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Born: Aug. 15, 1990 Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Jennifer Shrader Lawrence was born in Lousiville, Kentucky on August 15th, 1990. She was bit by the acting bug early, appearing in local plays, and at the age of 14 convinced her parents to take her to New York to try and find an agent.
Jennifer’s earliest work included a role in the 2006 TV movie Company Town and guest spots on shows like Monk, Cold Case and Medium. In 2007, she landed the role of Lauren Pearson on the TBS series The Bill Engvall Show, which ran for three seasons.
Moving from the small screen to the big screen, Jennifer had a busy year in 2008, appearing in Garden Party with Vinessa Shaw and Willa Holland, The Poker House with Selma Blair, Bokeem Woodbine, and David Alan Grier and The Burning Plain with Charlize Theron and John Corbett.
Two years later, Lawrence landed the role of Ree Dolly in the indie film Winter’s Bone with John Hawkes. The film was critically acclaimed and earned Jennifer a Best Actress Academy Award nomination as well as nominations in the Critics Choice Awards, the Golden Globes, Independent Spirit Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Awards. She was also recognized by several critics groups.
Lawrence had captured the audience’s attention, not just because of her undeniable acting talent but also the dazzling red dress she wore to the 2011 Oscar ceremony. Filmgoers in 2011 saw her in Like Crazy with Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones, The Beaver with Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster, and X-Men: First Class with James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender.
In the spring of 2012, Jennifer starred as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games alongside Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson. Based on the popular novel series, the highly anticipated film will further make Lawrence a household name.
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