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5. Her big break in Hollywood came after she directed the 2010 independent film Tiny Furniture.
4. Began shooting her own videos and short films while attending Oberlin College in Ohio.
3. Received as a Christmas present at age 14 a series of stand-up comedy lessons.
Odd Girl Out
2. Says she had a hard time fitting in at her primary school, Friends Seminary, revealing she "had no friends and worried a lot."
1. Born May 13, 1986, in New York City -- her father is a painter and her mother a designer and photographer.
5 Things You Don't Know About Lena Dunham
Here are five things you may not know about Girls leading lady Lena Dunham.