Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: May 13, 1986
*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. Her paternal four times great-grandfather was businessperson and economist Edward Kellogg.
Lena’s paternal grandfather was Carroll Dunham IV (the son of Carroll Dunham III and Ruth Harper Pilling). Lena’s grandfather Carroll was born in Massachusetts. 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). Carol was born in New Hampshire. 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”.
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