Jennifer Lawrence was born August 15, 1990, in Louisville, Kentucky. She made her acting debut in the made-for-TV movie Company in 2006, which she followed up with guest roles on Monk, Cold Case and Medium.
The actress' breakout performance came in 2010 with a starring role in Winter's Bone. Lawrence's heartfelt portrayal earned her an Oscar nomination, as well as recognition by the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Golden Globe Awards (among others).
Up next for Lawrence? She'll share screen time with Jodie Foster and Mel Gibson in The Beaver; she's also wrapped production on the indie film Like Crazy.
While filming X-Men: First Class in 2010, Lawrence began dating one of her costars, Nicholas Hoult.