Lena Dunham

For her portrayal of Hannah Horvath, a struggling writer trying to find love and success in New York, in the show which she also created.

Golden Globes: 2 wins

2013 Golden Globe. Best Actress TV comedy GIRLS
2013 Golden Globe. Best TV comedy (creator/producer) GIRLS

Graduated from Oberlin College, Ohio, with a creative writing degree and created the web series DELUSIONAL DOWNTOWN DIVAS (2009) which gained a cult following. She released her first feature film CREATIVE NONFICTION (2009) and wrote, directed and starred in TINY FURNITURE (2010), which scored two Independent Spirit Award nominations before she came to the attention of a wider audience creating, producing and starring in GIRLS (2012).