- Date of Birth:
- August 8, 1990
- 5' 9"
Jennifer Lawrence (born Jennifer Shrader Lawrence in Louisville, Kentucky on August 15 1990) is an American actress. She started out her career by playing leading roles in TBS’s The Bill Engvall Show and in the independent films, The Burning Plain and Winter’s Bone, for which she received nominations for the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Satellite Award, and the Screen Actors Guild Award. At age 20, she became the second youngest actress ever to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Lawrence is also known for playing the villian Raven Darkhölme / Mystique in the 2011 film X-Men: First Class. In 2012, she achieved wider 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 magazine to call her “the most talented young actress in America”. A somewhat lesser-known fact about Jennifer Lawrence is that she starred in a series of commercials for MTV’s My Super Sweet 16.
Best Known For:
Jennifer is best known for playing Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games.
She dated her X Men: First Class co-star, Nicholas Hoult, but they split in July 2015. She believes that she is “fat” by Hollywood standards. She lives in Santa Monica, California. She took lessons in hunting before she starred in Winter’s Bone, as she wanted to be “believable”.