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Lena Dunham's Parents Write For 'Girls': Laurie Simmons And Carroll Dunham Help Pen HBO Series

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 02:  Actress-director Lena Dunham (R) and father, artist Carroll Dunham, attend the 65th Annual Di
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 02: Actress-director Lena Dunham (R) and father, artist Carroll Dunham, attend the 65th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards at Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland on February 2, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Lena Dunham's parents are helping their daughter become "the voice of a generation."

According to Capital New York's article about the "Girls" writers room, Laurie Simmons and Carroll Dunham sometimes help pen the Emmy-winning HBO series.

"Our writers this year include Judd Apatow, Jenni Konner, Lena Dunham, Bruce Eric Kaplan, Murray Miller, Paul Simms, Sarah Heyward and, occasionally, Lena’s parents," an HBO spokesperson said. "We are very excited to get started on Season 3."

This isn't the first time Dunham's parents have been involved in the series. In a Season 2 episode, Dunham's mother (Simmons) played a woman working at an art gallery who interviewed Marnie (Allison Williams).

"She kind of uses a shorthand with me that’s like, 'Mom, that sucks. Mom, be quiet. Mom, scream.' You know, she just kind of shouts commands at me that she really wouldn’t dare to do with any other actor," Simmons told Vanity Fair of having her daughter direct her. "So that’s OK, she has a shorthand with me."

"Girls" airs on Sundays at 9 p.m. EST on HBO.

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