Whether she’s starring as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games or posing for the camera on the red carpet, it may feel like you know everything there is to know about Hollywood starlet Jennifer Lawrence.
But with her candid sense of humor and laidback vibe, there’s actually much more to J-Law than meets the eye.
Here are 7 things we bet you didn’t know about this lovely actress.
1) She Was Voted ‘Most Talkative” in 7th Grade
Though she wasn’t allowed to pursue acting until she completed high school, Jennifer was voted most talkative in 7th grade, a trait she’s carried on with her all throughout adulthood.
This helped her immensely later on in the career, cementing her further as the teen idol. That strong female lead that was missing for almost 20 years is finally here!
Her honest statements, casual demeanor and very good relationship with the fans are all consequences of eloquence.
2) She Used to Be a High School Cheerleader
Looks like J-Law is no stranger to the spotlight. As a high school cheerleader, she partook in flips and smiles; as an actress, she’s winning Oscars.
Although she doesn’t have that fake, cheerleader behavior, next time, while you’re watching one of her movies, try to imagine her with pom-poms…;
She followed the oldest rule when it comes to acting: Use any chance you got to show your talent!
3) Her Family Owned a Horse Farm
Growing up, Jennifer was a natural animal lover. With her family owning a horse farm and her brothers being into fishing, there was no shortage of pet-friendly people in the Lawrence household.
Interestingly enough, Kate Upton, another rising star, also likes animals, more specifically horses and she actually she won three APHA Reserve World Championships. So, pretty girls like horses?
4) She Was the First Girl To Be Born On Her Dad’s Side in 50 Years
Yup, you read right! And it’s a good thing the Leo was born when she was. In just 23 short years, she’s made it to the top as Hollywood’s It Girl.
Her father Gary Lawrence, who once owned a concrete construction firm, Lawrence & Associates, didn’t get that son to carry on the family business, but who needs business when you have a Hollywood star as your daughter.
5) Her First Gig Was a Promo for My Super Sweet 16
She may be winning Oscars now, but it wasn’t until her first gig playing a brat on an MTV My Super Sweet 16 promo that the star gained some recognition.
Actually her whole career started when she was quite young, at the age of fourteen.
She convinced her parents to take her to New York City to find a talent agent. It all has to start somewhere, and this was the beginning for young Jennifer.
6) She Auditioned For Many Lead Parts
…;including Bella in Twilight and Lisbeth Salander in Girl With a Dragon Tattoo.
Later on, she stated that she was glad not to receive those parts, since they brought enormous media attention to those actresses.
It all seems so random, but it’s far from it. Careful planning is an essential part of a successful life in Hollywood. Jenny has shown us once more that there is more to her then her looks.
7) Her BFF’s Are Emma Stone and Zoe Kravitz
Looks like the trio’s relationship lasted beyond X-Men: First Class.
J-Law has come a long way in her quest for stardom, and we are excited to learn more about this starlet’s past and present ways.
Everything we have seen so far suggest that she will become a great actress, if she already isn’t, but now we have a better understanding of her as a person.