Louisville, Kentucky, USA
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Winter's Bone, X-Men: First Class, The Hunger Games, Silver Linings Playbook.
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Jennifer Shrader Lawrence
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Jennifer Shrader Lawrence (born August 15, 1990) is an American actress. Her first major role was as a lead cast member on TBS's The Bill Engvall Show (2007–2009) and she subsequently appeared in the independent films The Burning Plain (2008) and Winter's Bone (2010), for which she received nominations for the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Satellite Award, Independent Spirit Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress. At age 20, she was the third-youngest actress ever to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
At age 22, Lawrence's performance in the romantic comedy Silver Linings Playbook (2012) earned her the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Satellite Award and the Independent Spirit Award for Best Actress, amongst other accolades, making her the youngest person ever to be nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Actress and the second-youngest Best Actress winner.
Lawrence is also known for playing Raven Darkhölme / Mystique in the 2011 film X-Men: First Class, a role she will reprise in X-Men: Days of Future Past in 2014. In 2012, she achieved international recognition starring as the heroine Katniss Everdeen in the first film of the The Hunger Games film series, an adaptation of Suzanne Collins' best-selling trilogy of novels. Her performance in the films garnered her notable critical praise and marked her as the highest-grossing action heroine to date. Lawrence's performances thus far have prompted Rolling Stone to call her "the most talented young actress in America." In 2013, Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world and ELLE Magazine named her the most powerful woman in the entertainment business.
Jennifer Lawrence was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. Her parents are Karen (née Koch), who runs a children's camp, and Gary Lawrence, who once owned a concrete construction firm, Lawrence & Associates. She has two older brothers, Ben and Blaine. She has English, German, as well as a smaller amount of Irish and Scottish, ancestry. In school, she was prescribed medication for social anxiety and hyperactivity. She acted in local theater and, by the age of 14, had decided to pursue an acting career, persuading her parents to take her to New York City to find a talent agent. Prior to finding success in Hollywood, Lawrence attended Kammerer Middle School in Louisville. She graduated from high school two years early with a 3.9 average, aiming at a career in acting. While growing up and in between acting, Lawrence served as an assistant nurse at the children's summer day camp that her mother ran.
2006–09: Early work
Lawrence has never taken any drama classes or lessons for acting. She started out her acting career in the TBS comedy The Bill Engvall Show, playing Lauren Pearson, the eldest daughter. The series went on the air in September 2007 and was canceled in 2009 after three seasons. Lawrence was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Outstanding Young Performer in a TV Series in their 2009 award show for her role.
Lawrence had guest-roles in the television series Cold Case, Medium, and Monk. In 2007, Lawrence auditioned for the role of Bella Swan in Twilight, however the role went to Kristen Stewart. Later, Lawrence stated that she was "glad" that she had not received the role because of the massive media attention that Stewart received from the role.]
In 2008, she appeared in a small role in the film Garden Party as Tiff. The same year, Lawrence appeared on the big screen in Guillermo Arriaga's film directorial debut The Burning Plain, opposite Charlize Theron and Kim Basinger. Her performance in the film earned her the Marcello Mastroianni Award for best young emerging actor/actress at the Venice Film Festival in 2008.
Still in 2008, Lawrence had the lead role in another film director's debut, Lori Petty's family drama The Poker House, opposite Selma Blair and Chloë Grace Moretz, where she starred as Agnes, a young girl victim of abuse. Lawrence was awarded the Los Angeles Film Festival Award for Outstanding Performance for her role in the film. She appeared in the music video for the song "The Mess I Made", from the 2009 album Losing Sleep by Parachute.
Lawrence at the 83rd Academy Awards
Lawrence's lead role in Debra Granik's Winter's Bone, which won best picture at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010, is generally cited as a breakout performance for her. She portrays Ree Dolly, a seventeen-year-old in the Ozark Mountains who cares for her mentally ill mother and her younger brother and sister. Ree then discovers that her father put their house and land up as a bond for a court appearance before he disappeared, and the family now faces eviction.
Actress, Film Producer
Gary Lawrence (construction contractor)
Karen Koch Lawrence (camp manager)
Ben (Older), Blaine (Older)
Breakfast At Tiffany's , We Need To Talk About Kevin 
Favorite TV Shows
Everywhere (Michelle Branch), I Will Be (Avril Lavigne), I Wanna Love You Forever (Jessica Simpson)
Zoe Kravitz, Liam Hemsworth
Anna Karenina, Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters, The Other Boleyn Girl, We Need to Talk About Kevin
Josh Hutcherson, Nicholas Hoult, Adele
Couple Profile Source
Kammerer Middle School
www.facebook.com/JenniferLawrence, twitter.com/Jenniflawrence_, www.tumblr.com/tagged/jennifer-lawrence
Emma Stone, Bradley Cooper
Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep
The Big Lebowski , Midnight in Paris 
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Creative Artists Agency
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Chaz Bono (cat)
Favorite TV Shows
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Favorite TV Shows
Gossip Girl, The Simpsons, Family Guy
Jake Bugg, Beatles, Queen
Another One Bites the Dust
The Rum Diary
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The Hunger Games
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==Jennifer Shrader Lawrence== (born on August 15, 1990) is an American actress. Her first major role was as a lead cast member on the TBS sitcom [[The Bill Engvall Show]] (2007–2009). She then later appeared in the independent drama [[Winter's Bone]] (2010) while her first commercial success was the Marvel superhero film [[X-Men: First Class]] (2011).
====Lawrence gained international fame==== for playing heroine [[Katniss Everdeen]] in the [[Hunger Games]] film series (2012–2015), which established her as the highest-grossing action heroine as of 2015. She starred in [[David O. Russell]]'s romantic comedy [[Silver Linings Playbook]] (2012), for which she won a [[Golden Globe Award]], a [[Screen Actors Guild Award]], and the [[Academy Award]] for [[Best Actress]], becoming the second-youngest [[Best Actress Oscar winner]]. For her supporting role in Russell's comedy-drama [[American Hustle]] (2013), she won a [[BAFTA Award]] and a [[Golden Globe Award]].
====Kentucky-born actress==== [[Jennifer Lawrence]] began her career as a teenager, appearing on shows like [[Monk]] and [[The Bill Engvall Show]] from 2006 through 2009. In 2008, she appeared alongside [[Charlize Theron]] in the critically acclaimed film [[The Burning Plain]], for which she won the [[Marcello Mastroianni Award]] for the best young emerging actor/actress. She next made waves starring as the daughter of a troubled mother in 2010's [[Winter's Bone]], which garnered her an [[Oscar nomination]] for [[Best Actress]]. In 2011 she appeared in the well-reviewed romantic drama [[Like Crazy]], and she won the coveted lead role in the highly anticipated adaptation of The [[Hunger Games]], which would become one of the biggest smash hits of 2012. As if that weren't heady enough for an actress only 22 years old, Lawrence earned stellar reviews for her work opposite [[Bradley Cooper]] in [[Silver Linings Playbook]], a critical and popular hit at the end of that year that earned Lawrence the [[Oscar]] for [[Best Actress]]. The next year followed the same successful pattern, with the second installment of the [[Hunger Game]] series, [[Catching Fire]], capturing the number one spot at the domestic box office for 2013, and also grabbing another [[Oscar nomination]] for [[American Hustle]].
===Fact Sheet=== ====She grew up a tomboy==== in Kentucky and played sports, including basketball on an otherwise all-boy team; nickname was Nitro.
She knew she wanted to be an actress at age 14 after a talent agent stopped her on the street in New York, took her picture and sent her on auditions.
====She received the==== Outstanding Performance Award at the Los Angeles Film Festival for The Poker House in 2008.
====She was named==== as Best New Young Actress at the Venice Film Festival for her performance in The Burning Plain.
====She was named==== by the New York Times as one of the 50 people to watch in 2010.
====She took over 8 hours==== to apply her makeup and 3 more hours to remove it for her role as the blue-skinned mutant Mystique in the 2011 film X-Men: First Class.
Jennifer Shrader Lawrence (born August 15, 1990) is an American actress. Her films have grossed over $5.7 billion worldwide, and she was the highest-paid actress in the world in 2015 and 2016. Lawrence appeared in Time100 most influential people in the world list in 2013 and in the Forbes Celebrity 100 list in 2014 and 2016.
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