It’s been 10 years since the HBO series “Girls” premiered, starring Lena Dunham as 20-something-year-old Hannah Horvath. Dunham, in character as Hannah, declared herself the voice of her generation, or at least, the voice of a generation. The show premiered in April 2012 and was a revolutionary series for television at the time. Executive-produced by Judd Apatow, the show went on to earn five Emmy Award nominations. The storyline follows four eccentric friends all maneuvering life in their 20s, specifically with Hanna being cut off from financial support from her parents two years after college graduation. The show ran for six total seasons and racked up a total of 19 Emmy nominations, and two Emmy wins. It was known for its controversy and bold subject matter. With it being such a hit, rumors have been swirling that Dunham may be in talks with HBO to rehash an “older wiser version of the quintessential millennial series.” But 10 years later after the original show debuted, what has the cast been up to? Have you wondered where they’ve all landed in their careers, or if they are even still acting? Read on to find out what the cast of “Girls” is doing today.
Lena Dunham (Hannah Horvath)
Lena Dunham went on to direct an episode of HBO series “Industry” after the end of “Girls.” She then directed her third feature film “Sharp Stick” in 2022 at Sundance. She has also produced the series “Generation” and “Camping.” During this time, she also acted in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood.” She also acted in “High Maintenance,” “Honeydew,” “The Stand-In,” “American Horror Story,” and her film “Sharp Stick.” She has also directed several pieces as well.
Allison Williams (Marnie Michaels)
Allison starred in “Girls” as Marnie Michaels, Hannah’s best friend who was known for her over-the-top, passive-aggressive behavior. Allison Williams went on to star in Jordan Peele’s “Get Out,” as well as “A Series of Unfortunate Events.” She additionally starred in the TV movie “Peter Pan Live!” She went on to star in the Netflix film, “The Perfection,” and is also in the horror thriller “M3GAN.”
Adam Driver (Adam Sackler)
Before Adam Driver was well known, he was still getting his start and auditioned for Dunham, in what she calls a “powerfully odd,” audition. “He came into the audition and we were like, ‘This guy’s a freakin’ weirdo,’” Dunham said. Showrunner Jenni Konner recalled, “He became the handsome movie star that he is now over the seasons.” As far as his time since “Girls,” Adam Driver has starred in several films like the Star Wars series, “While We’re Young,” “This Is Where I Leave You,” “The Last Duel,” “House of Gucci,” and several other major films.
Jemima Kirke (Jessa Johansson)
Jemima Kirke played Jessa Johansson on “Girls,” the cool girl of the group. Currently, Kirke plays the headmistress Hope Haddon on Sex Education, a Netflix series. She has also made her directorial debut in 2019 with the short film, “Marlon Brando.” She also acted in “Maniac,” a TV series with Jonah Hill and Emma Stone. She also stars in the Hulu series Conversations with Friends.
Zosia Mamet (Shoshanna Shapiro)
Zosia Mamet’s character Shoshanna Shapiro was initially supposed to be a temporary guest star. But became a fan favorite quickly and was kept as a staple of the show. Previous to “Girls,” Zosia Mamet starred in Mad Men and Parenthood. She also starred in movies and shows like “The Boy Downstairs,” Under the Silver Lake,” and “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”