Her big breakthrough came in 2010, with a starring film role in the drama Winter’s Bone. Her performance saw her become the second-youngest person ever to be nominated for the Best Actress Oscar. She didn’t win, but such a huge coup firmly established her Hollywood credentials.
Next, she joined an ensemble cast of superheroes in X-Men: First Class. But something even bigger was on the horizon: the Hunger Games series. Lawrence won the role of heroine Katniss, a part any young actress in Hollywood would have killed for. It catapulted her straight into A-lister status.
In the end, the Hunger Games franchise totaled four movies, running to 2015. But in between, Lawrence squeezed in plenty of other work. In 2012 a lead role in Silver Linings Playbook finally won her a Best Actress Oscar. The next year she was nominated again, this time as Best Supporting Actress, for American Hustle.