|Portrayed by||Lena Dunham|
From the Official Site:
"Hannah believes she has the talent to be a great writer. You know, once she actually writes something. In the meantime, she's trying to hold down a paying job now that her parents have cut her off financially and she's without a safety net for the first time. At 24, Hannah is still dependent on her mom and dad. Further complicating things is her unrequited passion for her pseudo-boyfriend Adam (boyfriend is the polite term for it) but she's not sure she's ready for something grown-up anyway."
Hannah was born and raised in a small town in Michigan. Her parents are Tad and Loreen Horvath, both university professors. She has two maternal aunts, Sissy and Margot, a cousin named Rebecca (Margot's daughter) who is studying to be a doctor and another cousin with an unknown relative, Rudy, who is a lawyer. She is a graduate of Oberlin College, where she met Marnie and Jessa, and has an English degree. Prior to the Pilot episode of the series, her only job was an unpaid internship; all her money came from her parents.
At the start of the third season, Hannah has recovered from her meltdown and is sharing an apartment with Adam, though she provides most of their income. She is still working hard on her book.
After her publisher dies, Hannah discovers that his projects are being cancelled and her book deal with him is terminated. She finds another publisher who is enthusiastic about publishing her book as a real book and not just as an e-book. Unfortunately, she is informed tby her father that her cousin Rudy, a lawyer, has read her contract and found that the original publisher will retain the rights to the book for three years, meaning it can't get published.
In the season finale, Hannah learns that she has been accepted into the prestigious Iowa Writers' Workshop.