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The highest-paid and most powerful actress in the world, with her films grossing over $5.5 billion worldwide, Jennifer Lawrence is often cited as the most successful actor of her generation. Lawrence was born Jennifer Shrader Lawrence on August 15, 1990 in Louisville, Kentucky, to Karen (Koch), who manages a children's camp, and Gary Lawrence, who works in construction. She has two older brothers, Ben and Blaine, and has English, German, Irish, and Scottish ancestry. Her career began when she traveled to Manhattan at the age of fourteen. After conducting her first cold read, agents told her mother that "it was the best cold read by a 14- year-old they had ever heard", and tried to convince her stage mother that she needed to spend the summer in Manhattan. After leaving the agency, Jen was spotted by an agent in the midst of shooting an H&M ad and asked to take her picture. The next day, that agent followed up with her and invited her to the studio for a cold read audition. Again, the agents were highly impressed and strongly urged her mother to allow her to spend the summer in New York City. As fate would have it, she did, and subsequently appeared in commercials such as MTV's "My Super Sweet 16" and played a role in the movie, The Devil You Know (2013). Shortly thereafter, her career forced her and her family to move to Los Angeles, where she was cast in the TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show (2007), and in smaller movies like The Poker House (2008) and The Burning Plain (2008). Her big break came when she played Ree in Winter's Bone (2010), which landed her Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations. Shortly thereafter, she secured the role of Mystique in franchise reboot X-Men: First Class (2011), which went on to be a hit in Summer 2011. Around this time, Lawrence scored the role of a lifetime when she was cast as Katniss Everdeen in the big-screen adaptation of literary sensation The Hunger Games (2012). The film went on to become one of the highest-grossing movies ever with over $407 million at the domestic box office, and instantly propelled Lawrence to the A-list among young actors/actresses. Three Hunger Games sequels were released in each consecutive November, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014), and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015), with Lawrence reprising her role. In 2012, the romantic comedy, Silver Linings Playbook earned her the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Satellite Award and the Independent Spirit Award for Best Actress, among other accolades, making her the youngest person ever to be nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Actress and the second-youngest Best Actress winner. She starred in David O. Russell's popular drama-comedy American Hustle (2013), as Roselyn Rosenfield, and teamed with the director again to play inventor Joy Mangano in another family comedy, Joy (2015), receiving Oscar nominations for both roles (Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress, respectively).  See full bio on IMDb »

Adele and Jennifer Lawrence Hit Up New York City Gay Bar

Adele, Jennifer Lawrence
Take Gay Bar By Storm ... Intense Drinking Contest!!!

Jennifer Lawrence and Adele had a super fun night Friday in New York City ... hitting up a Greenwich Village gay bar and the crowd went crazy for them. JLaw and her bud Adele hit up Pieces,… READ MORE >

Jennifer Lawrence Shows Off Engagement Ring on Date Night with Fiance

Jennifer Lawrence
Rules of Engagement ... New Ring's a Must for Date Night

J.Law is about to inherit some I-Laws -- 'cause she's newly engaged ... and not afraid to show off the ring on a date night with her fiance. Jen was spotted flashing her new rock Monday night in… READ MORE >

- 102 days ago
Harvey Weinstein & Jennifer Lawrence Deny Lawsuit Allegations of Sexual Relationship

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Claims He Bragged About Sleeping with J. Law ... Both Deny Sexual Relationship

8:07 PM PT -- A spokesperson for Weinstein tells us, "This lawsuit was filed and updated strategically with no notice given or any attempt to reach out to Mr. Weinstein's attorneys for… READ MORE >

- 156 days ago
Jennifer Lawrence's Nude Photo Hacker Sentenced to 8 Months in Prison

Jennifer Lawrence
Nude Photo Hacker Heading to Prison

A hacker who exposed nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other celebs is the one getting nailed now ... by the judge who sentenced him to 8 months in federal prison.  George Garofano… READ MORE >

- 263 days ago
90th Oscars Was Jennifer Lawrence's Wine Night Behind the Scenes

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J Law's Wine Night ... Behind the Scenes

Jennifer Lawrence might not have been up for an Oscar this year, but that didn't stop her from crackin' open the vino and pouring herself a glass ... or two, or more perhaps. J Law was on the move… READ MORE >

- 441 days ago
The Academy Awards: Best, Worst and Most Shocking Moments in Oscars History

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Best, Worst, Most Shocking Moments In Oscars History!!!

From jam-packed celeb selfies and emotional speeches, to Best Picture announcement screw-ups -- Oscar's had some entertaining moments ... especially when they're not scripted. We've gathered the… READ MORE >

- 441 days ago
Harvey Weinstein Angry with Lawyer for Using Streep & Lawrence in His Defense

Harvey Weinstein
Repudiates Civil Lawyer For Using Streep & Lawrence in His Defense

Harvey Weinstein realizes the enormous misstep his civil lawyer made when he filed legal docs suggesting Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence and Gwyneth Paltrow have no problem with him, because he's… READ MORE >

- 451 days ago
Jennifer Lawrence Blasts Harvey Weinstein, 'This is What Predators Do'

Jennifer Lawrence
Blasts Harvey Weinstein 'This is What Predators Do'

Jennifer Lawrence has joined the chorus blasting Harvey Weinstein for suggesting she's fine with his conduct, at least toward her. Weinstein filed legal docs Wednesday trying to dismiss a class… READ MORE >

- 451 days ago
Harvey Weinstein Uses Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lawrence in Lawsuit Defense

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J Law & Gwyneth Prove It ... Lawsuit Should Be Tossed

Harvey Weinstein wants one of the class action lawsuits against him dismissed, and says Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Lawrence prove the case has some major holes. Weinstein filed docs responding… READ MORE >

- 452 days ago
Amy Schumer Shares Photos of Top Secret Wedding

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Check Out My Secret Wedding!

Amy Schumer pulled a Jennifer Aniston and secretly married her boyfriend, Chris Fischer, Tuesday in Malibu with only about 80 people in attendance. Schumer tied the knot overlooking the… READ MORE >

- 458 days ago
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