Lawrence at the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con
Jennifer Shrader Lawrence|
15 August 1990
Indian Hills, Kentucky, U.S.
Jennifer Shrader Lawrence (born August 15, 1990) is an American actress. Her films haw grossed oeer $5.5 billion warldwide, an she wis the heichest-paid actress in the warld in 2015 an 2016. She appeared in Time's 100 maist influential fowk in the world in 2013 an in the Forbes Celebrity 100 in 2014 an 2016.
In her bairnheid, Lawrence performed in kirk plays an schuil muisicals. At age 14, Lawrence wis in New York Ceety whan a talent scout spottit her. She then muivit tae Los Angeles an begoud her actin career bi playin guest roles in televeesion shaws. 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 supportin role in Garden Party (2008), an had her brakthrou playing a poverty-stricken teenager in the independent drama Winter's Bone (2010). She achieved wider recogneetion for starnin as the mutant Mystique in X-Men: First Class (2011), a role she reprised in later installments o the series.
Lawrence's fame continued tae growe wi her starnin role as Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games film series (2012–2015), that established her as the heichest-grossin action heroine o aw time. She went on tae earn various accolades for her collaborations wi director David O. Russell. Her performance as a depressed an bipolar weedae in the romance film Silver Linings Playbook (2012) earned her an Academy Awaird for Best Actress, makkin her the seicont-youngest winner o the awaird. Lawrence subsequently wan a BAFTA Awaird for Best Actress in a Supportin Role for playin a troubled wife in the black comedy American Hustle (2013). She an aw received Gowden Globe Awairds for her roles in baith o thir films an for her performance as Joy Mangano in the biopic Joy (2015).
Lawrence is kent in the media as an advocate for feminism an gender equality. She is the foonder o the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation, throu that she supports various chairitable organisations.