Jennifer Lawrence, who is also known as J-Law, is one of the most famous actresses in Hollywood. She has won numerous awards for her performances in hit movies such as "The Hunger Games" series and "Silver Linings Playbook." But before becoming an actress, she had to focus on her education.

Early Life and Schooling

Jennifer Lawrence was born in Indian Hills, Kentucky, on August 15th, 1990. Her father Gary Lawrence owned a construction company while her mother Karen worked as a children's camp manager.

While growing up, Jennifer showed interest in acting from an early age and even participated in church plays. She attended Kammerer Middle School but later dropped out at the age of 14 to pursue acting.


After dropping out of middle school to focus on her career as an actress, Jennifer began homeschooling under the guidance of tutors. This decision proved fortuitous for Jennifer as she could balance her career and education without any compromise.

Acting Education

In addition to homeschooling, Jennifer pursued formal training through acting programs. At age fourteen, she moved with her family to New York City where she studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute.

She attributes much of her success today to studying there where it helped improve both her skills and confidence levels.

College Education

Although Jennifer didn't attend college traditionally like most people do after high school graduation does not mean that she did not attend any universities or colleges.

In 1987 with a Master’s Degree in Psychology In an interview with Vanity Fair back In November 2015 issue he said:

"I want to get a degree in criminal psychology," revealing that he might take courses online when his busy schedule allows.”

From this statement it's clear that Jennifer holds higher education above one's career especially if you aspire more knowledge about your job specialization regardless of how successful you are in your acting career.


Jennifer Lawrence is not only a talented actress, but she is also an intelligent individual who values education. She has shown that it's possible to pursue both a successful acting career and education by homeschooling and attending acting programs. Although she might not have the conventional college experience most people have, she plans to continue her pursuit of knowledge through online courses.