American film and television actress Jennifer Shrader Lawrence.She was born August 15. She has had lead roles in TBS's The Bill Engvall Show and in the independent films The Burning Plain and Winter's Bone, for which she received critical acclaim and an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. She was recently cast as Katniss Everdeen in the upcoming film, The Hunger Games, which is based on the first book in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins.
Jennifer Lawrence starred in Guillermo Arriaga’s directorial debut The Burning Plain, opposite Charlize Theron and Kim Basinger. Her performance in the film earned her the Marcello Mastroianni Award for best young emerging actress during the Venice Film Festival in 2008.She was part of the main cast of the TBS comedy The Bill Engvall Show as Lauren Pearson. Written and created by Bill Engvall and Michael Leeson, the show is set in a Denver suburb and follows the life of ‘Bill Pearson’,a family counselor whose own family could use a little dose of counseling. The series was canceled in 2009 after having aired three seasons.
Jennifer Lawrence had the lead role, frequently cited as a "breakout performance" for her,in Debra Granik's Winter's Bone . She portrays seventeen year old Ree Dolly in the rural Ozarks, caring for her mentally ill mother and her younger brother and sister, when she discovers that her father has put their house and land up as a bond for a court appearance.The performance was highly acclaimed by film critics: David Denby, writing in The New Yorker, said "the movie would be unimaginable with anyone less charismatic playing Ree.Jennifer Lawrence received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, for the role, on January 25, 2011.
Jennifer Lawrence had a role in The Beaver, a dark comedy starring Jodie Foster and Mel Gibson. The Beaver was filmed in 2009, but after spending an extended period of time stalled due to controversy surrounding Gibson, it received a release date of May 6, 2011.Jennifer Lawrence also has a starring role in the independent film Like Crazy, which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and has reportedly been picked up by Paramount Pictures for a wider release. In June 2011, Lawrence appeared as shape-shifting villain Mystique in X-Men: First Class,a prequel to the rest of the X-Men film series. Lawrence's Mystique is a younger version of the character played by Rebecca Romijn in earlier X-Men films. Lawrence is also set to star alongside Elisabeth Shue in Mark Tonderai's thriller House at the End of the Street,which completed filming in 2010 and is in post-production.
Jennifer Lawrence has stated that she has never taken drama classes or acting lessons, simply relying on her instincts when playing a role.She lived in New York City for the first few years of her career, but resides in Santa Monica, California.