Talented young actress and Academy Award nominee Jennifer Lawrence was born in 1990 in Louisville Kentucky. Determined from her mid-teens to be an actress, the youngster convinced her parents to travel with her to New York
to find an agent. Without training or experience, Lawrence managed to get work in commercials and gain enough attention from Hollywood to prompt a move, with her entire family, to Los Angeles.
Lawrence’s first acting job outside of commercials came in the 2006 made for television movie Company Town. She went on to guest spots on the established TV series Monk, Cold Case and Medium. Her first recurring role was on The Bill Engvall Show, lasting 23 episodes from 2007-2009.
During the show’s run, Lawrence began to branch out into feature film acting, landing roles in Garden Party, The Poker House, The Burning Plain and Devil You Know. She was cast in her first leading role in Winter’s Bone, a film that went on to garner top honors at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival as well as Academy Award nominations for Best Picture and Lawrence as Best Actress. She will be seen in 2011 in the much-delayed release of The Beaver, starring Mel Gibson, as well as the indie drama Like Crazy.
Lawrence has also been tapped to play Katniss Everdeen in the movie adaptation of the wildly popular young adult novel The Hunger Games. At the tender age of 21, Jennifer Lawrence has officially Arrived.
— S. Millinocket