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Jennifer is featured in the music video for the song "The Mess I Made," from the album Losing Sleep by Parachute.
She also knows how to play guitar.
Born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Jennifer Shrader Lawrence has had lead roles in TBS's The Bill Engvall Show and in the independent film The Burning Plain.
Lawrence began acting in church plays and, by the age of 14, decided to pursue an acting career, persuading her parents to take her to New York City to find a talent agent.
Although she had no training or experience, she received encouragement after she auditioned. She graduated from high school two years early in order to begin acting.
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Lawrence's other film credits include a lead role in Lori Petty's The Poker House opposite Selma Blair and Bokeem Woodbine as well as roles in Devil You Know and Garden Party.
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Her Other television credits include roles on Cold Case, Medium, and Monk.
Jennifer's "Breakout Performance" was the lead role in Debra Granik's Winter's Bone, which won best picture at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010. She portrays a seventeen-year-old girl in the rural Ozarks, caring for her mentally-ill mother and her younger brother and sister, when she discovers that her father has put their house and land up as a bond for a court appearance.
Lawrence received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, for the role, on January 25, 2011.
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|Jennifer in Winter's Bone|
She won the Academy Award for Best Actress, for her role as Tiffany Maxwell in the hit film, Silver Linings Playbook. She was cast as Katniss Everdeen in the 2012 film, The Hunger Games, which is based on the first book in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins.
Lawrence will start filming the film adaptation of the second novel in the The Hunger Games trilogy, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which is scheduled to be released on November 22, 2013.