If you didn’t catch HBO’s “Girls” this year, get Netflix-ing immediately because you’ll definitely want to be all caught up when Lena Dunham’s hilarious hit show comes back next season. The 26-year-old caught the eye of Knocked Up producer Judd Apatow with her critically acclaimed debut Tiny Furniture, which, like on “Girls,” she wrote, directed and starred in, scoring South by Southwest’s Best Narrative Feature award and Best First Screenplay at the 2010 Independent Spirit Awards for her efforts. With Apatow’s stamp of approval, Dunham served up a TV pilot, which was picked up by HBO and received major buzz for its unflinching look into the decidedly un-fabulous world of twentysomething New York women. Sharing showrunner responsibilities with fellow executive producer Jennifer Konner, Dunham wrote ten episodes of the season and directed five, getting nominations for her acting, writing and directing at this year’s Emmys. Well-deserved!
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