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Jennifer Lawrence Biography

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

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

  • 2016Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: winner
  • 2015Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2015Critics' Choice Awards-Best Actress: nominated
  • 2015Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Actress in an Action Movie: nominated
  • 2014Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Actress in an Action Movie: nominated
  • 2014Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Supporting Actress: nominated
  • 2014BAFTA Film Awards-Best Supporting Actress: winner
  • 2014Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2013Independent Spirit Awards-Best Female Lead: winner
  • 2013Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Actress in a Comedy: winner
  • 2013Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Actress in an Action Movie: winner
  • 2013Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Actress: nominated
  • 2013Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 2013Detroit Film Critics Society-Best Supporting Actress: nominated
  • 2013New York Film Critics Circle-Best Supporting Actress: winner
  • 2013BAFTA Film Awards-Best Leading Actress: nominated
  • 2013People's Choice Awards-Favorite On-Screen Chemistry: winner
  • 2013People's Choice Awards-Favorite Face of Heroism: winner
  • 2013Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical: winner
  • 2012Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: winner
  • 2012Detroit Film Critics Society-Best Actress: winner
  • 2012Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2012Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: winner
  • 2012Los Angeles Film Critics Association-Best Actress: winner
  • 2011Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 2011Independent Spirit Awards-Best Female Lead: nominated
  • 2011Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Young Actor/Actress: nominated
  • 2011Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Actress: nominated
  • 2010National Board of Review-Breakthrough Performance: winner
  • 2010L.A. Film Critics Association-Best Actress - Runner-up: winner
  • 2010London Film Critics Association-Best Actress: nominated
  • 2010Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2010Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: nominated

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