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).
She shared screen time with Jodie Foster and Mel Gibson in The Beaver; she also starred in the indie film Like Crazy.
While filming X-Men: First Class in 2010, Lawrence began dating one of her costars, Nicholas Hoult. The two later broke off their relationship in 2014.
The actress briefly dated Coldplay frontman Chris Martin after his split from Gwyneth Paltrow in 2014.
Lawrence’s Hollywood fame continued to grow, receiving roles in The Hunger Games and its sequels, Silver Linings Playbook – for which she won an Oscar for Best Actress – and Joy.
In 2013, Lawrence was named to the Time 100 list, a list of the 100 most influential people in America.