Lena Durham (creator, director, writer, star) has a penchant for body art and alliterating character names
Hannah Horvath (Lena Dunham): ambitious young writer, insecure, individual, clothing so unique often borders on ugly (big fan of short shorts), many awkward sexual experiences
Jessa Johansson (Jemima Kirke): free spirit from England (although father is played by Australian Ben Mendelson and stepmother is Patricia Arquette), Hippie X Hipster, artist, nanny, you won't believe the stuff that comes out of her mouth.
Marnie Michaels (Allison Williams): uptight gallery curator, insecure, superficially has it all but still isn't happy, obsessed with a small artist called Booth Jonathan, character I most relate to.
Shoshanna Shapiro (Zosia Mamet): young, naive, innocent (I can't think of anymore synonyms), hilarious yet embarrassing vocabularly mostly comprised of text-speak and abbreviated words.