Jennifer Lawrence: A Modern Hero

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Society today has formed a twisted image for celebrities. Things that are inappropriate and unimportant have formed into the normal image. Of course as young people, we look up to celebrities. Lately, what is seen on tv is not what we need. I know someone that is an exception. Someone all over the big screen with a great attitude. Jennifer Lawrence is a hero because she accepts who she is and stands up for herself, she’s very humble, and she sets a good example for others because she knows she’s influential. Jennifer Shrader Lawrence was born in Louisville, Kentucky on August 15, 1990. Her parents Karen and Gary owned a farm just outside of the city. Her and her older brothers, Blaine and Ben, lived a normal life. Jennifer was athletic throughout her younger years, participating in cheerleading, field hockey and softball. She also modeled and did some community theater, but she never imagined that she would become a famous actress. Jennifer also admitted throughout high school, she wasn’t a stunning, popular girl. She was average but yet, struggled with being bullied. In middle school she said she was unpopular and in elementary school she was constantly transferring schools due to her being bullied. Additional to the bullying, she struggled with having anxiety issues. Typical of bullies, Jennifer received a nickname of Nitro as in nitroglycerin. She said that the way she was treated then, helped build her character into who she is today, which is an extremely successful 23 year old. She graduated high school two years early with a 3.9 GPA. Although she never believed she would receive fame, she was discovered in the spring of 2004. She traveled to New York with her mother when a stranger asked if they could have a pict... ... middle of paper ... ...e Biography." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 23 Jan. 2014. “Jennifer Lawrence is Handling the Spotlight Better Than Most Stars.” guardianlv.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Jan. 2014. "Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Leaves the Boy Heroes behind." Metro Jennifer Lawrences Katniss Leaves the Boy Heroesbehind Comments. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Jan. 2014. "Jennifer Lawrence On Anxiety, Her Best Friend And Being A Role Model." Marie Claire. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Jan. 2014. "Jennifer Lawrence." PEOPLE.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Jan. 2014. "Jennifer Lawrence Talks Positive Role Models." Vogue UK. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Jan. 2014. Kornowski, Liat. "Jennifer Lawrence Bullied: Oscar Winner Admits To Being The Unpopular Girl In Middle School." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 07 Mar. 2013. Web. 24 Jan. 2014. "Real-Life Celebrity Heroes." E! Online. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Jan. 2014.

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