Jennifer Lawrence

Real Name  :  Jennifer Shrader Lawrence
Born             :  August 15, 1990
Occupation   :  Actress

Personal Life

Jennifer Shrader Lawrence born August 15, 1990 is an American actress. She had lead 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 was the second youngest actress ever to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Lawrence is also known for playing 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 to call her "the most talented young actress in America".

She was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, the daughter of Karen (née Koch), who runs a children's camp, and Gary Lawrence, who once owned a concrete construction firm, Lawrence & Associates. This was called Camp Hi-Ho were she taught two girls, Allyson Gallo and Abbey Kirkland. She acted in church plays and, by the age of 14, had decided to pursue an acting career, persuading her parents to take her to New York City to find a talent agent. Although she had no training or experience, she received high praise from the agency for which she auditioned. She graduated from high school two years early in order to begin a career in acting.

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