Jennifer Shrader Lawrence was born on August 15, 1990. She is an American actress. The films in which she starred have grossed over $6 billion worldwide, making her the highest-paid actress in the world in 2015 and 2016. She also appeared in Time’s 100 most influential people in the world list 2013. When she was younger, Jennifer performed in school musicals, and church plays. She was spotted by a talent scout when she was 14 years old. Then, she moved to Los Angeles and began her acting career. She first became popular when she got a role on the sitcom called The Bill Engvall Show (2007-2009). When it comes to films, first, she starred in the drama called Garden Party (2008) and also Winter’s Bone (2010). She is probably best known for her role as Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games film series (2012-2015). Lawrence is also an outspoken feminist.
Jennifer’s early life
Jen was born in Indian Hills, Kentucky. Her father, Gary, is a construction worker, and her mother Karen is a summer camp manager. She has two older brothers, Ben and Blaine. Lawrence attended Kammerer Middle School in Louisville. She didn’t enjoy her childhood because of her hyperactivity and social anxiety. When it comes to her school activities, those included softball, cheerleading, and basketball, she played on a boys’ team since her father was a coach. Jen was 14 years old when her family went on a vacation in New York City. A talent scout spotted her and arranged her to audion for talent agents. The agents were amazed by her talent at such a young age. However, she felt friendless and lonely.
Lawrence’s career began with an unaired TV pilot Company Town (2006). Then she starred on the TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show. There she played Lauren, a rebellious teenage daughter. It premiered in 2007. The first film in which she starred was the 2008 drama Garden Party. Jennifer’s breakthrough role was the drama Winter’s Bone (2010). In 2011, she took on a role in a romantic drama called Like Crazy. After that, she appeared in Jodie Foster’s black comedy The Beaver, which also featured Mel Gibson.
After Hunger Games, she starred in movies such as ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ and ‘American Hustle.’ She won many awards for her role in ‘American Hustle,’ including a nomination at the Oscars. In 2015, she appeared in ‘Joy.’ For that, she got an Oscar nomination. She also became the youngest artist to receive multiple nominations for the Academy Award. In 2017 and 2018, she appeared in movies ‘Red Sparrow’ and ‘Mother’.
Jennifer’s best quotes
“Be strong. Don’t be a follower, and always do the right thing. If you have a choice between the right thing and the wrong thing, the right way is always less stressful.” – Jennifer Lawrence
“I think that people are built the way that they’re built. There’s that Kate Moss quote that’s like ‘Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels’ and I can name a lot of things that taste better than skinny feels: bread, potatoes … a Philly cheesesteak and fries.” – Jennifer Lawrence
“As soon as somebody farts around me, I think it’s hilarious. This is something my brothers did that now the boys at work are obsessed with. You cup it, and then you throw it in someone’s face and say, ‘Take a bite out of that cheeseburger!” – Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer’s net worth
According to recent studies, Jennifer’s net worth is $130 million.