Jennifer Lawrence was born to be a star: Her big break came when she was discovered at the young age of 14 while in Union Square in NYC on spring break with her family. Sounds almost too good to be true… but this lucky discovery story should inspire you:
A stranger asked to take her picture and took her mother’s phone number. The next day, she got a call to do a screen test. Things happened quickly after that: Lawrence stayed in New York City for the summer, acting in commercials for MTV and filming the thriller Devil You Know with Lena Olin. Just a small-town girl from Kentucky, she and her family quickly moved to Los Angeles, where she had small roles on the series Medium, Monk and Cold Case, before landing a part on the TBS series The Bill Engvall Show. While working on the series, she also appeared in feature films like The Poker House and The Burning Plain alongside Charlize Theron and Kim Basinger.
This young girl from a normal family who was a cheerleader was now becoming a true Hollywood star. By 2010 she was wowing audiences with her incredible Oscar nominated performance in the acclaimed indie film Winter’s Bone. Then came The Hunger Games, Silver Linings Playbook…and an Oscar.
What strikes us most out of this whole discovery story is that Jennifer has managed to stay grounded, gracious, and lovely throughout her rise to fame. Let Jennifer’s story & personality be an inspiration to us all!