Born: August 15, 1990 (age 22), Louisville
Height: 1.75 m
Siblings: Blaine Lawrence, Ben Lawrence
Jennifer Shrader Lawrence 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.
Jennifer 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”.
Jennifer was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, and has two older brothers. Her parents are Karen (née Koch), who runs a children’s camp, and Gary Lawrence, who once owned a concrete construction firm, Lawrence & Associates. She acted in local theater 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. Prior to finding success in Hollywood, Lawrence attended Kammerer Middle School. She graduated from high school two years early with a 3.9 average in order to begin a career in acting. While growing up and in between acting, Lawrence served as an assistant nurse at the children’s summer day camp that her mother ran.
Lawrence lived in New York City for the first few years of her career, but now resides in Santa Monica, California. She likes to paint, knit sweaters and scarves, surf, and play the guitar. She has been dating English actor Nicholas Hoult since 2011.