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Jennifer Lawrence

Sofia Lopez, Reporter and Editorial Board

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Jennifer Lawrence is well known for her role as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games. Lawrence has been in films such as The Bill Engvall Show, Passengers, Silver Linings, American Hustle, Joy, Serena, House at the End of the Street, Like Crazy, Mother!, The Beaver, The Poker House, Red Sparrow, Devil You Know, A Beautiful Planet, Garden Party, It’s What I Do, Not Another High School Show, East of Eden, Company Town, Burial Rites, The Burning Plain, Winter’s Bones, X-Men: First Class, and of course The Hunger Games. She won an Academy Award for her role in Silver Linings Playbook in 2012 she also won three Golden Globes for her roles in Silver Linings, American Hustle, and Joy.

Early Life:

Jennifer Shrader Lawrence was born August 15th, 1990 in Louisville, Kentucky. She had two older brothers, Blaine and Ben, her parents, Karen and Gary, owned a farm outside the city. As a child Lawrence was very athletic, she would participate in  cheerleading, hockey, and softball she would also participate in community theater and a bit of modeling. She always thought she would be a doctor and she had never dreamed about being an actor.

Career:

Lawrence got her big break while she was on spring break in New York when she was 14 years old, a stranger asked to take a picture and got the mothers phone number, the next day they called and asked to do a screen test. She stayed in New York during the summer doing commercials for MTV and the film Devil You Know in 2007.

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