Girls 10th Anniversary: ​​what are its stars doing at the moment?

Highly influential and always buzzing, the girls really captured the conversation at the time. What are its stars doing now?

Ten years ago this month, a series lightning rod was broadcast on television.

Everyone loved to love him, and everyone loved to hate him. With equal parts devotees and detractors, Lena Dunham’s Girls has never been far from the times.

Whether he was applauded for his insightful and insightful writing on a generation of middle-class white women in millennials or criticized for his indulgence and exasperation, Girls we were talking about it.

And partly because Dunham, its creator and the so-called “voice of a generation” – or, at least, one of them – was often raw and honest about her many weaknesses, challenges and opinions. . The world does not always like a stubborn young woman, especially a privileged one.

It ran for six seasons from 2012 until its resignation in 2017, and although its influence waned towards the end as the streaming wars heated up and the field of anime TV shows became unsustainable, for a while, Girls was one of the defining spectacles of pop cultural discourse.

Even now, 10 years later, his influence is felt and talked about, as it was on the Binge streaming service podcast. skip intro.

And that influence is also felt through the then relatively unknown ensemble that brought Dunham’s characters to life, the actors whose careers were catapulted because they were part of a series with an enduring legacy.

We take a look at where our favorite Brooklynites currently are.

Lena Dunham

Creator, writer, director and star Lena Dunham was Girls‘ the most visible face on the show, not least because of his prolific and provocative presence on social media.

After she and her creative partner Jenni Konner directed Girls for six seasons they teamed up for an American remake of the British series Camping, with Jennifer Garner and David Tennant. They also continued to write their Lenny Letter for a few years.

Once Dunham and Konner parted ways, Dunham made an on-screen appearance in Quentin Tarantino Once upon a time in Hollywood but mostly worked behind the scenes and guest starred on episodes of travel man and american horror story.

She directed the pilot for Industry and served as an executive producer on Generationbut his big project was the movie pointed stick, which she wrote, directed and produced. It stars Kristine Froseth, Taylour Paige, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jon Bernthal and premiered at Sundance in January with a wider release slated for mid-year.

But not content with just one, Dunham also has another upcoming movie she wrote and directed called Catherine, called Birdywhich stars Billie Piper, Andrew Scott and Bella Ramsey.

Adam Driver

Before GirlsAdam Driver had a small role in Clint Eastwood J. Edgar and it was clear that his star was rising.

Driver is easily the superstar alumnus of the Girls graduating class, having worked with directors such as Martin Scorsese, Spike Lee and Jim Jarmusch while cementing his status as a household name in blockbusters such as the Star Wars franchise.

Oh, and he has two Oscar nominations.

Her first year of stage stealing Girls coincided with Steven Spielberg lincoln and Noah Baumbach Frances Ha. With Baumbach, Driver would make three more films, Marriage story, When we were young and The Meyerowitz stories.

Driver has proven himself in many genres with roles as varied as a Jewish cop posing as a white supremacist in Lee’s BlackKklansmana persecuted Jesuit priest in Scorsese’s Silence and as a calm and caring bus driver in Jarmusch’s Paterson.

He starred in two Ridley Scott films last year, The last duel and Gucci Houseand even appeared on Saturday Night Live thrice.

Coming soon, Driver will reunite with Baumbach on the filmmaker’s adaptation of Don DeLillo White noise and should embody Enzo Ferrari in a biopic of Michael Mann.

Jemima Kirke

Jemima Kirke was classmate with Dunham before Girls and even starred in Dunham’s first film Tiny furniturebut she’s made a name for herself since the series ended.

She appeared in a number of small films, including Whole alongside Ben Mendelsohn and Jamie Dornan, All those little things with Molly Ringwald and Sylvia’s love with Tessa Thompson.

But that was her guest role as Disciplinary Director on the final season of Sex education which brought her back into the pop cultural consciousness.

Kirke will follow this role in Conversations with friends, an adaptation of Sally Rooney’s book which will be released in May. If the frenzy around Rooney’s other TV adaptation, normal peopleis an indicator, Kirke is about to have a busy few months.

Zosie Mamet

Like her co-stars, Zosia Mamet was entertainment royalty as the daughter of famed playwright David Mamet and actor Lindsay Crouse. So it’s no surprise that she’s been on the set since she was little.

While Girls remains her most well-known role, Mamet has kept busy since the end of the series, notably with a leading role in the rom-com The boy downstairs and a supporting role in under the silver lake with Riley Keough and Andrew Garfield.

She had a recurring role in a sour comedy you are the worsta memorable two-episode series as Louisa May Alcott in Dickinson and played a clueless hipster in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

But it’s in Binge’s brazen murder mystery The stewardess that Mamet has once again found prominence on our TV screens, as Annie, the exasperated best friend of Kaley Cuoco’s puff Cassie.

Allison Williams

Since the end of Girls‘ run, Allison Williams’ most prominent role has been the character of Rose, the deceitful girlfriend of get out. You know, the one who invited Chris, the young black person played by Daniel Kaluuya, to her family home.

Of course, Rose isn’t the laid-back person Chris thought he knew, but was part of his family’s plan to literally co-opt black bodies for the stamina of old white people who want to extend their lives.

Jordan Peele’s groundbreaking, terrifying and incisive horror flick captured the attention of moviegoers around the world, and Williams was one of them.

Moreover, she starred in another horror movie, Perfection and a thriller Skyline and was in eight episodes of A series of unfortunate events. Coming she will drive M3GAN, a thriller in which she plays a roboticist who created an AI doll for children. What could go wrong?

Andrew Rannel

Before his role as Elijah in GirlsAndrew Rannells was well known for originating the role of Elder Price in The Book of Mormon on Broadway and was one of the two leads in a quickly canceled Ryan Murphy series titled The new normal.

Since GirlsRannells has been a prolific presence in film and television, landing roles in Prom, A simple favor, band boys and Drew Barrymore comedy The Stand-In.

On television, he had a starring role in three seasons of the comedy Don Cheadle Black Mondaywas a regular voice on Big mouth and was a guest judge on RuPaul’s drag race. He was in an episode of an anthology series The Romanovs and adapted and made his own modern love column in an episode of the TV show.

Somewhere in between he found time to write his memoirs, Too much is not enough.

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James C. Tibbs