Jennifer Shrader Lawrence (born August 15, 1990) is an American actress. She was nominated for Academy Awards for her roles in the films Winter's Bone (2010), Silver Linings Playbook (2012), and American Hustle (2013), winning for the second of these. She may be best-known for playing Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games series.
Born: August 15th, 1990
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My parents were the exact opposite of stage parents. They did everything in their power to keep it from happening. But it was going to happen no matter what. I was like, "Thanks for raising me, but I'm going to take it from here."
I've always studied people and been fascinated by their reactions and feelings. And I think that's the best acting class you can take - watching real people, listening to them and studying them.
I always knew that I was going to be famous. I honest to God don't know how else to describe it. I used to lie in bed and wonder, "Am I going to be a local TV person? Am I going to a motivational speaker?" It wasn't a vision. But as it's kind of happening, you have this buried understanding: "Of course."
I never did theatre or took classes, which I think has helped me. I just had instincts and they were right.
I've worked with some amazing actors, and I've never seen anyone with more raw talent. There's a reservoir of emotional power in her that's sort of stunning.
I believe that people do their best work when they're loose - and she's very loose. She'd be on the set telling jokes and horsing around, and then she'd go into a scene and blow the roof off it. She truly inhabits every moment.