Fast Facts

  • Grew up a tomboy in Kentucky and played sports, including basketball on an otherwise all-boy team; nickname was Nitro.
  • In 2008, received the Outstanding Performance Award at the Los Angeles Film Festival for The Poker House.
  • Named Best New Young Actress at the Venice Film Festival for her performance in The Burning Plain.
  • Was named by the New York Times as one of the 50 people to watch in 2010.
  • Took eight hours to apply her makeup and three more to remove it for her role as the blue-skinned mutant Mystique in the 2011 film X-Men: First Class.
  • Sang the vocals for "The Hanging Tree" from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1; the song debuted at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100.
  • With her Academy Award nomination for Joy, she became the youngest four-time acting nominee, at age 25.

Awards

  • 2013, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2015, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Movie Actress: Winner
  • 2015, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Action Movie Actress: Winner
  • 2010, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2013, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Actress in an Action Movie: Nominee
  • 2014, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Actress in an Action Movie: Nominee
  • 2013, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Actress: Nominee
  • 2011, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Female Lead: Nominee
  • 2014, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Nominee
  • 2011, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Actress: Nominee
  • 2013, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Female Lead: Winner
  • 2016, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 2015, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actress in an Action Movie: Nominee
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actress in a Comedy: Nominee
  • 2011, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 2013, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Face of Heroism: Winner
  • 2013, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Leading Actress: Nominee
  • 2010, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2012, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 2013, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Actress in a Comedy: Winner
  • 2013, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical: Winner
  • 2013, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Movie Actress: Winner
  • 2013, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actress: Nominee
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 2013, People's Choice Awards — Favorite On-Screen Chemistry: Winner
  • 2014, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2011, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Young Actor/Actress: Nominee
  • 2014, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Winner
  • 2013, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Actress in an Action Movie: Winner

Relationships

  • Karen Lawrence — Mother
  • Ben Lawrence — Brother
  • Gary Lawrence — Father
  • Blaine Lawrence — Brother
  • Nicholas Hoult — Ex-significant Other

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  • Birth Name: Jennifer Shrader Lawrence
  • Birth Place: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
  • Profession: Actor

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