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Born: August 15, 1990 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Louisville, Kentucky, USA Profession:

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Despite not having any professional training, Jennifer Lawrence became one of Hollywood's most sought after and respected young actresses within five years of beginning her career. After a fairly typical start on television as a cast member of the family sitcom "The Bill Engvall Show" (TBS, 2007-09), she began to show surprising depth with performances in harrowing dramas like "The Poker House" (2008) and "The Burning Plain" (2008). It was, however, Lawrence's magnetic and astonishingly mature turn in the critically acclaimed "Winter's Bone" (2010) that made critics take notice and elevated her status from rising teen starlet to Oscar-worthy actress. In addition to her continued work in smaller, more intimate films, several big-budget features followed for Lawrence, including a supporting role in the superhero adventure "X-Men: First Class" (2011) and the lead in the hotly-anticipated "The Hunger Games" (2012), based on the best-selling young adult novel by Suzanne Collins. Later that same year, the critical darling "Silver Linings Playbook" once again made the talented actress a contender for Hollywood's top awards, leading to an Academy Award for Best Actress. Capable of emotionally rich...

Despite not having any professional training, Jennifer Lawrence became one of Hollywood's most sought after and respected young actresses within five years of beginning her career. After a fairly typical start on television as a cast member of the family sitcom "The Bill Engvall Show" (TBS, 2007-09), she began to show surprising depth with performances in harrowing dramas like "The Poker House" (2008) and "The Burning Plain" (2008). It was, however, Lawrence's magnetic and astonishingly mature turn in the critically acclaimed "Winter's Bone" (2010) that made critics take notice and elevated her status from rising teen starlet to Oscar-worthy actress. In addition to her continued work in smaller, more intimate films, several big-budget features followed for Lawrence, including a supporting role in the superhero adventure "X-Men: First Class" (2011) and the lead in the hotly-anticipated "The Hunger Games" (2012), based on the best-selling young adult novel by Suzanne Collins. Later that same year, the critical darling "Silver Linings Playbook" once again made the talented actress a contender for Hollywood's top awards, leading to an Academy Award for Best Actress. Capable of emotionally rich performances and blessed with an undeniable screen presence, Lawrence was well-equipped for a lengthy and diverse career as one of film's premiere talents.

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 American Hustle (2013)
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 Serena (2013)
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 Beaver, The (2011)
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2006:
Made television debut on "Company Town" (CBS) opposite Sherry Stringfield
2007:
Cast as Bill Engvall¿s unruly teen daughter on TBS family comedy "The Bill Engvall Show"; won Outstanding Young Performers in a TV Series at the Young Artist Awards (2009, shared with co-stars Skyler Gisondo and Graham Patrick Martin)
2008:
Earned critical raves with a supporting role opposite Charlize Theron and Kim Basinger in "The Burning Plain"
2010:
Delivered breakthrough performance as a tough country girl who goes in search of her missing drug-dealing, deadbeat father in "Winter¿s Bone"
2011:
Portrayed Mystique in the prequel to the "X-Men" film series "X-Men: First Class"
2011:
Co-starred with Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones in romantic drama "Like Crazy"
2012:
Landed starring role of franchise heroine Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games"; feature adapted from Suzanne Collins' 2008 bestseller
2012:
Starred in horror thriller "House at the End of the Street"
2012:
Played a young widow opposite Bradley Cooper in David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook"
2013:
Reprised her role as Katniss in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"
2013:
Featured in David O. Russell's "American Hustle"
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