On August 15 Jennifer Lawrence was born …

On August 15, 1990 Jennifer Lawrence was born.

Jennifer Lawrence Getty Images

Jennifer Lawrence
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She began her acting career in 2007, appearing on the “The Bill Engvall Show,” and subsequently appearing in the 2008 film, “The Burning Plain.” She attained further critical success by appearing in 2010’s “Winter’s Bone,” for which she received her first Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. In 2012, Lawrence arguably reach full-fledged stardom by appearing in the film “Silver Linings Playbook,” portraying Katniss Everdeen in big-screen adaption of “The Hunger Games,” as well as having appeared as shape shifting mutant Raven / Mystique in “X-Men: First Class.”

Theatrical poster for

Theatrical poster for “The Hunger Games”
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For her work in “Silver Linings Playbook,” Lawrence won multiple awards, including a Golden Globe for Best Actress, and the 2012 Academy Award for Best Actress. Furthermore, in 2013, she received her third Academy Award nomination for “American Hustle,” as well as awarded another Golden Globe Award for her work in the film.

Jennifer Lawrence accepting the 2012 Academy Award for Best Actress for her work in “Silver Linings Playbook,” in which she infamously tripped while walking to the stage:

As of 2014, Lawrence continued to cement herself as a box office star by reprising her role as Raven / Mystique in “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” as well as appearing in the third film in “The Hunger Games” series as Katniss Everdeen. To date, with two more films to go, “The Hunger Games” have earned over $800 million within the US, and over $1.5 billion worldwide.

Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique 20th Century Fox

Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique
20th Century Fox

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