Jennifer Lawrence is an American actress and producer who has filled starring and supporting roles in award-winning films throughout the last decade. Lawrence performed in plays at church and at school during her early years and was discovered by a talent scout at the age of 14. She subsequently began her formal acting career, starting out with small TV roles and eventually moving on to larger film roles. From there, it didn’t take long for people to notice JLaw’s talent; she became the youngest actress ever nominated for the Best Actress Academy Award.
Lawrence has since gone on to win an Academy Award for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook, as well as a Golden Globe award and a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in American Hustle. She was the highest paid actress in the world in 2015 and 2016 and was one of Time‘s 100 most influential people in 2013. How’s that for successful?
At the same time, this extremely famous and talented lady manages to be relatable to the masses. She’s a bit quirky, just the right amount of awkward, and has a fantastic sense of humor. Moviegoers everywhere find Jennifer Lawrence to be accessible and real. Perhaps this is one of the reasons that she is so beloved.
Today is Jennifer Lawrence’s birthday and it’s time to give this star a proper celebration. Acknowledge JLaw’s special day by watching these amazing films.
Winter’s Bone (2010)
Playing Ree in Winter’s Bone was Jennifer Lawrence’s breakthrough role, so if you want to see just how she broke into the industry, this is a good movie to watch. The film is about a girl in the Ozark mountains who tracks down her drug-dealing father and attempts to keep her family together. This is some heavy stuff, but Lawrence handles the role amazingly and it gets her noticed in Hollywood.
The Hunger Games Film Series (2012-2015)
Jennifer Lawrence’s most famous role is perhaps that of Katniss Everdeen, the protagonist of the Hunger Games film series. Based on the Suzanne Collins’ young adult trilogy by the same name, these four movies feature Lawrence as a teenager who inspires and participates in a revolution that sparks in the dystopian country of Panem.
Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Jennifer Lawrence’s chemistry with Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook is absolutely phenomenal. Lawrence plays Tiffany, a mysterious girl who catches the interest of a formerly institutionalized man named Pat. Honestly, Bradley Cooper has been my celebrity crush forever and isn’t watching him dance with JLaw reason enough to put on this film? I’d say so.
House at the End of the Street (2012)
When I think of Jennifer Lawrence, my mind generally associates the actress with dramas rather than horror films, but she delivers a wonderful performance in House at the End of the Street. This movie is all kinds of creepy and I remember being on the edge of my seat when I saw it in theaters.
American Hustle (2013)
Lawrence plays Rosalyn Rosenfeld in American Hustle, a crime drama that involves the F.B.I., Jersey powerbrokers, and the Mafia. You’re not going to be bored watching this one–that’s for sure.
X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
If you’re a fan of X-Men and a fan of JLaw, this movie is a must-see. Lawrence plays Raven/Mystique in X-Men: Apocalypse and stars alongside a variety of talented actors, including James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, and Evan Peters.
JLaw Movies To Look Foward To
Lawrence reprises her role as Raven/Mystique in X-Men: Dark Phoenix, which is currently in post-production and has a release date of February 14, 2019. That’s one way to spend Valentine’s Day if you’re planning way ahead!
It has been announced that Jennifer Lawrence will star as Elizabeth Holmes in Bad Blood, which does not yet have a release date.
Happy Birthday, Jennifer Lawrence! Keep on being fabulous.