Let the games begin! Well, soon enough, anyway. While you ravenous fans of "The Hunger Games" get excited for the movie premiere, have a look at who the "Hunger" stars were before they embodied the characters in this epic story.
Role: Katniss Everdeen
Jennifer rose to fame when she was nominated for a 2011 Oscar for "Winter's Bone." But that was far from the actress's breakout role. After moving to Hollywood from Louisville, Ky., Lawrence began acting in 2006 at age 16. From 2007-09, Jennifer starred as Lauren Pearson on the TBS sitcom "The Bill Engvall Show." Sure, it wasn't Emmy-worthy material, but it got her where she is today.