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Jennifer Lawrence career

Updated on August 21, 2016

American actress Jennifer Lawrence is one of the most successful and richest celebrities in the world with the net worth of 80 million dollars. As a child, she always knew that she was going to be famous. She had keen interest in acting since her childhood days and often used to dress like a clown or ballerina. At the age of nine, she got an opportunity to act in the character of a prostitute in a church play based on the Book of Jonah. Her parents were not happy with Jennifer Lawrence career in acting, but despite of their disagreement, she signed with the CESD Talent agency. At that time, she was offered for various modeling assignment too.

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Jennifer Lawrence birthday

Beauty with brains actress Lawrence was born and grew in Indian Hills, Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America. Jennifer Lawrence birthday is on 15th August 1990. Lawrence father Gary Lawrence is a construction worker and her mother Karen Koch is a children’s camp manager. Lawrence has two older brothers Ben and Blaine. She completed her schooling from Kammerer Middle School in Louisville but her childhood days was not fruitful to her as she suffered from hyperactivity and social anxiety. She was very fond of playing various sports like softball, field hockey, basketball and back horse riding.

Jennifer Lawrence movie roles

Lawrence is lucky enough to get wonderful roles in her young age. She began her journey in filmography from the film garden party as Tiffany in 2008. Since then Jennifer Lawrence movie roles were appreciated by many fans and followers. She also gained popularity for the role of Agnes and Mariana in the film The Poker House and The Burning plain respectively in 2008. Till now, she has done the role of around 24 characters in every film which are Winter’s Bone, X-Men: First Class, The Hunger Games series, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Joy, X-men: Apocalypse and many more.

Jennifer Lawrence awards

American actress Jennifer Lawrence has won 83 awards and 174 nominations till date. Some of the major Jennifer Lawrence awards are seven MTV Movie Awards, five Teen Choice Awards, four Critics Choice Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, one Academy Award and one BAFTA Awards. Recently in 2016, she won the Golden Globe Awards under the category of best actress motion picture musical or comedy for the film Joy. She also won the Teen Choice Awards, MTV Movie Awards and Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards for the film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 2. In the beginning of her career, she had won Venice Film Festival Awards for best young actress for the film The Burning Plain and Los Angeles Film Festival Awards under the category of Outstanding Performance in the Narrative Competition for The Poker House in 2008.

Jennifer Lawrence off-screen works

In 2014, Lawrence was the target of the iCloud leaks of celebrity photos where her several nude pictures were leaked. Those pictures were never meant to be public so she called them a sex crime and a sexual violation. She is a feminist and always speaks for the right of women. Jennifer Lawrence off screen work also includes writing an essay emphasizing on the payment gap between the genders in 2015. She has experienced of earning less in comparison to her other male co-stars. Besides these, she also supports the organizations like World Food Program, Feeding America, and The Thirst Project.


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