After much convincing, Lawrence's parents relented and told her she could try acting if she graduated from high school first. She did just that -- and then some. Graduating with a 3.9 average and two years early, Lawrence has said, "I never considered that I wouldn't be successful. I never thought, 'If acting doesn't work out I can be a doctor.' . . . And that dumb determination of being a naive 14-year-old has never left me."