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Lena Dunham Born: 05/13/1986
Birth Place: New York, New York, USA

Born in a New York City spring during the tail end of Reagan's presidency, Dunham's upbringing thrust her squarely into the middle of a world that would seem alien to most. Her mother, artist Laurie Simmons, was well-known for her elaborately staged and composed photographs that utilized dolls, ventriloquist dummies and the occasional human to comment on the banal domestic rituals of contemporary life; her father, painter Carroll Dunham, had his boldly sexual, larger-than-life paintings exhibited at museums including the Guggenheim and the Museum of Modern Art. So it was no surprise when Dunham decided to study creative writing at Ohio's Oberlin College -- the school took pride in its distin...

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