If you can believe it, Jennifer Lawrence got her start when she was spotted on the streets of New York City by a talent scout while the family was on vacation in the Big Apple. She was just 14 years old, and the prospect of moving to New York alone was too daunting so her mother suggested modeling until she was older. That’s why we have these photos of her modeling for Abercrombie & Fitch.
Lawrence was destined for a career on the silver screen though, and she so she dropped out of school and moved to New York City to pursue acting. A role on The Bill Engvall Show earned her several awards and got her name out there. In 2011, at 21, Lawrence earned her first Academy Award nomination for Winter’s Bone. These days she’s one of the most famous actresses in the world and she’s not even 30 years old yet!