Jennifer Shrader Lawrence (born August 15, 1990) is an American actress. Lawrence was the world’s highest-paid actress in 2015 and 2016, with her films grossing over $6 billion worldwide to date. She appeared in Time‘s 100 most influential people in the world list in 2013 and in the Forbes Celebrity 100 list from 2013 to 2016.
During her childhood, Lawrence performed in church plays and school musicals. At age fourteen, she was spotted by a talent scout while vacationing in New York City with her family. She then moved to Los Angeles and began her acting career by playing guest roles on television. Her first major role came as a main cast member on the sitcom The Bill Engvall Show (2007–2009), in which she played the title character’s oldest daughter. Lawrence made her film debut in a supporting role in the drama Garden Party (2008) and had her breakthrough playing a poverty-stricken teenage girl Ree Dolly in the coming-of-age independent mystery drama Winter’s Bone (2010). Her career progressed with her starring roles as the mutant Mystique in the X-Men film series (2011–2019) and Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games film series (2012–2015). The latter established her as the highest-grossing action heroine of all time.
Jennifer Lawrence’s net worth is estimated to be $6 billion, according to the list of richest American Hollywood Actresses.