Jennifer Lawrence Net Worth 2021, Age, Husband, Children, Height, Family, Parents, Movies, TV Shows

Jennifer Lawrence net worth

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Introduction

Jennifer Lawrence is an American actress. She has received various accolades throughout her career, including several for her three collaborations with filmmaker David O. Russell. Her performance as a young widow with an unnamed mental disorder in the romance film Silver Linings Playbook (2012) won her the Academy Award for Best Actress, making her the second-youngest Best Actress winner at 22. She subsequently won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for playing an unpredictable wife in the black comedy American Hustle (2013). Lawrence also received Golden Globe Awards for both of these films, and for her portrayal of businesswoman Joy Mangano in the biopic Joy (2015). She has since starred in the science fiction romance Passengers (2016), the psychological horror film mother! (2017), and the spy thriller Red Sparrow (2018).

Lawrence identifies as a feminist, saying feminism “just means equality.” She is also an advocate for Planned Parenthood. In 2015, she founded the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation, which advocates for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Special Olympics. She formed the production company Excellent Cadaver in 2018.

Early life

NameJennifer Lawrence
Net Worth$130 million
ProfessionActress
Height1.75m
Age31 years
Jennifer Lawrence net worth 2021

Jennifer Shrader Lawrence was born on August 15, 1990 (age 31 years) in Indian Hills, Kentucky, United States. She is the daughter of Gary Lawrence, a construction company owner, and Karen Koch Lawrence, a summer camp manager. She has two older brothers, Ben and Blaine. Karen raised her to be “tough” like her brothers and would not allow her to play with other girls in preschool, as she deemed her “too rough” with them. Lawrence was educated at the Kammerer Middle School in Louisville. She did not enjoy her childhood due to hyperactivity and social anxiety and considered herself a misfit among her peers. She has said that her anxieties vanished when she performed on stage and that acting gave her a sense of accomplishment.

Lawrence’s school activities included cheerleading, softball, field hockey, and basketball, which she played on a boys’ team that was coached by her father. While growing up, she was fond of horseback riding and frequently visited a local horse farm. She has an injured tailbone as a result of being thrown from a horse. When her father worked from home, she performed for him, often dressing up as a clown or ballerina. She had her first acting assignment at age nine when she played the role of a prostitute in a church play that was based on the Book of Jonah. For the next few years, she continued to take part in church plays and school musicals.

She was fourteen and on a family vacation in New York City when she was spotted on the street by a talent scout, who arranged for her to audition for talent agents. Karen was not keen on allowing her daughter to pursue an acting career, but she briefly moved her family to New York to let her read for roles. After her first cold reading, the agents said that hers was the best they had heard from someone that young; Lawrence’s mother convinced her that they were lying. Lawrence said her early experiences were difficult because she felt lonely and friendless.

Jennifer Lawrence signed with CESD Talent Agency, which convinced her parents to let her audition for roles in Los Angeles. While her mother encouraged her to go into modelling, she insisted on pursuing acting. At that time, she considered acting to be a natural fit for her abilities, and she turned down several offers for modelling assignments. She dropped out of school at age 14 without receiving a GED or a diploma. She has said that she was “self-educated” and that her career was her priority. Between her acting jobs in the city, she made regular visits to Louisville, where she served as an assistant nurse at her mother’s camp.

Career

Jennifer Lawrence began her acting career with a minor role in the TV pilot Company Town (2006), which never aired and was never sold. She followed it with guest roles in several television shows, including Monk (2006) and Medium (2007). She received her first part as a series regular on the TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show, in which she played Lauren, the rebellious teenage daughter of a family living in suburban Louisville, Colorado. The series premiered in 2007 and ran for three seasons. Tom Shales of The Washington Post considered her a scene-stealer in her part, and David Hinckley of the New York Daily News wrote that she was successful in “delivering the perpetual exasperation of teenage girls”. Lawrence won a Young Artist Award for Outstanding Young Performer in a TV Series for the role in 2009.

Lawrence made her film debut in the 2008 drama film Garden Party, in which she played a troubled teenager named Tiff. She then appeared in director Guillermo Arriaga’s feature film debut The Burning Plain (2008), a drama narrated in a hyperlink format. She was cast as the teenage daughter of Kim Basinger’s character, who discovers her mother’s extramarital affair. She shared the role with Charlize Theron, who played the older version of her character. Mark Feeney of The Boston Globe described her role as “a thankless task”, but Derek Elley of Variety praised her as the production’s prime asset.

Her performance earned her the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Emerging Actress at the 2008 Venice Film Festival. The same year, she appeared in the music video for the song “The Mess I Made” by Parachute. In 2008, she starred in Lori Petty’s drama The Poker House as the oldest of three sisters living with a drug-abusing mother. Stephen Farber of The Hollywood Reporter opined that Lawrence “has a touching poise on camera that conveys the resilience of children”. She won an Outstanding Performance Award at the Los Angeles Film Festival for her performance in the film.

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Lawrence’s breakthrough role came in Debra Granik’s independent drama Winter’s Bone (2010), based on the novel of the same name by Daniel Woodrell. The film featured her as 17-year-old Ree Dolly, a poverty-stricken teenage girl in the Ozark Mountains who cares for her mentally ill mother and younger siblings while searching for her missing father. She travelled to the Ozarks a week before filming began to live with the family on whom the story was based, and in preparation for the role, she learned to fight, skin squirrels, and chop wood. David Denby of The New Yorker asserted that the film “would be unimaginable with anyone less charismatic”, and Peter Travers of Rolling Stone wrote that “her performance is more than acting; it’s a gathering storm.

Jennifer Lawrence’s eyes are a roadmap to what’s tearing Ree apart.” The production won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. The actress was awarded the National Board of Review Award for Breakthrough Performance, and received her first nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama and Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role as well as for the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, becoming the second-youngest Best Actress nominee at the time.

Jennifer Lawrence Worldwide recognitions

Jennifer Lawrence took on a supporting role in Like Crazy in 2011, a romantic drama about long-distance relationships, starring Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones. Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times considered the film to be an “intensely wrought and immensely satisfying love story” and credited all three performers for “making their characters’ yearning palpable”. She then appeared again with Yelchin in Jodie Foster’s black comedy The Beaver, alongside Foster and Mel Gibson. Filmed in 2009, the production was delayed due to controversy concerning Gibson and earned less than half of its $21 million budget.

After her dramatic role in Winter’s Bone, Lawrence looked for something less serious and found it with her first high-profile release—Matthew Vaughn’s superhero film X-Men: First Class (2011)—a prequel to the X-Men film series. She portrayed the shapeshifting mutant Mystique, a role played by Rebecca Romijn in the earlier films. Vaughn cast Lawrence, as he thought that she would be able to portray the weakness and strength involved in the character’s transformation. For the part, Lawrence lost weight and practised yoga. For Mystique’s blue form, she had to undergo eight hours of makeup, where latex pieces and body paint were applied to her otherwise nude body, as Romijn had done on the other films. This process required Lawrence to report to set at 2:00 am. She was intimidated by the role as she admired Romijn. Writing for USA Today, Claudia Puig considered the film to be a “classy re-boot” of the film series and believed that her “high-spirited performance” empowered the film. With worldwide earnings of $350 million, X-Men: First Class became Lawrence’s highest-grossing film at that point.

In 2012, Lawrence starred as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, an adaptation of the first book in author Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy. Set in a post-apocalyptic future, the series tells the story of the teenage heroine Everdeen as she joins rebel forces against a totalitarian government after winning a brutal televised annual event. Despite being an admirer of the books, Lawrence was initially hesitant to accept the part, because of the grand scale of the film. She agreed to the project after her mother convinced her to take the part. She practised archery, rock and tree climbing, and hand-to-hand combat techniques, and other physically demanding activities for the role. While training for the part, she injured herself running into a wall.

The Hunger Games garnered positive reviews, with Lawrence’s portrayal of Everdeen being particularly praised; Roger Ebert described the film as “an effective entertainment,” and found Lawrence to be “strong and convincing in the central role.” Similarly, Todd McCarthy of The Hollywood Reporter called her an “ideal screen actress”, believing that she had embodied the Everdeen of the novel, and added that she “anchors the film with impressive gravity and presence”. With worldwide revenues of over $690 million, The Hunger Games became a top-grossing film featuring a female lead, making Lawrence the highest-grossing action heroine of all time. The film’s success established her as a global star.

Later in 2012, Jennifer Lawrence played Tiffany Maxwell, a young widow with an undisclosed mental disorder (probably intended to be borderline personality disorder), in David O. Russell’s romantic comedy-drama Silver Linings Playbook. The film is an adaptation of Matthew Quick’s novel of the same name and follows her character as she finds companionship with Pat Solitano Jr. (played by Bradley Cooper), a man with bipolar disorder. Lawrence was drawn to her character’s complex personality, explaining, “She was just kind of this mysterious enigma to me because she didn’t really fit any basic kind of character profile. Somebody who is very forceful and bullheaded is normally very insecure, but she isn’t.” While Russell initially found her too young for the part, she convinced him to cast her via a Skype audition.

Jennifer Lawrence found herself challenged by Russell’s spontaneity as a director, and described working on the project as the “best experience of her life”. Richard Corliss of Time magazine wrote: “Just 21 when the movie was shot, Lawrence is that rare young actress who plays, who is, grown-up. Sullen and sultry, she lends a mature intelligence to any role.” Peter Travers opined that Lawrence “is some kind of miracle. She’s rude, dirty, funny, foulmouthed, sloppy, sexy, vibrant, and vulnerable, sometimes all in the same scene, even in the same breath.” She won the Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award and the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance, becoming—at age 22—the second-youngest Best Actress winner. Her final film of the year was alongside Max Thieriot and Elisabeth Shue in Mark Tonderai’s critically panned thriller House at the End of the Street.

In January 2013, Lawrence hosted an episode of the NBC late-night sketch comedy Saturday Night Live. The Devil You Know, a small-scale production that she had filmed for in 2005, was her first release of 2013. She then reprised the role of Everdeen in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the second instalment in the Hunger Games series. While performing the film’s underwater stunts, Lawrence suffered from an ear infection that resulted in a brief loss of hearing. Writing for The Village Voice, Stephanie Zacharek believed that the actress’ portrayal of Everdeen made her an ideal role model, stating that “there’s no sanctimony or pretence of false modesty in the way Lawrence plays her.” With box office earnings of $865 million, Catching Fire remains her highest-grossing film to date.

In the same year, Lawrence took on a supporting role in David O. Russell’s ensemble black comedy crime American Hustle as Rosalyn Rosenfeld, the neurotic wife of con man Irving Rosenfeld (played by Christian Bale). Inspired by the FBI’s Abscam sting operation, the film is set against the backdrop of political corruption in 1970s New Jersey. She did little research for the role and based her performance on knowledge of the era from films and television shows she had watched. Geoffrey Macnab of The Independent found Lawrence to be “brilliant”, “funny and acerbic” in her part and highlighted an improvised scene in which she aggressively kisses her husband’s mistress (played by Amy Adams) on the lips. For her performance, she won the Golden Globe and BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress and received her third Screen Actors Guild Award and Academy Award nominations, her first in the supporting category. This made her the youngest actor to accrue three Oscar nominations.

Jennifer Lawrence as an established actress

Jennifer Lawrence played Serena Pemberton in Susanne Bier’s depression-era drama Serena (2014), based on the novel of the same name by Ron Rash. In the film, she and her husband George (played by Bradley Cooper) become involved in criminal activities after realizing that they cannot bear children. The project was filmed in 2012 and was released in 2014 to poor reviews. Lawrence then reprised the role of Mystique in X-Men: Days of Future Past, which served as a sequel to both X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) and X-Men: First Class (2011). The film received positive reviews and grossed $748.1 million worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing film in the X-Men series to that point. Justin Chang of Variety praised her look in the film but thought she had little to do but “glower, snarl and let the f/x artists do their thing”.

Lawrence’s next two releases were the final instalments of The Hunger Games film series, Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014) and Part 2 (2015). For the soundtrack of the former film, she recorded the song “The Hanging Tree”, which charted on multiple international singles charts. In a review of the final instalment in the series, Manohla Dargis of The New York Times drew similarities between Everdeen’s journey as a rebel leader and Lawrence’s rise to stardom, stating that the actress “now inhabits the role as effortlessly as breathing, partly because, like all great stars, she seems to be playing a version of her ‘real’ self.” Both films grossed over $650 million worldwide.

She worked with David O. Russell for the third time on the biopic Joy (2015), in which she played the eponymous character, a troubled single mother who becomes a successful businesswoman after inventing the Miracle Mop. During filming in Boston, the press reported on a disagreement between Lawrence and Russell that resulted in a “screaming match”. She claimed that their friendship made it easier for them to disagree because people fight when they really love each other. The film was not as well-received as their previous collaborations, but Lawrence’s performance was unanimously praised; critic Richard Roeper thought it was her best work since Winter’s Bone, describing it as “a wonderfully layered performance that carries the film through its rough spots and sometime dubious detours.” She won her third Golden Globe for it and was nominated for another Academy Award for Best Actress, becoming the youngest actor in history to accrue four Oscar nominations.

Lawrence began 2016 by providing the narration for A Beautiful Planet, a documentary film that explores Earth from the International Space Station. She played Mystique for the third time in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016). The film received mixed reviews, with a consensus that it was overfilled with action that detracted from the story’s themes and the cast’s performances. Helen O’Hara of Empire deemed it a letdown from the previous instalments of the series and criticized Lawrence for making her character too grim. Despite this, she was awarded Favorite Movie Actress at the 43rd People’s Choice Awards.

Jennifer Lawrence was paid $20 million to star in the science fiction romance Passengers (2016) and received top billing over co-star Chris Pratt. The film featured Pratt and her as two individuals who wake up ninety years too soon from an induced hibernation on a spaceship bound for a new planet. She felt nervous performing her first sex scene and kissing a married man (Pratt) onscreen; she drank alcohol to prepare herself for filming those scenes. Passengers were met with underwhelming reviews, much to the surprise of its cast and crew, but Lawrence defended the film by calling it a “tainted, complicated love story.”

Darren Aronofsky’s psychological horror film mother! was Lawrence’s sole release of 2017. She played a young wife who experiences trauma when her home is invaded by unexpected guests. Lawrence spent three months rehearsing the film in a warehouse in Brooklyn, despite her reluctance to rehearsals in her previous assignments. The intense role proved gruelling for her; she was put on supplemental oxygen when she hyperventilated one day, and also dislocated a rib. Mother! polarized audiences and prompted mass walkouts. The film was better received by critics; Walter Addiego of the San Francisco Chronicle labelled it “assaultive” and a “deliberate test of audience endurance”, and credited Lawrence for “never allowing herself to be reduced simply to a howling victim.”

The following year, she starred as Dominika Egorova, a Russian spy who makes contact with a mysterious CIA agent (played by Joel Edgerton), in Francis Lawrence’s espionage thriller Red Sparrow, based on Jason Matthews’ novel of the same name. In preparation for the part, she learned to speak in a Russian accent and trained in ballet for four months. Having been the victim of a nude photo hack, the actress found herself challenged by the sexuality in her role but said that performing the nude scenes made her feel empowered. Eric Kohn of IndieWire disliked the film’s denouement, but praised the performances of Lawrence and Charlotte Rampling, remarking that “the considerable talent on display in the film’s constant saving grace.” In 2019, Lawrence made her fourth and final appearance as Mystique, in the superhero film Dark Phoenix, which emerged as a critical and box-office failure.

Jennifer Lawrence Upcoming movies and projects

Jennifer Lawrence will next produce and star in Lila Neugebauer’s independent drama Red, White and Water which will be distributed by A24. She is slated to appear alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in Adam McKay’s comedy film Don’t Look Up for Netflix, and will portray the mafia informant Arlyne Brickman and Hollywood talent agent Sue Mengers in Paolo Sorrentino’s film adaptation of Teresa Carpenter’s book Mob Girl and untitled biopic, respectively. Lawrence will additionally star in and produce Luca Guadagnino’s film adaptation of the novel Burial Rites, about the last woman to be executed for murder in Iceland. She will also star in the comedy film No Hard Feelings, co-written and directed by Gene Stupnitsky and distributed by Sony Pictures. Lawrence is set to play Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes in the drama film Bad Blood written and directed by Adam McKay, based on the 2018 book Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Start-Up by John Carreyrou.

Media views

In 2012, the review website IndieWire described Lawrence’s off-screen persona as “down-to-earth, self-deprecating, unaffected”. An IGN writer has described her as a “sharp”, “funny” and “quirky” actress who likes to “stay grounded” despite considerable success. Lawrence has said she finds acting “stupid” in comparison to life-saving professions like doctors and therefore does not believe in being “cocky” about her accomplishments.

In 2012, Rolling Stone called Jennifer Lawrence “the most talented young actress in America”. Her The Hunger Games co-star Donald Sutherland finds her to be an “exquisite and brilliant actor”, and has favourably compared her craft to that of Laurence Olivier. David O. Russell (who directed her in Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, and Joy) has praised her effortless acting that makes her performances look easy. Throughout her career, Lawrence has played roles in both high-profile, mainstream productions and low-budget independent films, and appeared in a range of film genres. She did not study acting and has not been involved in professional theatre.

She instead bases her acting approach on her observations of people around her. Lawrence said in 2010 that she does not “invest any of her real emotions” or take home any pain of her characters. She went on to say that “I don’t even take it to craft services” and has never shared their experiences, relying instead on her imagination, remarking that “I can’t go around looking for roles that are exactly like my life.” She stated, “If it ever came down to the point where to make a part better, I had to lose a little bit of my sanity, I wouldn’t do it. I would just do comedies.”

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As her career has developed, Lawrence has become one of the world’s highest-paid actresses; The Daily Telegraph reported in 2014 that she was earning $10 million a film. In 2013, Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world, Elle labelled her the most powerful woman in the entertainment business, and Forbes ranked her as the second most powerful actress, behind only Angelina Jolie. In 2014, Forbes named her the second-highest-paid actress in the world with earnings of $34 million, and cited her as the most powerful actress, ranking at number 12 on the magazine’s Celebrity 100 list; she appeared on the list again in 2015 and 2016.

In 2015, Jennifer Lawrence was named “Entertainer of the Year” by Entertainment Weekly—a title she also won in 2012 and was recognized as the highest-grossing action heroine in Guinness World Records for starring in the Hunger Games series. In 2015 and 2016, Forbes ranked her as the world’s highest-paid actress with annual earnings of $52 million and $46 million, respectively. The magazine ranked her as the world’s third and fourth highest-paid actress in the next two years, with respective earnings of $24 million and $18 million. The Hollywood Reporter listed Lawrence among the 100 most powerful people in entertainment every year from 2016 to 2018. As of 2019, her films have grossed over $6 billion worldwide.

Lawrence appeared on Victoria’s Secret’s listing of the “Sexiest Up-and-Coming Bombshell” in 2011, People’s Most Beautiful People in 2011 and 2013, Maxim’s Hot 100 from 2011 to 2014, and was placed at number one on FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women list in 2014. From 2013 to 2015, she was featured on Glamour’s annual listing of the best-dressed women, topping the list in 2014. During Raf Simons’s tenure at Dior, Lawrence became a celebrity ambassador for the brand, appearing in advertising campaigns for its fashion and perfumes. She frequently wears Dior to red carpet events, including film premieres and award ceremonies. She also wore a custom Dior bridal gown on her wedding day.

Other ventures

Jennifer Lawrence identifies as a feminist, a concept she argues should not intimidate people “because it just means equality”. She has promoted body positivity among women. In 2015, Lawrence wrote an essay for Lenny Letter in which she criticized the gender pay gap in Hollywood, writing about her own experiences in the industry, such as the lesser pay she received for her work on American Hustle in comparison to her male co-stars. In a 2015 interview with Vogue, she condemned Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis for her opposition to same-sex marriage. Lawrence was raised a Republican and voted for John McCain in the 2008 presidential election, but has since been critical of the party. She strongly opposed Donald Trump’s presidency, having stated in 2015 that his election would “be the end of the world”. She endorsed Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election.

Lawrence joined the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2011. She has lent her support to several charitable organizations, such as the World Food Programme, Feeding America, and the Thirst Project. Along with her, The Hunger Games co-stars Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, Lawrence partnered with the United Nations to publicize poverty and hunger. She organized an early screening of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) to benefit Saint Mary’s Center, a disabilities organization in Louisville, and raised more than $40,000 for the cause. She partnered with the charity broadcast network Chideo to raise funds for the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games by screening her film Serena (2014). She also collaborated with Omaze to host a fundraising contest for the games as part of the premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014).

In 2015, Lawrence teamed with Hutcherson and Hemsworth for Prank It FWD, a charitable initiative to raise money for the nonprofit organization DoSomething. That year, she also launched the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation, which supports charities such as the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Special Olympics. In 2016, she donated $2 million to the Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville to set up a cardiac intensive care unit named after her foundation. Lawrence is a board member of RepresentUs, a nonprofit seeking to pass anti-corruption laws in the United States. In 2018, she collaborated with 300 women in Hollywood to set up the Time’s Up initiative to protect women from harassment and discrimination. She took part in the 2018 Women’s March in Los Angeles. In 2018, Lawrence spoke out in support of retaining ranked-choice voting in Maine.

Leaked Photos

Lawrence was one of the victims of the 2014 celebrity nude photo leak, in which several self-photographed nude pictures of her were leaked online. The actress emphasized that the photos were never meant to go public, calling the hack a “sex crime” and a “sexual violation”. She added that viewers of the images should be ashamed of themselves for “perpetuating a sexual offense”. She later said her pictures were intended for Hoult, and that unlike other victims of the incident, she did not plan to sue Apple Inc.

Husband

Jennifer Lawrence is currently married to Cooke Maroney, they had their wedding in 2019. Her husband Cooke Maroney is the director of the Gladstone Gallery in New York. However, in 2018, she began a relationship with Cooke Maroney, an art gallery director, and they became engaged in February 2019. The couple married in October 2019 in Rhode Island. In September 2021, Lawrence announced that she was expecting her first child with her husband Cooke Maroney. As of May 2019, they reside in the Lower Manhattan area of New York City and in Beverly Hills, California.

However, while filming X-Men: First Class in 2010, Lawrence began a relationship with her co-star Nicholas Hoult. The relationship ended around the time they wrapped filming X-Men: Days of Future Past in 2014. In September 2016, Lawrence began dating filmmaker Darren Aronofsky, after they had met during the filming of Mother!. They broke up in November 2017.

Jennifer Lawrence net worth

How much is Jennifer Lawrence worth? Jennifer Lawrence net worth is estimated at around $130 million. Her main source of income is from her acting career. Lawrence successful career has earned her some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars. She is one of the richest and influential actresses in the world. However, according to Forbes, she was the world’s highest-paid actress in 2015 and 2016, with her films grossing over $6 billion worldwide to date. She appeared in Time’s 100 most influential people in the world list in 2013 and in the Forbes Celebrity 100 list from 2013 to 2016.