Jennifer Lawrence, who turns 23 on August 15, has already earned two Oscar nominations, winning for last year's "Silver Linings Playbook," in her young career. Join us for a look at the her life on and off screen so far.
Lawrence was born and raised in Louisville, Ky., and by age 14 had decided she wanted to be an actor. She graduated from high school two years early and persuaded her family to move to Los Angeles to further her career despite never taking any acting classes.
To start out with, she landed some small roles in commercials and films, including a 2005 MTV promo for "My Super Sweet 16" (pictured) that earned the young actress her Screen Actors Guild card. In 2007, she also auditioned for the role of Bella Swan in "Twilight" that eventually went to Kristen Stewart. Later, Lawrence stated that she was "glad" that she had not received the role because of the massive media attention that Stewart received from the role.
Some of her earliest roles included the 2006 TV movie "Company Town" and playing a mascot in fifth season episode of "Monk" (pictured).
In 2007, she became a regular on the TBS sitcom "The Bill Engvall Show," playing Engvall's character's teenage daughter.
After minor parts in the TV series "Cold Case" and "Medium," and the teen indie drama "Garden Party," Lawrence landed a starring role in the 2008 drama "The Poker House."
She also appeared opposite Charlize Theron in 2008's "The Burning Plain." She's seen here with Theron and the film's director, Guillermo Arriaga, during a photocall at the Venice Film Festival on Aug. 29, 2008.
Her role in "The Burning Plain" won her the Mastroianni prize for best emerging actress at the Venice Film Festival on Sept. 6, 2008.
Lawrence arrives at the premiere party for "The Burning Plain" in Los Angeles on Sept. 14, 2009.
Her performance as an Ozark Mountain girl tracking down her drug-dealing father in 2010's "Winter's Bone" truly brought her first taste of fame. The then-20-year-old actress earned Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for the role.
Lawrence arrives at the 63rd annual Directors Guild of America Awards dinner in Los Angeles on Jan. 29, 2011.
Lawrence arrives at the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, Calif., on Feb. 26, 2011.
Lawrence arrives at the 83rd Academy Awards in Hollywood, Calif., on Feb. 27, 2011.
In 2011, she had a minor role opposite Anton Yelchin in the drama "Like Crazy."
The year also saw her star alongside Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and, once again, Anton Yelchin, in the Foster-directed "The Beaver."
She got her first taste of a big-budget summer blockbuster in "X-Men: First Class," playing a young version of Mystique, a role played by Rebecca Romijn in the previous "X-Men" movies.
Lawrence poses backstage at the 2012 People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 11, 2012.
The 2012 adaptation of the best-selling book "The Hunger Games" was the role that made Lawrence into a star.
Playing Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games," Lawrence helped the movie to a worldwide box office of more than $680 million.
Lawrence poses at the premiere of "The Hunger Games" in Los Angeles on March 12, 2012.
Lawrence poses with her "Hunger Games" co-stars Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth as they arrive for the movie's European premiere at the O2 Arena in London, England, on March 14, 2012
She followed up "The Hunger Games" by starring opposite Bradley Cooper in David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook," as a young widow with emotional baggage.
Lawrence arrives at The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's annual luncheon to announce financial grants to film schools and non-profit organizations in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Aug. 9, 2012.
Lawrence watches on as Bradley Cooper speaks during a Sept. 9, 2012, news conference to promote their film "Silver Linings Playbook" during the 37th Toronto International Film Festival.
2012 also saw Lawrence star in the horror-thriller "House at the End of the Street."
Lawrence poses backstage after winning the award for favorite movie actress at the 2013 People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 9, 2013.
Lawrence arrives at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 13, 2013. Her "Silver Linings Playbook" role won her the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy at the ceremony.
But the Golden Globe was only one of several awards Lawrence won for "Silver Linings Playbook," including the Oscar for Best Actress, as seen here at the 85th Academy Awards on Feb. 24, 2013.
She fell on the steps on her way to the stage to collect her first Oscar, but quickly righted herself as her "Silver Linings Playbook" co-star Bradley Cooper and Hugh Jackman rushed to try to help her.
Lawrence poses with her Oscar for photographers in the photo room at the 85th Academy Awards on Feb. 24, 2013.
Lawrence poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film "Jimmy P." at the 66th Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2013.
Lawrence poses for photos at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, Calif., on July 20, 2013.
She re-teamed with Cooper for the Depression-era "Serena," which is tentatively scheduled for release later in 2013.
Lawrence, seen here at 2013 AFI Awards, also re-teamed with Russell, Cooper and Robert De Niro for the 1970s con artist drama "American Hustle," which also stars Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner, and will be released on Dec. 25, 2013.
She'll next be seen reprising her role as Katniss Everdeen in the sequel "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," set for a Nov. 22, 2013, release date. She's also reprising the role of Mystique for the sequel "X-Men: Days of Future Past," which will be released in 2014.