25 Fun Facts About Jennifer Lawrence You Didn’t Know

Posted by , Updated on May 21, 2024

Jennifer Lawrence is extremely loved by many people right now. Who wouldn’t look up to her? If you’re not already filled with information about her, here are 25 fascinating facts about Jennifer Lawrence that could surprise you.


Candy Smuggler

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The 2013 Oscars was Lawrence’s lucky night. But before walking up the stage to claim her Best Actress Oscar, she touted the red carpet, carrying a phone, almonds, a Baby Ruth and Laffy Taffy in her purse.


Star Power

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Her film “House at the End of the Street” was delayed and nearly slated for a straight-to-video release, but Lawrence’s Oscar nomination for “Winter’s Bone” put it back on track, pushing the horror film to a surprising $42 million haul.


No Training Needed

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The talented Ms. Lawrence has no formal acting training. In fact, she wasn’t even enrolled in the drama program at her school, but she did perform in local theater from an early age.


Smarty Pants

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Jennifer Lawrence graduated from high school two years early (with a 3.9 GPA) in order to pursue her acting career.


She Said No

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After considering the effect of the role of Bella Swan on Kristen Stewart’s personal life, Jennifer initially turned down the role of Katniss Everdeen. Three days later, she accepted the role.



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Jennifer’s nickname at school was “Nitro” because she was so energetic and spunky.


Movie Buddies

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A match made in film heaven? Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence star opposite on another in the upcoming film Bradley and Serena, but soon they will be reuniting for a third film, which will allow them to once again work with Silver Linings Playbook director, David O. Russell.


Favorite Films

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What’s at the top of J.Law’s favorite movie list? A mixture of genres. Her favorite film include: “The Big Lebowski,” “Harold and Maude,” and “Midnight in Paris.”


Beauty and the Beast

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Lawrence (who played Mystique) dated X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past co-star Nicholas Hoult (Beast) on and off for 2 years.


Young and Talented


For Winter’s Bone, Lawrence became the third-youngest best actress nominee, following Beasts of the Southern Wild‘s Quvenzhane Wallis (9) and Whale Rider’s Keisha Castle-Hughes (13). For the film, she learned to fight, chop wood and skin squirrels. She didn’t even require a stand-in during the scene where her character butchered a squirrel.


Monk Mascot

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Jennifer was also an extra on Monk where she starred as a lion mascot.


Lawrence & Lawrence

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Jennifer Lawrence has always been a fan of director Francis Lawrence. Before working with him on Catching Fire, she was an admirer of his previously-directed music videos, including “I’m a Slave 4 U” by Britney Spears.


From Catwalk to Katniss

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While on vacation in New York City, Jennifer was “discovered” by a photographer at the age of 14. She then embarked on a modeling career, and even modeled for the beach royalty clothing brand Abercrombie and Fitch.


Can’t Win Them All

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Before she was Katniss, Jennifer auditioned for three major (and iconic) roles, including the role of Lisbeth Salander in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Bella Swan in Twilight and Jules in Superbad.


The Face of Fashion

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After her rapid burst into the celebrity world, Jennifer Lawrence was given the opportunity to become the face of Dior’s Spring 2013 collection—a collection designed by Raf Simons.


Always the Athlete

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Growing up, Jennifer had a knack for sports, playing basketball, field hockey and softball as a kid.


Working with Friends


Jennifer’s best friend and now-assistant is Justine, who she met shortly after filming Winter’s Bone.


The Cheerleader

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The fireball actress was once a high school cheerleader.


Full House Fan

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A fan of John Stamos, she followed him around at a party, saying “dude” and “Uncle Jesse.”


Hitting the Music Scene


In 2009, Jennifer Lawrence appeared in the music video “The Mess I Made” by the indie band Parachute.




The Hunger Games star started off as an extra and a guest star on TV shows like Cold Case and Medium.


Never the Quiet Type


Not surprisingly, Jennifer was voted “Most Talkative” in 7th grade.


Farm Life


Growing up in Lousivlle, Kentucky, Jennifer had four pet ponies—Muffin, Dan, Brumby and Brandy. Her parents had a horse farm, and her mom ran a summer camp called Hi-Ho.


The J Law Look

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Her fresh-faced, yet sultry red carpet looks can be credited to her makeup artist, Jillian Dempsey, Patrick Dempsey’s wife.


Humble Beginnings


J. Law first got her SAG card when she starred in a promo for MTV’s My Super Sweet 16.