Date of Birth: August 15, 1990
Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Jennifer Lawrence began acting in film and television at the age of 14.
In 2010, she was named one of the New York Times' "50 People to Watch." Early TV credits include guest appearances on Monk, Cold Case and Medium. She went on to play a regular role on the third season of the TBS series The Bill Engvall Show.
In 2008 she played opposite Charlize Theron and Kim Basinger in Guillermo Arriaga's directorial debut The Burning Plain. The film premiered at the 65th Venice Film Festival, where Jennifer won the "Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actress or Actor." Some of her other 2008 film credits include the lead role in Lori Petty's The Poker House opposite Selma Blair, for which she was awarded the prize of "Outstanding Performance in the Narrative Competition" at the 2008 Los Angeles Film Festival. She also starred in Garden Party opposite Vinessa Shaw.
In 2010, she was nominated for an Oscar for her work in the indie drama Winter's Bone and has since landed roles in The Beaver (2011) alongside Mel Gibson and the part of Raven/Mystique in X-Men: First Class (2011). Also in 2011, Lawrence landed the role of a lifetime—the lead part of Katniss Everdeen in the big-screen adaptation of the best-selling young adult novel, The Hunger Games (2012). Lawrence has already been secured to reprise the role for the 2013 sequel, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
Some of Lawrence's other mentionable titles include the horror film House at the End of the Street (2012) and Silver Linings Playbook (2012), which premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival and for which she won a Best Actress Academy Award.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
House at the End of the Street
Silver Linings Playbook
The Hunger Games
Devil You Know (2012)
X-Men: First Class
The Burning Plain
The Poker House