Lawrence has been performing since she was a young girl, first in church productions and later in school musicals. She went on a family vacation to New York City

On August 15, 1990, in Indian Hills, Kentucky, Jennifer Shrader Lawrence was born to Gary Lawrence, who ran a construction company, and Karen who ran a summer camp.

As a child, Lawrence spent many weekends at a nearby horse farm, where he developed a lifelong love of horses and riding.

She had her acting debut as a nine-year-old in a church production of a play based on the Book of Jonah in which she played a prostitute.

Lawrence made her acting debut in the unaired 2006 TV pilot Company Town. She then went on to appear in recurring parts on shows like Monk (2006) and Medium (2008).

Her first regular role was on the TBS sitcom The Bill Engvall Show, where she played Lauren, the defiant teen daughter of a family in suburban Louisville, Colorado.

. Β After meeting on the set of Mother! in 2016, she started dating director Darren Aronofsky in September of that year. Β In November of 2017, the couple decided to separate.

Several intimate nude photos of Lawrence were stolen in 2014 and made public. She called the leak a "sex crime" and "sexual violation"