Jennifer Lawrence was born to be a star. Now a household name, Jennifer’s big break came when she was discovered at the young age of 14 while wandering in Union Square in NYC. Sounds almost too good to be true…right? This lucky discovery story should inspire you! Here’s how it happened…
Jennifer was vacationing with her family in NYC on spring break when a stranger asked to take her picture in Manhattan’s popular Union Square. The photographer took her mother’s phone number. The next day, she got called in 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, a cheerleader from a nice Southern family, became a true Hollywood star…all by chance. 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! It takes just one moment, one person, one break, to change your life forever. Keep the faith and keep going!