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Jennifer Lawrence

Born: 1990

Biography

Jennifer Shrader Lawrence (born August 15, 1990) is an American actress. The world's highest-paid actress in 2015 and 2016, her films have grossed over $6 billion worldwide to date. She appeared in Time's 100 most influential people in the world list in 2013 and the Forbes Celebrity 100 list from 2013 to 2016. During her childhood, Lawrence performed in church plays and school musicals. At 14, she was spotted by a talent scout while vacationing in New York City with her family. She moved to Los Angeles and began her acting career in guest roles on television. Her first major role was that of a main cast member on the sitcom The Bill Engvall Show (2007–2009). She made her film debut in a supporting role in the drama Garden Party (2008), and had her breakthrough playing Ree Dolly, a poverty-stricken teenage girl, in the coming-of-age independent mystery drama Winter's Bone (2010). Lawrence's career progressed with starring roles as the mutant Mystique in the X-Men film series (2011–2019) and Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games film series (2012–2015). The latter made her the highest-grossing action heroine of all time. Lawrence has received a number of accolades for various films, including her three collaborations with filmmaker David O. Russell. Her performance as a young widow with an unnamed mental disorder in the romance film Silver Linings Playbook (2012) won her the Academy Award for Best Actress, making her the second-youngest Best Actress winner at 22. She won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for playing an unpredictable wife in the black comedy American Hustle (2013). Lawrence also received Golden Globe Awards for both of these films, and for her portrayal of businesswoman Joy Mangano in the biopic Joy (2015). A series of negatively reviewed films, including Passengers (2016) and Red Sparrow (2018), and the subsequent media scrutiny of her choices of roles led to a small break from acting. She returned in 2021 with the satirical black comedy Don't Look Up. In 2022 and 2023, she produced and starred in the drama film Causeway and the romantic comedy film No Hard Feelings respectively.
Known For Acting
Gender Female
Place of Birth Indian Hills, Kentucky, USA

Resources

Movies

The Burning Plain

Young Mariana in The Burning Plain

Garden Party

Tiff in Garden Party

Like Crazy

Sam in Like Crazy

The Poker House

Agnes in The Poker House

Winter's Bone

Ree Dolly in Winter's Bone

The Beaver

Norah in The Beaver

The Hunger Games

Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games

House at the End of the Street

Elissa Cassidy in House at the End of the Street

Silver Linings Playbook

Tiffany Maxwell in Silver Linings Playbook

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

Serena

Serena Pemberton in Serena

American Hustle

Rosalyn Rosenfeld in American Hustle

The Devil You Know

Young Zoe in The Devil You Know

mother!

Mother in mother!

Joy

Joy Mangano in Joy

X-Men: First Class

Raven Darkholme / Mystique in X-Men: First Class

Passengers

Aurora Lane in Passengers

A Beautiful Planet

Narrator (voice) in A Beautiful Planet

Red Sparrow

Dominika Egorova in Red Sparrow

X-Men: Apocalypse

Raven Darkholme / Mystique in X-Men: Apocalypse

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Raven Darkholme / Mystique in X-Men: Days of Future Past

100 Years

Narrator (voice) in 100 Years

Dark Phoenix

Raven Darkholme / Mystique in Dark Phoenix

Wide-Awake

The Snake Charmer in Wide-Awake

Love, Antosha

Self in Love, Antosha

14 Actors Acting

Self in 14 Actors Acting

Unbreaking America

Self in Unbreaking America

Causeway

Lynsey in Causeway

The Hunger Games: The Phenomenon

Self in The Hunger Games: The Phenomenon

The Making of 'Winter's Bone'

Self in The Making of 'Winter's Bone'

Mob Girl

Arlyne Brickman in Mob Girl

The Mockingjay Lives: The Making of the Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Self (Katniss Everdeen) in The Mockingjay Lives: The Making of the Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Don't Look Up

Kate Dibiasky in Don't Look Up

David Blaine: Beyond Magic

Self in David Blaine: Beyond Magic

Sue

Sue Mengers in Sue

The World Is Watching: Making the Hunger Games

Self (Katniss Everdeen) in The World Is Watching: Making the Hunger Games

Surviving the Game: Making The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Self (Katniss Everdeen) in Surviving the Game: Making The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Pawns No More: The Making of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

Self (Katniss Everdeen) in Pawns No More: The Making of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

No Hard Feelings

Maddie Barker in No Hard Feelings

Burial Rites

Agnes Magnúsdóttir in Burial Rites

Die, My Love

in Die, My Love

Straight From The Heart: A Tribute To Philip Seymour Hoffman

Self in Straight From The Heart: A Tribute To Philip Seymour Hoffman

mother! The Downward Spiral

Self in mother! The Downward Spiral

Polycephaly in D

(archive footage) in Polycephaly in D

Hollywood's Hard Hitters: Women in Action

Self in Hollywood's Hard Hitters: Women in Action

Sinatra

Ava Gardner in Sinatra

TV Shows