Jennifer Lawrence is an American actress mostly famous with her movies like The Hunger Games, Joy, Mother!, American Hustle and Winter’s Bone as well as being the only person from 1990s to have won an Oscar.
Here is our detailed article about this talented young actress, her net worth, age, height, family, life and her movies.
Jennifer Lawrence Movies
The first movie Jennifer Lawrence played in was a comedy TV show Monk, which appeared on the screen in 2002.
She was 12 years old back then. A criminal drama Cold Case followed immediately in 2003 not long before a sci-fi thriller Medium in 2005.
Her career thrived when she travelled 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”. Soon after that she was noticed by an agent who offered many more roles to her.
After moving to Los Angeles, following her career, she played in The Bill Engvall Show sitcom in 2007-2009, The Poker House and Garden Party in 2008.
2010 was the year of a drama about a poverty-stricken teenager Winter’s Bone. And soon after that, in 2011 the young actress appeared in X-Men franchise, playing the mutant Mystique and achieving wider recognition after that.
That recognition brought to the movie which became her real break through. The Hunger Games film series (2012-2015) brought Lawrence the title of the highest-grossing action heroine of all time.
But they were not the only works for the ambitious and hard-working actress during that period.
Such strong movies as Silver Linings Playbook (2012), American Hustle (2013) and Joy (2015) appeared bringing not only fame, but also Academy Awards for Best Actress, BAFTA Award for best Actress in a Supporting role and Golden Globe Award accordingly.
Jennifer Lawrence’s other films like the mystery The Devil You Know (2013), romantic drama Serena (2014), sci-fi drama Passangers (2016) and horror film Mother! (2017) are definetely also worth seeing.
Jennifer Lawrence Biography
Jennifer Shrader Lawrence, aged 28, 175 cm tall and weighing 63 kilograms, was born on August 15, 1990 in Indian Hills, Kentucky. Her father was a construction worker and her mother was a summer camp manager.
As she said in an interview, she was brought up to be as “tough” as her two older brothers Ben and Blaine. Her mother Karen did not allow Jennifer to play with other girls in the Kammerer Middle School in Louisville where she was educated. She did not enjoy her childhood as she considered herself not to suit her peers.
Nevertheless, when she acted on stage, it gave her self confidence and freedom to be who she was.
During her school years, Lawrence enjoyed cheer-leading, softball, field hockey and even basketball. The interesting fact is that she played basketball in a boy’s team, coached by her father.
Also she was interested in horse-riding and performing as a clown or ballerina for her family. Her first acting experience in public was when she played in a church play at the age of nine. After that she kept taking part in church plays and school musicals.
At the age of 14 Lawrence went to New York City with her family for a vacation and there she was noticed by a talent scout.
Her first audition for talent agents was arranged and even though her mother didn’t like the idea of an acting career for her daughter, she moved her family to the city to give her the opportunity to read for roles.
As it was said before, the agents loved the reading and the acting, nevertheless, Lawrence’s mother tried to convince her, it was not true. After that, Jennifer confesses, she felt lonely and misunderstood.
But she managed to convince her family to let her try and go to audition for roles in Los Angeles. She even turned down several offers from model’s agents, believing that career of an actress was waiting for her.
She believed in it so much, that she didn’t even finish school or get a diploma. Now she says she is “self-educated” and her career has always been a priority for her.
But while trying to build up her career, Lawrence visited Louisville where she helped in her mother’s camp as an assistant nurse.
Jennifer Lawrence Net Worth
Let’s go straight to it! Jennifer Lawrence’s net worth is $120 million.
But does all this money come from acting only? We doubted it and that’s what we found out. So, let’s count together.
For the Hunger Games Lawrence made about $26 million, a well paid job, being an actress, isn’t it, in addition, she received the percentage of the profits.
The series helped her to become Forbes Highest Paid Celebrity of 2015-2016, when she earned $52 and $46 million.
Let’s not forget about her other roles like Passengers and Joy, which brought her $20 and $15 million respectively and of course, her Dior contract adding $15 million over three years.
Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Campaign
No wonder that having such sum of money, Lawrence didn’t work too much last year and was in just two movies (Mother! and Red Sparrow). They were not very successful financially and Jennifer decided to take a break in acting. Hopefully, the break will not be too long.
Jennifer Lawrence Private Life
By now Jennifer Lawrence has dated a British actor Nicholas Hoult who Lawrence acted with in X-Men in 2010.
They dated from 2010 to 2014 when Lawrence met Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. The couple were together for a year, splitting off and getting back together for several times.
While working in Mother! thriller movie, Lawrence started seeing Darren Aronofsky, the director of the film. The couple showed their relations in public only in 2017 after the movie was released.
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