Jennifer Shrader Lawrence (born August 15, 1990 in Louisville, Kentucky) is an Academy Awardwinning actress. Her first big role was in the sitcom The Bill Engvall Show on TBS which ran from 2007 to 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. In 2013, she appeared in American Hustle and received her third Oscar nomination as well as winning her second Golden Globe (having previously won for Silver Linings Playbook) and first BAFTA.
She's the youngest actress to have four Oscar nominations (three for Best Actress and one for Best Supporting Actress) and according to Forbes magazine in 2014 she's the 2nd highest paid actress in modern Hollywood, with a paycheck of $34 million.
Although one of her media nicknames is "JLaw", do not confuse her with Jude Law.
- The Bill Engvall Show (20072009) as Lauren Pearson
- The Poker House (2008) as Agnes Baily
- Winter's Bone (2010) as Ree Dolly, her breakout performance which was nominated for an Academy Award.
- House at the End of the Street (filmed in 2010, released in 2012) as Elissa
- The Beaver (2011) as Norah
- Like Crazy (2011) as Sam
- X-Men Film Series as Raven Darkhölme/Mystique:
- The Hunger Games series (20122015) as Katniss Everdeen:
- Silver Linings Playbook (2012) as Tiffany Maxwell (won an Academy Award)
- Serena (filmed in 2012, released in 2014) as Serena Pemberton
- American Hustle (2013) as Rosalyn Rosenfeld (nominated for Best Supporting Actress)
- Joy (2015) as Joy Mangano
- Passengers (2016) as Aurora Lane
- mother! (2017) as Mother
- Red Sparrow (2018) as Dominika Egorova
Tropes referenced by her work:
- Action Girl: Even outside of The Hunger Games, her characters are almost always this.
- Age Lift: In Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle, the characters were originally written to be in their late 30s but were either changed or ignored to reflect twenty-something Lawrence's casting.
- Big Eater: She once stated in an interview to promote body positivity, "I eat like a caveman. I'll be the only actress who doesn't have anorexia rumors."
- Breakup Breakout: She is the most famous alumnus from The Bill Engvall Show.
- Contralto of Danger: Her low and husky voice has served her well for playing Action Girls and the like.
- Cover Version: She sang "Something Stupid" with Edgar Ramirez for Joy.
- Creator Backlash: She described the production of X-Men: Apocalypse as "all chaos, no fun" in an interview, and it's understandably theorized by fans that her experiences on set were the main reason she decided to leave the franchise (though she did come back for Dark Phoenix). She also thought the baby death in mother! was "a bit much".
- Doing It for the Art: Much to the surprise of Darren Aronofsky when she signed up for mother!, she turned out to be a big admirer of his films and jumped at the chance to work with him.
- Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Emma Stone, as this interview demonstrates. She also became good friends with Josh Hutcherson over the course of making the Hunger Games films.
- The Everywoman/Nice Girl: Often considered to be one of the most down-to-earth celebrities today.
- Hollywood Old: In previous movies directed by David O. Russell it was a case of Age Lift but in Joy, Lawrence plays the character until she's 20 years older than her real age.
- Ms. Fanservice: Silver Linings Playbook had quite a bit of Fanservice from her, as do her roles as Mystique (where she wears a Spy Catsuit for most of the first one, and mostly bodypaint in the sequel). Passengers and Red Sparrow also have their moments, featuring nudity from her and showing off more of her astounding body than usual.
- Romance on the Set: Dated Darren Aronofsky from September of 2016 to November of 2017, and they even first met while Lawrence was acting in Aronofsky's mother!.
- Statuesque Stunner: She's 5'9"note , and her characters are pretty much always found to be attractive.
- Time-Shifted Actor: She plays the younger version of Rebecca Romijn's Mystique in the X-Men films.