Born: August 15, 1990, Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Height: 1.75 m
Education: Kammerer Middle School
Siblings: Blaine Lawrence, Ben Lawrence
Parents: Gary Lawrence, Karen Lawrence
Jennifer Shrader Lawrence (born August 15, 1990) is an American actress. Her first major role was as a lead cast member on the TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show (2007–09). She starred in the independent drama Winter’s Bone (2010) while her first commercial success was the superhero film X-Men: First Class (2011).
Lawrence gained international fame for playing heroine Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games film series (2012–15), which established her as the highest-grossing action heroine as of 2015. She starred in David O. Russell’s romantic comedy Silver Linings Playbook (2012), for which she won a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and the Academy Award for Best Actress, becoming the second-youngest Best Actress Oscar winner. For her supporting role in Russell’s comedy-drama American Hustle (2013), she won a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award.
Lawrence was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. She is the daughter of Karen , a children’s camp manager, and Gary Lawrence, a construction worker. She has two older brothers, Ben and Blaine. By the age of 14, she had decided to pursue an acting career, persuading her parents to take her to New York City to find a talent agent. Prior to finding success in Hollywood, Lawrence attended Kammerer Middle School in Louisville. She graduated from high school two years early with a 3.9/4.0 average, aiming at a career in acting.While growing up and in between acting, Lawrence served as what she described as an assistant nurse at the children’s summer day camp that her parents ran.