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!
She 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.
In 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.
In 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.
Worked at a video store, Mr. Video III, in Brooklyn Heights in 2001.
Lena'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.
Lives and works in New York City. [October 2008]
Lena graduated from Oberlin College with her degree in Creative Writing.
New 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]
One of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World (2013).
I 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.
I'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.
I 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.
It 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.
I 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.
There 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.
Anne Hathaway is a feminist and she has amazing teeth. Let's save our bad attitudes for the ones who aren't advancing the cause.
I'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.
Sorry 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.
[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.'
[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'?