Jennifer Lawrence

Despite not having any professional training, Jennifer Lawrence became one of Hollywood's most sought after and respected young actresses within five years of beginning her career. After a fairly typical start on ... Read more »
Born: 08/15/1990 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Filmography

Actor (39)

A Beautiful Planet 2016 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Passengers 2016 (Movie)

Aurora (Actor)

X-Men: Apocalypse 2016 (Movie)

Raven/Mystique (Actor)

Conan 2013, 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Joy 2015 (Movie)

Joy (Actor)

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Serena 2015 (Movie)

Serena Pemberton (Actor)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 2015 (Movie)

Katniss Everdeen (Actor)

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

The 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 86th Annual Academy Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 2014 (Movie)

Katniss Everdeen (Actor)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2011 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

X-Men: Days of Future Past 2014 (Movie)

Raven/Mystique (Actor)

American Hustle 2013 (Movie)

Rosalyn Rosenfeld (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2011, 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live 2013 (Tv Show)

Host

The 39th Annual People's Choice Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 85th Annual Academy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Daily Show 2013 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 2013 (Movie)

Katniss Everdeen (Actor)

House At the End of the Street 2012 (Movie)

Elissa (Actor)

Silver Linings Playbook 2012 (Movie)

Tiffany (Actor)

The Hunger Games 2012 (Movie)

Katniss Everdeen (Actor)

Like Crazy 2011 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

The 16th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 2011 Independent Spirit Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Beaver 2011 (Movie)

Norah (Actor)

The British Academy Film Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

X-Men: First Class 2011 (Movie)

Raven/Mystique (Actor)

Winter's Bone 2010 (Movie)

Ree (Actor)

The Bill Engvall Show 2006 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Burning Plain 2009 (Movie)

Mariana (Actor)

The Poker House 2009 (Movie)

Agnes (Actor)

Medium 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cold Case 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Monk 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Ends of the Earth (Movie)

Lydie Marland (Actor)
Music (3)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 2015 (Movie)

("Deep In The Meadow (Lullaby)") (Song Performer)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 2014 (Movie)

("The Hanging Tree") (Song Performer)

The Hunger Games 2012 (Movie)

("Deep In The Meadow (Lullaby)") (Song Performer)

Biography

Despite not having any professional training, Jennifer Lawrence became one of Hollywood's most sought after and respected young actresses within five years of beginning her career. After a fairly typical start on television as a cast member of the family sitcom "The Bill Engvall Show" (TBS, 2007-09), she began to show surprising depth with performances in harrowing dramas like "The Poker House" (2008) and "The Burning Plain" (2008). It was Lawrence's magnetic and astonishingly mature starring turn in the critically-acclaimed drama "Winter's Bone" (2010) that made critics take notice and elevated her status from rising teen starlet to Oscar-worthy actress. In addition to her continued work in smaller, more intimate films, several big-budget features followed for Lawrence, including a supporting role in the superhero adventure "X-Men: First Class" (2011) and the lead in the hugely successful "The Hunger Games" (2012) and its sequels, based on the best-selling young adult novels by Suzanne Collins. Also in 2012, the critical darling "Silver Linings Playbook" once again made the talented actress a contender for Hollywood's top awards, leading to an Academy Award for Best Actress. This was also the beginning of an ongoing professional relationship with writer-director David O. Russell and actor Bradley Cooper; the trio went on to film '70s-set satire "American Hustle" (2013) and "Joy" (2015), a comedy-drama starring Lawrence as a tough, striving businesswoman. Capable of emotionally rich performances and blessed with an undeniable screen presence, Lawrence was well-equipped for a lengthy and diverse career as one of film's premier talents.

Relationships

Ben

Brother

Blaine

Brother

Nicholas Hoult Actor

Companion
Met on set of "X-Men: First Class" (2010) No longer together

Gary Lawrence

Father

Karen Lawrence

Mother

Chris Martin Song

Boyfriend
Stared dating in August 2014. Broke up in October 2014.

Milestones

2016

Starred in the biopic "Joy"

2014

Reprised the role of Mystique for the film "X-Men: Days of Future Past"

2013

Reprised her role as Katniss in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"

2013

Featured in David O. Russell's "American Hustle"

2012

Starred in horror thriller "House at the End of the Street"

2012

Landed starring role of franchise heroine Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games"; feature adapted from Suzanne Collins' 2008 bestseller

2012

Played a young widow opposite Bradley Cooper in David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook"

2011

Portrayed Mystique in the prequel to the "X-Men" film series "X-Men: First Class"

2011

Co-starred with Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones in romantic drama "Like Crazy"

2010

Delivered breakthrough performance as a tough country girl who goes in search of her missing drug-dealing, deadbeat father in "Winter's Bone"

2008

Earned critical raves with a supporting role opposite Charlize Theron and Kim Basinger in "The Burning Plain"

2007

Cast as Bill Engvall's unruly teen daughter on TBS family comedy "The Bill Engvall Show"; won Outstanding Young Performers in a TV Series at the Young Artist Awards (2009, shared with co-stars Skyler Gisondo and Graham Patrick Martin)

2006

Made television debut on "Company Town" (CBS) opposite Sherry Stringfield

Bonus Trivia

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Was active in cheer-leading, field hockey, and softball in school.

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Was noticed by a modeling scout while visiting New York at age 14.

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Graduated from high school two years early in order to pursue her acting career.

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Learned to skin a squirrel for her role in "Winter's Bone."

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By age 23, became the youngest actress to be nominated for three Oscars.

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"Developing a character is the only thing in the world I feel 100 percent confident in, that I understand. " - from Glamour, Jan. 5, 2016

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