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American Actress and Film Maker Lena Dunham's Earning From Her Profession: Her Net Worth In 2018

Updated On 03 Jul, 2018 Published On

Winner of two Golden Globe awards and the first woman to win the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Comedy Series, Lena Dunham is an American actress, writer, producer, and director. She is the writer, creator, and star of HBO series Girls which was the show that won her the Golden Globe Awards.

Lena is a successful woman and her success is well deserved for the works she does. Find out more about the actress' career and her amazing net worth.

Success Through Girls; Lena's Career

Lena began her career through the production of her own web series Delusion Downtown Divas, which was about three young women raised in the art world. 

Lena's big break came in 2010 with Tiny Furniture, a semi-autobiographical story about a college grad who gets ditched by her partner. She completed the project from the budget of $45,000 and it wound up winning the best narrative feature award of South by South Film Festival.

CAPTION: Lena as Hannah Horvath
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The success of Tiny Furniture put her on the map and it led her to meet writer and filmmaker Judd Apatow with whom she collaborated to debut her original series Girls. She starred in the series portraying the character named Hannah Horvath. The show also stars Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Adam Driver and Zosia Mamet.

It showed good ratings and was well received due to its dark comedy, frequent nude scenes and risque subject matters. Girls was often targeted by critics but was still able to find success and the show received many Emmy Award nominations and also won her the Golden Globe awards as well as Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Comedy Series.

CAPTION: During Her Golden Globe Speech
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Likewise, Lena also published a book in 2014 that was named Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned which became a best-seller.

She has often found herself to be surrounded by controversies but despite it all, she has kept moving forward and has been able to find success. We look forward to seeing more of her works.

Net Worth of the Multi-talented Lena

Successful on multiple platforms, the multi-talented Lena's net worth is $12 million. Her major incomes come through her works in the movies and also through the sales of her books. Being the bestseller, her books must have earned her quite some big bucks. 

Lena was reported to have signed a $3.5 million book deal with Random House Publishing for her book. Similarly, she made $150,000 dollars per episode from her hit TV show Girls.

With such a earning, she has spent her money lavishly on her lifestyles. She bought a house in Brooklyn Heights for the price of $4,887,600.

CAPTION: Lena's L.A Home
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Lena also has a $2.7 million 1920s Greek Revival-style bungalow in L.A.’s historic Spaulding Square neighborhood. It is understandable that with her bank balance, affording for such a luxury is not that difficult.

Best of luck in the life ahead.