Jennifer Lawrence

Artist Research Project


Jennifer Lawrence was born in Louisville, Kentucky, on August 15, 1990. She quickly landed a part in the TV series The Bill Engvall Show, followed by roles in films that included The Burning Plain,Winter’s Bone, X-Men: First Class and The Hunger Games. She later reprised her Katniss Everdeen role in Catching Fire and the two-partMockingjay. Lawrence was an athletic child, involved in cheerleading, field hockey and softball, and thought she might be a doctor when she grew up. She did some modeling and community theater, but never dreamed that she’d become an actress. Lawrence graduated from high school two years early with a 3.9 GPA, part of the deal her parents made with her to allow her to pursue acting. She now lives in Santa Monica with her dog and plans to pursue directing.


Jennifer Lawrence graduated from high school two years early so she could pursue acting. She didn't attend college nor has she ever taken an acting class.

On the Red Carpet

Ÿ Major Roles

The Hunger Games, Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, Serena, Joy, and X-Men

Influencers (Quoted From Lawrence)

when I was little I'd watch "Lizzie McGuire," the Hilary Duff show. I'd watch her do everything and then act it out around my house. I'd do a line like her and then say, "'Dad, what do you think?"

When I read "Crime and Punishment," it was the first time I imagined myself as a character.

Gary Oldman was in "True Romance," where he played this crazy Jamaican pimp. Then he was in "The Dark Knight" as the police detective with a mustache. He's the definition of a chameleon. That's my dream, not to be held back by a genre

Awards (Major)

Oscar- Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Golden Globe- Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Golden Globe- Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

BAFTA Award- Best Supporting Actress

5 Facts!

She Was Voted ‘Most Talkative” In 7th Grade

Her Family Owned A Horse Farm

Her BFF’s Are Emma Stone And Zoe Kravitz

graduated from high school two years early

A fan of John Stamos, she followed him around at a party, saying “dude” and “Uncle Jesse.”

Quote About Her Craft

Even as far back as when I started acting at 14, I know I've never considered failure.
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