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born 1990

Jennifer Lawrence was still looking for her strong suit when a talent agent spotted the Kentucky teen on vacation in NYC's Union Square. After her first cold read, she knew she'd found her purpose. The young natural quickly graduated from tv ads to tv shows to the silver screen. By 22, she had a Best-Actress Oscar under her belt. And, snagged one of the most sought-after roles to date ~ the gutsy girl-hero Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games franchise.

Playing The Girl on Fire catapulted "J-Law" to a global super-celeb + role model. Her refreshingly down-to-earth attitude toward stardom and everygirl demeanor appeals to more than millennials. As she puts it ~ "Why would I ever get cocky? I'm not saving anybody's life. I'm making movies."

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her quotes

all quotes by Jennifer Lawrence (15)

"I can name a lot of things that taste better than skinny feels."

83rd Annual Academy Awards | february 2011

"Why would I ever get cocky? I'm not saving anybody's life. There are doctors who save lives and firemen who run into burning buildings. I'm making movies."

Girl, Uninterruptible | february 2013

"I love that feeling, that desperate, almost pathetic feeling of ‘Are we actually going to be able to pull this off?’"

vanity fair | february 2013

"I read the script and it was the first time I had that feeling like 'I understand this. This is the first time I’ve ever understood anything'. I was 14."

Girl, Uninterruptible | february 2013

"I call my mom sobbing all the time."

Girl, Uninterruptible | february 2013

"Don't worry about the bitches."

Jennifer Lawrence Bullied | march 2013

"Success doesn’t mean that you’re allowed to work less and treat people like sh!t."

Just Jennifer | november 2013

"Pizza fixes everything."

10 Most Fascinating People of 2013 | december 2013

"If we're regulating cigarettes and sex and cuss words because of the effect it has on our younger generation, why aren't we regulating things like calling people fat?"

10 Most Fascinating People of 2013 | december 2013

"There are some things—don't make a sex tape, don't do drugs, don't do things in public—that you wouldn't want other people judging you for."

'Divergent' Star Shailene Woodley Advice from Jennifer Lawrence and George Clooney | march 2014

"You don't want to constantly be a GIF."

We Love Jennifer Lawrence | may 2014

"Isn't boring so much better than passion?"

Vanity Fair | october 2014

"All I need in a relationship is somebody to watch TV with."

Vanity Fair | october 2014

"I'm not from Hollywood, I'm from Kentucky...I'm very aware of what the real world is and how much a couch costs."

Jennifer Lawrence interview: 'Why I shop at Ikea' | november 2014

"I'm over trying to find the 'adorable' way to state my opinion."

Lenny Letter | october 2015
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curated with care by Alicia Williamson {february 2015}