Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Shrader Lawrence (born August 15, 1990) is an American actress. The world's highest-paid actress in 2015 and 2016, her films have grossed over $6 billion worldwide to date. She appeared in Time's 100 most influential people in the world list in 2013 and the Forbes Celebrity 100 list from 2013 to 2016. During childhood, Lawrence performed in church plays and school musicals. At 14, she was spotted by a talent scout while vacationing in New York City with her family. She moved to Los Angeles and began her acting career in guest roles on television. Her first major role was that of a main cast member on the sitcom The Bill Engvall Show (2007–2009). She made her film debut in a supporting role in the drama Garden Party (2008), and had her breakthrough playing Ree Dolly, a poverty-stricken teenage girl, in the coming-of-age independent mystery drama Winter's Bone (2010). Lawrence's career progressed with starring roles as the mutant Mystique in the X-Men film series (2011–2019) and Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games film series (2012–2015). The latter made her the highest-grossing action heroine of all time. Lawrence has received a number of accolades for various films, including her three collaborations with filmmaker David O. Russell. Her performance as a young widow with an unnamed mental disorder in the romance film Silver Linings Playbook (2012) won her the Academy Award for Best Actress, making her the second-youngest Best Actress winner at 22. She won the ...

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

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Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Lawrence
CAST:  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Josh Hutcherson  •  Sam Claflin  •  Elizabeth Banks

Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Lawrence
CAST:  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Josh Hutcherson  •  Sam Claflin  •  Elizabeth Banks

The Hunger Games (2012)

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Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Ross
CAST:  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Josh Hutcherson  •  Liam Hemsworth  •  Stanley Tucci

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Ross
CAST:  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Josh Hutcherson  •  Liam Hemsworth  •  Stanley Tucci

American Hustle (2013)

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A conman and his seductive partner are forced to work for a wild FBI agent, who pushes them into a world of Jersey power-brokers and the Mafia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David O. Russell
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Bradley Cooper  •  Amy Adams  •  Jeremy Renner

A conman and his seductive partner are forced to work for a wild FBI agent, who pushes them into a world of Jersey power-brokers and the Mafia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David O. Russell
CAST:  Christian Bale  •  Bradley Cooper  •  Amy Adams  •  Jeremy Renner

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)

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Katniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Lawrence
CAST:  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Josh Hutcherson  •  Liam Hemsworth  •  Woody Harrelson

Katniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Lawrence
CAST:  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Josh Hutcherson  •  Liam Hemsworth  •  Woody Harrelson

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)

With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale, Finnick, and Peeta – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Lawrence
CAST:  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Josh Hutcherson  •  Liam Hemsworth  •  Woody Harrelson

With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale, Finnick, and Peeta – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Lawrence
CAST:  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Josh Hutcherson  •  Liam Hemsworth  •  Woody Harrelson

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

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After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David O. Russell
CAST:  Bradley Cooper  •  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Robert De Niro  •  Jacki Weaver

After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David O. Russell
CAST:  Bradley Cooper  •  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Robert De Niro  •  Jacki Weaver

The Beaver (2011)

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Suffering from a severe case of depression, toy company CEO Walter Black begins using a beaver hand puppet to help him open up to his family. With his father seemingly going insane, adolescent son Porter pushes for his parents to get a divorce.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jodie Foster
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  Mel Gibson  •  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Anton Yelchin

Suffering from a severe case of depression, toy company CEO Walter Black begins using a beaver hand puppet to help him open up to his family. With his father seemingly going insane, adolescent son Porter pushes for his parents to get a divorce.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jodie Foster
CAST:  Jodie Foster  •  Mel Gibson  •  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Anton Yelchin

The Poker House (2008)

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Agnes and her two sisters struggle through a day in a home overrun by gamblers, thieves, and johns.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lori Petty
CAST:  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Selma Blair  •  Bokeem Woodbine  •  Chloë Grace Moretz

Agnes and her two sisters struggle through a day in a home overrun by gamblers, thieves, and johns.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lori Petty
CAST:  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Selma Blair  •  Bokeem Woodbine  •  Chloë Grace Moretz

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

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The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods as they join forces with their younger selves in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Singer
CAST:  Patrick Stewart  •  James McAvoy  •  Michael Fassbender  •  Ian McKellen

The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods as they join forces with their younger selves in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Singer
CAST:  Patrick Stewart  •  James McAvoy  •  Michael Fassbender  •  Ian McKellen

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

After the re-emergence of the world's first mutant, world-destroyer Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Singer
CAST:  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Michael Fassbender  •  James McAvoy  •  Oscar Isaac

After the re-emergence of the world's first mutant, world-destroyer Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bryan Singer
CAST:  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Michael Fassbender  •  James McAvoy  •  Oscar Isaac

Burial Rites

The story of Agnes Magnusdottir, the last woman to be publicly executed in Iceland in 1830, after being sentenced to death for killing two men and setting fire to their home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luca Guadagnino
CAST:  Jennifer Lawrence

The story of Agnes Magnusdottir, the last woman to be publicly executed in Iceland in 1830, after being sentenced to death for killing two men and setting fire to their home.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luca Guadagnino
CAST:  Jennifer Lawrence

Passengers (2016)

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A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Morten Tyldum
CAST:  Chris Pratt  •  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Michael Sheen  •  Laurence Fishburne

A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Morten Tyldum
CAST:  Chris Pratt  •  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Michael Sheen  •  Laurence Fishburne

Serena (2014)

North Carolina mountains at the end of the 1920s – George and Serena Pemberton, love-struck newly-weds, begin to build a timber empire. Serena soon proves herself to be equal to any man: overseeing loggers, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving a man’s life in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susanne Bier
CAST:  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Bradley Cooper  •  Rhys Ifans  •  Toby Jones

North Carolina mountains at the end of the 1920s – George and Serena Pemberton, love-struck newly-weds, begin to build a timber empire. Serena soon proves herself to be equal to any man: overseeing loggers, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving a man’s life in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susanne Bier
CAST:  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Bradley Cooper  •  Rhys Ifans  •  Toby Jones

The Devil You Know (2013)

Kathryn Vale is a reclusive ex-movie star with a dark secret and a daughter hoping to follow in her mother's movie-star footsteps. When Kathryn attempts to make a career comeback, she is threatened by an anonymous blackmailer. The resulting events force Kathryn to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Oakley
CAST:  Rosamund Pike  •  Lena Olin  •  Dean Winters  •  Molly Price

Kathryn Vale is a reclusive ex-movie star with a dark secret and a daughter hoping to follow in her mother's movie-star footsteps. When Kathryn attempts to make a career comeback, she is threatened by an anonymous blackmailer. The resulting events force Kathryn to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Oakley
CAST:  Rosamund Pike  •  Lena Olin  •  Dean Winters  •  Molly Price

House at the End of the Street (2012)

A mother and daughter move to a new town and find themselves living next door to a house where a young girl murdered her parents. When the daughter befriends the surviving son, she learns the story is far from over.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Tonderai
CAST:  Max Thieriot  •  Elisabeth Shue  •  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Gil Bellows

A mother and daughter move to a new town and find themselves living next door to a house where a young girl murdered her parents. When the daughter befriends the surviving son, she learns the story is far from over.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Tonderai
CAST:  Max Thieriot  •  Elisabeth Shue  •  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Gil Bellows

Like Crazy (2011)

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A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Drake Doremus
CAST:  Anton Yelchin  •  Felicity Jones  •  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Charlie Bewley

A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Drake Doremus
CAST:  Anton Yelchin  •  Felicity Jones  •  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Charlie Bewley

X-Men: First Class (2011)

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Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were arch-enemies, they were closest of friends, working together with other mutants (some familiar, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Vaughn
CAST:  James McAvoy  •  Michael Fassbender  •  Rose Byrne  •  January Jones

Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were arch-enemies, they were closest of friends, working together with other mutants (some familiar, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Matthew Vaughn
CAST:  James McAvoy  •  Michael Fassbender  •  Rose Byrne  •  January Jones

The World Is Watching: Making the Hunger Games (2012)

A feature length, eight part documentary that covers everything from pre-production to adapting the source novel to casting to shooting to post and marketing. This is an amazing in-depth piece and it's notable how many women were involved in this production, from ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Suzanne Collins  •  Gary Ross  •  Donald Sutherland

A feature length, eight part documentary that covers everything from pre-production to adapting the source novel to casting to shooting to post and marketing. This is an amazing in-depth piece and it's notable how many women were involved in this production, from ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Jennifer Lawrence  •  Suzanne Collins  •  Gary Ross  •  Donald Sutherland

Winter's Bone (2010)

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After discovering her father put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared, 17-year-old Ree Dolly must confront the local criminal underworld and the harsh Ozark wilderness in order to to track down her father and save her family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Debra Granik
CAST:  Jennifer Lawrence  •  John Hawkes  •  Kevin Breznahan  •  Dale Dickey

After discovering her father put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared, 17-year-old Ree Dolly must confront the local criminal underworld and the harsh Ozark wilderness in order to to track down her father and save her family.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Debra Granik
CAST:  Jennifer Lawrence  •  John Hawkes  •  Kevin Breznahan  •  Dale Dickey

Garden Party (2008)

Are you young, sexually confused, just trying to get by? Do you sing, dance or possess some other talent? Welcome to the Garden Party. At the center of the story is 15-year-old April. She is running from one bad situation into another, hoping to find an answer that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Freeland
CAST:  Vinessa Shaw  •  Tierra Abbott  •  Christopher Allport  •  Richard Gunn

Are you young, sexually confused, just trying to get by? Do you sing, dance or possess some other talent? Welcome to the Garden Party. At the center of the story is 15-year-old April. She is running from one bad situation into another, hoping to find an answer that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Freeland
CAST:  Vinessa Shaw  •  Tierra Abbott  •  Christopher Allport  •  Richard Gunn
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