Name: Lena Dunham
Born: May 13, 1986
Occupation: Author, actress, and filmmaker
Lena Dunham was born on May 13, 1986 in New York City, New York. She is the daughter of Laurie Simmons, an artist, and Carroll Dunham, an artist. She has one sister, Grace.
Lena studied at Saint Ann’s School, and later The New School. She eventually enrolled in Oberlin College, graduating with a degree in creative writing. Lena also won the Scholastic Art and Writing Award when she was a teenager.
Since 2012, Lena has been in a relationship with musician Jack Antonoff. She has repeatedly stated that she would not get married until same-sex marriage was legalized – after it was legalized, she said marriage was possible in her future.
During her time in college, Lena produced a handful of independent short films that would later be uploaded to YouTube. For a few years, Lena would create and star in a couple of web series, which helped Lena make “Creative Nonfiction,” a motion picture that debuted at the South by Southwest Festival in Texas.
She would get a break for her film “Tiny Furniture,” an award-winning semiautobiographic film, a project that led to her next massive break: “Girls.” HBO gave Lena a script deal, and the television series was greenlit in 2011. It would turn out to be a critical and commercial success, earning a ton of awards, including a couple of Golden Globes and Directors Guild of America awards.
Her next project is a screenplay called “Toni Erdmann.”
The wave of success prompted Random House to sign Lena to a $3.5 million book deal for “Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s ‘Learned’.”
Lena has also been a controversial figure since rising to fame. In 2016, Lena said on a podcast that she wished she had an abortion. A year later, Lena defended fellow “Girls” writer, Murray Miller, who was accused of sexual assault, averring that “While our first instinct is to listen to every woman’s story, our insider knowledge of Murray’s situation makes us confident that sadly this accusation is one of the 3% of assault cases that are misreported every year.” Lena apologized for both comments immediately after.
We estimate that Lena Dunham’s net worth is $12 million (2017).
So how much is $12 million really?
$12 million can produce a couple of independent motion pictures. $12 million can also launch a festival for aspiring young filmmakers.