How well do you know the actress who will play Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games movie? Here are some facts about Jennifer Lawrence:
- Her full name is Jennifer Shrader Lawrence.
- She was born on August 15, 1990 in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
- Her height is 5′ 7″ (1.70 m).5
- She grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, where her dad owned a construction company and her mom ran a summer camp.1
- She has 2 older brothers, Ben and Blaine, sister-in-law Meredith.5
- While growing up, she was a total tomboy: field hockey, softball, basketball on an all-boys team. One of her nicknames was Nitro. 1
- At 14, Jennifer Lawrence convinced her parents to take her to New York to audition for talent agencies. 2
- She graduated from high school, with a 3.9 average, two years early in order to begin acting. 2
- She auditioned for the role of Bella Swan inTwilight (but we all know who nabbed the role). 3
- She starred as Lauren Pearson in the TBS comedy The Bill Engvall Show.
- At the age of 16, she landed her first independent film, The Poker House, where she played an abuse victim. 2
- She played the part t of the young Charlize Theron in Burning Plain, which earned her the Marcello Mastroianni Award for best young emerging actor/actress during the Venice Film Festival in 2008.4
- To prep for her role in Winter’s Bone, she learned how to shoot a gun and field-dress squirrels. 1
- She was nominated for Best Actress in the Academy Awards for playing the role of Ree Dolly in Winter’s Bone. She received numerous awards and nominations for the said role.
- She appears along side Jodie Foster and Mel Gibson inThe Beaver, which will be released in May this year.1
- She is featured in the music video for the song “The Mess I Made”, from the album Losing Sleep by Parachute.4
- She will star as Raven Darkholme aka Mystique in Xmen: First Class.
- She now lives in Santa Monica, California, with her dog, a Yorkie.2
- Her next goal is to direct.2
Parachute – The Mess I Made