VIDEO: Chelsea Davison Imagines Lena Dunham's 'Zero Dark Thirty' Audition
Dunham wrote and directed the independent film Tiny Furniture (2010), and is the creator and star of the HBO series Girls. The show is executive produced by Judd Apatow and has garnered Dunham four Emmy nominations for her roles in acting, writing, and directing the series and two Golden Globe wins for Best Comedy Series for Girls and for herself in Best Lead Actress in a Comedy or Musical Series. In February 2013, Dunham became the first woman ever to win a Directors Guild Award for Outstanding Director in a Comedy Series for her work on Girls.<
On October 8, 2012, Dunham signed a $3.5 million deal with Random House to publish her first book, an essay collection called Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned.