Jennifer Lawrence
American actress
Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Shrader Lawrence is an American actress. She started out her career by playing lead roles in TBS's The Bill Engvall Show and in the independent films The Burning Plain and Winter's Bone, for which she received nominations for the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Satellite Award, and the Screen Actors Guild Award. At age 20, she became the second youngest actress ever to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
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Dove Cameron Chopped Off Her Long Locks Into The Perfect Bob
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The First Of Many Upcoming Zelda Fitzgerald Retrospectives Has Arrived
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Hacker Who Stole Celebrities' Nude Photos Gets 9 Months In Prison
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Danielle Macdonald’s Star Turn in ‘Patti Cake$’ Is the Buzz of Sundance
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“Not since Jennifer Lawrence have I seen a star like this,” John Cooper, director of the Sundance Film Festival, said of this 25-year-old Australian actress.
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The Little-Known History Behind Planned Parenthood
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A new animated short video tells the story of Planned Parenthood’s first 100 years of existence.  The video, which was produced by Lena Dunham in partnership with director J.J. Abrams, tells the story of the groundbreaking women who sacrificed to give American women safe and accessible reproductive health care. The short is narrated by big-name stars such as Gina Rodriguez, Mindy Kaling, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence and Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards. Margaret Sanger, a nurse and sex educate who later created the birth control pill, opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S. in 1916. By 1942, Sanger’s clinic became the official Planned Parenthood. Although Sanger is a problematic icon -- she aligned herself with the eugenics movement of her time ― she nonetheless paved the way for reproductive freedom for women in the U.S.  The video goes on to tell the story of other iconic women who were integral to the creation of Planned Parenthood, in ...
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Disney Was 2016's Box Office Champ, With 'Rogue One' Winning New Year's Weekend
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As 2016 came to a close, the year’s box office statistics were cemented: Disney reigned supreme.  “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” maintained the No. 1 spot. Its estimated $50 million New Year’s weekend intake brings the movie’s total domestic grosses to about $439 million, making it the second-highest-grossing release of 2016. The inaugural stand-alone “Star Wars” installment is second in yearly receipts only to the summer sequel “Finding Dory,” another Disney offering. It’s largely thanks to the Mouse House that 2016’s overall grosses topped 2015’s by 2 percent. The record-setting $11.37 billion in North American ticket sales defies the many Hollywood sequels that underperformed. Disney boasts seven of the year’s 15 highest-grossing films. (The others are “Captain America: Civil War,” “The Jungle Book,” “Zootopia,” “Doctor Strange” and “Moana.”) Collectively, Disney made a whopping $1 billion more than the second-most-lucrative studio, Warner Bros., which released “Batman v. Su ...
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Jennifer Lawrence visits Louisville children's hospital
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Jennifer Lawrence has visited to the Norton Children's Hospital to spread some holiday cheer.
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Chris Pratt, Jennifer Lawrence and the changing definition of stardom -
Google News - 2 months Chris Pratt, Jennifer Lawrence and the changing definition of stardom Jennifer Lawrence, left, and Chris Pratt arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Passengers" at the Village Theatre Westwood on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016. (Jordan Strauss/AP). Print Email · The Washington Post By The Washington Post The Plain Dealer Chris Pratt, Jennifer Lawrence radio interview gets awkward after sex questionEntertainment Weekly (blog) Why Can't Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence Save Passengers? Blame the Script.Slate Magazine (blog) 'Passengers' Has A First-Class Sci-Fi Premise, But The Script Flies CoachNPR Bustle -Us Weekly -ABC News -Cinema Blend all 301 news articles »
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'Passengers' Stars Pratt, Lawrence Grill Real NASA Researcher (Video)
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Chris Pratt, Jennifer Lawrence and Michael Sheen talked with Tiffany Kataria, a planetary scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory who studies the atmospheres of planets around other stars, during a press junket for the new flick.
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Where 'Passengers' Future Meets NASA's Past; Director, Writer Describe
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"Passengers," the new sci-fi movie starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt, is set hundreds of years in the future aboard an interstellar spaceship, but it was inspired by a real astronaut's experience almost half a century in the past. "Somebody asked me once who is the most lonely person in the history of the human race and it was probably one of the moon astronauts," Jon Spaihts, who wrote the original screenplay for "Passengers," which opened in theaters on Wednesday (Dec. 21), told reporters. "When [Collins] was on the far side of the moon from [Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin], he was farther away from the nearest human than any other person had ever been.
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Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt are lost in space in the predicable sci-fi thriller 'Passengers'
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Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt are two of Hollywood’s most charming on-screen presences, and they trade on that star quality for as long as they can in “Passengers.” Unfortunately, that turns out to be not long enough.  Sweet but inconsequential at its best, overly contrived at most other times,...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jennifer Lawrence
  • 2016
    Age 25
    As of 2016, Lawrence lives in Beverly Hills, California.
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    She was paid $20 million to co-star with Chris Pratt in the science fiction film Passengers, which is scheduled for release in December 2016.
    More Details Hide Details She is filming for an as-of-yet untitled project from director Darren Aronofsky, co-starring Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer and Domhnall Gleeson, about a young couple whose lives are disrupted by the arrival of unexpected guests. In addition, Lawrence has co-written the screenplay for a comedy film with Amy Schumer, in which the pair will co-star as sisters. She will also star in Steven Spielberg's film adaptation of photojournalist Lynsey Addario's memoir It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War, and will feature as Elizabeth Holmes, founder of the Theranos blood testing company, in Adam McKay's film Bad Blood.
    As of June 2016, Lawrence has five upcoming projects.
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    As of 2016, Lawrence's films have grossed over $5 billion worldwide.
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    Lawrence began 2016 by providing the narration for A Beautiful Planet, a documentary film that explores Earth from the International Space Station.
    More Details Hide Details She then played Mystique for the third time in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016). Helen O'Hara of Empire magazine considered the film to be a letdown from the previous installments of the franchise and criticized Lawrence for making her character "more unrelentingly grim than ever".
    With box office earnings of $864.9 million, the film ranks as her highest-grossing release, as of 2016.
    More Details Hide Details Stephanie Zacharek of The Village Voice believed that Lawrence's portrayal of Everdeen made her an ideal role model for youngsters, and wrote that "there's no sanctimony or pretense of false modesty in the way Lawrence plays her". She next took on a supporting role in Russell's ensemble crime drama American Hustle (2013) as the neurotic wife of a con man (portrayed by Christian Bale). Inspired by the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Abscam sting operation, the film is set against the backdrop of political corruption in 1970s New Jersey and also starred Cooper, Amy Adams, and Jeremy Renner. Lawrence did little research for the part, and instead relied on her instincts and knowledge of the era from the films and television shows she had seen. During the film's production, Lawrence damaged some of her costumes, causing the wardrobe department to create a number of identical dresses. The critic Geofrrey Macnab of The Independent praised Lawrence, writing that "it's a funny and acerbic performance, very different indeed from her warrior heroics in The Hunger Games", and particularly took note of an improvised scene in which she aggressively kisses Adams on the lips. Lawrence's performance won her the Golden Globe and BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress, in addition to a third Academy Award nomination, her first in the supporting category.
    As of 2016, Lawrence is the highest-paid actress in the world and her films have grossed over $5 billion worldwide.
    More Details Hide Details She is the youngest actress to accrue four Academy Award nominations. Lawrence is also a vocal advocate of feminism and gender equality, and is the founder of the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation through which she supports various charitable organizations.
  • 2015
    Age 24
    Lawrence was recognized as the highest-grossing action heroine in the 2015 edition of the Guinness World Records for starring in the Hunger Games franchise.
    More Details Hide Details The review website IndieWire, in 2012, found Lawrence's personality to be "authentic" and credited her for not "faking it in 'real life'" unlike other celebrities. Several media publications have also picked up her sex appeal and beauty. she appeared in Victoria's Secret's listing of the "Sexiest Up-and-Coming Bombshell" in 2011. She was included in People "Most Beautiful People" in 2011 and 2013, Maxim Hot 100 from 2011–14, and FHM sexiest woman in the world in 2014. From 2013–15, she was featured in Glamour annual listing of the best dressed women, topping the list in 2014. Lawrence won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook (2012). She has won three Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress – Comedy or Musical for Silver Linings Playbook (2012) and Joy (2015), and Best Supporting Actress for American Hustle (2013). She has also won a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for American Hustle (2013).
    Entertainment Weekly named Lawrence the "Entertainer of the Year" in 2015.
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    In 2015 and 2016, Forbes reported that she had emerged as the world's highest-paid actress with annual earnings of $52 million and $46 million, respectively.
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    Also in 2015, she launched the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation, which supports charities such as the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Special Olympics.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, Lawrence donated $2 million to the Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville to set up a cardiac intensive care unit named after her foundation. In 2012 Rolling Stone called her "the most talented young actress in America." Donald Sutherland has compared her craft to Laurence Olivier and believes that she is an "exquisite and brilliant actor." Director David O. Russell has praised her effortless acting that make her performances look easy. Lawrence did not study acting nor was she involved in professional theater. She says, "I've always studied people and been fascinated by their reactions and feelings. And I think that's the best acting class you can take – watching real people, listening to them and studying them." Lawrence is perceived as being in a position of influence and power within the film industry. In 2013, Time magazine named her one of the most 100 influential people in the world. That year, she was also named the most powerful woman in the entertainment business by Elle, and was ranked as the second most powerful actress by Forbes, having earned an estimated $26 million over the previous year. In 2014, Forbes named her the second-highest-paid actress in Hollywood behind Sandra Bullock in 2014, and cited her as the most powerful actress, ranking at No. 12 overall in the magazine's Celebrity 100 list.
    Lawrence teamed with Hutcherson and Hemsworth in 2015 for Prank It FWD, a charitable initiative to raise money for the non-profit organization Do Something.
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    Lawrence partnered with the charity broadcast network Chideo to raise funds for the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games by organizing a screening of her film Serena (2014).
    More Details Hide Details She also collaborated with Omaze to host a fundraising contest for the games as part of the premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014).
    In a 2015 interview with Vogue, Lawrence criticized Kim Davis for her opposition to same-sex marriage.
    More Details Hide Details Though Lawrence was "raised a Republican," she has said, "I just can't imagine supporting a party that doesn't support women's basic rights." Lawrence became a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2011. Lawrence has lent her support to several charitable organizations, such as the World Food Programme, Feeding America, and The Thirst Project. Along with Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, her co-stars of The Hunger Games (2012), Lawrence partnered with the United Nations to create awareness on poverty and hunger. She organized an early screening of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) to benefit Saint Mary's Center, a special disabilities organization located in her hometown of Louisville, and raised more than $40,000 for the cause.
    In 2015, Lawrence wrote an essay for the Lenny Letter in which she criticized the gender pay gap in Hollywood.
    More Details Hide Details She wrote about her own experiences in the industry, in particular about the considerably lesser salary she received for her work in American Hustle in comparison to her male co-stars.
  • 2014
    Age 23
    In 2014, Lawrence was one of the victims of the iCloud leaks of celebrity photos, during which several nude pictures of her were leaked online.
    More Details Hide Details Emphasizing that the images were never meant to be public, Lawrence called the leak a "sex crime" and a "sexual violation", adding that "anybody who looked at those pictures, you're perpetuating a sexual offense and you should cower with shame".
  • 2012
    Age 21
    Later in 2012, Lawrence played a young, depressed widow in David O. Russell's romantic comedy Silver Linings Playbook.
    More Details Hide Details The film was an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Matthew Quick, and co-starred Bradley Cooper as a man with bipolar disorder who finds companionship in Lawrence's character. Lawrence was drawn to the character's complex personality: "She didn't really fit any basic kind of character profile. Somebody who is very forceful and bullheaded is normally very insecure, but she isn't". Although Russell considered Lawrence to be too young for the part, she convinced him to hire her over a Skype audition. She found herself challenged by Russell's spontaneity as a director, and described working on the project as the "best experience of my life". Richard Corliss of Time wrote in his review: "Just 21 when the movie was shot, Lawrence is that rare young actress who plays, who is, grown-up. Sullen and sultry, she lends a mature intelligence to any role." Travers noted that Lawrence "is some kind of miracle. She's rude, dirty, funny, foulmouthed, sloppy, sexy, vibrant, and vulnerable, sometimes all in the same scene, even in the same breath." She won the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the film, becoming, at age 22, the second-youngest Best Actress Oscar winner. Lawrence's final release of the year was alongside Max Thieriot and Elisabeth Shue in Mark Tonderai's critically panned thriller House at the End of the Street.
    Lawrence's profile continued to grow in 2012 when she starred as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, a film adaptation of author Suzanne Collins' first book in The Hunger Games trilogy.
    More Details Hide Details Set in a post-apocalyptic future, the franchise tells the story of the teenage heroine Everdeen as she joins rebel forces against a totalitarian government after winning a brutal televised annual event. Despite being an admirer of the books, Lawrence was initially skeptical to accept the part, as she was intimidated by the scale of the film, and pondered on how it would affect her career. She later agreed to the project after her mother convinced her to take the part. Lawrence underwent extensive physical training for the role, and practiced yoga, archery, rock and tree climbing, and hand-to-hand combat techniques. While training for the part, she injured herself after running into a wall. The film received generally positive reviews, and Lawrence's portrayal of Everdeen was particularly praised. Todd McCarthy of The Hollywood Reporter labelled her an "ideal screen actress", writing that she embodies Everdeen "just as one might imagine her from the novel," and believed that she anchored the film "with impressive gravity and presence". The critic Roger Ebert agreed that she was "strong and convincing in the central role". With worldwide revenues of over $690 million, The Hunger Games became a top-grossing film featuring a female lead, making Lawrence the highest-grossing action heroine of all time. The success of the film established Lawrence as a star; she remarked: "I wasn't famous 24 hours earlier and I got up to go about my day as usual and went to the grocery store.
  • 2011
    Age 20
    In 2011, Lawrence took on a supporting role in Like Crazy, a romantic drama about long-distance relationships, starring Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones.
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  • 2010
    Age 19
    While filming X-Men: First Class in 2010, Lawrence began a romantic relationship with her co-star Nicholas Hoult. Following a brief split in 2013, the couple broke up while filming for X-Men: Days of Future Past in 2014.
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  • 2009
    Age 18
    Filmed in 2009, the production was delayed due to controversy concerning Gibson, and eventually failed to find a wide audience.
    More Details Hide Details Greater success came to Lawrence later that year when she starred alongside James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender in her first high-profile release - the superhero film X-Men: First Class (2011) - which served as a prequel to the previous films in the X-Men franchise. She portrayed the shape-shifting mutant Mystique, a role played by Rebecca Romijn in the earlier films. Writing for USA Today, Claudia Puig considered the film to be a "classy re-boot" of the franchise, and believed that Lawrence's "high-spirited performance" empowered the film. With a worldwide gross of $350 million, X-Men: First Class became Lawrence's most widely seen film to that point.
  • 2008
    Age 17
    In 2008, Lawrence made her film debut with a supporting role in the independent drama film Garden Party, following which she featured in prominent roles in two additional releases of the year.
    More Details Hide Details She had a starring role in Lori Petty's drama The Poker House, as the oldest of three sisters living with their drug-abusing mother. Critic Stephen Farber of The Hollywood Reporter thought that Lawrence "has a touching poise on camera that conveys the resilience of children", and the role won her an Outstanding Performance award from the Los Angeles Film Festival. She then featured in director Guillermo Arriaga's feature film debut The Burning Plain (2008), a drama narrated in a hyperlink format. Lawrence was cast as the teenage daughter of Kim Basinger's character who discovers her mother's extramarital affair; she shared the role with Charlize Theron, both actresses portrayed the role at different stages of the character's life. Mark Feeney of The Boston Globe considered Lawrence to be miscast in the part, but Derek Elley of Variety praised her as the production's prime asset, writing that she "plumbs fresher depths" into the film. Her performance earned her the Premio Marcello Mastroianni award for Best Emerging Actress at the Venice Film Festival. Also that year, Lawrence appeared in the music video for the song "The Mess I Made" by Parachute.
  • 1990
    Jennifer Shrader Lawrence was born on August 15, 1990, in the Indian Hills suburbs of Louisville, Kentucky, to Gary Lawrence, a construction worker, and his wife, Karen (née Koch), a children's camp manager.
    More Details Hide Details She has two older brothers, Ben and Blaine. Lawrence was educated at the Kammerer Middle School in Louisville. She describes her childhood as an "unhappy" experience, as she suffered from hyperactivity and social anxiety and considered herself a misfit among her peers. A cheerleader at school, Lawrence also played several sports, including softball, field hockey and basketball, which she played on a boys team that her father coached. Her mother did not allow her to play with other girls as she deemed her "too rough". Lawrence was particularly fond of horseback riding and made daily visits to a local horse farm. She has a deformed coccyx from being thrown off a horse. Describing her ambitions as a child, Lawrence has said, "I always had a very normal idea of what I wanted: I was going to be a mom and I was going to be a doctor and I was going to live in Kentucky. But I always knew that I was going to be famous." When her father worked from home, she would perform for him, often dressing up as a clown or ballerina. Her first acting assignment was at the age of nine with the role of a prostitute in a church play based on the Book of Jonah, that led to a family friend telling her mother, "We don't know if we should congratulate you or not, because your kid's a great prostitute".
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