By the time Jennifer Shrader Lawrence’s banner was unveiled to the community, she had already won the 2012 Academy Award for Best Actress, a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award for her work in Silver Linings Playbook and had been hailed by critics around the world as one of the greatest actresses of her generation. But her story began in Louisville where she was born and raised. At the age of 14 she convinced her parents to take her to New York City to find a talent agent. Jennifer began working in television in 2007 with the premiere of The Bill Engvall Show on TBS. She quickly transitioned to the big screen, winning over audiences and critics alike. Her performances as Katniss Everdeen in the international blockbuster film series The Hunger Games solidified her place as one of the most successful female actresses of all time. In addition to her on-screen work, she is a model, screenwriter and an avid fan of the University of Louisville Cardinals.
The story behind Jennifer’s banner is unique because the project was spearheaded by a motivated group of middle school girls who admired the actress and worked over two years to secure the funding for the production and installation of the poster. For more information about Jennifer, click here.
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