Jennifer Shrader Lawrence is an American actress. The world’s highest-paid actress in 2015 and 2016, her films have grossed over $6 billion worldwide to date. She appeared in Time‘s 100 most influential people in the world list in 2013 and the Forbes Celebrity 100 list from 2013 to 2016.
Nick Name: Jen, JLaw
Years active: 2006–present
Born: August 15, 1990, 32 years old and 9 months, Indian Hills, Kentucky, United States
Sun: Sign Leo
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 5 ft 9 in / 175 cm
Measurements: 35-26-36 in 89-66-91.5 cm
Bra size: 32C
Orange British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) held at the Royal Opera House - Arrivals. London, England
But Jennifer switched up her look tonight at the London premiere of her thriller Red Sparrow.
Making the ensemble all the more eye-popping, Jennifer opted to go braless for her moment in the spotlight.
She said: “I realised that there was a difference between consent and not and I showed up for the first day and I did it and I felt empowered. “I feel like something that was taken from me I got back and am using my art and it’s my choice.
“And if you don’t like boobs, you should not go see Red Sparrow.”
During her childhood, Lawrence performed in church plays and school musicals. At age fourteen, she was spotted by a talent scout while vacationing in New York City with her family. She moved to Los Angeles and began her acting career with guest roles on television. Her first major role was as a main cast member on the sitcom The Bill Engvall Show (2007–2009). She made her film debut with a supporting role in the drama Garden Party (2008), and had her breakthrough playing a poverty-stricken teenager in the independent mystery drama Winter’s Bone (2010). Lawrence’s career progressed with starring roles as the mutant Mystique in the X-Men film series (2011–2019) and Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games film series (2012–2015). The latter made her the highest-grossing action heroine of all time.
Lawrence received various accolades for her three collaborations with filmmaker David O. Russell. Her performance as a troubled young widow in the romance film Silver Linings Playbook (2012) won her the Academy Award for Best Actress, making her the second-youngest winner in the category at age 22. She won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for playing an unpredictable wife in the black comedy American Hustle (2013). Lawrence also received Golden Globe Awards for both of these films, and for her portrayal of businesswoman Joy Mangano in the biopic Joy (2015). A series of mixed reviewed films and the media scrutiny of her role choices led to a small break from acting. She returned with the streaming films Don’t Look Up (2021) and Causeway (2022).
Lawrence is a feminist and advocates for women’s reproductive rights. In 2015, she founded the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation, which advocates for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Special Olympics. She formed the production company Excellent Cadaver in 2018. She is an active member of the nonpartisan nonprofit anti-corruption organization RepresentUs and has served as a spokesperson in its videos about protecting democracy.
Jennifer Lawrence attended Kammerer Middle School and graduated from high school 2 years before with 3.9 average, so as to pursue a career in acting.
Father – Gary Lawrence (He once owned a concrete construction firm, Lawrence and Associates.)
Mother – Karen Lawrence (She runs a childreno camp)
Siblings – Ben (Older Brother), Blaine (Older Brother)
During her childhood, Jennifer Lawrence performed in church plays and school musicals. When she was 14, a talent scout spotted her in New York. She then moved to Los Angeles and began her acting career by playing guest roles in television shows. Her first major role came as a main cast member on the sitcom The Bill Engvall Show (2007–2009). Lawrence made her film debut in a supporting role in Garden Party (2008), and had her breakthrough playing a poverty-stricken teenager in the independent drama Winter Bone (2010). She achieved wider recognition for starring as the mutant Mystique in X-Men First Class (2011), a role she reprised in later installments of the series.
Jennifer Lawrence fame continued to grow with her starring role as Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games film series (2012–2015), which established her as the highest-grossing action heroine of all time. She went on to earn various accolades for her collaborations with director David O. Russell. Her performance as a depressed and bipolar widow in the romance film Silver Linings Playbook (2012) earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress, making her the second-youngest winner of the award. Lawrence subsequently won a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for playing a troubled wife in the black comedy American Hustle (2013). She also received Golden Globe Awards for her roles in each of these films, and for her performance as Joy Mangano in the biopic Joy (2015).
Jennifer Lawrence is known in the media as an advocate for feminism and gender equality. She is the founder of the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation, through which she supports various charitable organizations.
Jennifer Lawrence to Gary, a construction worker, and Karen (nee Koch), a summer camp manager. She has two older brothers, Ben and Blaine, and her mother brought her up to be tough like them. Jennifer Lawrence mother did not allow her to play with other girls in preschool as she deemed her too rough with them.
The actress was educated at the Kammerer Middle School in Louisville. She did not enjoy her childhood due to hyperactivity and social anxiety, and considered herself a misfit among her peers. Lawrence has said that her anxieties vanished when she performed on stage, and that acting gave her a sense of accomplishment.
A cheerleader at school, Jennifer Lawrence also played softball, field hockey and basketball, which she played on a boys team that her father coached. She was fond of horseback riding while growing up and frequently visited a local horse farm. She has a damaged coccyx from being thrown off a horse. The actress has said that she knew she would be famous from an early age. When her father worked from home, she performed for him, often dressing up as a clown or ballerina. Her first acting assignment was at the age of nine with the role of a prostitute in a church play based on the Book of Jonah. For the next few years, she continued to take parts in church plays and school musicals.
During a family vacation to New York when Jennifer Lawrence was 14, she was spotted on the street by a talent scout who arranged for her to audition for agents. Lawrence mother was not keen on allowing her to pursue an acting career, but briefly moved to the city to let her read for roles. After Lawrence first cold reading, the agents said that hers was the best they had heard from someone that young; Lawrence mother convinced her that they were lying. Lawrence said her early experiences were difficult as she felt lonely and friendless. She signed on with the CESD Talent Agency, who convinced her parents to let her audition for roles in Los Angeles. Lawrence mother agreed to let her pursue acting on the condition that she graduate from high school. Lawrence was eventually home-schooled in Los Angeles, and graduated two years early with good grades. Considering acting to be a natural fit for her, she turned down several offers for modelling assignments at the time. Between her acting jobs in the city, she made regular visits to Louisville, during which she served as an assistant nurse at her mother camp.
2006–2010: Career beginnings and breakthrough
Jennifer Lawrence began her acting career with a minor role in the television film Company Town (2006). She followed it with guest roles in several television shows, including Monk (2006) and Medium (2007). These parts led to her being cast as a series regular on the TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show, in which she played Lauren, the rebellious teenage daughter of a family living in suburban Louisville, Colorado. The series premiered in 2007 and ran for three seasons. Tom Shales of The Washington Post considered her a scene stealer in her part, and David Hinckley of the New York Daily News wrote that she was successful in delivering the perpetual exasperation of teenage girls. Lawrence won a Young Artist Award for Outstanding Young Performer in a TV Series for the role in 2009.
Jennifer Lawrence made her film debut in the 2008 drama film Garden Party, in which she played a troubled teenager named Tiff. She then appeared in director Guillermo Arriaga feature film debut The Burning Plain (2008), a drama narrated in a hyperlink format. She was cast as the teenage daughter of Kim Basinger character who discovers her mother extramarital affair a role she shared with Charlize Theron; both actresses portrayed the role at different stages of the character life. Mark Feeney for The Boston Globe thought of Lawrence performance as a thankless task, but Derek Elley from Variety praised her as the production prime asset, writing that she plumbs fresher depths into the film. Her performance earned her the Premio Marcello Mastroianni award for Best Emerging Actress at the Venice Film Festival. Also that year, she appeared in the music video for the song The Mess I Made by Parachute. The following year, she starred in Lori Petty drama The Poker House as the oldest of three sisters living with a drug-abusing mother. Stephen Farber of The Hollywood Reporter thought that Lawrence has a touching poise on camera that conveys the resilience of children, and her role in The Poker House won an Outstanding Performance award from the Los Angeles Film Festival.
Lawrence breakthrough role came in the small-scale drama Winter Bone (2010), based on Daniel Woodrell novel of the same name. In Debra Granik independent feature, she portrayed Ree Dolly, a poverty-stricken teenager in the Ozark Mountains who cares for her mentally ill mother and younger siblings while searching for her missing father. Lawrence traveled to the Ozarks a week before filming began to live with the family on whom the story was based, and in preparation, she learned to fight, skin squirrels, and chop wood.
David Denby of The New Yorker said the film would be unimaginable with anyone less charismatic, and Peter Travers of Rolling Stone wrote that her performance is more than acting, it a gathering storm. Lawrence eyes are a roadmap to what tearing Ree apart. The production won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. The actress was awarded the National Board of Review Award for Breakthrough Performance, and with her first nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress, she became the second youngest person to be nominated in the category.
2011–2013: Film series and awards success
In 2011, Jennifer Lawrence took on a supporting role in Like Crazy, a romantic drama about long-distance relationships, starring Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones. Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times considered the film to be an intensely wrought and immensely satisfying love story and credited all three performers for making their yearning palpable. She then appeared in Jodie Foster black comedy The Beaver alongside Foster and Mel Gibson. Filmed in 2009, the production was delayed due to controversy concerning Gibson, and earned less than half of its $21 million budget.
After her dramatic role in Winter Bone, Jennifer Lawrence looked for something less serious, and found it with her first high-profile release—Matthew Vaughn superhero film X-Men First Class (2011) a prequel to the X-Men film series. She portrayed the shapeshifting mutant Mystique, a role played by Rebecca Romijn in the earlier films. Vaughn cast Lawrence, as he thought that she would be able to portray the weakness and strength involved in the character transformation. Lawrence lost weight for the part, and for Mystique blue form had to undergo an eight-hour makeup, as Romijn had done on the other films. She was intimidated in the role as she admired Romijn. Writing for USA Today, Claudia Puig considered the film to be a classy re-boot of the film series, and believed that her high-spirited performance empowered the film. With a worldwide gross of $350 million, X-Men First Class became Lawrence most widely seen film to that point.
In 2012 she played Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, an adaptation of the first book in author Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy. Set in a post-apocalyptic future, the series tells the story of the teenage heroine Everdeen as she joins rebel forces against a totalitarian government after winning a brutal televised annual event. Despite being an admirer of the books, Lawrence was initially hesitant to accept the part, because of the grand scale of the film. She agreed to the project after her mother convinced her to take the part. She practiced yoga, archery, rock and tree climbing, and hand-to-hand combat techniques for the role. While training for the part, she injured herself running into a wall. The film received generally positive reviews, and Lawrence portrayal of Everdeen was particularly praised. Todd McCarthy of The Hollywood Reporter called her an ideal screen actress, adding that she embodies the Everdeen of the novel, and believed that she anchored the film with impressive gravity and presence. Roger Ebert agreed that she was strong and convincing in the central role. With worldwide revenues of over $690 million, The Hunger Games became a top-grossing film featuring a female lead, making Jennifer Lawrence the highest-grossing action heroine of all time. The success of the film established her as a star.
Later in 2012, Lawrence played a young depressed widow named Tiffany Maxwell in David O. Russell romance movie Silver Linings Playbook. The film was an adaptation of the Matthew Quick novel of the same name. It follows her character finding companionship with Pat Solitano Jr. (played by Bradley Cooper), a man with bipolar disorder. The actress was drawn to her character complex personality: She didn’t really fit any basic kind of character profile. Somebody who is very forceful and bullheaded is normally very insecure, but she isn’t. Russell considered Lawrence to be too young for the part; she convinced him to hire her via a Skype audition. She found herself challenged by Russell spontaneity as a director, and described working on the project as the best experience of my life. Richard Corliss of Time wrote: Just 21 when the movie was shot, Lawrence is that rare young actress who plays, who is, grown-up. Sullen and sultry, she lends a mature intelligence to any role. Peter Travers believed that Lawrence is some kind of miracle. She rude, dirty, funny, foulmouthed, sloppy, sexy, vibrant, and vulnerable, sometimes all in the same scene, even in the same breath. Jennifer won the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the film, becoming—at age 22—the second youngest Best Actress Oscar winner. Her final release of the year was alongside Max Thieriot and Elisabeth Shue in Mark Tonderai critically panned thriller House at the End of the Street.
The Devil You Know, a small-scale production that Lawrence had filmed for in 2005, was her first release of 2013. She then reprised the role of Everdeen in The Hunger Games Catching Fire, the second installment in the Hunger Games film series. While performing the film underwater stunts, she suffered from an ear infection that resulted in a brief loss of hearing. With box office earnings of $864.9 million, the film remains her highest-grossing release. Stephanie Zacharek of The Village Voice believed that Lawrence portrayal of Everdeen made her an ideal role model, and wrote that there no sanctimony or pretense of false modesty in the way Lawrence plays her. She took on a supporting role in Russell ensemble crime drama American Hustle (2013) as Rosalyn Rosenfeld, the neurotic wife of con man Irving Rosenfeld (portrayed by Christian Bale). Inspired by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Abscam sting operation, the film is set against the backdrop of political corruption in 1970s New Jersey. Lawrence did little research for the part, and based her performance on knowledge of the era from the films and television shows she had seen. Geoffrey Macnab of The Independent praised her as funny and acerbic, especially for an improvised scene in which she aggressively kisses her husband mistress (played by Amy Adams) on the lips. Lawrence performance won her the Golden Globe and BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress, in addition to a third Academy Award nomination, her first in the supporting category.
Established actress and career fluctuations (2014–2019)
Lawrence played Serena Pemberton in Susanne Bier‘s depression-era drama Serena (2014), based on the novel of the same name by Ron Rash. In the film, she and her husband George (played by Bradley Cooper) become involved in criminal activities after realizing that they cannot bear children. The project was filmed in 2012, and was released in 2014 to poor reviews. Lawrence then reprised the role of Mystique in X-Men: Days of Future Past, which served as a sequel to both X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) and X-Men: First Class (2011). The film received positive reviews and grossed $748.1 million worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing film in the X-Men series to that point. Justin Chang of Variety praised her look in the film but thought she had little to do but “glower, snarl and let the f/x artists do their thing”.
Lawrence’s next two releases were the final installments of The Hunger Games film series, Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014) and Part 2 (2015). For the soundtrack of the former film, she recorded the song “The Hanging Tree“, which charted on multiple international singles charts. In a review of the final installment in the series, Manohla Dargis of The New York Times drew similarities between Everdeen’s journey as a rebel leader and Lawrence’s rise to stardom, stating that the actress “now inhabits the role as effortlessly as breathing, partly because, like all great stars, she seems to be playing a version of her ‘real’ self.” Both films grossed over $650 million worldwide.
Lawrence worked with David O. Russell for the third time on the biopic Joy (2015), in which she played the eponymous character, a troubled single mother who becomes a successful businesswoman after inventing the Miracle Mop. During production in Boston, the press reported on a disagreement between Lawrence and Russell that resulted in a “screaming match”. She said their friendship made it easier for them to disagree, because people fight when they really love each other. The film was not as well-received as their previous collaborations, but Lawrence’s performance was unanimously praised; critic Richard Roeper found it to be her best work since Winter’s Bone, terming it “a wonderfully layered performance that carries the film through its rough spots and sometime dubious detours.” She won her third Golden Globe for it, and was nominated for another Academy Award for Best Actress, becoming the youngest actor in history to accrue four Oscar nominations.
Lawrence began 2016 by providing the narration for A Beautiful Planet, a documentary film that explores Earth from the International Space Station. She played Mystique for the third time in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016). The film received mixed reviews, with a consensus that it was overfilled with action that detracted from the story’s themes and the cast’s performances. Helen O’Hara of Empire deemed it a letdown from the previous installments of the series and criticized Lawrence for making her character too grim. Despite this, she was awarded Favorite Movie Actress at the 43rd People’s Choice Awards. Lawrence was paid $20 million to star in the science fiction romance Passengers (2016), and received top billing over co-star Chris Pratt. The film featured Pratt and Lawrence as two individuals who wake up ninety years too soon from an induced hibernation on a spaceship bound for a new planet. She felt nervous performing her first sex scene and kissing a married man (Pratt) onscreen; she drank alcohol to prepare herself for filming those scenes. Passengers was met with underwhelming reviews, much to the surprise of its cast and crew, but Lawrence initially defended the film by calling it a “tainted, complicated love story.” She later expressed regret over starring in the film.
Darren Aronofsky‘s psychological horror film mother! was Lawrence’s sole release of 2017. She played a young wife who experiences trauma when her home is invaded by unexpected guests. Lawrence spent three months rehearsing the film in a warehouse in Brooklyn, despite her reluctance to rehearsals in her previous assignments. The intense role proved grueling for her; she was put on supplemental oxygen when she hyperventilated one day, and also dislocated a rib. Mother! polarized audiences and prompted mass walkouts. The film was better received by critics; Walter Addiego of the San Francisco Chronicle labeled it “assaultive” and a “deliberate test of audience endurance”, and credited Lawrence for “never allow[ing] herself to be reduced simply to a howling victim.”
The following year, she starred as Dominika Egorova, a Russian spy who makes contact with a mysterious CIA agent (played by Joel Edgerton), in Francis Lawrence’s espionage thriller Red Sparrow, based on Jason Matthews’ novel of the same name. In preparation for the part, she learned to speak in a Russian accent and trained in ballet for four months. Having been the victim of a nude photo hack, the actress found herself challenged by the sexuality in her role but said that performing the nude scenes made her feel empowered. Eric Kohn of IndieWire disliked the film’s denouement, but praised the performances of Lawrence and Charlotte Rampling, remarking that “the considerable talent on display is [the film’s] constant saving grace.” In 2019, Lawrence made her fourth and final appearance as Mystique, in the superhero film Dark Phoenix, which emerged as a critical and box-office failure.
Hiatus and return to film (2019–present)
Following roles in a series of mixed reviewed films, Lawrence took a small break from acting. She felt unsatisfied with her films, wanted to avoid media scrutiny, and focused on domestic activities during this period. Wanting to work with director Adam McKay since she was 19, Lawrence returned in 2021 in his film Don’t Look Up for Netflix for a reported salary of $25 million. A “slapstick apocalypse”, the film had her and costar Leonardo DiCaprio play two astronomers attempting to warn humanity about an extinction-level asteroid. For the role, Lawrence received a red dye job and an undercut; in an interview with Vogue, she said that she extensively researched the typical look of aspiring astrophysicists. Reviews for the film were mixed, but critics mostly praised the performances of Lawrence and DiCaprio, who were described as “powerhouse” by Ian Sandwell of Digital Spy and “a delight to watch” by Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV. Lawrence earned a fifth Golden Globe nomination for the film. It broke the record for the most views (152 million hours) in a single week in Netflix history, and ranks as the platform’s second most-watched film within 28 days of release.
Lawrence starred in Lila Neugebauer‘s independent drama Causeway (2022), playing a soldier suffering from a brain injury. She also produced the film under her company Excellent Cadaver, which she had formed in 2018. After starring in several big-budget films, she was drawn to the “slow melody of a character-driven story”. Comparing it to her work in Winter’s Bone, Allison Wilmore of Vulture opined that the film “is a welcome reminder of how compelling Lawrence can be, as well as a promising indication that she’s willing to seek out smaller projects and work with emerging directors”.
Lawrence will next star in and produce the comedy film No Hard Feelings, directed by Gene Stupnitsky.
Artistry and public image
In 2012, the review website IndieWire described Lawrence’s off-screen persona as “down-to-earth, self-deprecating, unaffected”. Adam McKay, who directed Lawrence in Don’t Look Up, considered her “a strong, funny truth-teller” woman. “No one has more beautiful anger than Jen”, Mckay said, “When she unleashes, it is a sight to behold.” An IGN writer described her as a “sharp”, “funny” and “quirky” actress who liked to “stay grounded” despite her considerable success. Lawrence has said she finds acting “stupid” in comparison to life-saving professions like doctors, and therefore does not believe in being “cocky” about her accomplishments.
In 2012, Rolling Stone called Lawrence “the most talented young actress in America”. Her The Hunger Games co-star Donald Sutherland found her an “exquisite and brilliant actor”, and favorably compared her craft to that of Laurence Olivier. David O. Russell, who directed Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle and Joy, has praised her effortless acting that makes her performances look easy. She has played roles in both high-profile, mainstream productions and low-budget independent films, and appeared in a range of film genres. She did not study acting and has not been involved in professional theater. She has said she bases her acting approach on her observations of people around her. She said in 2010 that she did not “invest any of [her] real emotions” or take home any of her characters’ pain. She went on to say that “I don’t even take it to craft services” and has never shared her characters’ experiences, relying instead on her imagination: “I can’t go around looking for roles that are exactly like my life… If it ever came down to the point where, to make a part better, I had to lose a little bit of my sanity, I wouldn’t do it. I would just do comedies.”
Lawrence has become one of the world’s highest-paid actresses. The Daily Telegraph reported in 2014 that she was earning $10 million per film. In 2013, Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world, Elle labeled her the most powerful woman in the entertainment business, and Forbes ranked her as the second most powerful actress, behind only Angelina Jolie. In 2014, Forbes named her the second-highest-paid actress in the world with earnings of $34 million, and cited her as the most powerful actress, ranking at number 12 on the magazine’s Celebrity 100 list; she appeared on the list again in 2015 and 2016. In 2015, Lawrence was named “Entertainer of the Year” by Entertainment Weekly—a title she also won in 2012 and was recognized as the highest-grossing action heroine in Guinness World Records for starring in the Hunger Games series. In 2015 and 2016, Forbes ranked her as the world’s highest-paid actress, with annual earnings of $52 million and $46 million, respectively. In the following two years, it ranked her as the world’s third and fourth highest-paid actress, with respective earnings of $24 million and $18 million. The Hollywood Reporter listed Lawrence among the 100 most powerful people in entertainment from 2016 to 2018. As of 2019, her films have grossed over $6 billion worldwide.
Lawrence appeared on Victoria’s Secret‘s listing of the “Sexiest Up-and-Coming Bombshell” in 2011, People‘s Most Beautiful People in 2011 and 2013, Maxim‘s Hot 100 from 2011 to 2014, and was placed at number one on FHM‘s 100 Sexiest Women list in 2014. From 2013 to 2015, she was featured on Glamour‘s annual listing of the best dressed women, topping the list in 2014. During Raf Simons‘s tenure at Dior, Lawrence became a celebrity ambassador for the brand, appearing in advertisement campaigns for its fashion and perfumes. She frequently wears Dior to red carpet events such as film premieres and award ceremonies. She wore a custom Dior bridal gown on her wedding day.
Lawrence identifies as a feminist, a concept she argues should not intimidate people “because it just means equality”. She has promoted body positivity among women. In 2015, she wrote an essay for Lenny Letter criticizing the gender pay gap in Hollywood, describing her own experiences in the industry, such as the lesser pay she received for her work on American Hustle in comparison to her male co-stars. In a 2015 interview with Vogue, she condemned Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis for her opposition to same-sex marriage. Lawrence was raised a Republican and voted for John McCain in the 2008 presidential election, but has since been critical of the party. Lawrence strongly opposed Donald Trump’s presidency, stating in 2015 that his election would “be the end of the world”. She endorsed Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election.
Lawrence joined the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2011. She has lent her support to several charitable organizations, such as the World Food Programme, Feeding America, and the Thirst Project. Along with her The Hunger Games co-stars Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, she partnered with the United Nations to publicize poverty and hunger. She organized an early screening of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) to benefit Saint Mary’s Center, a disabilities organization in Louisville, and raised more than $40,000 for the cause. She partnered with the charity broadcast network Chideo to raise funds for the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games by screening her film Serena (2014). She also collaborated with Omaze to host a fundraising contest for the games as part of the premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014).
In 2015, Lawrence teamed with Hutcherson and Hemsworth for Prank It FWD, a charitable initiative to raise money for the nonprofit organization DoSomething. That year, she also launched the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation, which supports charities such as the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Special Olympics. In 2016, she donated $2 million to the Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville to set up a cardiac intensive care unit named after her foundation. She is a board member of RepresentUs, a nonprofit seeking to pass anti-corruption laws in the United States. In 2018, she collaborated with 300 women in Hollywood to set up the Time’s Up initiative to protect women from harassment and discrimination, and took part in the 2018 Women’s March in Los Angeles. In 2018, Lawrence spoke out in support of retaining ranked-choice voting in Maine.
During filming of X-Men: First Class in 2010, Lawrence began dating her co-star Nicholas Hoult. Their relationship ended around the time they wrapped filming X-Men: Days of Future Past in 2014. In September 2016, she began dating filmmaker Darren Aronofsky after they had met during filming of Mother! They broke up in November 2017.
In 2018, she began a relationship with Cooke Maroney, an art gallery director. They became engaged in February 2019 and married that October in Rhode Island. As of May 2019, they reside in the Lower Manhattan area of New York City and in Beverly Hills, California. In February 2022, Lawrence gave birth to their son, Cy.
Lawrence was one of the victims of the 2014 celebrity nude photo leak, in which several private nude pictures of her were hacked and posted online. She emphasized that the photos were never meant to go public, calling the leak a “sex crime” and a “sexual violation”, and added that viewers of the images should be ashamed of themselves for “perpetuating a sexual offense”. Lawrence further said her pictures had been intended for Hoult during their relationship, and that unlike other victims of the incident, she did not plan to sue Apple Inc.
In the media
The review website IndieWire, in 2012, described Lawrence personality as down-to-earth, self-deprecating, and unaffected. She is frequently referred to as America Sweetheart in the media. An IGN writer considers her to be a sharp, funny and quirky actress who likes to stay grounded despite considerable success. Jennifer Lawrence says that she finds acting stupid and does not believe in being cocky about her success. As a role model to young people, she tries to be careful with her words.
In 2012, Rolling Stone called her the most talented young actress in America. Her Hunger Games co-star Donald Sutherland has favorably compared her craft to that of Laurence Olivier and considers her an exquisite and brilliant actor. David O. Russell (who directed her in Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle and Joy) has praised her effortless acting that makes her performances look easy. During her career, Jennifer Lawrence has played roles in both high-profile, mainstream productions and low-budget independent films, and has appeared in a range of film genres. She did not study acting and has not been involved in professional theater. She instead bases her acting approach on her observations of people around her.
I don’t invest any of my real emotions. I don’t take any of my characters’ pain home with me], I don’t even take it to craft services. I’ve never been through anything that my characters have been through. And I can’t go around looking for roles that are exactly like my life. So I just use my imagination. If it ever came down to the point where, to make a part better, I had to lose a little bit of my sanity, I wouldn’t do it. I would just do comedies.
As her career has developed, Lawrence has become one of the best paid actresses; The Daily Telegraph reported in 2014 that she was earning $10 million a film. In 2013, Time magazine named her one of the most 100 influential people in the world, Elle labeled her the most powerful woman in the entertainment business, and Forbes ranked her as the 50th most powerful actress.
In 2014, Forbes named her the second-highest-paid actress in the world with earnings of $34 million, and cited her as the most powerful actress, ranking at number 12 in the magazine Celebrity 100 list; she appeared in the list again in 2016. In 2015, Lawrence was named Entertainer of the Year by Entertainment Weekly a title she also won in 2012 and was recognized as the highest-grossing action heroine in Guinness World Records for starring in the Hunger Games series. In 2015 and 2016, Forbes reported that she had emerged as the world highest-paid actress with annual earnings of $52 million and $46 million, respectively.
The magazine ranked her as the world third highest-paid actress in 2017, with earnings of $24 million.
Jennifer Lawrence appeared in Victoria Secret listing of the Sexiest Up-and-Coming Bombshell in 2011, People Most Beautiful People in 2011 and 2013, Maxim Hot 100 from 2011 to 2014, and topped FHM sexiest women in the world list in 2014. From 2013 to 2015, she was featured in Glamour annual listing of the best dressed women, topping the list in 2014.Lawrence has also been referenced in popular culture, including in the episodes The Magic Bush and Treehouse of Horror XXV of the television series South Park and The Simpsons, respectively.
Teenagers only have to focus on themselves – its not until we get older that we realize that other people exist.
Even as far back as when I started acting at 14, I know I’ve never considered failure.
I had to learn how to chop wood actually – I don’t think my dad would have let me go chop wood in the backyard growing up.
She has not sung any song but has appeared in a music video for the song “The Mess I Made”, from the 2009 album “Losing Sleep” by Parachute.
2006 film Company Town for her role as Caitlin.
First TV Show
American comedy-drama detective mystery television series Monk for her role as Mascot in “Mr. Monk and the Big Game” episode. She appeared in 2006 in this episode.
Jennifer Lawrence Favorite Things
Favorite Food – Whole Foods
Favorite TV Programs – Gossip Girl (2001), Bones (2005), The Simpsons (1989), Family Guy (1999)
Favorite Movies – Breakfast At Tiffanyo (1961), Shawshank Redemption (1994), The Sound Of Music (1965), We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011)
Favorite Bands – Jake Bugg
Bands – Beatles, The Spice Girls, The Black Keys, Queen
Favorite Songs – Another One Bites The Dust (Queen)
Favorite Books – The Other Boleyn Girl (Philippa Gregory) (2001), Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters and Seymour (J. D. Salinger) (1963), We Need to Talk About Kevin (Lionel Shriver) (2003), Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy) (1877), The Rum Diary (Hunter S. Thompson) (1993)
Favorite Place – New York
Favorite Colors – Blue, Gold
Favorite Actress Inspiration – Meryl Streep, Laura Linney, Cate Blanchett
Favorite Accessory – Sparkle
Favorite Hunger Games Movie – The Hunger Games (2012)
Halloween Costume – Picnic Table
Jennifer Lawrence Facts
Jennifer had decided, by the age of 14, that she want to pursue her career in acting.
She also served as an assistant nurse at the childreno summer day camp that her mother ran.
At school, Jennifer was a cheerleader too.
When young, she used to play in the boys’ basketball team which her dad used to coach.
She once fell off a horse (while doing horseback riding) and injured her coccyx.
She had her first acting role at the age of 9 when she appeared in a church play in the role of a prostitute.
She has a pet cat, named Shadow.
She has never taken any acting or drama classes.
She can play guitar.
The actress Jennifer Lawrence said a 2014 photo hack that led to her private erotic photos being shared online left her feeling “gangbanged by the f—ing planet.” In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter‘s “Awards Chatter” podcast, the mother! star opened up about the illegal hack, which Lawrence said sheo “still actually processing.”
She is a fan of Jeff Bridges.
In 2012, she was named as having the “Sexiest Eyes” by Victoriao Secret What is Sexy List.
She was voted as the “Most Talkative” by her class when she was in school.
She was voted no. 6 in Maximo Hot 100 Women list of 2012.
The Hunger Games (2012) co-star “Josh Hutcherson” is her good friend.
In 2013, she won Oscar Award for “Best Actress” for her work in the movie Silver Linings Playbook. These Academy Awards were held on February 24 at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. She won this honorable award by beating Jessica Chastain, Naomi Watts, Quvenzhane Wallis, and Emmanuelle Riva.
Her least favorite Hunger Games film is the third installment of the film series – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014).
Jennifer had her first kiss with a guy named Curtis. Jennifer had lost her turtle and Curtis found it. So, she gave him a kiss in return outside of the baseball park.
Lawrence was the worldo highest-paid actress as per Forbes in 2015 and 2016 with the yearly income of $52 million and $46 million, respectively.
For her role as Mistique in the X-Men films, Jennifer Lawrence had to remain standing or sitting on a bike for eight hours while she got body-painted.