When it rains, it pours. Jennifer Lawrence went from a highly regarded but little known actress to having her name on the lips of people everywhere after starring in the blockbuster series The Hunger Games, based on the wildly successful books of the same name. She’s synonymous with “Katniss,” the film’s heroine with a major rebellious streak, and Jennifer’s anti-Hollywood, no-social-media lifestyle falls in line with that same fierce independence.
“If you ever see a Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter that says it’s me, it most certainly is not me,” she told BBC in 2014. In fact, her only social media page, a Facebook profile, is clearly managed by her team and filled with promotional messages about her work—no puppy photos or selfies here.
She loves watching reality TV, eating junk food, and having friends over to her house and calls herself an “old lady” because of her homebody lifestyle, according to an interview with Marie Claire South Africa.
Laid back might be her vibe, but she’s clearly a go-getter who’s kicking butt and taking names. She’s the youngest person to ever be nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Actress and is the second-youngest Best Actress winner. Silver Linings Playbook, Winter’s Bone, and X-Men: First-Class are among her other acclaimed films.
Jennifer began pursuing acting at a young age. She had her first audition at 14 and almost immediately began spending summers in New York City, honing her craft. She’s been blowing audiences away since then.
“I got choked up,” Hunger Games director Gary Ross told Variety about her audition. “You only see that kind of talent once in a generation—that kind of intensity and emotional power.”
Although she keeps her personal life as guarded as her online life, Jennifer has a history of dating other celebrities, including Chris Martin of the band Coldplay, actor Nicholas Hoult (who she worked with on X-Men), and actor Josh Hutcherson (who she worked with on The Hunger Games.)