5 Things You Don't Know About Jennifer Lawrence

December 20, 2013

This Hunger Games: Catching Fire star recently picked up SAG and Golden Globe award nominations for her role in the just-released crime drama American Hustle. Plus, she also made headlines this week for making a shocking confession to late-night host Conan O'Brien. Here are five things you probably don't know about Jennifer Lawrence!

1. Born August 15, 1990 in Louisville, Kentucky. Her father owns a construction company and her mother runs a summer camp.

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2. Auditioned to play Bella Swan in Twilight -- the role that went to Kristen Stewart. The loss of that role actually played in Jennifer's favor as it allowed her to appear in Winter's Bone.

3. Has said that her parents tried to convince her not to go into acting. "My parents were the exact opposite of stage parents. They did everything in their power to keep it from happening," she told Canada's The Globe and Mail.

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4. Was on the cheerleading squad in high school. 

5. Appears in the music video for The Mess I Made by the rock band Parachute.

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