Jennifer Lawrence is an American actress best known for her role as daughter Lauren Pearson on the television sitcom The Bill Engvall Show, from 2007-2009.
In 2008 she starred in Guillermo Arriaga’s directorial debut The Burning Plain, opposite Charlize Theron and Kim Basinger. The drama weaves multiple storylines about love, forgiveness and redemption that take place in different places and time.
The story focuses on Mariana (played by Lawrence), a 16-year-old girl who tries to put together the shattered lives of her parents in a Mexican border town; Sylvia (played by Theron), a woman in Portland, who undertakes an emotional odyssey to redeem a sin from her past; and Gina (played by Basinger) and her husband, a couple who must deal with a clandestine love.
Jennifer’s other film credits include a lead role in Lori Petty's Poker House opposite Selma Blair and Bokeem Woodbine as well as roles in Devil You Know and Garden Party.
Her television credits include roles on Cold Case, Medium and Monk.
Hailing from Louisville, Kentucky and with a childhood of local theatre experience to her credit, Jennifer traveled to New York at age fourteen to explore a professional career in acting.
She quickly caught the eye of casting directors and started acting in film and television during the summer of 2005.