Lena Dunham

by follers on January 25, 2014

"Girls" Season 3 TV Series UK Premiere - Arrivals

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 13, 1986

Ethnicity:
*English, with remote Scottish, Welsh, and German (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Lena Dunham is an American actress, director, writer, and producer.

Lena is the daughter of Laurie Simmons, an artist, photographer, and filmmaker, and Carroll Dunham, a painter. Lena’s father has English, and remote Scottish, Welsh, and German, ancestry. Lena’s mother is Ashkenazi Jewish (of Russian Jewish descent). Lena has described herself as Jewish.

Her sister is writer and activist Grace Dunham.

Lena’s paternal grandfather was Carroll Dunham IV (the son of Carroll Dunham III and Ruth Harper Pilling). Lena’s great-grandfather Carroll was the son of Carroll Dunham, Jr. and Margaret Worcester Dows. Ruth was the daughter of James Constantine Pilling and Mary Lois Harper.

Lena’s paternal grandmother was Carol Marguerite Reynolds (the daughter of Donald Grant Reynolds and Kathryn D. Harding). Donald was the son of Hayden Lord Reynolds and Hattie Florence Warner. Kathryn was the daughter of Lyman Darius Harding and Nora Daniels.

On her mother’s side, Lena is the granddaughter of Samuel Ira Simmons (the son of Louis Simonoff and Lena Rubin) and Dorothy “Dottie”.

Sources: Genealogies of Lena Dunham – http://gw.geneanet.org
https://www.geni.com

Genealogies of Lena Dunham (focusing on her father’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
http://nagelhistory.com

Obituary of Lena’s paternal grandmother, Carol Marguerite (Reynolds) Dunam – http://articles.courant.com

Obituaries of Lena’s maternal grandfather, Samuel Ira Simmons – http://www.nytimes.com

Lena’s maternal great-grandparents, Louis Simonoff and Lena Rubin, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

hesh123 July 31, 2015 at 3:38 pm

I’m sorry but no

hesh123 July 31, 2015 at 8:19 pm

I don’t find those “exotic” types attractive either, and I usually think “average” white girls are very beautiful, but just not in this case.
I think Lena looks like a hobbit

ashash March 31, 2015 at 10:53 am
Freerk July 12, 2014 at 1:58 pm

She looks a bit like Alyson Hannigan. I love that Celtic/Jewish mix …

ashash November 2, 2014 at 7:13 pm

She’s currently being accused of child molestation.

follers April 29, 2014 at 5:29 pm

The cast of Girls looks like America.

ssempre July 15, 2014 at 9:47 pm

HA! The cast of Girls is a horrible representation of America, It takes place in a city that has a very large and diverse population. There is only white people in the show, if that’s what you think America looks like, you’re living in a fantasy land.

follers July 18, 2014 at 8:52 pm

They represent America extremely well. They are like a spitting image of the country.

ashash August 15, 2014 at 12:20 pm

The cast of Girls is mostly Jewish, lol.

follers August 15, 2014 at 4:50 pm
J.J. January 25, 2014 at 11:49 pm

correction; her eyes are hazel (light brown) and her hair is light brown (brunette)

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