Jennifer Lawrence in pictures

Published On: Aug 13 2013 10:52:17 AM CDT   Updated On: Aug 15 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

Jennifer Lawrence, who turns 23 on August 15, has already earned two Oscar nominations, winning for last year's "Silver Linings Playbook," in her young career. Join us for a look at the her life on and off screen so far.

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Lawrence was born and raised in Louisville, Ky., and by age 14 had decided she wanted to be an actor. She graduated from high school two years early and persuaded her family to move to Los Angeles to further her career despite never taking any acting classes.

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