Young filmmaker Desiree Akhavan and newcomer Peter Mark Kendall have been added to the fourth season of HBO comedy Girls as recurring. I hear they will play fellow students in the writing program Hannah (Lena Dunham) attends. Iranian American Akhavan shares the same filmmaker-actress pedigree as Girls creator and star Dunham. She directed and stars in her debut feature Appropriate Behavior, which premiered at Sundance, with an acquisition deal pending. Akhavan also is the co-creator and star of web comedy series The Slope and is in production on The Origin Of Shame, an animated series for Judy McGrath’s site Astronauts Wanted. She recently signed with UTA. Since graduating last year, Kendall, repped by Abrams Artists & AC Management, has landed a guest-starring role on another HBO series, the upcoming The Leftovers, a potentially recurring role in the TNT pilot Public Morals and a featured role in the film Time Out Of Mind.
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