Jennifer Lawrence: The Face of a Heroine and Everything In-Between
Jennifer Lawrence has become a phenomenon among the film world, and the real world in general. The 25 year old, from Louisville Kentucky, has portrayed critically acclaimed roles from a teenage rebellion leader to an impulsive heartbroken dancer. The Academy Award winning actress has been credited for over 28 times among film and television.
Lawrence began her career at the age of 14 after traveling to Manhattan to try and find her passion. She had previously been involved in common youthful things such as sports and fell into modeling. Lawrence was spotted by an agent and landed an ad for H&M. Manhattan opened many doors for Jennifer Lawrence, including her first cold read when agents told her mother “it was the best cold read by a 14-year-old they had ever heard.” It was quickly decided that Jennifer and her family would move to Los Angeles.
Jennifer Lawrence first made it to screen by being casted in the “Bill Engvall Show,” a sitcom that aired back in 2007 on TBS. She then went on to smaller roles in films such as The Poker House (2008) and The Burning Plain (2008.) The film that allowed Lawrence to be seen as the actress she is today is the film Winter’s Bone (2010,) landing her Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations. Moving forward a year Jennifer Lawrence lands the role of Mystique in the reboot of the franchise film X-Men: First Class (2011) along side landing her most well known and life changing role as Katniss Everdeen in the film adaptation of The Hunger Games (2012.) The Hunger Games became one of the highest gross rating films with box office records of over $407 million. Lawrence went on to sign for three more films to finish out The Hunger Games series.
Yes, Jennifer Lawrence is Katniss Everdeen, but she is also Tiffany Maxwell. Her role in David O. Russell’s romantic comedy Silver Linings Playbook (2012) along side Bradley Cooper, made her the youngest actress to be nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Actress, and the second youngest to become a Best Actress winner.
Jennifer Lawrence also appears in the films The Beaver (2011), Like Crazy (2011,) the Golden Globe winner for Best Motion Picture American Hustle (2013) also directed by David O. Russell, and Serena (2015.)
It has been announced that Jennifer Lawrence will be writing and starring in a film along side Amy Schumer. They will play sisters. #winning.
Catch Jennifer Lawrence's upcoming films: the final adaptation of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 November 20, 2015, and the Christmas premiere of Joy (2015.)