Why we love Jennifer Lawrence

Updated 3:38 PM ET, Tue October 13, 2015
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Jennifer Lawrence has endeared herself to millions for her refreshingly down-to-earth personality, whether she's making bubbly talk-show appearances or speaking her mind at conventions. Sometimes being nice can be a problem, she writes in a recent essay, but that doesn't mean we won't remain fans. Here are 16 reasons why the Oscar winner is so beloved. ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
Of course, the No. 1 reason to love Lawrence is her take-no-prisoners climb to Hollywood's A-list. She hasn't done it with a scandalous photo shoot or an attention-getting red carpet gown -- no, she's relied on her standout performance in movies like "Winter's Bone," "American Hustle" and "Silver Linings Playbook," with the latter earning her an Oscar. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN SANCHEZ-GONZALEZ/File
That face Sarah Jessica Parker is making in this photo? We know that face well, because we've made it before -- just about every time Jennifer Lawrence opens her mouth. For a woman with a resume full of dramas, she has some killer wit and comedic timing. Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for People.com/File
You don't get to be the "It Girl" without people taking notice and other celebs seem to genuinely like her. A few stars even tweeted support before and after she won the best actress Oscar. Here, she hangs out with producer Harvey Weinstein at the Weinstein Co.'s SAG Awards After Party in January 2013. Charley Gallay/Getty Images
Lawrence always seems to keep it genuine and fun with her acceptance speeches. Seen here receiving the award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a leading role for "Silver Linings Playbook" at the 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards, she thanked SAG for the naked statue and called Harvey Weinstein a rascal. Mark Davis/Getty Images
Just look at her at the 2013 Academy Awards. Simply stunning. Richard Heathcote/Getty Images
Lawrence knows all about the pressures to be thin in Hollywood and she's gone on record to say she doesn't play that game. "I knew that if I was going to be naked in front of the world, I wanted to look like a woman and not a prepubescent 13-year-old boy," she told ELLE. She looks pretty fit here at the Governors Ball after the 83rd Annual Academy Awards in 2011. As she told Harper's Bazaar UK in 2013, "If anybody even tries to whisper the word 'diet', I'm like, 'You can go f*** yourself.' " VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
While some originally questioned her casting as the "Hunger Games" heroine, it is now hard to imagine anyone else rocking that side braid. Lionsgate
We know it's called "acting" for a reason, but didn't you kind of buy that Lawrence and Bradley Cooper were really a couple after they appeared in "Silver Linings Playbook"? Cooper set the record straight by saying he was old enough to be her dad. The Weinstein Company
For someone in her early 20s, Lawrence seems to know who she is and what she wants out of her career. "There are actresses who build themselves, and then there are actresses who are built by others. I want to build myself," she told Portrait magazine. She is seen here fielding questions during "The Hunger Games" National Mall Tour fan event at Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, in 2012. Adam Bettcher/Getty Images
How adorable was she when she met Jack Nicholson after snagging her Best Actress Oscar?
Even though she was clearly blown away by meeting the legendary actor, Lawrence more than held her own. When Nicholson said "You look like an old girlfriend of mine," she quickly shot back, "Do I look like a new girlfriend?" Fabulous.
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Doesn't this portrait during the 39th Annual People's Choice Awards in January 2013 just scream "Parrrrrrtttay!" Christopher Polk/Getty Images
She's the only actress who could turn tripping while going up the stairs to accept an Academy Award into what looks like the perfect couture ad. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images
When her hair became fried after taking abuse in the back-to-back films she's starred in, matter-of-factly chopped it off. "I cut it earlier, and it grew to that awkward gross length, and I kept putting it back in a bun, and I was like, 'well, I don't want to do this,' so I just cut it off," she explained to fans in November 2013. "It couldn't get any uglier." From Facebook/Jennifer Lawrence
When walking the red carpet at a "Hunger Games: Catching Fire" premiere in the UK, Lawrence stepped off to the side to comfort a young fan in a wheelchair. Although the video that caught the moment doesn't capture their verbal exchange, Lawrence's gentle and compassionate gestures speak volumes. YouTube
When some of the star's nude photos were leaked in a hacking incident that affected several celebrities in August 2013, Lawrence called the "scandal" what it was: "a sex crime." "It is a sexual violation," she told Vanity Fair. "The law needs to be changed, and we need to change. Just because I'm a public figure, just because I'm an actress, does not mean that I asked for this. It's my body, and it should be my choice, and the fact that it is not my choice is absolutely disgusting." Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
Lawrence would very much like for you to believe that she can't sing at all, and she tried to prove it in November 2014 with a wretched rendition of a holiday song on David Letterman's "Late Show." But in reality, Lawrence isn't half-bad. Her performance of "The Hanging Tree" from "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part I" debuted at No. 12 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart in December. Kevin Winter/Getty Images/File