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Happy Birthday, Jennifer Lawrence! 23 Things You Didn't Know About Hollywood's It Girl

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August 15 marks Jennifer Lawrence's 23rd birthday, and Hollywood's new It Girl has certainly accomplished a lot in that short window.

Her chilling indie flick "Winter's Bone" earned Lawrence both Golden Globe and Oscar nominations for Best Actress, and her later movie "Silver Linings Playbook" helped her cinch both awards.

Maybe best known in the role of Katniss Everdeen, Lawrence carried "Hunger Games" to be one of the highest-grossing films of 2012. The highly-anticipated sequel, "Catching Fire," releases in theaters this November.

But before she tripped on stage at the Academy Awards, dissed Meryl Streep during her acceptance speech, and playfully flipped off the press, she was a horseback-riding Kentucky girl, living on her parents' farm and just getting by in school.

1. Lawrence was born August 15, 1990 — the first girl to be born on her dad's side of the family in 50 years.

Her family's day camp in Louisville, Kentucky.

Source: Rolling Stone



2. She grew up on a horse farm in Louisville, Kentucky, where her parents raised unbroken stallions because they were cheaper.

Sources: Rolling Stone, The Late Show with David Letterman



3. Her family didn't believe in "seeking medical treatment." She was hit by a car at 18 months and deformed her tailbone after being thrown from a horse — neither incident warranted a trip to the doctor's office.

Sources: "Jimmy Kimmel Live,""Late Show with David Letterman"



See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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