Aug. 15th, 1990
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Jennifer Lawrence's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2010 - Winter's Bone
2008 - Garden Party
2008 - The Burning Plain
Guest TV Roles
Abby Bradford - 2007
Herself - Host
Jennifer Lawrence was born in Louisville, Kentucky. She has 2 older brothers, Ben and Blaine, sister-in-law Meredith, and her parents are Gary and Karen Lawrence.
Jennifer, known to her friends and family as "Jen", was discovered in New York City at the age of 14. Before Jennifer became an actor, she was involved in cheer-leading, field hockey, softball, and modeling, none of which she held a passion for.
In the spring of 2004, she traveled to New York City and set up a few auditions with talent and modeling agencies. After conducting her first cold read, the agents told her mother that "it was the best cold read by a 14- year-old they had ever heard", and tried to convince her mother that she needed to spend the summer in Manhattan. After leaving the agency, Jen was spotted by an agent in the midst of shooting an H&M ad and asked to take her picture. The next day, that agent followed up with her and invited her to the studio for a cold read audition. Again, the agents were highly impressed and strongly urged her mother to allow her to spend the summer in New York City.
As fate would have it, she did spend that summer in New York City and appeared in commercials such as MTV's "My Super Sweet 16" and played a role in the movie, Devil You Know (2012). Shortly thereafter, her career forced her and her family to move to Los Angeles where she was cast in the TBS sitcom "The Bill Engvall Show" (2007) and movies such as The Poker House (2008) and The Burning Plain (2008).
Perhaps her most well-known work to date is her role as "Katniss Everdeen" in The Hunger Games (2012).
For her role in Winter's Bone (2010), Lawrence learned to skin squirrels, chop wood, and fight.
Lawrence graduated from high school two years early in order to begin acting.
Lawrence was discovered by a photographer while visiting New York with her mom in 2005, which led to her landing an agent.
Is the second youngest Oscar nominee for best actress in a leading role. Only Keisha Castle-Hughes for Whale Rider (2002) was younger.
Fan of Jeff Bridges.
Appeared in two Sundance Grand Jury Prize winners in a row: Winter's Bone (2010) and Like Crazy (2011).
One of People magazine's Most Beautiful People in the World 2011.
One of Variety magazine's Top Ten Actors to Watch 2010.
Voted No. 10 on the 2011 Maxim list "Hot 100" women.
Some of her favorite actresses/acting inspirations are Meryl Streep, Laura Linney and Cate Blanchett.
Voted #47 on Ask men's top 99 'most desirable' women of 2012.
Voted by her class as "Most Talkative".
Good friends with her co-star, from The Hunger Games (2012), Josh Hutcherson.
Named as having the "Sexiest eyes" by Victoria's Secret What Is Sexy list (2012).
Jennifer has two cousins that live in the state of Indiana by the names of Michael and Mason Miller.