Jennifer Lawrence (born August 15, 1990) is an American actress. Her first major role was as a lead cast member on TBS’ The Bill Engvall Show (2007–2009) and she subsequently appeared in the independent films The Burning Plain (2008) and Winter’s Bone (2010), for which she received nominations for the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Satellite Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress. At age 20, Jennifer Lawrence was the second-youngest actress ever to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
At age 22, her performance as a recovering sex addict in the romantic comedy Silver Linings Playbook (2012) earned her the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, and a second Academy Award nomination, amongst other accolades, making her the youngest person ever to be nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Actress.
Jennifer Lawrence is also known for playing Raven Darkhölme/Mystique in the 2011 film X-Men: First Class. In 2012, she achieved international recognition starring as the heroine Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, an adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ best-selling novel of the same name. Her performance in the film garnered her notable critical praise and marked her as the highest-grossing action heroine of all time.
Jennifer Lawrence’s performances thus far have prompted Rolling Stone to call her “the most talented young actress in America”.