August 15: "Winter's Bone" actress - and music video star - Jennifer Lawrence is 21-years-old today.


Did you know?

Jennifer is featured in the music video for the song "The Mess I Made," from the album Losing Sleep by Parachute.

She also knows how to play guitar.

Jennifer Lawrence has been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Winter's Bone. She has never taken drama classes or acting lessons, She says she relies on her instincts when playing a role.


Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Jennifer Shrader Lawrence has had lead roles in TBS's The Bill Engvall Show and in the independent film The Burning Plain.

Lawrence began acting in church plays and, by the age of 14, decided to pursue an acting career, persuading her parents to take her to New York City to find a talent agent.

Although she had no training or experience, she received encouragement after she auditioned. She graduated from high school two years early in order to begin acting.

From Esquire magazine
Lawrence starred in Guillermo Arriaga’s directorial debut The Burning Plain, opposite Charlize Theron and Kim Basinger. Her performance in the film earned her the Marcello Mastroianni Award for best young emerging actor/actress during the Venice Film Festival in 2008.

Lawrence's other film credits include a lead role in Lori Petty's The Poker House opposite Selma Blair and Bokeem Woodbine as well as roles in Devil You Know and Garden Party.

From W Magazine
She was a cast member on the TBS comedy The Bill Engvall Show playing Lauren Pearson. Written and created by Bill Engvall and Michael Leeson, the show is set in a Denver suburb and follows the life of ‘Bill Pearson’ (played by Engvall), a family counselor whose own family could use a little dose of counseling. The series was canceled in 2009 after having aired for three seasons.

Her Other television credits include roles on Cold Case, Medium, and Monk.

Jennifer's "Breakout Performance" was the lead role in Debra Granik's Winter's Bone, which won best picture at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010. She portrays a seventeen-year-old girl in the rural Ozarks, caring for her mentally-ill mother and her younger brother and sister, when she discovers that her father has put their house and land up as a bond for a court appearance.

Lawrence received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, for the role, on January 25, 2011.

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Jennifer in Winter's Bone
Lawrence is set to star in Mark Tonderai thriller film House at the End of the Street. She also co-starred with Jodie Foster and Mel Gibson in The Beaver, a dark comedy, and will play the role of Mystique in X-Men: First Class.

She was cast as Katniss Everdeen in the 2012 film, The Hunger Games, which is based on the first book in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins.