Even as far back as when I started acting at 14, I know I've never considered failure.
Jennifer Shrader Lawrence, born on 15 August 1990 in Louisville, Kentucky, is an Academy Award
winning actress. Her first big role was in the sitcom The Bill Engvall Show
which ran from 2007-2009, where she played the eldest daughter, Lauren. In 2009 she got the lead role in the drama Winter's Bone
and received an Academy Award
nomination for Best Actress, later winning for Silver Linings Playbook
, the second youngest Best Actress Oscar winner after Marlee Matlin for Children Of A Lesser God
. She achieved worldwide fame after being cast as Katniss Everdeen, the heroine in the film adaptation of The Hunger Games
, the first of a popular Science Fiction Young Adult
book trilogy by Suzanne Collins.
- Dyeing for Your Art: Worked out and underwent heavy make-up for Mystique (which gave her a bad rash), and went brunette for Katniss and Tiffany.
- Fanservice: Silver Linings Playbook had quite a bit of it.
- Old Shame: House at the End of the Street, which she filmed before Winter's Bone and is finally getting a release to capitalize on her star power from The Hunger Games.
- One of Us: An interview in Empire magazine describes her as "like half of a bodyswap comedy where a goofy nerd exchanges personalities with the head cheerleader."
Josh Hutcherson: "When I got cast, she called me up for one of those five-minute 'Excited to work with you, blah, blah, blah' things. The conversation started with her saying, 'Think about a catheter going in – ouch!' and then turns into a 45-minute rant about zombies and the apocalypse."
- Production Posse: Has been cast in two films by David O. Russell.
- Romance on the Set: With X-Men co-star Nick Hoult, from 2011 to early 2013, and restarted when they started shooting the sequel.
- Star-Making Role: Winter's Bone got her an Oscar nomination and Silver Linings Playbook an actual Oscar, but her role as Katniss Everdeen on The Hunger Games will live on as the role that made her a household name for mainstream audiences.
- Those Two Actors: About to form a relationship like this with Bradley Cooper.
- What Could Have Been: Auditioned for the role of Bella Swan. Yes, really.