Oscar Actors: Lawrence, Jennifer–Winner, Multiple Nominee

A natural talent, with a striking presence and undeniable energy, Academy Award winner JENNIFER LAWRENCE is one of Hollywood’s most gifted actresses.

Lawrence starred in David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook, alongside Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro. Her portrayal of ‘Tiffany’ in the film garnered Lawrence a Best Actress Oscar Award, in addition to wins at both the Golden Globes® and Screen Actors Guild Awards® for lead actress.

Lawrence appeared in X-Men: Days of Future Past where she reprised her role as ‘Mystique’ opposite Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy.

She was seen in David O. Russell’s American Hustle co-starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Bradley Cooper.

Lawrence has also signed on to star in and produce The Rules of Inheritance, an adaptation of Claire Bidwell Smith’s recent memoir about a woman who loses both her parents to cancer as a young adult. Susanne Bier is set to direct the film which will be written by Abi Morgan and distributed by Film Nation.

Previously, Lawrence starred in Drake Doremus’ Like Crazy opposite Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones. The film won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. In 2011, Lawrence also starred alongside Mel Gibson and Anton Yelchin in The Beaver directed by Jodie Foster.

Lawrence’s performance in Winter’s Bone garnered her a 2011 Oscar nomination for Best Actress in addition to nominations from the Screen Actors Guild Awards®, Golden Globe® Awards, Independent Spirit Awards® and Critic’s Choice Awards. Additionally, she was honored with the Breakthrough Actress Award by the National Board of Review, the Rising Star Award at the Palm Springs Film Festival and the New Hollywood Award at the 2010 Hollywood Film Awards®. The critically acclaimed film, directed by Debra Granik also received an Oscar® nomination for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor in addition to winning the 2010 Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.

Other film credits include a lead role in Guillermo Arriaga’s directorial debut The Burning Plain, opposite Charlize Theron and Kim Basinger. The film premiered at the 65th Venice Film Festival where Lawrence won the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor. She also starred in Lori Petty’s Poker House opposite Selma Blair and Bokeem Woodbine, for which she was awarded the prize of Outstanding Performance in the Narrative Competition at the 2008 Los Angeles Film Festival. Lawrence also starred in Relativity’s House at the End of The Street opposite Elisabeth Shue and Max Thieriot.

On television, Lawrence co-starred on three seasons of the TBS series The Bill Engvall Show. Written and created by Bill Engvall and Michael Leeson, The Bill Engvall Show is set in a Denver suburb and the comedy follows the life of ‘Bill Pearson’ (played by Engvall), a family counselor whose own family could use a little dose of counseling.

Reigning from Louisville, Kentucky and a childhood of local theatre experience to her credit, Lawrence traveled to New York at age 14 to explore a professional career in acting. She quickly caught the eye of casting directors and started acting in film and television during the summer of 2005 and hasn’t looked back.