For her role in Winter’s Bone (2010), she learned to skin squirrels, chop wood, and fight.

Plays guitar.

Graduated from high school two years early in order to begin acting.

Was discovered by a photographer while visiting New York with her mother in 2005, which led to her landing an agent.

Is the third youngest Oscar nominee for best actress in a leading role, at age 20 years, 163 days. Only Quvenzhané Wallis in Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012), at age 9 years, 135 days, and Keisha Castle-Hughes for Whale Rider (2002), at age 13 years, 309 days, were younger, at the date of nominations announcement.

Has appeared in two Sundance Grand Jury Prize winners in a row: Winter’s Bone (2010) and Like Crazy (2011).

Named one of Variety magazine’s Top Ten Actors to Watch (2010).

Some of her favorite actresses/acting inspirations are Meryl Streep, Marion Cotillard, Cate Blanchett and Laura Linney.

Voted by her class as “Most Talkative”.

Good friends with Josh Hutcherson, her co-star from The Hunger Games (2012). They are both Kentucky natives.

Her father had a concrete construction firm, Lawrence & Associates, and her mother runs a children’s camp.

For her role as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games (2012), she worked out twice a day and practiced archery.

(November 30, 2012) Named “Entertainer of the Year”, along with Ben Affleck, by Entertainment Weekly.

Is a natural blonde. She dyed her hair brown for her role in The Hunger Games (2012).

Brought her parents as her date to the 70th Golden Globe Awards after breaking up with her boyfriend Nicholas Hoult.

Became the second youngest recipient of the Best Actress Oscar upon winning the award for Silver Linings Playbook (2012) on February 24, 2013 (age 22); the youngest recipient is Marlee Matlin, who won for Children of a Lesser God (1986) on March 30, 1987 (age 21).

By age 23, she became the youngest actress to be nominated for three Oscars, including two of them for leading role, one of which she won.

Is good friends with Emma Stone.

Is the third Oscar-winning Actress to appear in the X-Men films, the others being Anna Paquin and Halle Berry. All three of them will appear together in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014).

Named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World (2013).

Her favorite films include The Last Picture Show (1971), Harold and Maude (1971), A Woman Under the Influence (1974), Boogie Nights (1997), The Big Lebowski (1998), Old School (2003), I Heart Huckabees (2004) and Midnight in Paris (2011).

She has English, German, Irish, Scottish, and remote French ancestry.

Her love of Doritos chips caused her to stain several dresses while on the set of American Hustle (2013), nearly ruining them in the process. The wardrobe department solved this problem by creating a number of identical dresses for her to use throughout the production so she would always have a clean one to wear.

The longest she has gone without an Oscar nomination is the two years between Winter’s Bone (2010) and Silver Linings Playbook (2012).

Was the 141st actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Actress Oscar for Silver Linings Playbook (2012) at The 85th Annual Academy Awards (2013) on February 24, 2013.

Said in an interview that since she and The Hunger Games (2012) co-star Josh Hutcherson are such good friends, she decided to buy a house down the street from him

Her favorite colors are blue and gold.

Has starred alongside Bradley Cooper in four movies: Silver Linings Playbook (2012), American Hustle (2013), Serena (2014) and Joy (2015).

She gave her Oscar to her parents, who keep it in their home in Louisville, Kentucky, because she felt “odd” having it in her own house.

Auditioned for the role of Bella Swan in Twilight (2008), but lost to Kristen Stewart.

She filmed a cameo as Fraida Felcher in a flashback of the sequel Dumb and Dumber To (2014), but she later requested the cameo be pulled.

When she first started playing Mystique in X-Men: First Class (2011), she wore full-body prosthetics which she found uncomfortable. She got to where a special body suit in X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) which she found more comforting to wear.

When asked to gain weight for her role as Tiffany Maxwell in Silver Lining Playbook, after slimming down to play Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger games, her response was “Hell ya!”.

She and Jeremy Renner are fifth cousins, once removed. They share an ancestor in Kentucky, farmer Robert Tague, who is Lawrence’s fifth great-grandfather, while he’s Renner’s fourth.

Jennifer Lawrence bares a physical resemblance to Egyptian actress Zubaida Tharwat.

Is really good friends with Amy Schumer.

Became the youngest actress to receive 4 Oscar nomination, beating out Kate Winslet. [2016]

As a young person, she wanted to be a doctor.