Jennifer Lawrence is an American actress. Her first role was in 2007 playing a recurring role in the series “The Bill Engvall Show”. However, her major breakthrough was in the 2010 film “Winter’s Bone” and featuring in the X-Men series sort of made her progress in acting. In 2012, she featured in Hunger Games and this made her the highest-grossing heroine ever. Jennifer Lawrence net worth is estimated at $130 million and her movies have grossed about $6 billion globally. In 2016 and 2015, Lawrence was the world’s highest-paid actress.
The main source of Jennifer Lawrence net worth comes from acting. Some of the other movies she has acted are “Garden Party” in 2008, “Passengers” in 2016, “Silver Linings Playbook” in 2016, “American Hustle” in 2013 and many more. Her performance on-screen has earned her many nominations and awards like Academy, BAFTA, and Golden Globe. The actress is also an outspoken feminist and advocates for Planned Parenthood. She founded a foundation in 2015 which advocates for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. This post is going to discuss how her journey to fame started.
Jennifer Lawrence Biography
Jennifer Shrader Lawrence was born on the 15th of August, 1990 in Indian Hills, Kentucky to Karen Koch, a camp manager and Gary Lawrence, a construction worker. She was raised alongside her brothers Ben and Baine. Lawrence attended Kammerer Middle School but never fit in among her peers due to anxiety issues. The actress said being on stage made her overcome her anxiety and it also gave her a sense of accomplishment.
While in school, she was part of activities like basketball, field hockey, cheer leading, softball and also playing on the boy’s team which was coached by her father. As a child, she liked horseback riding and even injured her tailbone when she fell off a horse. Jennifer also performed for her father all the time either as a clown or ballerina.
Her first performance was playing the role of a prostitute when she was nine years old in a church play. She was part of the church and school productions. At 14 years, while on a vacation, Jennifer was detected by a talent scout who arranged her for auditions. Her mother was not really supportive of her career and even when she aced her first audition, her mother convinced her otherwise. Later on, she signed with CESD Agency and they convinced her parents to let her go to Los Angeles to audition for roles. Although her mother wanted her to go into modeling, Jennifer refused and chose acting. Jennifer dropped out of school when she was only fourteen years to pursue a career in acting.
Jennifer Lawrence Career
Most of Jennifer Lawrence net worth comes from her time on the screen, the actress made her debut in 2006. That year she appeared in the film “Monk” and then in 2007, she also appeared in “Medium”. Her performance in the first film was building her popularity and then she was cast as Lauren in the sitcom “The Bill Engvall Show”. Her performance in the show earned her Young Artist Award (Young Performer) in 2009.
In 2008, she played the role of a troubled teenager in the movie “Garden Party” and then “Burning Plan” playing a role with Charlize Theron. She received praise and a Marcello Mastroianni Award for her performance in the latter. After this, she also featured in “The Poker House” and received an award as well.
Jennifer Lawrence major breakthrough came in 2010 when she starred in “Winter’s Bone” playing the role of a teenager living in poverty while also caring for her mentally ill mother. She got many accolades for this performance and earned her first Academy Award nomination becoming the second youngest person to get that. After these early achievements, the actress began to feature in many movies. She appeared in movies such as “Like Crazy” in 2011, “X-Men: First Class” in 2011 which grossed about $350 million becoming her highest then.
2012 – Present
In 2012, Jennifer appeared in a lead role, as Katniss Everdeen in “Hunger Games” and she practiced yoga, tree climbing, hand-to-hand combat, and archery to fit the role. Her performance in the film was praised and it grossed about $690 million. The Hunger Games became the highest-grossing film with a female lead. This movie launched her into stardom. That same year, she also played the role of a widow in “Silver Linings Playbook” alongside Bradley Cooper and received great reviews for her performance. This movie earned her Golden Globe and Academy Award at the age of 22 and she came the 2nd Youngest Best Actress winner. That same year, she featured in the movie “House at the End of the Street”.
In the second series of The Hunger Games, she played her role again and it grossed about $865 million. That is her highest-grossing movie till now. In 2013, the actress once more played in “American Hustle” which got her another Golden Globe, a BAFTA and another nomination for Academy. After all this, Jennifer appeared in “Serena” in 2014, “Joy” in 2015, “Passengers” in 2016, “Mother!” in 2017, “Red Sparrow” in 2018 and then in 2019, she starred in “Dark Phoenix”. All these movies starting from her debut contributed to what Jennifer Lawrence net worth is today.
Jennifer Lawrence Net Worth
Jennifer makes a pretty good living as an actress, her salary for some of her movies are as follows.
- Winter’s Bone – $3000 every week
- Hunger Games- $500,000. (Her salary increased for the 2nd and 3rd sequel, $10 million and $30 – $40 million respectively).
- Passengers – $20 million
- Red Sparrow- $15 million
Those are the actress top payment and right now, she earns up to $15 million as base pay per movie. Her salary will definitely increase as time goes on. She earned up to $20 million from 2017 to 2018. As of 2020, Jennifer Lawrence net worth is approximately $130 million. She is also one of the highest-paid actresses worldwide.
As expected, the actress lives luxuriously. She purchased a $8.225 million house in Beverly Hills back in 2014.
Jennifer Lawrence Marriage, Relationships & Personal Life
Jennifer dated Nicholas Hoult back in 2010 while filming X-Men and they dated for four years. She started dating Darren Aronofsky in 2016 and the following year, they ended things. Two years later, the actress began dating Cooke Maroney and in 2019, they got engaged and got married. She presently resides in Manhattan, New York with her husband.
In 2014, she was also one of the celebrities whose intimate pictures were leaked online by a hacker.
Jennifer Lawrence is an outspoken feminist and has argued that equality is not supposed to intimidate anybody. She also promotes body positivity among women and supports Planned Parenthood. The actress also supports same-sex marriage as she once criticized Kim Davis opposition. She also found a production company, Excellent Cadaver, in 2019.
Jennifer Lawrence Movies
Some of the other movies she has acted are, “The Poker House” in 2008, “The Burning Plain” also in 2008, “The Beaver” in 2011, “The Devil You Know” in 2013, “A Beautiful Planet” in 2016, and “Dior & I” in 2015. See link for a full gallery of her movies – Jennifer Lawrence.
This post talked about Jennifer Lawrence’s childhood, personal life and every movie she has ever made an appearance. With a net worth of $130 million, the actress has acquired a massive fortune with her acting career.