Jennifer Lawrence Biography |
  • Jennifer Lawrence Biography

    Born: December 31, 1969 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA

    A natural talent, with a striking presence and undeniable energy, Academy Award® nominee Jennifer Lawrence has established herself as one of Hollywood's most promising actresses.

    Jennifer recently wrapped production on SERENA, based on the novel by Ron Rash, and to be directed by Oscar winner Susanne Bier. Lawrence will star opposite Bradley Cooper as a newlywed couple who moves to North Carolina to start their timber empire. Their ambition is all-consuming and dangerous — neither is afraid to kill or destroy anyone who opposes them — but they're turned against each other when Serena finds she can't bear children and then launches a deadly vendetta against her husband's illegitimate son. The film is slated for a 2013 release.

    Jennifer could recently be seen starring in THE HUNGER GAMES, the first installment of the  big  screen  adaptation  of  Suzanne  Collins'  novel  trilogy.  Jennifer  portrayed  ‘Katniss Everdeen,’ a young woman who joins a fight-to-the-death contest to save her community.

    In September, Jennifer will be seen in Relativity's HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET opposite Elisabeth Shue and Max Thieriot. Jennifer could recently be seen in Drake Doremus' LIKE CRAZY opposite Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones, and in Matthew Vaughn's X-MEN: FIRST CLASS as Mystique starring opposite Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy. She also starred alongside Mel Gibson and Anton Yelchin in THE BEAVER directed by Jodie Foster.

    Previously, Jennifer's performance in WINTER'S BONE garnered her a 2011 Oscar nomination for Best Actress in addition to nominations from the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, and Critic's Choice Awards. Additionally, she was honored with the Breakthrough Actress award by the National Board of Review, the Rising Star Award at the Palm Springs Film Festival, and the "New Hollywood Award" at the 2010 Hollywood Film Awards. The critically acclaimed film, directed by Debra Granik, also received an Oscar nomination for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor in addition to winning the 2010 Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.

    Other  film  credits  include  a  lead  role  in  Guillermo  Arriaga's  directorial  debut  THE BURNING PLAIN, opposite Charlize Theron and Kim Basinger. The film premiered at the 65th Venice Film Festival where Jennifer won the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor. She also starred in Lori Petty's POKER HOUSE opposite Selma Blair and Bokeem Woodbine, for which she was awarded the prize of 'Outstanding Performance in the Narrative Competition' at the 2008 Los Angeles Film Festival.

    On television, Jennifer co-starred on three seasons of the TBS series THE BILL ENGVALL SHOW.  Written  and  created  by Bill  Engvall  and  Michael  Leeson,  THE  BILL  ENGVALL SHOW is set in a Denver suburb and the comedy follows the life of Bill Pearson' (played by Engvall), a family counselor whose own family could use a little dose of counseling.

    Reigning from Louisville, Kentucky and a childhood of local theatre experience to her credit, Jennifer traveled to New York at age fourteen to explore a professional career in acting. She quickly caught the eye of casting directors and started acting in film and television during the summer of 2005 and hasn't looked back.

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