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Jennifer Lawrence

Mostly Credited As: Jennifer Lawrence
Birth Name: Jennifer Shrader Lawrence
Date Of Birth: August 15, 1990 (Age 23)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Louisville, Kentucky
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Jennifer Lawrence


Jennifer Lawrence was born in Kentucky and was raised by her parents, along with her two older brothers. She started acting in local theater, but persuaded her parents to take her to New York when she was 14 so she could find a talent agent and pursue an acting career.

Her first acting gig was a role in the TBS comedy The Bill Engvall show. Before that, she merely appeared in small roles in television and bit roles in films.

In 2008, she got her first starring role in Lori Petty's small family drama, The Poker House, which Lawrence was awarded the Los Angeles Film Festival Award for Outstanding Performance for.

It wasn't until 2010, when Lawrence appeared as Ree Dolly in Winter's Bone, that her acting skills were widely recognized. The film won Best Picture at the Sundance Film Festivel, and Lawrence herself was nominated for many awards for her breakthrough performance at the Golden Globe Awards, the Screen Actor Guild Awards, and became the second-youngest person ever to be nominated for Best Actress at the Academy Awards and took home many awards as well, including the National Board of Review Award for Best Breakthrough Performance.

After her breakthrough appearance in Winter's Bone, Lawrence's career skyrocketed. She appeared as Mystique in X-Men: First Class and landed the coveted role of Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games series of films. Her role as Everdeen cemented herself as a major force to be reckoned with - she is currently the highest grossing female action heroine of all-time. Rolling Stone has labeled her the "most talented young actress in America".

With many film roles lined up in the future, Lawrence has emerged as a huge power player in Hollywood. She currently resides in Santa Monica, California.

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TV Appearances

Main cast 
The Bill Engvall Show (2007)As: Lauren Pearson
Episode Cast Credits 

Live with Kelly & Michael (1983) 
  Jennifer Lawrence, Phillip Phillips, Francis Anthony 32x190: (May/23/2014) As Herself 

Good Morning America (1975) 
  Season 39, Episode 144 39x144: (May/22/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014) 
  Jennifer Lawrence, Alan Cumming, Little Daylight 01x51: (May/21/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014) 
  Jennifer Lawrence, Craig Robinson, a performance by the Broadway cast of "A Gentleman's Guide To Love and Murder" 01x59: (May/15/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Academy Awards (1953) 
  The 86th Annual Academy Awards 62x01: (Mar/02/2014) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 85th Annual Academy Awards 61x01: (Feb/24/2013) As Winner: Best Actress (for 'Silver Linings Playbook') 
  The 83rd Annual Academy Awards 59x01: (Feb/27/2011) As Nominee: Best Actress (for 'Winter's Bone'), [Co-Guest Stars]

The Golden Globes (1944) 
  The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards 71x01: (Jan/12/2014) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (for 'American Hustle') 
  The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards 70x01: (Jan/13/2013) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical (for 'Silver Linings Playbook') 

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (1996) 
  Jennifer Lawrence 19x28: (Nov/21/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]

BBC Breakfast (2000) 
  November 12, 2013 14x316: (Nov/12/2013) As Herself 
  March 15, 2012 13x75: (Mar/15/2012) As Herself 

Lorraine (2010) 
  Series 4, Show 52 04x52: (Nov/12/2013) As Herself 
  Series 3, Show 103 03x103: (Feb/01/2013) As Herself 

The BAFTA Film Awards (1948) 
  The 66th BAFTA Film Awards 66x01: (Feb/10/2013) As Herself 

Conan (2010) 
  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory That Was a Front for a Sweatshop That Makes Gym Bags 03x41: (Feb/05/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Screen Actors Guild Awards (1995) 
  19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 19x01: (Jan/27/2013) As Winner: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role (for 'Silver Linings Playbook') 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Jennifer Lawrence/The Lumineers 38x11: (Jan/19/2013) As Herself, [Guest Hosts]

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Jennifer Lawrence, Phil & Willie Robertson, Andy Grammer 20x187: (Nov/19/2012) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Jesse Eisenberg, Jennifer Lawrence, Ryan Bingham 19x23: (Feb/02/2011) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Freshly Squeezed (2006) 
  Series 4, Episode 60 04x60: (Mar/23/2012) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Jennifer Lawrence, Gail Collins, the Shins 19x108: (Mar/20/2012) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Kelly Ripa, Jennifer Lawrence, a performance by the Broadway cast of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" 18x139: (May/19/2011) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Daybreak (2010) 
  March 15, 2012 02x133: (Mar/15/2012) As Herself 

Medium (2005) 
  But for the Grace of God 04x02: (Jan/14/2008) As Young Allison 
  Mother's Little Helper 03x07: (Jan/03/2007) As Claire Chase, [Co-Guest Stars]

Cold Case (2003) 
  A Dollar, A Dream 04x18: (Mar/18/2007) As Abby Bradford (2007) 

Monk (2002) 
  Mr. Monk and the Big Game 05x03: (Jul/21/2006) As Mascot Girl 
Trivia

Highest grossing female heroine of all time, due to her role in The Hunger Games.

Despite being a fan of the Hunger Games books, Lawrence took three days to accept the role because she was initially intimidated by the size of the movie and what it may mean for her fame.

In 2011, it was announced that Lawrence was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Won the MTV Movie Award in 2012 for Best Female Performance and Best Kiss for The Hunger Games.

Some of her hobbies include surfing, knitting, and playing the guitar.

She learned how to skin squirrels, chop wood, and fight for her role in Winter's Bone.

Graduated two days earlier from high school, in order to start acting.

Voted by her high school class as Most Talkative.

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