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    judd apatow Lena Dunham - P 2013
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    Apatow, left, and Dunham
    Lena Dunham & Judd Apatow
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    What Dunham's HBO darling Girls lacks in ratings, it makes up for in critical praise and cultural buzz, as evidenced by the rash of Dunham cover stories and awards-show attention. In addition to Emmy noms, Dunham, 26 -- who writes, produces, directs and stars in the dramedy -- took home a comedy actress Golden Globe. Girls producer Apatow, 45, gave THR some intel about the wunderkind:

    Judd Apatow's Things You Don't Know About Lena Dunham (Nearly Half Are True)

    Lena has three kids by four men.

    Lena's dog is on Prozac because he can't stop drinking his own urine.

    Lena grew up in Nashville on a farm.

    Lena likes writing. She actually thinks it's fun and not a self-esteem-crushing war with one's fragile ego (like me).

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    Lena's double for all of her nude scenes is Judd Apatow.

    Lena was raised by two celebrated artists who are still married and happy. They are so nice that there is no explanation for why Lena is so creative.

    Lena does not drink because she can't hold her liquor.

    Lena texted during most of a concert by the greatest rock 'n' roll band ever on earth, The Who. I will never forgive her.

    Lena can write a script for the show in one day, and it will be pretty damned good. Good enough for me to question whether I should retire because my youthful vitality is gone.

    Lena took my daughter Maude to see Taylor Swift in concert.

    Lena took my daughter Iris to see Megadeth in concert.

    Lena speaks five languages including Arabic and Hebrew.

    Lena may or may not have a driver's license. She is a world-class terrible driver.

    Lena once accidentally wore her dress backward to an awards show.

    Lena's favorite director is Michael Cimino.

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