Jennifer Lawrence

Lawrence in 2016 Jennifer Shrader Lawrence (born August 15, 1990) is an American actress. She is known for starring in both action film franchises and independent dramas, and her films have grossed over $6 billion worldwide. The world's highest-paid actress in 2015 and 2016, she appeared in ''Time''s 100 most influential people in the world list in 2013 and the ''Forbes'' Celebrity 100 list from 2013 to 2016.

Lawrence began her career as a teenager with guest roles on television. Her first major role was as a main cast member on the sitcom ''The Bill Engvall Show'' (2007–2009). She made her film debut with a supporting role in the drama ''Garden Party'' (2008), and had her breakthrough playing a poverty-stricken teenager in the independent film ''Winter's Bone'' (2010). Lawrence gained stardom portraying the mutant Mystique in the ''X-Men'' film series (2011–2019) and Katniss Everdeen in ''The Hunger Games'' film series (2012–2015). The latter made her the highest-grossing action heroine.

Lawrence collaborated with filmmaker David O. Russell on three films, which earned her various accolades. For portraying a troubled young widow in the romance ''Silver Linings Playbook'' (2012), she won the Academy Award for Best Actress, becoming the second-youngest winner in the category at age 22. Lawrence won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for playing an unpredictable wife in the black comedy ''American Hustle'' (2013). She also received Golden Globe Awards for both, and for portraying businesswoman Joy Mangano in the biopic ''Joy'' (2015). A series of mixed reviewed films and the media scrutiny of her role choices led to a small break from acting. Lawrence returned with the streaming film ''Don't Look Up'' (2021), after which she produced and starred in the drama ''Causeway'' (2022) and the comedy ''No Hard Feelings'' (2023).

Lawrence is a feminist and advocates for women's reproductive rights. In 2015, she founded the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation, which advocates for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Special Olympics. Lawrence formed the production company Excellent Cadaver in 2018. She is an active member of the nonpartisan nonprofit anti-corruption organization RepresentUs and has served as a spokesperson in its videos about protecting democracy. Provided by Wikipedia
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