Jennifer Lawrence is an American actress.
Her full name is Jennifer Shrader Lawren.
She was born on August 15, 1990 in Indian Hills, Kentucky, to Gary.
Her father, Gary, is a construction worker, while her mother, Karen (née Cheriton), was a homemaker.
She has two older brothers, Ben and Blaine, and her mother brought her up to be “tough” like them.
Lawrence has English, German, Irish, Scottish, and remote French, ancestry.
She got her big break at 14, when she was discovered while vacationing in New York City with her family.
She then moved to Los Angeles and began her acting career by playing guest roles in television shows.
Lawrence began her acting career with a minor role in the television film Company Town (2006).
She followed it with guest roles in several television shows, including Monk (2006) and Medium (2007).
Than she appeared in smaller movies like The Poker House (2008) and The Burning Plain (2008).
Her first major role came as a main cast member on the sitcom The Bill Engvall Show (2007–2009). She won a Young Artist Award for Outstanding Young Performer for the TV Series for the role in 2009.
Her big break came when she played Ree in Winter’s Bone (2010), which landed her Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations.
Shortly thereafter, she secured the role of Mystique in franchise reboot X-Men: First Class (2011), which went on to be a hit in Summer 2011.
Around this time, Lawrence scored the role of a lifetime when she was cast as Katniss Everdeen in the big-screen adaptation of literary sensation The Hunger Games (2012).
Lawrence starred in notable film in 2012, director David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook. In that movie she played Tiffany Maxwell, a young widow who befriends a man struggling with mental illness (played by Bradley Cooper). She won critical acclaim in the popular film and became the second youngest woman to win the Academy Award for best actress (2013).
Everdeen in the big-screen adaptation of literary sensation The Hunger Games (2012). The film went on to become one of the highest-grossing movies ever with over $407 million at the domestic box office, and instantly propelled Lawrence to the A-list among young actors/actresses.
She achieved wider recognition for starring as the mutant Mystique in X-Men: First Class (2011), a role she reprised in later installments of the series.
Lawrence reprised a role as the mutant Mystique in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) and X-Men: Apocalypse (2016).
Three Hunger Games sequels were released in each consecutive November, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014), and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015), with Lawrence reprising her role.
She starred in David O. Russell’s popular drama-comedy American Hustle (2013), as Roselyn Rosenfield, and teamed with the director again to play inventor Joy Mangano in another family comedy, Joy (2015), receiving Oscar nominations for both roles (Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress, respectively).
Than she played Serena Pemberton in Susanne Bier’s depression-era drama Serena (2014), based on the novel of the same name by Ron Rash.
Lawrence then starred in the biopic Joy (2015), in which she plays the eponymous character, a troubled single mother who becomes a successful businessperson after inventing the Miracle Mop.
She narrated A Beautiful Planet (2016), a documentary featuring footage of Earth taken from the International Space Station.
In 2017 Lawrence starred in the psychological thriller Mother! as the second wife of a famous poet, whose peaceful life in a secluded mansion is disrupted by the arrival of strangers.
She then played a former ballerina who becomes a Russian spy in the thriller Red Sparrow (2018).
Jennifer Lawrence has an estimated net worth of $110 million.
She was the third highest paid actress of 2017 with $24 million
For her role in Winter’s Bone (2010), she learned to skin squirrels, chop wood, and fight.
Has appeared in two Sundance Grand Jury Prize winners in a row: Winter’s Bone (2010) and Like Crazy (2011).
She’s a huge fan of Jeff Bridges, and got the chance to meet him at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con.
Her father had a concrete construction firm, Lawrence & Associates, and her mother runs a children’s camp.