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Basic Information

Name:Jennifer Shrader Lawrence
Nickname:Jen, Jlaw
Birth Date:August 15, 1990 (age 29)
Occupation:Actress, Model
Net-Worth:$170 + Million
Spouse:Cooke Maroney (married in 2019)
Children:None
Zodiac Sign:Leo

Introduction

Today, Success Titan presents you the highest-paid actress on the entire planet in the years 2015 and 2016. She went from being to being a shy girl during her childhood to becoming the highest-grossing female action hero ever existed. 

Thanks to her passion, talent, and discipline, she amassed an estimated fortune of U.S. $170 + million. I’m Sal Damiata from Success Titan, and that’s Jennifer Lawrence’s story.

Early Life

Jennifer Lawrence was born on August 15, 1990, in Kentucky, daughter of two middle-class parents that raised her with a strict education. She was a very shy girl during her childhood; for that reason, she suffered from social anxiety and didn’t enjoy it. 

At a young age, she was already performing some sort of work related to the show business, participating in church plays, commercials, and modeling shootings.

Career & Hustle

While she was in New York, for a trip with her family, a talent scout spotted her and invited her to audition for some agencies. 

They later invited her to move to Los Angeles to start her acting career as she gave the best audition the agency had ever seen for a girl of that age. 

Jennifer took the opportunity immediately, with the entrepreneurial spirit and energy of a 14 years old girl. 

The first movie where she got involved was Company Town, released in 2006. She later participated in various film productions that were so successful that made her win a Young Artist Award in 2009.

The Turning Point

In 2010, everything changed as, in “Winter’s Bone,” Jennifer played the role of a poverty-stricken teenager in search of her father. 

She was so good at her acting performance that after the film was released, she helped the production win the Grand Jury Prize, apart from getting her nominated as best actress for the Academy Awards.

She later appeared in the movies “Like Crazy” and “X-Men: First Class that helped her get even massive exposure as it became the highest-grossing film she had ever participated to.

Success Knocks on Jennifer Lawrence’s Door

After that, she got involved in “The Hunger Games” with her first lead role to which she wasn’t actually sure at the beginning as the project was so massive that scared her a little. 

Anyway, thanks to her mother’s support, she took the part that eventually was successful, along with the production that grossed a whopping $690 million, making her become a movie star.

Finally, one of the greatest successes she has was in the movie with David O. Russel, where thanks to a great symbiosis that occurred between the two, she surpassed her performance limits so much, winning a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance.

She later came back to her role of Everdeen in the second Hunger Games productions that eventually turned out to be an even bigger success, making the movie make $865 million, being the highest-grossing movie she has ever acted in. 

The latest success she enjoyed came from acting in the sequels of X-Men and the Hunger Games that caused even more notoriety for her.

3 Lessons we can learn from Jennifer Lawrence’s Story

Lesson #1: Follow Your Passion

Jennifer Lawrence had the chance to work in the show business as a model. Anyway, even if her mother pushed her more to become a model rather than becoming an actress, she didn’t stop dreaming about becoming one. 

Eventually, she moved to Los Angeles, where, driven by her passion and by exploiting her talent, she managed to make her dream come true. 

Lesson #2: Take Big Challenges

Even though Jennifer is a confident woman, she hasn’t always been like that, especially when younger or when she got proposals to act in big movies. 

She could have declined the challenges that her life put in front of her, anyway, she didn’t, and this paid her off enormously by making her one of the youngest and biggest stars of the big screen.

Lesson #3: Persevere

From a shy girl to a rising movie star is a big leap, right? Yes, and without the right perseverance to go through the obstacles of life, she wouldn’t have become the woman that she is now. 

In the end, what’s important is who you become during the process of growth, not necessarily the goals you reach. Jennifer changed a lot and conquered many of her demons, and this is much more important in terms of self-reward rather than just reaching purely materialistic goals.

5 Tips to Succeed According to Jennifer Lawrence

Tip #1: Trust Your Intuition

She states how a big part of her career has been influenced by her feelings. She didn’t rationalize many things whenever she had to make a decision as she believes that your gut knows it all. 

Sometimes, when she had to read a script, she wouldn’t know what to do and how that would turn out to be. You can’t control everything, so sometimes you can plan, but other times you have to gamble and trust your intuition. 

When you follow your gut and things go wrong, it is not a big deal either; after all, how can you really say what’s right or wrong for you?

Tip #2: Learn From Everybody

Jennifer talked about how she would observe particular gestures from people and later get inspired by those people for her acting roles. 

She understood that to be an actor, you often have to forget about yourself and open your mind towards different ways of thinking and acting. 

We can apply this concept almost to all professions and even apply it to improve ourselves as individuals. 

There is always somebody that does things differently than we do and probably does them better sometimes, so why we should keep ourselves locked in our world when we can learn from everybody? Be like water and take the best of everyone you meet.

Tip #3: Stand Up for Something

When she was criticized for her appearance during high school, she might have suffered from that. Anyway, after her self-confidence rose, she understood the importance of standing up for your own right and other people’s ones.

It’s easy for people in today’s to point the finger to somebody just because that person doesn’t look “good” or because she isn’t enough.

She says that we should never judge people based on how they look and that if we keep doing that, our society will keep being the same, and we will never improve as human beings. 

With those ideas, she showed that she cares a lot about people and that she is ready to stand up for something better for all of us.

Tip #4: Be Professional

Jennifer talks a lot about the importance of taking your creative activity as a business, even if you are an artist. She says that for her to be creative, she needs to have some sort of control over the business; this sounds so true! 

If you think about it, you can become creative when you allow yourself just to be and relax, but if you don’t know you have control over some things in your life, how can you ever relax? That’s a great idea from Jennifer that can be applied in almost every area of our lives.

Tip #5: Be Yourself

Jennifer has long been praised for her authenticity many times, even if that sounds like a paradox given that she is an actress. Anyway, people can always see the truth shining through behind what you do and who you are. 

If you keep being inauthentic, this behavior won’t pay off in the long term because you will be accepted for who you really are and also rejected for who you are. 

Is this a problem? Not at all because, in the end, we are better off by staying with people that are more like us and have our same values rather than staying with people that are not good for us just for the sake of being accepted.

7 Curiosities About Jennifer Lawrence

  1. Unfortunately, some hackers leaked naked pictures of her;
  2. When she was young, she fell from a horse and injured her tailbone consequently;
  3. She auditioned for Bella’s role in Twilight but didn’t get it;
  4. She was paid $20 million for playing Aurora Lane in “Passenegrs”;
  5. During the production of “Winter’s Bone,” she learned to fight, skin squirrels, and chop wood;
  6. She has been the second person to be nominated as best actress for the academy awards;
  7. To prepare for the sex scene in “Passengers” with Chris Pratt, she had to drink alcohol as she was nervous.

10 Quotes from Jennifer Lawrence

  1. “You look how you look, be comfortable with it.”
  2. “Have you been hiding under a rock? How would you not know that?”
  3. “All my entire career is dictated by a feeling.”
  4. “Teenagers only have to focus on themselves – it’s not until we get older that we realize that other people exist.”
  5. “Be comfortable. What are you going to do? Be hungry every single day to make other people happy? That’s just dumb.”
  6. “If I don’t have anything to do all day, I might not even put my pants on.”
  7. “It doesn’t matter how much money I make, unfairness in prices really fires me up. Like shopping in L.A. and a T-shirt costs $150.”
  8. “I learned that you can’t have any expectations with life. You never know what’s going to happen.”
  9. “Teenagers only have to focus on themselves – it’s not until we get older that we realize that other people exist.”
  10. “Things happen to you. But they don’t have to happen to your soul.”

Conclusion

She already made a lot of noise, and today thanks to a combination of various factors, she makes more than $25 million per movie. She managed to make this name out of her as she was always aware of her self-worth and that if you want something, you can get it. 

She has already achieved great success in her career, but I believe she is here to achieve even greater ones. We’ll know that with time.

Your Take-Away for Today 

Now that you know how Jennifer Lawrence made it, what can you apply in your life from what he has done? 

I believe one of the greatest takeaways that we can learn is always to live a balanced life and do the things that you really want to do as, in the end, it doesn’t matter if you reach your goals or not, but how good of a journey you embarked on.

That’s just my personal opinion, what do you think instead? Comment below!

Author

Salvatore Damiata is an online entrepreneur, writer, and content creator in the areas of dating, self-confidence, and mindset of the self-help industry. He helps ambitious men boost their results in those areas through his coaching programs and online courses. He is on his way to write his first book after which he will start holding seminars and conferences on a world tour.

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