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Jennifer Lawrence

Birth Name: 
Jennifer Shrader Lawrence
Birthday: 
Wednesday, August 15, 1990
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Birth Place: 
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Height: 
5'9"

Jennifer Lawrence was born in Louisville, Kentucky. She has 2 older brothers, Ben and Blaine, sister-in-law Meredith, and her parents are Gary and Karen Lawrence.

Jennifer, known to her friends and family as "Jen", was discovered in New York City at the age of 14. Before Jennifer became an actor, she was involved in cheer-leading, field hockey, softball, and modeling, none of which she held a passion for.

In the spring of 2004, she traveled to New York City and set up a few auditions with talent and modeling agencies. After conducting her first cold read, the agents told her mother that "it was the best cold read by a 14- year-old they had ever heard", and tried to convince her mother that she needed to spend the summer in Manhattan. After leaving the agency, Jen was spotted by an agent in the midst of shooting an H&M ad and asked to take her picture. The next day, that agent followed up with her and invited her to the studio for a cold read audition. Again, the agents were highly impressed and strongly urged her mother to allow her to spend the summer in New York City.

As fate would have it, she did spend that summer in New York City and appeared in commercials such as MTV's "My Super Sweet 16" and played a role in the movie, Devil You Know (2012). Shortly thereafter, her career forced her and her family to move to Los Angeles where she was cast in the TBS sitcom "The Bill Engvall Show" (2007) and movies such as The Poker House (2008) and The Burning Plain (2008).

Perhaps her most well-known work to date is her role as "Katniss Everdeen" in The Hunger Games (2012).

News

David O. Russell's Next Film to Hit Theaters in December

David O. Russell -- along with his Silver Linings Playbook stars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper along with Christian Bale -- already looks poised to take part in next year's awards season.... Read more
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Weinstein Comp. To Finance "The Ends Of The Earth"

The Weinstein Company (TWC) announced today that they will finance and distribute THE ENDS OF THE EARTH. They have acquired worldwide rights from Escape Artists, who will produce the film.... Read more
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Liam Hemsworth On For Hunger Games

Update: According to Entertainment Weekly, both Hemsworth and Hutcherson have now been officially cast in the film.... Read more
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Jennifer Lawrence to Star in 'Hunger Games' - It's Official

Jennifer Lawrence, the Oscar-nominated star of Winter's Bone, has been officially cast as plucky protagonist Katniss Everdeen in Hunger Games, the upcoming film adaptation of the Suzanne Collins young adult novel. our editor recommends... Read more
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Reviews

House at the End of the Street

I don’t know what it is, but apparently there is something terrifying about the last house on any given street. I suppose they make good living quarters for serial killers.... Read more
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The Hunger Games (BLU-RAY)

North America is not what it used to be, where once many thrived, now there is the rich and powerful that rule in the Capitol of the Nation of Panem and the poor and starving that live in the 12 districts.... Read more
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The Hunger Games

I am a huge fan of The Hunger Games. I read the books just before the release of the final novel in the series was released in 2010 and ever since, I have been waiting for this day.... Read more
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X-Men: First Class

Over the years we’ve come to recognize Patrick Stewart as the wheelchair bound mutant Charles Xavier and Sir Ian McKellen as the powerful Magneto, bitter rivals until the very end.... Read more
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The Beaver

 Mel Gibson isn't a name that goes unrecognized. He's been many things over the past 35 years: He's been a Scottish warrior bent on victory and freedom. He's played a renegade cop who plays by his own rules (numerous times). He's even lent his voice to pilgrim John Smith in Disney's Pocahontas.... Read more
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Videos

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (Trailer)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (Trailer)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (Trailer) ... Read more
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (Return To District 12)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (Return To District 12)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 - Return To District 12 Clip ... Read more
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (The Mockingjay Lives Trailer)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (The Mockingjay Lives Trailer)

The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever.... Read more
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Serena (International Trailer)

Serena (International Trailer)

Serena starring Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Toby Jones, Rhys Ifans, Sam Reid, Sean Harris ... Read more
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (5 Days Countdown)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (5 Days Countdown)

The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever.... Read more
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