A natural talent, with a striking presence and undeniable energy,
JENNIFER LAWRENCE is on the rise to become one of Hollywood's most promising young actresses.
Jennifer was recently seen in a lead role in Lori Petty's Poker House, opposite Selma Blair and Bokeem Woodbine. The narrative is a frank, heartbreaking, lithe and hopeful drama about a day in the life of young Agnes (played by Lawrence). With a strung-out mother, a pimp father figure and a home overrun by gamblers, thieves and johns, Agnes tries survive, alongside her two younger sisters. The film's world premiere was at the 2008 Los Angeles Film Festival and Jennifer was awarded the prize of "Outstanding Performance in the Narrative Competition."
Upcoming, Jennifer is starring in Guillermo Arriaga's directorial debut The Burning Plain, opposite Charlize Theron and Kim Basinger. The drama weaves multiple storylines about love, forgiveness and redemption that take place in different places and time. The story focuses on 'Mariana' (played by Lawrence), a 16 year old girl tries to put together the shattered lives of her parents in a Mexican border town; 'Sylvia' (played by Theron), a woman in Portland, undertakes an emotional odyssey to redeem a sin from her past; and 'Gina' (played by Basinger) and her husband, a couple who must deal with a clandestine love. The film will premiere at the 65th Annual Venice Film Festival in the Fall.
She is currently in production on the second season of the TBS series "The Bill Engvall Show", reprising her role as 'Lauren Pearson.' Written and created by Bill Engvall and Michael Leeson, "The Bill Engvall Show" is set in a Denver suburb and the comedy follows the life of 'Bill Pearson' (played by Engvall), a family counselor whose own family could use a little dose of counseling.
Jennifer's other film credits include Jason Freeland's Garden Party opposite Vinessa Shaw as well as roles in Drillbit Taylor and Waverly Hills. Her television credits include roles on "Cold Case," "Medium," "Not Another High School Show" and "Monk."
Reigning from Louisville, Kentucky and a childhood of local theatre experience to her credit, Jennifer traveled to New York at age fourteen 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.