Fully referred to as Jennifer Shrader Lawrence, she was born on 15th August 1990. She is a renown American actress and possibly the highest paid since 2015. She was born and brought up in Indian Hills, Kentucky. Her father, Gary was a construction worker whereas her mother, Karen was a summer camp manager. She got her early education at the Kammerer Middle School. Of notice, she says that she didn’t enjoy her childhood due to her hyperactivity and social anxiety conditions. Probably, these are among the reasons why her mother didn’t allow her to play with girls. Jennifer sought to act as her anxieties vanished on stage and acting generally gave her some sense of accomplishment. Below is the list of 22 Shocking Facts about Jenifer Lawrence.
Jennifer Lawrence’s Career
Jennifer Lawrence began her acting career in 2006 by playing a minor role in a television film dubbed Company Town. Various other guest roles followed suit in various feature films including Monk and Medium in 2006 and 2007 respectively. Her breakthrough came in 2007 where she played a major role in The Bill Engvall Show among other films beginning 2007 to 2010. Since then, her fame and success in the acting sector continued to grow. Much of the known side, what are some of the things you probably don’t know about Jennifer Lawrence? Here are some highlights.
Jennifer Lawrence Shocking Facts: No training needed
Ms. Lawrence is certainly one talented lady. To begin, unlike other currently popular actors and actresses, she didn’t toil for fame. Her talent could vividly be seen. So to say, she has no formal acting training. More of this, she never enrolled in any drama program at any of her schools. However, she did perform in the local theaters at an early age.
Jennifer Lawrence Shocking Facts: Possible A-Grade student
Jennifer Lawrence noticed her acting career early enough. Due to this, she graduated from high school two years early and surprisingly attained a GPA of 3.9. She then proceeded to pursue her acting career.
Jennifer Lawrence Shocking Facts: She had initially said no!
Her starring role as Katniss Everdeen in the series Hunger Games is possibly what increased her fame. This is also what established her as among the highest grossing heroines in the acting scenes. However, initially, she had turned down the offer after considering the effect of her role on Kristen Stewart’s personal life. Surprisingly, she accepted it three days later.
Jennifer Lawrence Shocking Facts: Nicknamed Nitro
As mentioned before, her childhood was full of anxieties and impulsive behaviors. This led to her being prohibited from playing with girls. Due to this, her nickname was ‘nitro’ auguring with her energetic and spunky status.
Jennifer Lawrence Shocking Facts: Favorite Films?
Jennifer Lawrence admits that she is not that much picky in nature. At the top of her favorite movie lists include ‘The Big Lebowski,’ Midnight in Paris and ‘Harold and Maude.’ So to say, she is a mixed genre type of person.
Jennifer Lawrence Shocking Facts: Personal Life?
Lawrence began a romantic relationship with her co-star, Nicholas Hoult, while filming X-Men: First Class. The two dated on and off for since 2010. However, the couple broke up in 2014 during the filming of X-Men: Days of Future Past. 2014 wasn’t good to her. In this same year, she also found herself among the victims of leaked celebrity photos from iCloud where her nude pictures were leaked online.
Jennifer Lawrence Shocking Facts: Young and Talented
As mentioned before, Jennifer Lawrence identified her acting career much earlier. With these, she became the third youngest best actress nominee for Winter’s Bone. She came after Quvenzhane Wallis (9) of the Beasts of the Southern Wild’s and Keisha Castle-Hughes (13) of Whale Rider’s. She learned to skin squirrels, chop wood and fight from the film.
Jennifer Lawrence Shocking Facts: A fan of Lawrence
Even before working with him on the feature film Catching Fire, Jennifer Lawrence admits that she admired the works of director Francis Lawrence. Some of the music videos produced by Francis that drew Jennifer’s attention included the music video ‘I’m a Slave 4 U’, the song by Britney Spears.
Jennifer Lawrence Shocking Facts: Discovered by a Photographer
Jennifer Lawrence was discovered by a photographer at the age of 14 while on vacation in New York. Before getting to the acting scenes, she tried to build her modeling career even modeling for the beach royalty clothing brand, Abercrombie, and Fitch.
Jennifer Lawrence Shocking Facts: Never Gives Up
Before taking up the role of Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games series, Lawrence auditioned for three major and much more iconic roles. The three included playing the role of Lisbeth in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Superbad as Jules and Twilight as Bella Swan.
Jennifer Lawrence Shocking Facts: Face of Spring Fashion
After her fame breakthrough in the 2012 to 2015 series, Jennifer Lawrence got the opportunity to become the Dior’s Spring face of fashion in the 2013 collection. Raf Simons designed the collection.
Jennifer Lawrence Shocking Facts: An Athlete
Jennifer Lawrence admits that she always had a thing for sports during her childhood days. She loved playing basketball, softball and field hockey as a kid. She was also fond of horseback riding. This resulted to her currently damaged coccyx after being thrown from a horse.
Jennifer Lawrence Shocking Facts: Friends Turned Workmates
Jennifer met Justine, currently her best friend shortly after filming Winter’s Bone. Currently, she is her assistant.
Jennifer Lawrence Shocking Facts: High School Cheerleader
Unexpectedly, the fireball and award-winning actress was once a high school cheerleader.
Jennifer Lawrence Shocking Facts: John Stamos Fan
Jennifer admits that she is a fan of John Stamos, an American musician, and actor. Stamos gained his first recognition for his role on General Hospital as Blackie Parrish. Is role in the ABC’s sitcom Full House, starring as Jesse is what made Jennifer become his fan. She is a fan of Full House and could follow John around a party saying ‘dude and ‘uncle Jesse,’ quotations from the film.
Jennifer Lawrence Shocking Facts: Music Diva
J. Lawrence appeared in the music video ‘The Mess I Made’ in 2009 from the Indie Band Parachute.
Jennifer Lawrence Shocking Facts: Never Calm
This is certainly not surprising. In 7th Grade, Jennifer Lawrence was voted the most talkative student. Haha!
Jennifer Lawrence Shocking Facts: She Has Experience of Farm Life
As mentioned earlier, Jennifer grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. Her mother was a summer camp manager. Her parents had a horse farm, probably explaining the reasons why she loved horse riding. In their farm, Jennifer had four pet ponies names Dan, Muffin, Brumby and Brandy. This explains a lot about her childhood farming experiences.
Jennifer Lawrence Shocking Facts: What of Her Stunning Looks?
Lawrence credits her makeup artist Jillian Dempsey, wife to Patrick Dempsey for her fresh-faced and sultry red carpet looks.
Jennifer Lawrence Shocking Facts: What of the Small Hand Tattoo?
Jennifer Lawrence has a small H2O tattooed on her hand. She explained that it means water, reminding her to always drink more water. She also admitted that the tattoo was done incorrectly. The two is supposed to be low compared to the letters H and O.
Jennifer Lawrence Shocking Facts: Struggled For the Winter’s Bone Audition
Her efforts after playing the role of Ree Dolly certainly paid off in the drama Winter’s Bone. However, she struggled to get there. It is her mother encouraged her to play the role of this no-nonsense heroine. However, the writer and director of the film, Debra Granik had initially told her that she was pretty for the role. On that fateful day, she walked 13 blocks in the snow showing up for the audition with a running nose and unkempt hair, as she hadn’t washed for a week. Quite crazy!
Jennifer Lawrence Shocking Facts: A Humble Beginning
With her father being a construction worker and her mother, a summer camp manager, Jennifer describes her childhood as a humble beginning. Compared to her achievements, she admits that she sometimes takes her time to congratulate herself.
Nothing good comes on a silver platter. You have to walk through a lot of pain and struggles. Jennifer Lawrence worked off and defied all odds to become the highest paid actress of all time. Currently, she has fans covering all over the globe. She is an inspiration to many too. Since then, she has won several accolades including the Academy Award for the Best Actress, Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress- Comedy or Musical, Best Supporting Actress, six People’s Choice Awards, Satellite Award among others she could not imagine. Expect to see her in some of her upcoming projects later this year including a Drama film, Mother, Red Sparrow among others.