Jennifer Shrader Lawrence is one very frequent face with critical and commercially successful films. She has received several outstanding accolades for her brilliant performances so far, including the all glorious Oscars award. Surprisingly this Silver Linings Playbook (2012) co-star has never had a formal acting training. All she does is to rely on her ‘imagination’ and delivers her roles most captivatingly.
Date of Birth: August 15, 1990
Zodiac Sign: Leo
The American Hustle (2013) actress is a natural beauty who had no clue she would end up as an actress. She was a real tomboy so her mother did not allow her play with the other girls in preschool because she was “too rough”. Lawrence was tagged a talkative and was a very sporty kid. There was a slight possibility that she might be a doctor as the beautiful Jen served as a nurse in her mother’s kid’s camp. Apart from Jennifer the wildly popular actress, who are the other members of the Lawrence family?
Karen Lawrence (mother)
Year of Birth: 1956
The Hunger Games actress was no doubt loved by her parents; they just were not in support of her ambition to be an actress. She was 14 when she was discovered at a family vacation in New York. After her big break, she pleaded with her parents to let her stay back in NY City and they immediately told her no. For a girl who grew up in Kentucky where no one was a movie star, it was only expected that her request be met by an obvious “No”! The ambitious teenager saved up resources and took off.
Karen who managed a children’s day camp was displeased that she had lost a daughter so she kept praying that her baby girl would fail so she could return home (Lawrence was busy acting and filming commercials already). Soon after, the Lawrence family moved to Los Angeles and the versatile actress kept getting more roles. Karen’s disposition towards acting began to change when she saw how happy it made Jennifer. In no time, the religious Karen (nee Koch) got on board and is now very proud of her daughter. Karen was a strict mother with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Gary Lawrence (father)
Gary like Karen was first hesitant about his daughter becoming an actress. They made a deal with the Hunger Games star that she was to graduate from high school and finish with an excellent GPA before her dream could happen. Gary owns a construction firm and also a farm.
Ben Lawrence (elder brother from same parents)
He is the first Lawrence child and is quite the businessman in the tech world. He is very supportive of his sister and became a married man in 2010. Together with his wife they have a son.
Blaine Lawrence (elder brother from same parents)
Growing up, the Joy (2015) actress had no choice but to be a tomboy as she was the only girl child. Being ‘female’ became a taboo in their house so she ended up being rough and sporty. Blaine is the fun person in the family and manages his own day camp called Camp HiHo. On October 5, 2013, Blaine tied the knot with his fiancée Carson Massler on the grounds of Hermitage Farm in Kentucky. He and his wife a proud parents of a son.