Actress Lena Dunham, creator
and star of HBO's Girls, is the daughter of actress/producer/director/artist/photographer
Laurie Simmons (2006's The Music
of Regret) and artist Carroll Dunham.
Lena wrote and directed 2006's short film Dealing, which starred
her sister Grace Dunham and both of their
parents. In 2009, Laurie was the executive producer of the film Creative
Nonfiction, which Lena wrote and directed. Grace starred in the movie as
well. Lena also wrote, directed, and starred in 2010's Tiny Furniture,
which happened to feature Grace and Laurie.
Lena's three Girls co-stars, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, and
Zosia Mamet, also have nepotistic connections.