LENA’S LEADING LADIES
It’s not essential to have a famous father to be in the cast of Girls, but it helps:
Plays: Jessa Johansson. A freeranging Brit with a shortlived failed marriage and a stint in rehab under her belt.
In real life: The daughter of Simon Kirke, drummer in Free and Bad Company.
Plays: Shoshanna Shapiro. A fast-talking neurotic fond of self-help fads.
In real life: Daughter of acclaimed US, playwright, director and screenwriter David Mamet, writer of Glengarry Glen Ross.
Plays: Marnie Michaels. A beautiful but deeply insecure would-be singer/songwriter.
In real life: Daughter of NBC news anchor Brian Williams.