Five Things You Don't Know About Lena Dunham

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Five Things You Don't Know About Lena Dunham

This 26-year-old writer/actress/director -- who just inked a book deal that will reportedly earn her $3.5 million -- received multiple Emmys for her HBO series Girls.

1. Born May 13, 1986, in New York City -- her father is a painter and her mother a designer and photographer.

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2. Says she had a hard time fitting in at her primary school, Friends Seminary, revealing she "had no friends and worried a lot."

3. Received as a Christmas present at age 14 a series of stand-up comedy lessons.

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4.  Began shooting her own videos and short films while attending Oberlin College in Ohio.

5. Her big break in Hollywood came after she directed the 2010 independent film Tiny Furniture.

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