Jennifer Lawrence is an American actress. Her actual name is Jennifer Shrader Lawrence. She is the shape-shifter mystique ( Raven) in X-Men and also the game changer Katniss Everdeen in Hunger Games.
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Jennifer Lawrence Biography:
Jennifer Lawrence was born on August 15th, 1990 in Kentucky, the United States. Her father Gary Lawrence was a construction worker and he was also the owner of a concrete construction firm called ‘ Lawrence and Associate ‘.
On the flip side, her mother Karn Lawrence was the manager of a children’s Summer Camp. She has two siblings ( brothers ) Ben and Blaine ( both older). Her mother Karen wanted her to become rough & tough like her elder brothers and hence she hardly ever played with girls.
She was a tomboy in the original sense of the term. In her preschool, she had difficulty adjusting herself to the rest of her classmates. As a result, she developed an anxiety disorder.
Then she realized that she had to tread a different path to overcome her anxiety. She loved acting and would participate in several plays in churches and Schools. In addition to this, she thought that the stage was the only place where she shone the brightest.
Jennifer Lawrence career ( Rise to prominence):
Jennifer’s entry into the glamour industry was dramatic. She, along with her family members, was out on a vacation in New York(2004).
An anonymous photographer spotted her there and then he approached her family members informing them that he could make arrangements for Jennifer with an adding television agency. Her mother Karen was initially doubtful because she did not want her daughter Jennifer to pursue a career in acting.
She wanted her daughter to become a supermodel. In addition to this, Jennifer was only 14 years old then. Finally, her mother agreed to let her daughter enter the world of acting but she stipulated one condition.
The condition was that she should become a graduate of high school first. Jennifer studied at Camero High School. Eventually, she completed her graduation before completing High School. Meanwhile, the anonymous photographer made arrangements with the CESD talent agency.
Jennifer Lawrence Movies And TV Shows :
In 2006, she appeared on the TV Show ‘ Company Town ‘.This was her first breakthrough. Thereafter, she started to appear in numerous sitcoms in minor guest roles.
Her character in the ‘ Bill Engvall Show’ received critical acclamation. This resulted in her landing a TV series that ran for 3 consecutive seasons. Her display of flawless acting in this series brought her her first award.
In 2008 she debuted on the giant silver screen with the movie ‘ Garden Party. In the movie, she appeared as Tiff, a troubled teenager. The same year she again appeared in Guillermo Arrigas’s psychological drama film ‘ The Burning Pain’.After that, her character portrayal in Lori Petty’s drama film ‘ The Poker House ‘ as the eldest daughter of a drug addict mother paved the way to reach the further heights of her career.
In 2010 she again showed up in Debra Granik’s unconventional drama film entitled ‘ Winter’s Bone. Her appearance in the film as a 17 years Ree Dolly, a poor teenage girl took her to the Oscars.
Although she was nominated in the category of best actress, she did not win the award. But the Oscar nomination was enough for her to grab mass attention. Up next, she showed up in films such as ‘ Like Crazy ‘ (2011)and ‘ The Beaver ‘ ( 2011).
Meanwhile, Matthew Vaughn offered her the role of Mystique ( Raven) in X-Men First Class ( 2011), a superhero movie. Rebecca Romijn played the role in the previous films.
After that, her iconic role as Katniss Everdeen in the ‘ Hunger Games ‘ established her among the elite class actresses of the Hollywood film industry.
Later, she appeared in a more humble role in the romantic drama film ‘ Silver Linings Playbook ‘ as Tiffany Maxwell.
In 2013 she auditioned for The Hunger Games – Catching Fire, the sequel to the Hunger Games series. The entire audition was conducted online ( over Skype) and after that, David O’ Russell selected her for the role. The movie proved to be a massive box office hit earning more than 860 million dollars at the box office.
In the same year, she appeared in ‘American Hustle ‘ as Rosalyn Rosenfield. Her performance as a mentally deranged wife again took her to the Oscars. This time she got selected in the category of the best-supporting actress.
Next, in 2014 ‘ Serena ‘ & ‘X – Men, Days Of Future Past ‘ were released.
In 2015 her flawless acting in ‘Joy’ established her as a seasoned actress. For the 4th time, she got the Oscar nomination and therefore, became the youngest actress ever to receive 4 Oscar nominations.
The very next year, she narrated ‘ A Beautiful Planet ‘, a documentary and after that, she showed up in X – Men Apocalypse ‘ as Mystique. Then in the Si-Fi movie ‘ Passengers ‘, she played the role of Aurora Lane.
Apart from all these she also appeared in the following movies:
- Mother ( as Mother/ 2017)
- Red Sparrow ( as Dominika Egorova/ 2018)
- Love, Antosha ( Documentary)
- Dark Phoenix ( as Mystique/ 2019)
- Don’t Look Up ( as Kate Dibiasky/ 2021)
- Red, White, and Water ( Yet to be announced/ End of 2022)
TV Shows :
- Monk ( 2006)
- Cold Case ( 2007)
- Medium ( 2007-8)
- The Bill Engvall Show (2007-9)
- Saturday Day Night Live (2013)
- Jimmy Kimmel Live! ( 2017)
The Mess I Made ( 2010).
Jennifer Lawrence As Raven ( Mystique ) :
Jennifer Lawrence first appeared as Mystique ( Raven) in the 5th X- Men Superhero fantasy movie series- X – Men First Class ( 2011). The movie, directed by Matthew Vaughn, was the first in chronological order.
Then in 2014, she appeared in the movie X- Men: Days Of The Future Past playing the same role. The movie was the 7th installment but stood No.2 in chronological order.
Again in 2016, she showed up in the movie X-Men Apocalypse as Raven Darkholme ( Mystique) followed by Dark Phoenix in 2019.
Jennifer Lawrence As Raven (Mystique):
Mystique ( Raven) first showed up in MS Marvel Comic books back in the year 1978. She was created by Chris Claremont & Dave Cockrum.
Mystique ( Raven) in Comic books is a versatile character because she allows the writers to do anything they wanted as her primary mutant power is shape-shifting. She can be the beginning, middle, and end of any story arc because she can be any character.
The character of Mystique ( Raven) is brought into the limelight by Rebecca Romijn in the original X- Men Superhero Movies.
Later, in keeping with the character’s weaknesses and strengths, Matthew Vaughn cast Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique ( Raven) in his movies.
Jennifer Lawrence As Katniss Everdeen:
Jennifer Lawrence’s yet another remarkable performance is her appearance as Katniss Everdeen in the legendary book saga onscreen- Hunger Games ( 2012), The Hunger Games- Catching Fire ( 2013), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1& part 2 ( 2014 & 2015)
The character of Katniss Everdeen is often compared to the Greek goddess Artemis, Persephone, and Theseus.
Katniss Everdeen is compared to the Greek goddess Artemis both at the surface and deeper level. In Greek mythology, Artemis is one of the fiercest characters. She is the goddess of the wilderness, the hunt, and the moon. She is also a superb archer and a defender of girls and young women. On-screen, Katniss Everdeen represents the goddess Artemis. Like the goddess, she is independent, pure, and incorruptible.
In a dystopian society ruled by a totalitarian Government Katniss remains the master of her fate. Her fearless attitude is reflected when she shouts, ” …this is what they do and we must fight back “.She gradually moves through the infernal society where she has been thrust into. She, in the end, leads the charge to change it. She volunteers as a tribute to save a young girl from getting perished at the hands of the totalitarian Government.
Both Artemis and Katniss Everdeen’s stories serve as a metaphor for their journey into adulthood.
Like the goddess, Katniss is also a skilled archer. She is also stubborn as Peta points out ( in the movie) ” I hardly know anything about you except that you’re stubborn and good with a bow “.In this way, she typifies the powerful Artemisian warrior.
The Greek goddess Artemis is the protector of young girls. Katniss, too, is seen playing the same role. After her father died and her mother had an emotional breakdown, she acted as a guardian to her younger sister Prim.
Katniss Everdeen is not just the same replica of the Greek goddess Artemis. She is not an immortal being. She is a mortal who has to survive in an exceptionally dangerous world. As a mortal being, she has her desires, feelings, and weaknesses.
Scholar Tatiana Golban observes that Katniss Everdeen’s fate should fairly be compared to the goddess Persephone. Like the goddess Persephone who was abducted into the underworld against her will, Katniss, too, was also thrust into a world unknown to her. They both fought back to regain their position.
The Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins confessed that she was inspired by another Greek god Theseus to shape the character of Katniss Everdeen. Theseus, the young prince volunteered as tribute to fight Minotaur. He deliberately offered himself to prevent other young people to get perished under another cruel regime. Thus, Theseus’s story has a lot in common with Katniss Everdeen.
In the end, Katniss Everdeen’s journey serves as a metaphor for those young women who aspire to unfurl their wings despite the world’s trying to keep them boxed in.
Who Jennifer Lawrence dating? /Jennifer Lawrence Dating History/ Jennifer Lawrence Boyfriend List:
Jennifer Lawrence’s life story is incomplete without a reference to her romantic relationships. When Jennifer showed up in ‘ Bill Engvall Show ‘, it was rumored that she fell in love with her co-star Graham Patrick. Back then Jennifer was 18 years old and Graham Patrick was 17.
Then there was a buzz around that she started to date actor Josh Hutcherson. She was 2 years older than Josh Hutcherson.
In 2015 Jennifer was rumored to be dating actor Bradley Cooper. Cooper was 15 years senior to Jennifer.
Jennifer’s rumored affair with former American film producer Harvey Weinstein in 2010 was a much-debated topic.
On December 2010Jennifer met the British actor Nicholas Hoult on the sets of X- Men First Class. People gossiped that they dated until August 2014.
Again it was said that Jennifer started to date British singer Chris Martin ( June 2014 to June 2015).
She was also rumored to be hooked up with the Australian actor Liam Hemsworth ( 2015). The two actors never confirmed that they were in a relationship but it was only their fans’ speculation.
Again in 2016, it was rumored that Jennifer and actor Chris Pratt were allegedly dating. Pratt shut down everyone declaring that she and Jennifer were just friends.
Again a rumor about Jennifer and American film director Darren Aronofsky was spread ( November 2016 to November 2017).
Jennifer Lawrence and American TV personality Rob Kardashian were also rumored to be in a relationship( 2018).
Furthermore, in December 2017 it was rumored that Jennifer was dating American actor Brad Pitt but the cynics failed to produce any concrete evidence.
Finally, in June 2018 Jennifer developed feelings for art gallery director Cooke Maroney. The two became engaged on 5th February 2019. They got married on 19th October in Rhode Island. In February 2022 they were blessed with their first child.