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If you can believe it, this April marks 10 years since Hannah, Shoshanna, Jessa and Marnie appeared on our screen's in Lena Dunham's hit series Girls. That's right, it's been a full decade since Hannah uttered the line, "I think I might be the voice of my generation." Ten years since Shosh accidentally smoked crack at a warehouse party. Ten years since Dunham gifted us with Adam Driver. Essentially, the show was huge and its influence still is. So, where has the cast of Girls got to since the show ended?
Lena Dunham - Hannah Horvath
Dunham was the show's creator and star, and it was with Girls that she cemented herself as a bit of a creative genius in the TV world, something she has continued since the seminal show ended in 2017.
As well as a role in Quintin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Dunham has worked on a number of hit series including Industry, Generation and Camping. She also got married to musician boyfriend Luis Felber in September 2021, and they're cuter than ever together.
Zosia Mamet - Shoshanna Shapiro
After the series began airing on HBO Dunham reportedly said that Shosh's character wasn't meant to appear in more than a few episodes, but she loved the way Mamet played her so much that she wrote her into the rest of the show, and we're so very glad she did. After starting as the timid, under-confident one of the group she soon became the savage voice of reason, and everyone's favourite character.
After roles in various series Mamet landed the role of Louisa May Alcott in Dickinson and a recurring role as Ani Mouradian in The Flight Attendant, which is due to get a second series sometime this year.
Jemima Kirke - Jessa Johansson
Jessa was the ultimate cool girl; she spent random summers galavanting around Europe, didn't have Facebook and could wear fedoras well. We all wanted to be her, that is, until her character's history came to light and revealed a difficult upbringing, substance abuse and other struggles that made the point that you never really know what's going on under the surface with people.
You'll most recently recognise Kirke from playing uptight headteacher Hope Haddon in the season 3 of Netflix's Sex Education. She's also going to be playing Melissa in the upcoming TV adaption of Sally Rooney's Conversations With Friends. We can't wait.
Allison Williams - Marnie Michaels
Marnie rubbed plenty of people up the wrong way over six seasons of Girls, but she and Hannah were always kind of destined to be a team, and that makes the whole thing pretty adorable in hindsight. Sure, she has no shortage of cringy moments, but we also felt a lot of sympathy for Marnie on and off throughout the show.
Allison Williams has had a pretty stellar career since Girls, from starring in Jordan Peele's Get Out to her recurring role as Kit Snicket in A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Adam Driver - Adam Sackler
Girls was pretty much the mainstream birthplace of the Adam Driver we all know and love today. And these days, he's a bit of a colossal name in Hollywood.
Obviously, now you'll know Driver from, well, pretty much everywhere. He starred Netflix's Marriage Story alongside Scarlett Johansson, and as Kylo Ren in multiple Star Wars movies. Most recently he scored a huge part as Maurizio Gucci alongside Lady Gaga in House of Gucci. It really does feel like we're go to see a lot more of Driver, and we're okay with that.
Andrew Rannells - Elijah Krantz
Elijah will always hold a special place in our hearts for being the hilarious, caring but unrelentingly savage friend Hannah usually needed, even if he did have his faults. The breakdown of his relationship with famous and handsome Dill Harcourt (Corey Stoll) still gets us feeling a bit emotional now.
These days Rannells is doing it all, from lending his voice to his cartoon series Big Mouth, and starring in The Boys in the Band and The Prom.
Any chance of a reboot...?
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