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For her role in Winter's Bone (2010), she learned to skin squirrels, chop wood, and fight.

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 AskMen'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 AskMen'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.

Was the 141st actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Actress Oscar for Silver Linings Playbook (2012) at The Oscars (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.

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 25 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)), 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 wear 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 Linings Playbook (2012), after slimming down to play Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games (2012), 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. In 2015, the research team at Ancestry.com discovered that they share an ancestor in Kentucky, farmer Robert Tague, who is Lawrence's fifth great-grandfather, while he's Renner's fourth. Lawrence and Renner worked together in American Hustle (2013).

Has gained a large fanbase in China since her breakthrough performance in Winter's Bone (2010), Chinese net citizens now refer to her with the nickname "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 nickname to do with such similarity, thus nicknaming 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 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015), she mentioned being confused and not totally impressed with this nickname in an interview.

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 magazine, 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)).

Third highest paid actress of 2017 with $24 million.

Auditioned for Blake Lively's Gossip Girl (2007) role and according to the series' creator Josh Schwartz, she was really upset that she didn't get the role.

Is a huge fan of Marion Cotillard.

No relation to director Francis Lawrence, although they have worked together in four movies: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) and Red Sparrow (2018).

As of 2018, has appeared in three Best Picture Oscar nominated films: Winter's Bone (2010), Silver Linings Playbook (2012) and American Hustle (2013), and given an Oscar nominated performance in each. She won Best Actress for her performance in Silver Linings Playbook.

Is a descendant of a paternal uncle of Thomas Jefferson, Virginia Delegate to the Second Continental Congress, 2nd Governor of Virginia, Virginia Delegate to the Congress of the Confederation, Minister Plenipotentiary for Negotiating Treaties of Amity and Commerce, 2nd United States of America Minister to France, 1st United States of America Secretary of State, 2nd Vice-President of the United States of America and 2nd Speaker of the Senate of the United States of America and 3rd President of the United States of America.

Is a supporter of Planned Parenthood for its support in contraception and female health care, namely to teenagers.

Daughter of Gary Lawrence (b. Kentucky, 1956), construction worker, and wife (m. August 3, 1979) Karen Koch (b. Kentucky, 1956), summer camp manager, both raised in Kentucky, and younger sister of Benjamin "Ben" and Blaine. Has English, German, Irish, Scottish, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), distant Welsh and remote French and Swiss-German descent.

Paternal granddaughter of David Vernon Lawrence (b. Kentucky) (son of Francis Marion "Frank" Lawrence and wife Bessie Steger, paternal grandson of James Ogden Lawrence and wife Penelope Nellie Burroughs and maternal grandson of Samuel Jefferson Steger and wife Ida Louisa O'Banion) and wife Doris Shrader (b. Kentucky) (daughter of William Martin Shrader and wife Reva Mae Adams, paternal granddaughter of John William Shrader and wife Permelia Alice "Allie" Martin and maternal granddaughter of John Thadius Adams and wife Lena Rivers Tague). Her patrilineal line can be traced back to Robert Lawrence, who was born, c. 1589, in Chelsea, Middlesex, England, and who died, c. 1682, in Nansemond, Virginia.

Maternal granddaughter of Charles J. Koch (b. Ohio) (son of Charles A. Koch and wife Mary P. Sheehan, paternal grandson of Charles Koch, of German descent, and wife Anna "Annie" Kleinhens or Kleinhenz, of German descent, and maternal grandson of Martin J. Sheehan, of Irish descent, and wife Mary Elizabeth Broderick, of Irish descent) and wife Carolyn M. Mongtomery (b. Kentucky) (daughter of Robert C. Montgomery and wife Esta M. White, paternal granddaughter of Charles Arthur Montgomery and wife Leona or Leana M. Blocher and maternal granddaughter of Hiram M. White and wife Viola Agnes Gregory).

Of the Lawrence Coat of Arms. Descendant in female lines of the Montgomery Coat of Arms and of English Landed Gentry and Peerage.

Auditioned for the role of Olive Penderghast in Easy A (2010), but lost to Emma Stone.

Announced her engagement to art gallery director Cooke Maroney in February 2019.

Became a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) in 2011.

Her mother Karen once stole her Oscar ballot and tried to vote. Lawrence was aghast to learn that her mother filled out the official ballot and mailed it in - only to find it returned to their home because it was mailed to the wrong address. She and mom did not agree on her picks.

Married Cooke Maroney at a lavish ceremony at Belcourt (Newport, RI). Among the guests were Ashley Olsen, Kris Jenner, Emma Stone, Corey Gamble, Cameron Diaz, Nicole Richie and Sienna Miller. The couple announced their engagement in February [October 19, 2019].

The only time she has acted out giving birth in a movie was in Mother! (2017).

Born at 3:20 PM (EDT).

Expecting her first child with her husband, Cooke Maroney. [September 2021]