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Jennifer Lawrence

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Jennifer Lawrence went from high school cheerleader to Oscar nominee in six short years. She was noticed by a scout while on a 2004 trip to New York with her mom, which led to gigs as an Abercrombie & Fitch model, a Burger King commercial and appearances on “Monk” and “Medium.” In 2007, she relocated to LA to play the daughter on the TBS sitcom “The Bill Engvall show.” Around 2009, she lost the part of Bella in Twilight to Kristen Stewart, which ultimately made her available for her star-making, Oscar-nominated turn in the gritty indie “Winter’s Bone” and for donning the blue body paint of a young Mystique in 2011’s “X-Men: First Class.” In 2011, she landed her own mega-franchise with the coveted role of archer Katniss Everdeen in the film adaptations of Suzanne Collin’s “Hunger Games” trilogy. A return to indie roots in 2012’s “Silver Linings Playbook” proved golden as her turn as a young widow with mental health issues and a desire to dance accrued a best actress Golden Globe, SAG Award and an Oscar. Her trademark sense of humor, everygal attitude, good looks, willingness to speak candidly on the record and daring sense of style has endeared her to both women and men, including her on-off boyfriend since 2011 and “X-Men” costar Nicholas Hoult. The hits just keep coming, In 2013, she became the face of Miss Dior, was Vogue's September issue cover girl, broke box office records with “Catching Fire” and is grabbing awards buzz with “American Hustle.”

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