Sometimes good looks can come in the way of furthering your career. That is exactly what Jennifer Lawrence learned when her good eyes came from getting a role in Winter’s Bone.
However, this did not stop her from pursuing the movie producers and convincing them she was the right choice for the role. Jen, as her family and friends call her, was nominated for an Oscar for her performance and emoting. This quote by Jennifer Lawrence says it all. “I like when things are hard; I’m very competitive. If something seems difficult or impossible, it interests me.”
It gives an insight into her character and persona. Jen, as her family and friends call her, is a hardworking, diligent and successful performer. With her natural acting abilities, she has won critics and fans worldwide.
Jennifer Lawrence was born to Gary and Karen Lawrence on August 15, 1990. She has two older brothers, Ben and Blaine. This brave girl from Louisville, Kentucky, was into cheerleading, field hockey, and softball.
However, she was never passionate about these things. When Jen reached 14, she was sure she wanted to become an actor. She convinced her parents to take her to New York in 2004, where she auditioned for modeling and talent agencies. The agencies were impressed with her cold reading abilities. This won her several modeling opportunities and even roles in independent films. Many of her fans need to learn that Jennifer finished high school two years early to pursue her dream of becoming an actor.
Jen’s breakthrough came in 2007 when she was cast in the TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show. The following year she acted in The Burning Plain. In 2010, she created waves with her performance in the independent film Winter’s Bone. But it was in 2012 that she finally showed the world she had arrived.
At the tender age of 22 Jennifer acted in the romantic comedy Silver Linings Playbook and won the Oscar for best actress and the Golden Globe in the same category. To perfect her Silver Linings Playbook performance, Jen learned to skin a squirrel and chop wood. Did you know Jennifer Lawrence auditioned for the role of Bella Swan in the film Twilight? She did not get the part, but it paved the way for acting in critically acclaimed films like The Poker House and The Burning Plain.
In 2013, Jen again won the Golden Globe and BAFTA Awards for her supporting role in the American Hustle. Very few people know Mystique from X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past and Jennifer Lawrence are the same. However, it was in 2012 that Jennifer gained international recognition and fame. Her performance as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games established Jennifer as one of the highest-grossing actors in Hollywood. By 2014, Jen was on Forbes’ list of Most Powerful Actresses.
With her role as Katniss Everdeen, Jen broke the male bastion of action heroes and showed the world even women could carry off action films on their shoulders. Jennifer Lawrence truly is an inspiration to young women around the world.