Jennifer Shrader Lawrence was born on 15 August 1990 in Kentucky. She liked acting since childhood. When Lawrence turned 14, she decided to become a professional actress and asked her parents to find an agent. The family moved to New York, where the aspiring actress was chosen for an advertising campaign of Abercrombie & Fitch.
In the next two years, Lawrence worked on several advertising campaigns, auditioned in different agencies, received her high school diploma, and moved to Los Angeles. Finally, she got her first important role. The beginning of Lawrence’s career was marked by two roles in the TV series Company Town and Monk. Then she went on to work on other TV projects, including Medium and Cold Case.
In 2007, Lawrence landed a role in the TV series The Bill Engvall Show, which she worked on until 2009.
In 2008, Jennifer finally appeared in a full-length movie Garden House. The same year, she landed her first leading role in the drama The Poker House. The movie received many positive reviews from the critics and brought Lawrence an award at the LA Film Festival in 2008.