Amy Seimetz
· Alex Karpovsky
· David Call
· Jemima Kirke
· Sarah Sophie Flicker
· Garland Hunter
· Isen Ritchie
2010Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBreakthrough DirectorTiny Furniture (2010)

3rd Place Awards

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010ICP AwardIndiewire Critics' PollBest First FeatureTiny Furniture (2010)


Filmography

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
GirlsTV Series written by - 41 episodes, 2012 - 2017 creator - 32 episodes, 2012 - 2014 created by - 30 episodes, 2015 - 2017
Cover Girl2014/IIIShort writer
Choose You2013Short
Best Friends2013/IShort written by
Nobody Walks2012written by
Tiny Furniture2010written by
Creative Nonfiction2009written by
Delusional Downtown Divas2009TV Series writer
Tight Shots2007TV Series
Dealing2006Short written by

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Una & Jacques2007Video short
Tight Shots2007TV Series
Dealing2006ShortGeorgia
Girls2012-2017TV SeriesHannah Horvath
High Maintenance2016-2017TV SeriesLena Dunham
My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea2016Mary (voice)
My Art2016Meryl
Adventure Time2014-2016TV SeriesBetty Grof
Don't Think Twice2016Lena Dunham
The Simpsons2015TV SeriesCandace / Hannah Horvath
Sky2015Billie
Taylor Swift: Bad Blood2015Video shortLucky Fiori
Scandal2015TV SeriesSusanne Thomas
7 Days in Hell2015TV MovieLanny Denver
Happy Christmas2014Carson
This Is 402012Cat
Supporting Characters2012Alexa
Mildred Pierce2011TV Mini-SeriesNurse 1
The Innkeepers2011Barista
Tiny Furniture2010Aura
Gabi on the Roof in July2010Colby
Family Tree2009ShortLena
The Viewer2009ShortThe Voice
The House of the Devil2009911 Operator (voice)
Creative Nonfiction2009Ella
Delusional Downtown Divas2009TV SeriesOona

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
MaxTV Movie executive producer completed
Tokyo Project2017Short executive producer
Girls2012-2017TV Series executive producer - 62 episodes
100 Years2017Documentary short producer
Suited2016Documentary producer
It's Me, Hilary: The Man Who Drew Eloise2015Documentary short executive producer
Delusional Downtown Divas2009TV Series producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
MaxTV Movie completed
Girls2012-2017TV Series 19 episodes
100 Years2017Documentary short
Best Friends2013/IShort
Tiny Furniture2010
Creative Nonfiction2009
Delusional Downtown Divas2009TV Series
Tight Shots2007TV Series
Hooker on Campus2007Short
Open the Door2007Short
The Fountain2007Short
Dealing2006Short
Pressure2006Short

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Girls2013-2017TV Series performer - 4 episodes
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV Series 1 episode
Saturday Night Live2014TV Series performer - 1 episode

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Creative Nonfiction2009
Tight Shots2007TV Series

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Amy Schumer: The Leather Special2017TV Special special thanks
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising2016special thanks
Don't Think Twice2016thanks
Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal Cop2015Documentary special thanks
The One I Love2014thanks
Dom Hemingway2013special thanks
Bottled2012/IIShort special thanks
Sleepwalk with Me2012the filmmakers wish to thank
The House of the Devil2009special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Half the Picture2017Documentary post-productionHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2014-2017TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Guest (segment "Mean Tweets")
Travel Man: 48 Hours in...2017TV SeriesHerself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2014-2017TV SeriesHerself - Guest
God kveld Norge2017TV SeriesHerself - Interviewee
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015-2017TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Hosting Hopeful
Allison's Edge2017Video shortHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2017TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The View2014-2017TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Today2015-2017TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Message to Younger Self / Hannah Horvath / ...
Inside Amy Schumer2016TV SeriesHerself
The Chris Gethard Show2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Celebrity Style Story2016TV SeriesHerself
Taylor Swift: The 1989 World Tour Live2015VideoHerself
Everything Is Copy2015DocumentaryHerself
Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter2015TV SeriesHerself
Thank You and Sorry2015TV Mini-Series documentary
Entertainment Tonight2014-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Girls / Herself - Author, Not That Kind of Girl
Late Show with David Letterman2013-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Follow Me2015TV Series documentaryHerself
It's Me, Hilary: The Man Who Drew Eloise2015Documentary shortHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2010-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
72nd Golden Globe Awards2015TV SpecialHerself - Nominee
E! Live from the Red Carpet2014-2015TV SeriesHerself
Live with Kelly and Ryan2014-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Skavlan2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Graham Norton Show2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Makers: Women in Hollywood2014DocumentaryHerself
Side by Side Extra: Volume One2014DocumentaryHerself
The Daily Show2013-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Good Morning America2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Howard Stern Birthday Bash2014VideoHerself
This Is Comedy2014DocumentaryHerself
Billy on the Street with Billy Eichner2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Saturday Night Live2014TV SeriesHerself - Host / Kelsey / Lena Dunham / ...
Cover Girl2014/IIIShortHerself
2014 Golden Globe Arrivals Special2014TV SpecialHerself - Interviewee
71st Golden Globe Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Nominee (uncredited)
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
CBS News Sunday Morning2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Revealed2013TV SeriesHerself
70th Golden Globe Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Best TV Series - Musical or Comedy & Best Actress in a TV Series - Musical or Comedy
Charlie Rose2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Girls: Guys on Girls Featurette2013TV Movie documentaryHerself
Iconoclasts2012TV Series documentaryHerself
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards2012TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series & Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Side by Side Extra2012ShortHerself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Colbert Report2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Chelsea Lately2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Conan2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Girls: About Girls2012Video documentaryHannah Horvath / Herself
Girls: Invitation to the Set2012Video documentaryHannah Horvath / Herself
Side by Side2012DocumentaryHerself
MSN Exclusives2012TV SeriesHerself (2013)
PressPausePlay2011DocumentaryHerself
Last Call with Carson Daly2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ok! TV2015-2017TV SeriesHerself
From the Start!2016TV SeriesLucky Fiori
Extra2015TV SeriesHerself
Media Buzz2015TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2014-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Author, Not That Kind of Girl
Inside Edition2014-2015TV Series documentaryHerself
The Insider2014TV SeriesHerself

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