She first wowed Hollywood and audiences everywhere when she stormed onto the scene with a raw performance in Winter’s Bone, which garnered her an Oscar nomination. Now, Jennifer Lawrence is set to become a bona fide star as she steps into one of the most beloved characters, Katniss Everdeen, in the upcoming movie, The Hunger Games (based on the book trilogy by Suzanne Collins).

But who is Jennifer Lawrence exactly?

Star Stats

Born: August 15, 2021 in Louisville, Kentucky

Claim to fame: She first stepped into Hollywood’s spotlight with her Oscar nomination for her turn as a young girl searching for her dad in Winter’s Bone.

Up next: Since then, Jennifer Lawrence is hot in demand and is set to lead her own hero franchise with The Hunger Games. In The Hunger Games, Lawrence plays Katniss Everdeen, a 16-year-old girl who is presented with the deadly task of representing her district in the annual Hunger Games. Each year, the districts are forced by the Capitol to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in these brutal games, which are a fight to the death – televised for all of Panem to see. “This is a script you love, a character you love,” said Lawrence. “I would love to be Katniss for years… it was more the fear of how my own life could change.” “I look at Kristen Stewart now and I think, ‘I’d never want to be that famous,’” she recently admitted to Glamour magazine. I can’t imagine how I’d feel if all of a sudden my life was pandemonium,” she revealed. But for Lawrence, with her career on the rise and with the impending release of The Hunger Games, fame is imminent and there’s no turning back.

The Hunger Games opens March 23.

Upcoming Films:

The Hunger Games (2012)                                                                                            Devil You Know (2012)                                                                                                 House at the End of the Street (2012)                                                                             The Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Selected Filmography:

X-Men: First Class                                                                                                          Like Crazy (2011)                                                                                                      Winter’s Bone (2010)                                                                                                            The Burning Plain (2008)

The Hunger Games photo gallery:



For more about The Hunger Games books go to Scholastic Canada.

—By Toni-Marie Ippolito







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