For her role in Winter's Bone (2010), she learned to skin squirrels, chop wood, and fight.
Lawrence graduated from high school two years early in order to begin acting.
Lawrence was discovered by a photographer while visiting New York with her mother in 2005, which led to her landing an agent.
Is the third youngest Oscar nominee for best actress in a leading role, at age 20 years, 163 days. Only Quvenzhané Wallis in Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012), at age 9 years, 135 days, and Keisha Castle-Hughes for Whale Rider (2002), at age 13 years, 309 days, were younger, at the date of nominations announcement.
She's a huge fan of Jeff Bridges, and got the chance to meet him at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con. Lawrence approached him, not realizing he was in the middle of an interview with Entertainment Tonight (1981), and hurried away. Bridges noticed and immediately called her back. The reporter then handed a star-struck Lawrence the microphone and invited her to take over the interview.
Has appeared in two Sundance Grand Jury Prize winners in a row: Winter's Bone (2010) and Like Crazy (2011).
Named one of People magazine's Most Beautiful People in the World (2011).
Named one of Variety magazine's Top Ten Actors to Watch (2010).
Ranked #10 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2011 list.
Ranked #47 in Ask men's top 99 "most desirable" women of 2012.
Voted by her class as "Most Talkative".
Good friends with Josh Hutcherson, her co-star from The Hunger Games (2012). They are both Kentucky natives.
Named as having the "Sexiest eyes" by Victoria's Secret What Is Sexy list (2012).
Her father had a concrete construction firm, Lawrence & Associates, and her mother runs a children's camp.
For her role as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games (2012), she worked out twice a day and practiced archery.
She has portrayed the daughter of Paula Malcomson twice - in a 2007 episode of the television series Cold Case: A Dollar, a Dream (2007) and in The Hunger Games (2012).
(November 30, 2012) Named "Entertainer of the Year", along with Ben Affleck, by Entertainment Weekly.
Is a natural blonde. She dyed her hair brown for her role in The Hunger Games (2012).
Ranked #1 in Ask men's top 99 "most desirable" famous women of 2013 list.
Brought her parents as her date to the 70th Golden Globe Awards after breaking up with her boyfriend Nicholas Hoult.
Became the second youngest recipient of the Best Actress Oscar upon winning the award for Silver Linings Playbook (2012) on February 24, 2013 (age 22); the youngest recipient is Marlee Matlin, who won for Children of a Lesser God (1986) on March 30, 1987 (age 21).
By age 23, she became the youngest actress to be nominated for three Oscars, including two of them for leading role, one of which she won.
Is the third Oscar-winning Actress to appear in the X-Men films, the others being Anna Paquin and Halle Berry. All three of them will appear together in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014).
Named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World (2013).
She has English, German, Irish, Scottish, and remote French ancestry.
Universal and Imagine announced in fall 2013 that she will be cast to play the role of Cathy Ames in an eventual remake of the movie East of Eden (1955), itself based on the classic 1952 novel by John Steinbeck. The remake will be directed by The Hunger Games (2012) mastermind Gary Ross, and will consist of two parts and two movies. Her role will be featured in the first film.
Her love of Doritos chips caused her to stain several dresses while on the set of American Hustle (2013), nearly ruining them in the process. The wardrobe department solved this problem by creating a number of identical dresses for her to use throughout the production so she would always have a clean one to wear.
The longest she has gone without an Oscar nomination is the two years between Winter's Bone (2010) and Silver Linings Playbook (2012).
Was the 141st actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Actress Oscar for Silver Linings Playbook (2012) at The 85th Annual Academy Awards (2013) on February 24, 2013.
Ranked #5 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2014 list.
On the set of The Hunger Games (2012), she showed up to set a couple times with the same blood and scar makeup from the day before. Because of this, Elizabeth Banks gave her the nickname Katpiss Neverclean.
Said in an interview that since she and The Hunger Games (2012) co-star Josh Hutcherson are such good friends, she decided to buy a house down the street from him.
Was in on-off relationship with Nicholas Hoult from 2011 to 2014.
Was in a relationship with Chris Martin from June to October 2014.
Her favorite colors are blue and gold.
Closed 2014 as the highest-grossing actor of the year in Hollywood, her movies having grossed over $1.4 billion worldwide at the box office (Forbes magazine).
Was among the people affected by the hack of private pictures of various celebrities, mostly women, and with many containing nudity, which were posted on the website 4chan and where later distributed by other Internet networks. The event was nicknamed "The Fappening" by the media. The hack started whole new discussions about privacy in the Internet age as well as people unfairly and unnecessarily criticizing the victims for taking the pictures in the first place and putting them on their computer devices. In an interview with Vogue magazine in 2014, Lawrence commented on the hacks for the first time: "It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime [...] It is a sexual violation. It's disgusting. The law needs to be changed, and we need to change.".
She gave her Oscar to her parents, who keep it in their home in Louisville, Kentucky, because she felt "odd" having it in her own house.
Auditioned for the role of Bella Swan in Twilight (2008), but lost to Kristen Stewart.
Is one of 26 actresses who have received an Academy Award for their performance in a comedy; hers being for (Silver Linings Playbook (2012)). The others in chronological order, are: Claudette Colbert (It Happened One Night (1934)), Loretta Young (The Farmer's Daughter (1947)), Josephine Hull (Harvey (1950)), Judy Holliday (Born Yesterday (1950)), Audrey Hepburn (Roman Holiday (1953)), Goldie Hawn (Cactus Flower (1969)), Glenda Jackson (A Touch of Class (1973)), Lee Grant (Shampoo (1975)), Diane Keaton (Annie Hall (1977)), Maggie Smith (California Suite (1978)), Mary Steenburgen (Melvin and Howard (1980)), Jessica Lange (Tootsie (1982)), Anjelica Huston (Prizzi's Honor (1985)), Olympia Dukakis (Moonstruck (1987)), Cher (Moonstruck (1987)), Jessica Tandy (Driving Miss Daisy (1989)), Mercedes Ruehl (The Fisher King (1991)), Marisa Tomei (My Cousin Vinny (1992)), Dianne Wiest (Bullets Over Broadway (1994)), Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite (1995)), Frances McDormand (Fargo (1996)), Helen Hunt (As Good as It Gets (1997)), Judi Dench (Shakespeare in Love (1998)), Gwyneth Paltrow (Shakespeare in Love (1998)), and Penélope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)).
Is one of 14 actresses to have won both the Best Actress Academy Award and the Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical Golden Globe for the same performance; hers being for Silver Linings Playbook (2012). The others, in chronological order, are: Judy Holliday for Born Yesterday (1950), Julie Andrews for Mary Poppins (1964), Barbra Streisand for Funny Girl (1968), Liza Minnelli for Cabaret (1972), Glenda Jackson for A Touch of Class (1973), Diane Keaton for Annie Hall (1977), Sissy Spacek for Coal Miner's Daughter (1980), Cher for Moonstruck (1987), Jessica Tandy for Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Helen Hunt for As Good as It Gets (1997), Gwyneth Paltrow for Shakespeare in Love (1998), Reese Witherspoon for Walk the Line (2005), and Marion Cotillard for La Vie en Rose (2007).
She filmed a cameo as Fraida Felcher in a flashback of the sequel Dumb and Dumber To (2014), but she later requested the cameo be pulled.
When she first started playing Mystique in X-Men: First Class (2011), she wore full-body prosthetics which she found uncomfortable. She got to where a special body suit in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) which she found more comforting to wear.
Revealed during an appearance on Watch What Happens: Live (2009) in December 2015, that she has kissed her co-star Liam Hemsworth off-camera. She also admitted in the same interview to smoking pot with her brother before attending The Oscars.
When asked to gain weight for her role as Tiffany Maxwell in Silver Lining Playbook, after slimming down to play Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger games, her response was "Hell ya!".
Shared the cover of Vanity Fair magazine's 2016 Hollywood issue with, Jane Fonda, Viola Davis, Cate Blanchett, Charlotte Rampling, Rachel Weisz, Lupita Nyong'o, Brie Larson, Alicia Vikander, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Helen Mirren, Diane Keaton and Saoirse Ronan. Photographed by Annie Leibovitz.
She and Jeremy Renner are fifth cousins, once removed. They share an ancestor in Kentucky, farmer Robert Tague, who is Lawrence's fifth great-grandfather, while he's Renner's fourth.
Jennifer Lawrence bares a physical resemblance to Egyptian actress Zubaida Tharwat.
Is really good friends with Amy Schumer.
Has gained a large fan base in China since her breakthrough performance in Winter's Bone, Chinese net citizens now refer to her with the nick name "Da Biao Jie", which reads like "Big (female) Cousin" which would give a cordial, intimate feeling of a girl next door. However as it is explained by online encyclopedia and forums, because her name Lawrence is similar to famous brand watch "Laureus", some fans come up the idea of a shorter, catchy and intimate nick name to do with such similarity, thus nick-naming her "Big Watch Sister" (Big in Chinese reads "Da", Watch reads "Biao", and sister reads "Jie", thus "Da Biao Jie"). On a promotional tour to China for Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 2, she mentioned being confused and not totally impressed with this nick name in an interview.
As a young person, she wanted to be a doctor.
Is at her most comfortable simply being a homebody, either alone, or entertaining close friends.
Counts Terms of Endearment (1983) and Cool Runnings (1993) among her favorite films.
According to Forbes she was the highest paid actress for 2015 and 2016.
She is the first, and thus far only, person born in the 1990s to have received an acting Oscar (Best Actress for Silver Linings Playbook, 2012).