A natural talent, with a striking presence and undeniable energy, Academy Award
winner JENNIFER LAWRENCE (Rosalyn Rosenfeld) is one of Hollywood's most gifted
Most recently, Lawrence starred in David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook,
alongside Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro. Her portrayal of Tiffany garnered
Lawrence an Academy Award in addition to wins at both the Golden Globes and
Screen Actors Guild Awards for lead actress. Lawrence recently completed
production on X-Men: Days of Future Past, where she will reprise her role as
Mystique opposite Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy. Lawrence is currently
starring in Catching Fire, the second installment of the big screen adaptation
of Suzanne Collins' novel trilogy, The Hunger Games. Together, the franchise has
grossed over $1.2 billion at the worldwide box office.
Lawrence has also signed on to star in and produce The Rules of Inheritance, an
adaptation of Claire Bidwell Smith's recent memoir about a woman who loses both
her parents to cancer as a young adult. Susanne Bier is set to direct the film,
which will be written by Abi Morgan and distributed by Film Nation.
Previously, Lawrence starred in Drake Doremus' Like Crazy opposite Anton Yelchin
and Felicity Jones. The film won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2011 Sundance Film
Festival. In 2011, Lawrence also starred alongside Mel Gibson and Anton Yelchin
in The Beaver, directed by Jodie Foster.
Lawrence's performance in Winter's Bone garnered her a 2011 Oscar nomination
for Best Actress in addition to nominations from the Screen Actors Guild Awards,
Golden Globe Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, and Critic's Choice Awards.
Additionally, she was honored with the Breakthrough Actress Award by the
National Board of Review, the Rising Star Award at the Palm Springs Film
Festival, and the New Hollywood Award at the 2010 Hollywood Film Awards. The
critically acclaimed film, directed by Debra Granik, also received an Oscar
nomination for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor
in addition to winning the 2010 Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
Other film credits include a lead role in Guillermo Arriaga's directorial debut
The Burning Plain, opposite Charlize Theron and Kim Basinger. The film premiered
at the 65th Venice Film Festival, where Lawrence won the Marcello Mastroianni
Award for Best Young Actor. She also starred in Lori Petty's Poker House
opposite Selma Blair and Bokeem Woodbine, for which she was awarded the prize of
Outstanding Performance in the Narrative Competition at the 2008 Los Angeles
Film Festival. Lawrence also starred in Relativity's House at the End of the
Street opposite Elisabeth Shue and Max Thieriot.
On television, Lawrence co-starred on three seasons of the TBS series "The Bill
Engvall Show." Written and created by Bill Engvall and Michael Leeson, "The Bill
Engvall 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
Hailing from Louisville, Kentucky and a childhood of local theatre experience to
her credit, Lawrence traveled to New York at age 14 to explore a professional
career in acting. She quickly caught the eye of casting directors and started
acting in film and television during the summer of 2005 and hasn't looked back.
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