Today, Jennifer Lawrence turns 32 years old, and we hope that the most successful actress in Hollywood history can take a break from her newest role as mom to a baby boy born in February, to enjoy some cake and gifts and time with loved ones.
Childhood Home in Louisville, KY
Jennifer grew up with her parents and two brothers in a nice suburban home outside Louisville, Kentucky. While she moved to Los Angeles around the age of 14 to pursue an acting career, her family continued to live in the 4,000 square foot home until 2021, when it sold for about $1.2 million. The beautiful, wood-floored home was a great place to grow up, and certainly helped her become the grounded, capable person she is today.
Suzanne Collins Home in Newtown, CT
Jennifer’s acting talent was clear from her early teens, and she quickly landed some successful roles. She was nominated for a best actress Oscar when she was only 20! However, it was her starring role as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Game series that brought her international fame and fortune.
The movies were based on the best-selling novels written by Suzanne Collins, who writes from her home in the Sandy Hook area of Newtown, Connecticut. While she is now worth more than $60 million, and even helped adapt the books for film, she still lives in her 2,400 square foot home that she and her husband bought in 2003.
Hunger Games Filming Site, Jonesboro GA
The Hunger Games is a dystopian story about a country that seemed loosely built on the United States, so it was awesome that filming of the films could take place across the US. Much of the filming took place in the southeast, including this location in Georgia, which was used for the intense cornucopia scenes.
First Townhouse in Santa Monica, CA
Jennifer moved to LA when she was young, trying to break into the business. As soon as she found limited success, she bought a 1,500 square foot townhouse in Santa Monica. She paid just under $900,000, which is a bargain for the area!
She stayed in the basic home for a few years, until she really made it in Hollywood with films in the X-Men and Hunger Games franchises under her belt, but sold it when she moved.
Tribeca Condo, NY
Like most celebrities, Jennifer keeps a residence in New York. In 2017, she bought a condo at 443 Greenwich, which caters to the rich and famous, with major security and privacy for all residents. Her neighbors included Jake Gyllenhaal, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, Harry Stiles, and more.
The building has underground parking for increased privacy, a Turkish bath, fitness rooms, a massive lap pool, and more.
Jennifer’s unit has 3,000 square feet, with 35-foot ceilings in some areas, and a restaurant-grade kitchen, perfect for amazing meals in the gorgeous suite. She never spent much time at the penthouse, often listing it for rent for $30,000/month.
New York Townhouse, NY
Jennifer’s husband, Cooke Maroney, is an art gallery director, so naturally he spends plenty of time in New York. Therefore, the couple needs a good home for their family. In 2020, they bought this townhouse in the West Village, for about $22 million. NBD!
It has four bedrooms, and is located in the heart of Manhattan, perfect for Cooke’s career.
Beverly Hills Mansion, CA
Unlike some other celebrities, Jennifer hasn’t spent a lot of time and money investing in real estate; when she buys a residence, she seems to keep it for awhile and try to make it a home.
In 2014, she bought a 5,500 square foot mansion in the celebrity enclave Hidden Valley Estates in Beverly Hills. Her neighbors include Ellen DeGeneres, and the house was previously owned by Ellen herself, Jessica Simpson and other celebs.
She paid about $8.2 million for the fully-renovated mansion, which has a pool, koi pond, amazing kitchen, and plenty of interior space. Nearly a decade on, she’s still living here basically full-time, and has made the home perfect for her growing family, with husband Cooke, and the new baby boy they welcomed this year.
In the spotlight since she was a teenager, Jennifer has taken a step back, but not a step down, in her Hollywood career. As she celebrates her birthday today, let’s hope she reflects on all the amazing things she’s accomplished, and feels content with her amazing achievements, and enjoys cake on her special day. Happy Birthday, Jennifer!