FROM ANXIOUS KID…TO $ 120M MOVIE STAR! A NEW SCREAM QUEEN
The Oscar-winning actress has shown she can handle action, comedy and artsy fare
She’s just 27 but has been nominated for an Oscar four times, winning once, and has starred in two of the biggest franchises in recent history, The Hunger Games and X-men. For two years running, Jennifer Lawrence, who’s worth $120 million, was the highest-paid actress in the world. Not bad for an awkward kid who was discovered by a talent scout on the streets of NYC as a teen and decided to move to LA to pursue an acting career. “I just kind of had this blind, stupid drive that really only a 14-year-old could have, of just knowing that it was going to happen,” she says. “I just wanted to do it so badly.” But even J-law is amazed at her overnight success. “It still makes me a little emotional, just to see how quickly everything kind of changes, that it changes so fast,” she says.
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