PROFILE
Name:
Jennifer Lawrence
Birth Date:
August 15, 1990
Birth Place:
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
Height:
5' 8" (1.72 m)
Profession:
Actress
BIOGRAPHY
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Silver Linings Playbook

Background:

“I'd like to direct at some point. But I don't know because 10 years ago I would have never imagined that I'd be here. So in 10 years from now, I might be running a rodeo.” Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence is an Academy Award winning American actress. First attracted attention in the television series “The Bill Engvall Show” (TBS, 2007–2009), the Louisville, Kentucky native beauty amazed critics in the indie dramas “The Burning Plain” (2008) and “Winter's Bone” (2010), the latter of which also brought her nominations at the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Satellite Award, Independent Spirit Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress. At age 22, Lawrence eventually took home the Best Actress Oscar, plus Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Satellite Award and the Independent Spirit Award, amongst other honors, thanks to her bright turn as widowed Tiffany Maxwell on the romantic comedy “Silver Linings Playbook” (2012). The talented actress is also known for her roles on the hit films “X-Men: First Class” (2011) and “The Hunger Games” (2012).     

After spending the first few years of her career in New York City, Lawrence decided to move to California and now lives in Santa Monica. She met British actor boyfriend Nicholas Hoult on the set of “X-Men: First Class.” They began dating in 2011 but split in early 2013. The two has since rekindled their romance.  
        
Shrader

Childhood and Family:

Jennifer Lawrence was born Jennifer Shrader Lawrence on August 15, 1990, in Louisville, Kentucky. Her father, Gary Lawrence, owned concrete construction firm Lawrence & Associates, while her mother, Karen Lawrence, ran a children's camp. She has two older brothers, Blaine and Ben, and a sister in-law named Meredith. She studied at Kammerer Middle School in Kentucky and graduated from high school two years early with a 3.9 average in order to launch an acting career.

Jennifer, known to her friends and family as Jen, acted in several local theater productions before being spotted in New York City when she was 14 years old. She later moved to Los Angeles to further pursue her acting career. Prior to becoming an actor, Jen took part in cheer-leading, softball, field hockey and modeling.

Winter's Bone

Career:

Jennifer Lawrence made her television movie debut in CBS' “Company Town” (2006), opposite   Sherry Stringfield. She went on to land guest spots in television series like “Monk” (2006), “Cold Case” (2007) and “Medium” (2007) and also shot a TV pilot called “Not Another High School Show” (2007), opposite John Keefe, Jocelin Donahue and Rachel Specter. Lawrence took her first series regular role as Bill Engvall's disobedient teen daughter on the TBS sitcom “ The Bill Engvall Show,” which starred comedian Bill Engvall and was written and created by Engvall and Michael Leeson. The series ran from July 17, 2007 to September 25, 2009. For her work on the series, she won the Young Artist Award for Outstanding Young Performers in a TV Series, which she shared with co-stars Skyler Gisondo and Graham Patrick Martin, and was nominated for the Young Artist Award in the category of Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Supporting Young Actress.

Lawrence moved on to the big screen when she appeared as Tiff in “Garden Party” (2008), a drama film directed by Jason Freeland and starring Vinessa Shaw and Willa Holland. Her first major film role arrived when she was cast as Agnes in the feature film directorial debut of Lori Petty, “The Poker House” (2008), a drama focuses on the dysfunctional life of three sisters. The role brought her a Los Angeles Film Festival for Outstanding Performance. The same year, Lawrence received critical reviews for her scene stealing role as Kim Basinger's tormented teenage daughter on the Guillermo Arriaga drama “The Burning Plain.” She took home the Marcello Mastroianni Award at the 2008 Venice Film Festival for her performance.

Two years later, Lawrence delivered a breakthrough performance as Ree Dolly, a hard-bitten country girl who goes in search of her missing drug-dealing, deadbeat father, in the critically acclaimed independent drama “Winter's Bone,” which is an adaptation of Daniel Woodrell's 2006 novel of the same title. Under the direction of Debra Granik, she received a 2011 Academy Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. She also won many awards such as Palm Springs International Film Festival's Rising Star Award, a Toronto Film Critics Association for Best Actress, a Vancouver Film Critics Circle for Best Actress, a Chicago Film Critics Association for Most Promising Performer, Florida Film Critics Circle's Pauline Kael Breakout Award, a Gotham for Best Ensemble Cast, a National Board of Review for Best Breakthrough Performer, a San Diego Film Critics Society for Best Actress, Seattle International Film Festival's Golden Space Needle Award for  Best Actress, a Stockholm Film Festival for Best Actress and a Washington DC Area Film Critics Association for Best Actress.             

Lawrence co-starred with Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones in the romantic drama “Like Crazy” (2011), which won the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize, and portrayed Norah,the  love interest with a secret of Porter Black (played by Anton Yelchin) in the dark comedy “The Beaver” (shot in 2009, released in 2011), starring Jodie Foster and Mel Gibson. She also played the role of  shape-shifting villain Mystique on the prequel to the “X-Men” film series “X-Men: First Class” (2011), opposite James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Rose Byrne. The film earned positive reviews and was a commercial success.  

In 2012, Lawrence landed the starring role of franchise heroine Katniss Everdeen on “The Hunger Games,” an adaptation of the 2008 best-selling young adult novel by Suzanne Collins. Helmed by Gary Ross, the film was a big box office victory by grossing over $691 million worldwide against its budget of $78 million. It became the third highest grossing film in the United States and ninth highest grossing worldwide of the year. For her bright acting, Lawrence was awarded many awards like an Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Saturn Award for Best Actress, a Broadcast Film Critics Association for Best Actress in an Action Movie, an Empire for Best Actress, People's Choices for Favorite Face of Heroism and Favorite On-Screen Chemistry, a MTV Movie for Best Fight and three Teen Choices for Choice Movie Actress-Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Choice Movie Liplock and Film - Choice Chemistry.

Lawrence gained even more recognition for her portrayal of a young widow opposite Bradley Cooper in the comedy /drama film “Silver Linings Playbook” (2012), which was directed and written by David O. Russell. The role earned the actress a 2013 Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, a 2013 Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, a Screen Actors Guild for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role,  and an Independent Spirit for Best Female Lead, not to mention many other awards such as Australian Film Institute's AACTA International Award, Broadcast Film Critics Association Critics Choice Award, a Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award, a Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award, two MTV Movie Awards, a People's Choice Award, an Austin Film Critics Association Austin Film Critics Award, a Capri, Hollywood Ensemble Cast Award, a Las Vegas Film Critics Society Sierra Award, a Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award, a Satellite Award, and a Southeastern Film Critics Association Award.

2012 also saw Lawrence star opposite Max Thieriot, Gil Bellows and Elisabeth Shue in the horror/thriller movie “House at the End of the Street,” which was directed by Mark Tonderai.

In 2013, Lawrence starred as Young Zoe in the mystery/thriller film “The Devil You Know,” opposite Rosamund Pike and Lena Olin.  

Lawrence will have the title role in the upcoming drama film “Serena,” opposite “Silver Linings Playbook” co-star Bradley Cooper. The film is set to be released in Russia on October 31, 2013. She will reprise her role as Katniss Everdeen in the 2013 sequel “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and will play Rosalyn Rosenfeld in David O. Russell's “American Hustle” (2013), opposite Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner and Robert De Niro. In addition, Lawrence will reprise the role of Mystique on the 2014 sequel, “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”   

Awards:

Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, “Silver Linings Playbook,” 2013
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films: Saturn Award, Best Actress, “The Hunger Games,” 2013
Australian Film Institute: AACTA International Award, Best Actress, “Silver Linings Playbook,” 2013
Broadcast Film Critics Association: Critics Choice Award, Best Actress in a Comedy, “Silver Linings Playbook,” 2013
Central Ohio Film Critics Association (COFCA): Best Actress, “Silver Linings Playbook,” 2013
Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, “Silver Linings Playbook,” 2013
Independent Spirit: Best Female Lead, “Silver Linings Playbook,” 2013
Kansas City Film Critics Circle (KCFCC): Best Actress, “Silver Linings Playbook,” 2013
MTV Movie: Best Female Performance, “Silver Linings Playbook,” 2013
MTV Movie: Best Kiss, “Silver Linings Playbook,” 2013
People's Choice: Favorite Movie Actress, “The Hunger Games,” “Silver Linings Playbook” and “House at the End of the Street,” 2013
Broadcast Film Critics Association: Best Actress in an Action Movie, “The Hunger Games,” 2013
Empire: Best Actress, “The Hunger Games,” 2013
People's Choice: Favorite Face of Heroism, “The Hunger Games,” 2013
People's Choice: Favorite On-Screen Chemistry, “The Hunger Games,” 2013
Santa Barbara International Film Festival: Outstanding Performer of the Year Award, 2013
Screen Actors Guild: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role, “Silver Linings Playbook,” 2013
Austin Film Critics Association: Austin Film Critics Award, Best Actress, “Silver Linings Playbook,” 2012
Capri, Hollywood: Capri Ensemble Cast Award, “Silver Linings Playbook,” 2012
Las Vegas Film Critics Society: Sierra Award, Best Actress, “Silver Linings Playbook,” 2012
Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA): Best Actress, “Silver Linings Playbook,” 2012
Satellite: Best Actress in a Motion Picture, “Silver Linings Playbook,” 2012
Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA): Best Actress, “Silver Linings Playbook,” 2012
MTV Movie: Best Female Performance, “The Hunger Games,” 2012
MTV Movie: Best Fight, “The Hunger Games,” 2012
Teen Choice: Choice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, “The Hunger Games,” 2012
Teen Choice: Choice Movie Liplock, “The Hunger Games,” 2012
Teen Choice: Film - Choice Chemistry, “The Hunger Games,” 2012
Palm Springs International Film Festival: Rising Star Award, “Winter's Bone,” 2011
Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA): Best Actress, “Winter's Bone,” 2011
Vancouver Film Critics Circle (VFCC): Best Actress, “Winter's Bone,” 2011
Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA): Most Promising Performer, “Winter's Bone,” 2010
Florida Film Critics Circle: Pauline Kael Breakout Award, “Winter's Bone,” 2010
Gotham: Best Ensemble Cast, “Winter's Bone,” 2010
National Board of Review (NBR): Best Breakthrough Performer, “Winter's Bone,” 2010
San Diego Film Critics Society (SDFCS): Best Actress, “Winter's Bone,” 2010
Seattle International Film Festival: Golden Space Needle Award, Best Actress, “Winter's Bone,” 2010
Stockholm Film Festival: Best Actress, “Winter's Bone,” 2010
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA): Best Actress, “Winter's Bone,” 2010
Young Artist: Outstanding Young Performers in a TV Series, “The Bill Engvall Show,”  2009
Venice Film Festival: Marcello Mastroianni Award, “The Burning Plain,” 2008
Los Angeles Film Festival: Outstanding Performance, “The Poker House,” 2008 Show Less
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