in March 2012
Born Jennifer Shrader Lawrence
August 15, 1990 (age 22)
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
Years active 2006–present
Jennifer Shrader Lawrence (born August 15, 1990) is an American actress. Her first major role was as a lead cast member on TBS’ 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, and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress. At age 20, she was the second-youngest actress ever to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. At age 22, her performance as a recovering sex addict in the romantic comedy Silver Linings Playbook (2012) earned her the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, and a second Academy Award nomination, amongst other accolades, making her the youngest person ever to be nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Actress.
Lawrence is also known for playing Raven Darkhölme/Mystique in the 2011 film X-Men: First Class. In 2012, she achieved international recognition starring as the heroine Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, an adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ best-selling novel of the same name. Her performance in the film garnered her notable critical praise and marked her as the highest-grossing action heroine of all time. Lawrence’s performances thus far have prompted Rolling Stone to call her “the most talented young actress in America”.
- Jennifer Lawrence Workin’ It on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (moejackson.com)
- Jennifer Lawrence: ‘My Pants Fell Off’ at the SAG Awards! (stylenews.peoplestylewatch.com)
- Is Jennifer Lawrence’s SAG Awards Malfunction A Bad Omen For The Oscars? (contactmusic.com)
- Jennifer Lawrence Has Pneumonia, Skips AACTA Awards in West Hollywood (celebuzz.com)
- Jennifer Lawrence: ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Dress (celebs.gather.com)
- Jennifer Lawrence, Tina Fey and Bryan Cranston provide best quotes of the night at the SAG Awards (csmonitor.com)
- Jennifer Lawrence Did NOT Rip Her Dress At The SAG Awards, Her Pants Fell Down (contactmusic.com)
- Jennifer Lawrence: ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Lady! (justjared.com)
- Did Jennifer Lawrence Destroy Her Dior Gown At the SAG Awards? (Video) (celebs.gather.com)
- Louisville native Jennifer Lawrence wins Best Actress Golden Globe (wave3.com)