Sometimes good looks can come in the way of furthering your career. That is exactly what Jennifer Lawrence learned when her good looks came in the way of getting a role in Winter’s Bone. However, this did not stop her from pursuing the producers of the movie and convincing them she was the right choice for the role. The result – Jen, as her family and friends call her, was nominated for an Oscar for her performance and emoting.
This quote by Jennifer Lawrence says it all. “I like when things are hard; I'm very competitive. If something seems difficult or impossible, it interests me.” It gives an insight into her character and persona. Jen, as her family and friends call her, is a hardworking, diligent and successful performer. With her natural acting abilities, she has won critics and fans world over.
Jennifer Lawrence was born on August 15, 1990 to Gary and Karen Lawrence. She has two older brothers, Ben and Blaine. This plucky girl from Louisville, Kentucky was into cheerleading, field hockey and softball. However, she was never passionate about these things. By the time Jen reached 14, she was certain she wanted to become an actor. She convinced her parents to take her to New York in 2004 where she auditioned for modeling and talent agencies. The agencies were impressed with her cold read abilities. This won her several modeling opportunities and even roles in independent films.