- 03:59 PM, Feb 22
Experiencing breakout in film industry as the female lead in "Winter's Bone", Jennifer Lawrence became even more famous in the following years. After nabbing her first Academy Award nomination for Best Actress through the 2010 film, she was billed to star as Raven Darkholme / Mystique in the superhero flick "X-Men: First Class" (2011) which went success.
In 2012, Lawrence gained worldwide fame through her starring role as Katniss Everdeen in the film "The Hunger Games", based on Suzanne Collins' best-selling novel of the same title. Insisting to give her best performance, she took extensive training that included stunt training, archery, rock and tree climbing, combat, running, and yoga. Her hard work was paid off as the film became one of the highest-grossing movies ever with over $407 million at domestic box office, while at the same time also propelled Lawrence to the A-list row.
Proving she indeed had the 'it' factor, she was recruited to reprise her role in the sequels "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" (2013), "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" (2014), and "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2" (2015). In between times, she also reprised her role as Mystique in "X-Men: Days of Future Past". Notwithstanding "X-Men" and "Hunger Games" success, neither of the films won Lawrence a single Oscar. She instead earned a Best Actress Oscar from her role as Tiffany Maxwell in 2012 "Silver Linings Playbook" and Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her action in "American Hustle" (2013).
Despite her success as a film star, Jennifer Lawrence had no acting skills in her genes. She was born Jennifer Shrader Lawrence to a children's camp manager mother and a construction worker father. She is the youngest and only daughter in the family, born on August 15, 1990 in Louisville, Kentucky, with two older brothers. As of late 2014, she dated Chris Martin after breaking up from then boyfriend Nicholas Hoult.
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