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Jennifer Lawrence

Birthday: August 15, 1990 (33 years)

HomeTown: Louisville, Kentucky, United States

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Jennifer Shrader Lawrence is an American actress who appears in both action film franchises and independent dramas. She is best known for her roles on the films like The Burning Plain, Winter’s Bone, X-Men: First Class, and The Hunger Games series. Lawrence won an Academy Award for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook directed by David O. Russell. She also worked with Russell on American Hustle and Joy, earning Golden Globe awards for all three projects. Born on August 15, 1990, Jennifer Lawrence hails from Louisville, United States. As in 2024, Jennifer Lawrence's age is 33 years. Discover below for comprehensive details about Jennifer Lawrence, including the biography, wiki profile, age, date of birth, family background, relationship status, interesting facts, photographs, lesser-known facts, and more.

Jennifer Lawrence Profile:

Stage NameJennifer Lawrence
Real NameJennifer Lawrence
BirthdayAugust 15, 1990
Zodiac SignLeo
Age33 years
BirthplaceLouisville, United States
HometownLouisville, Kentucky, United States

Jennifer Lawrence Family and Personal Life


  • Jennifer Lawrence‘ father’s name is Gary Lawrence and Jennifer Lawrence‘ mother’s name is Karen.
  • Birth and Family Background: Jennifer Shrader Lawrence was born on August 15, 1990, in a suburb near Louisville, Kentucky. She grew raised with two older brothers, Blaine and Ben. Her parents, Karen and Gary, had a farm on the outskirts of town.
  • Athletic Childhood: Lawrence participated in a variety of sports throughout her youth, including cheerleading, field hockey, and softball. At one time, she considered becoming a doctor when she grew up.
  • Early Pursuits: In addition to her athletic achievements, Lawrence dabbled in modeling and community theater. She never expected that acting would be her career.
  • Romantic Relationships: Jennifer dated her “X-Men” co-star, Nicholas Hoult, from 2011 to 2013. Later, she had an on-and-off romance with Coldplay’s Chris Martin, which allegedly ended in 2015. She later dated “Mother!” director Darren Aronofsky, but in a November 2017 interview with Adam Sandler for the Actors on Actors series, she said that their divorce was due to work responsibilities.
  • Engagement and Marriage: In February 2019, Lawrence announced her engagement to Cooke Maroney, a New York art gallery director. They married in Newport, Rhode Island, in October of that year. Their family grew with the birth of their son, Cy, in February 2022.

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Jennifer Lawrence Trivia and Facts

  • Jennifer Lawrence was born in Louisville, United States.
  • Jennifer Lawrence’s birth sign is Leo.
  • Highlight: Lawrence received an Academy Award for her role in David O. Russell’s film Silver Linings Playbook. She also collaborated with Russell on American Hustle and Joy, winning Golden Globes for all three productions. Her films have grossed more than $6 billion worldwide. In both 2015 and 2016, she was the world’s highest-paid actress. In 2013, she was named one of Time magazine’s top 100 most important people worldwide. From 2013 to 2016, she was also named one of Forbes magazine’s 100 most renowned celebrities.
  • Discovery and Breakthrough: Jennifer’s rise to stardom started at the age of 14, when she was discovered on a family vacation to New York. A stranger approached her, snapped her picture, and phoned her mother to give her a screen test chance. This unexpected meeting led to rapid advancements in her profession.
  • Early Acting Endeavors: After her screen test, Jennifer spent the summer in New York City, appearing in MTV commercials and shooting the thriller “Devil You Know” with Lena Olin in 2007. Unfortunately, the film had distribution troubles and was only released in 2013.
  • Relocation to Los Angeles: Jennifer and her family then relocated to Los Angeles, where she landed small parts on TV shows including “Medium,” “Monk,” and “Cold Case.” Her breakthrough came with a role in the television series “The Bill Engvall Show,” when she demonstrated her ability and achieved notoriety.
  • Venturing into Film: In addition to her television work, Jennifer participated in feature films such as “The Poker House” and “The Burning Plain,” with notable actors such as Charlize Theron and Kim Basinger.
  • Breakthrough with “Winter’s Bone”: After “The Bill Engvall Show” ended, Lawrence garnered attention for her appearance in the critically acclaimed film “Winter’s Bone” (2010). This performance got her nominations for numerous accolades like the Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award.
  • The Hunger Games Saga: In 2012, Lawrence rose to prominence as Katniss Everdeen in “The Hunger Games,” based on Suzanne Collins’ best-selling book. Her depiction of the indomitable character gained tremendous popularity and box-office success, prompting her return in following films in the series.
  • Silver Linings Playbook Success: In 2012, Lawrence’s outstanding performance in “Silver Linings Playbook” earned her a Golden Globe and an Oscar for Best Actress, marking a watershed moment in her career.
  • Collaboration with David O. Russell: Continuing her successful run, Lawrence worked with filmmaker David O. Russell on a number of movies, including “American Hustle” (2013), which earned her another Golden Globe and Oscar nomination.
  • Diverse characters: Lawrence showed her flexibility by playing a variety of characters, including the lead in “Joy” (2015), for which she received a third Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination, and in science-fiction films such as “Passengers” (2016).
  • Recognition in the Horror Genre: Making her debut in the horror genre, Lawrence delighted reviewers and fans alike with her performance in “Mother” (2017).
  • Further Ventures: Lawrence expanded her resume with parts in “Red Sparrow” (2018) and “X-Men: Apocalypse” (2016) and “X-Men: Days of Future Past” (2014), while also remaining a part of the “X-Men” series.
  • Essay Revelation: In October 2015, Lawrence’s article “Why Do I Make Less Than My Male Co-Stars?” was published in Lena Dunham’s feminist journal Lenny. She frankly detailed her experience with wage discrepancy in Hollywood.
  • Uncovering Wage Gap: Lawrence uncovered the wage gap problem after private information from the Sony hacking crisis showed she was paid less than her male co-stars in the film “American Hustle”. Instead of blaming others, Lawrence took responsibility for not negotiating her salary effectively.
  • Fear of Perception: She said that her fear of being viewed as demanding or spoilt prevented her from asking for equitable pay, highlighting cultural pressures on women to avoid confrontation.
  • Challenging Societal Norms: Lawrence questioned if cultural conditioning led her and other women to prioritize being liked over speaking for themselves, triggering larger discussions about gender relations in the workplace. Despite her initial reservations, Lawrence vowed to no longer accept uneven salary only to be liked, displaying her dedication to justice and equality. Her essay received a lot of attention, intensifying debates about female salary gaps in the entertainment business and beyond, helping to raise awareness and advocate for pay equality.
  • Philanthropic Endeavors: In addition to her acting career, Jennifer founded the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation. This foundation supports groups that serve abused adolescents, persons with intellectual impairments, and those in need of medical care via a variety of means, including independent philanthropic activities, community events, contributions, and auctions.

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