Jennifer Lawrence fondly called as ‘America’s Sweetheart’, widely known for her roles in The Hunger Games series, and X-Men series is worth $120 million and is one of the highest paid actresses in the world. The actress is known for her commitment to her work and is also actively involved in philanthropic activities and politics. She recently announced her commitment to get young Americans politically engaged and to advocate for anti-corruption Laws.

Early Life

Jennifer Shrader Lawrence was born in Indian Hills, Kentucky, US. She was brought up to be a tough girl and was usually not invited by her school friends to play as she was considered too rough.

Her class voted her as “Most Talkative”. Lawrence stated that she could not enjoy her childhood due to hyperactivity and social anxiety which disappeared when she performed on stage. As a young girl, she was fond of horseback riding.

Lawrence wanted to be a doctor when she grew up. However, she decided to shine in the movie industry later. Her first performance was when she was nine when she played the role of a prostitute in a church play.

Career

When Lawrence was 14 years old, she moved to Los Angeles and appeared in guest roles in different TV shows. She left school without receiving a GED to focus on her career.

In 2007, she appeared in her breakthrough role in a TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show. In 2010 her debut film Garden Party was released. However, she became a prominent actress after her movie Winter’s Bone in 2010.

Lawrence went on to appear in numerous other movies including The Beaver, X-Men series, Silver Linings Playbook, Serena, Joy and Red Sparrow. However, she is widely recognised for her role as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games Series which grossed billions at the box office and also made her one of the wealthiest actresses.

She also appeared on few TV shows including Company Town, Monk, Cold Case, Medium and Saturday Night Live. Lawrence has also appeared on a music video The Mess I Made in 2010. Lawrence became famous within a short period and continued so much that her films’ overall grossing is over $5.5 billion worldwide.

She appeared in Time’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2013 and Forbe’s Celebrity 100 in 2014 and 2016.

The actress is known for her dedication to her work and exemplary performances. Jennifer Lawrence has been nominated for over 175 awards and has won 114 of them including one Oscar. Some of the other Awards that made to her shelf are Academy Award for Best Actress, Golden Globe Awards, BAFTA Award, MTV Movie Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Satellite Awards and Saturn Awards.

Jennifer Lawrence Net Worth

Lawrence is worth $120 million. Her significant earnings are from The Hunger Games Movies. She was named the highest paid actress in the world in 2015 ($$52 million) and 2016 ($46 million), for staring in The Hunger Games Movie.

In 2017, Forbes named her as the third highest paid actress with the earnings of $24 million. Her salary in her first hunger game movie was just $500,000 which then skyrocketed by the time she signed for the sequels. She also earns from her endorsement deals and is actively involved in philanthropic activities.

House and Cars

Lawrence currently lives in her mansion in Beverly Hills, California. She bought her 5,500 sq ft mansion in 2014 for over $7 million.

She owns a Volkswagen EOS and Chevy Voll.

Endorsements

In 2012, Jennifer Lawrence signed a seven-figure deal with Dior for four years, which has been extended for another three years after the expiry of the contract.

Philanthropy

The Hunger Games actress finds the highest happiness in philanthropic activities and has always made time to involve in them. Her list of charity activities is as big as her list of movies.

She supports various charity organisations like Planned Parenthood, World Food Programme, Feeding America and Thirst Project.

Lawrence is a feminist, and she promotes body positivity among women. In 2018, she also participated in women’s march in Los Angeles to affirm her commitment to women’s rights.

She partnered with charity network Chideo and raised funds for 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games.

In 2015, Lawrence teamed with Hutcherson and Hemsworth for Prank It FWD, to raise money for a non-profit organisation Do Something.

The same year, she also launched the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation which supports various charities.

In 2016, she donated $2 million to the Kosair Children’s Hospital to set up cardiac intensive care.

In 2017, she collaborated with 300 women in Hollywood to set up the Time’s Up initiative to protect women from harassment and discrimination.

Conclusion

Lawrence has been nicknamed as “America’s Sweetheart” for various reasons. She is one of the humblest actresses who does not get carried away with the worldwide fame. She has remained focused on her activities.

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