Is Lena Dunham Jewish?

Lena Dunham

Well, to make a long story short, Lena Dunham is Jewish!

Since Lena Dunham's mother is Jewish, and in Orthodox Judaism and Conservative Judaism, those with a Jewish mother (or those who underwent a halakhic conversion) are considered Jewish, then that makes her Jewish. Her father is not Jewish.

Lena Dunham was born on May 13, 1986 in New York City, New York.

Her father is Protestant of mostly English ancestry, and her mother is Jewish. Dunham has described herself as feeling ''very culturally Jewish, although that's the biggest cliche for a Jewish woman to say.'' The works of Yehuda Amichai helped her to connect with her Judaism.

Dunham is known as the creator, writer, and star of the HBO television series Girls (2012–2017), for which she received several Emmy Award nominations and two Golden Globe Awards.

In 2013, Dunham was included in the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.

(Added: 04/01/2022)

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