Ли́на Да́нэм (англ. Lena Dunham, род. 13 мая 1986 (1986-05-13)) — американская актриса, режиссёр, сценарист, продюсер, писательница и комик. Данэм привлекла внимание в 2010 году, сняв фильм «Крошечная мебель», который принес ей премию «Независимый дух» за лучший сценарий, а её прорыв произошёл в 2012 году после выхода комедийного сериала канала HBO «Девчонки», за работу в котором она была выдвинута сразу в четырёх категориях на премию «Эмми»; за «Лучшую женскую роль в комедийном телесериале», «Лучший сценарий» и «Лучшую режиссуру», а также как продюсер в категории за «Лучший комедийный сериал». Также в 2013 году она была удостоена премии «Золотой глобус» за свою роль в шоу. В том же году Данэм включили в список 100 самых влиятельных людей в мире по версии Time. В 2014 году Лина выпустила свою первую книгу (Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s «Learned»). Википедия
lenadunhamIngrid wishes you a very happy & healthy Hanukkah (like all my pets, she’s half Jewish- cuz in Jewish tradition if your mom is a Jew, it’s on.) She asked for a sweater that made her stand out yet still look professional at her corporate job and her wish was fulfilled!
lenadunhamThis woman is turning 30 today and what can I say. She can cook a lasagna or a lemon drizzle cake. She can cut your cat’s nails gently and even knows the term “dew claw.” She can style an outfit, paint a birthday gift by hand, plan a day that feels like an hour. She can fix a broken heart (not just with her music but with her love and wisdom.) She can dance (both hot and goofy.) She can unite friends and send the best links of the week and also, oh I forgot, slay the forces of oppression for female artists and become an irreplaceable icon. When I met her more than seven years ago my opening line was “how are you enjoying twenty two?” and she said “so far, it’s been magical.” And that’s her approach to everything- she finds the magic even when it’s not magical and she uses that sense of optimism and nostalgia to fill all our lives with the same. Tay, I love you- more than we love caffeine, the real estate section or even- yes even- cats. Thank you for letting me watch you grow into this woman of wild grace. Oh, and you even look good in hats- none of it’s fair, but it’s all so wonderful.
lenadunhamWe cover a lot of tragedies on The C-Word, and Rosemary Aberdour's story appealed to us because it's just a good old fashioned rags to riches tale about a woman who wanted more than she had and devised a plan to get it. Both of us (@arnoldfriend6 and I) love a fraud, especially one who blows through millions of stolen charity dollars throwing parties in the search for a glamorous life. Give the newest episode of #TheCWord a listen to hear more about our favorite con-woman. #LadyRosemaryAberdour #WeWillNeverCallYouCrazy @pineapple.fm
lenadunhamExcited to announce our new Good Thing Going-produced series, #GenerationHBO, coming to @hbomax next spring...bringing a modern day, high school dramedy to life with a joyful brilliant cast and a storyline full of hot spilled tea. Check out the deets at the link in my bio. ☕️☕️☕️ So proud of @zeldabarnz who is basically my sister-daughter-mentor and Daniel and Ben who are rad like mad! #GoodThingGoing
lenadunhamHappy Black Friday and welcome back to #TheCWord! @arnoldfriend6 and I just dropped a new episode—talking “poor little rich girl” #BarbaraHutton. The story of the spendthrift heiress who somehow managed to turn a multi-billion dollar fortune into a pile of ash and some sticks of unwrapped gum at the bottom of a safety deposit box. 🤷♀️ But #WeWillNeverCallYouCrazy! Listen on @hearluminary, link in bio! @pineapple.fm
lenadunhamThis is a portrait by artist #JuliaScher, taken when I was 10. This was the first time I ever got professional hair and makeup. I got to wear a pink tie. I was feeling myself harder than anyone has ever felt herself before. Meanwhile, this photo was part of a complex dystopian exhibit, probing at human’s tenuous relationship with artificial intelligence, surveillance, privacy, and technology. Main theme: looking pretty cute though. (A full description of her work is up in the link in my bio. For you art lovers, it’s worth a read.) 💞💞💞 #TBT
lenadunhamNext week, we’re dropping the second episode of #TheCWord on #BlackFriday! The first two episodes are perfect for consumption along with pumpkin pie and tryptophan whilst home with the fam for Thanksgiving. Promise. 😆 Our subject? The debutante dubbed “poor little rich girl”, Barbara Hutton. #WeWillNeverCallYouCrazy Link👏in 👏bio👏 to listen on @hearluminary @pineapple.fm
lenadunhamGuys, the first episode of #TheCWord Season 2 is here!! Alissa and I are discussing the iconic #SeanYoung from Blade Runner fame. After being dubbed “difficult to work with” and allegedly crafting a mutilated babydoll for a costar, her reputation took a hit. Hear more on @hearluminary... link in my bio! (Illustration by the super talented @alabama.banana) #WeWillNeverCallYouCrazy @pineapple.fm
lenadunhamThis is my podcast face. So excited to announce that the second season of @arnoldfriend6 and my podcast #TheCWord premieres TOMORROW on @hearluminary! We’re covering more femme fatales, wealth-doomed heiresses, iconic performers, and other women society has loved to call crazy. We’re dishing and reflecting on their lives and we promise...WE WILL NEVER CALL YOU CRAZY! (P.S. say hello to one of our fabulous producers, @deenklein ❤️) @pineapple.fm
lenadunhamLord, please give me the confidence of a hairless cat hanging on a wicker patio set in Southern California. #Lou #LenaDMenagerie (P.S. To the Jewish pet moms out there, don’t worry! She wears sunscreen and is only outside during supervised sessions!)
lenadunhamPapa, the only way I can ever get you to pose for pictures is if I promise they’re not going on Instagram. Can we just say that the warranty on that ends after I’ve been sitting on one this good for three and a half years? Elder Dunham- you’ve taught me what it means to be an artist (you make art- simple) and what it means to be a rock in someone’s life (you show up- also simple, even when it’s hard) but I’ll never fully understand your complex mind, even if I spend a lifetime trying. And I will. It’s goofy to say you get better with age, but you do. Happy 70th birthday to the man who made me believe I could have it all, just as long as I learn from my mistakes and drink enough water. I love you, you old fuck 😍☺️❤️
lenadunhamI watched the @CNN special #ThisIsLife by @lisalingstagram on benzodiazepine dependency and addiction (check the link in my stories) and it really moved me….the careful reporting and the empathic look at what it means to have your brain destroyed by the drug you thought would heal you. So many of us suffer from anxiety and unfortunately not all doctors explain that drugs like Xanax and Klonopin are not magic bullets or life time solutions. Getting off of these drugs can be harder than the anxiety that caused us to seek treatment in the first place. Recovering from a benzodiazepine dependency was the most challenging thing I’ve ever done and it took real patience and support from loved ones and from groups of addicts, who still support me every day as I navigate year two of sober life. But this process also freed me and gave me the life of my dopest dreams- I mean, pun intended I guess!? I hope we are working toward a world where the support I was given is not a rarity and those suffering in silence aren’t viewed as weak or troubled. After all, anxiety does not discriminate. I got this tattoo (a rosary of pills) to remind me of where I’ve been and that my job now is to help others manage their anxiety in healthier ways. If you or someone you love is dealing with an addiction to or dependence on benzos, you are not alone. But PLEASE don’t try and stop without support - some things are bigger than we are and asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness ❤️ ..
This weekend, I am being honored by @friendlyhousela as Woman of the Year at the Awards Luncheon. I’m so so thankful for their guidance and encouragement throughout my journey to recovery. I know firsthand that they have saved so many lives and I will forever hold them near and dear to my heart. If you’re in LA and wish to attend the event, or just support the cause...ticket and donation info are at the link in my bio 🙏🏼❤️
lenadunham#TBT to when I toasted @jemima_jo_kirke at her first baby shower. She was 24 but emotionally starring on Teen Mom and I was 23 but emotionally starring on Golden Girls and now we are in our early to mid 30s and we are emotionally starring on Shark Tank. We’ve been best friends for a full 20 years and when she smiles, it’s like glitter's raining on me ✨💞☔️❣️👭✨
lenadunhamMy sibling wrote a beautiful book and our family is so very proud. We hope it will serve as a resource to those who have struggled with the gender binary and educate those who may not have previously considered that same binary as an issue. The book is out today and I’d read it even if I hadn’t met this person at birth. Wherever fine books are sold!
lenadunhamThank you all for responding to my @ElleUK stories with your own body truths. It makes this world feel just a little smaller. This is a drawing by my hero Greer Lankton (@greer_lankton_archives_museum) called Feeling Fat. It’s a work of genius, but I hope women like her (and people like you) pave the way for us never to have to express that feeling on the page ❤️
lenadunhamBeing body positive doesn’t mean you’re always positive about your body. It means you recognize the ways in which society influences your self image and you choose to love yourself anyway. Like all of you, I’ve been on a journey with my body my entire life- be it with illness, trauma or living in the public eye as a woman with a body that doesn’t conform to the long held (and arguably unhealthy) standards of my industry. It was an honor to write about my continuing journey with food and weight (and how it intersects with mental health and sobriety) for @elleuk. Using a food diary as a frame, I try and understand my appetites. The food diary isn’t my recommended fitness program (spoiler alert: I don’t have one!) but rather a symptom of a cultural obsession with monitoring intake. I hope that the piece will resonate for some people who are feeling the bumps and dips of navigating their own complex path. Link. In. Bio.
lenadunhamTashlikh is the Jewish tradition of walking to a natural body of water on #RoshHashanah and throwing our sins away. We weren’t always observant in our multi-religious household, but my mother dragged me to the river every year and told me to let it all go (“I’m sorry I stole an eraser from my math teacher! I shouldn’t have told Amanda to ‘have a nice life, bitch!”) As I was joyfully letting it all go on a windy Sunday on the Cornish coast, a massive wave hurled itself over the sea wall and onto my head. The group of tweens in the nearby parking lot may have laughed like I got what I deserved, but I laughed because I’d just given away anything that I could be punished for. I’m thankful for this time of reflection. Happy Rosh Hashanah friends 💙
lenadunhamWaiting for the next season of Love Island like.. (While on topic, I’m also looking for new shows worthy of this come hither stare. I've finished all of Are You The One and Bachelor in Paradise already, so plz HELP ME!) (📸: @harryborden )
lenadunhamSome days, it just makes sense to dress like a Little House On The Prairie thot to write a screenplay. Photo by long time PIC (person in charge/partner in crime) @youngcollier, dress by @ganni, earrings by @rachelcomey, couch by Greenwich Hotel.
lenadunhamRelatable, am I right? 🙄 (graphic by @marikawagle)
P.S. Season 1 of our podcast #TheCWord has come to an end but that makes it all the more convenient to binge...check the link up top! #WeWillNeverCallYouCrazy
lenadunhamToday I have the joy of announcing my new company, Good Thing Going Productions. We have been quietly forming this company for a year, filling our slate with projects (and more on the way!) that are a true expression of what I love- telling stories about complex and thorny people -mostly women- and the way they move through the world. I couldn’t do this alone. Especially as a woman who battles daily with her body, I rely on this fleet of geniuses: @marissaconqueso @lizwatsontots @michaelpcohen & @soham_j.
We named our company #GoodThingGoing to remind ourselves that’s what we have: a chance every day to do what we love. It’s a reminder of gratitude in a world that demands we ask for more, more, more. But these collaborators and these opportunities are enough, and they’re worth celebrating daily. Now, can someone please convince my coworkers that we need an office pig? I mean, really... So, please share in the comments what YOUR most exciting new venture is... even if it’s from your bed. Especially if it’s from your bed. 🎥📝🛏 (Photo cred: @albertozanetti77 @dominomag)
lenadunhamI picked this place from a thumbnail picture. A rental on the second floor facing the street, directly across from where a group of liberal arts students smoke and shout. I didn’t know about the beauty of the building, its eccentric internal culture, the storied residents. I have friends on floors 4, 5, 8, and 17. So. Many. Funny. Dogs. When I come home in a gown and Ugg boots and collect my mail, the old man on a stool in the lobby just nods. I don’t think I can ever leave. More on @DominoMag in the link up top!
lenadunhamForced her to go in and out and in and out of this Instagram machine. UK- I'm saying goodbye to you for a little while! It's been real! Coming atcha next NYC. My most adventurous year yet continues...