Jennifer Lawrence

by ethnic on April 1, 2012

Birth Name: Jennifer Shrader Lawrence

Place of Birth: Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States

Date of Birth: August 15, 1990

Ethnicity: English, German, Irish, Scottish, remote French

Jennifer Lawrence is an American actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for Silver Linings Playbook (2012). She is the first, and thus far only, person born in the 1990s to have won an acting Oscar.

Her family has lived in the United States for many generations. Her ancestry includes English, German, Irish, Scottish, and remote French, roots.

Jennifer is a fifth cousin, once removed, of actor Jeremy Renner. Jennifer’s five times great-grandparents, Robert Tague and Sarah/Sallie Caplinger, were also Jeremy’s four times great-grandparents.

Jennifer’s patrilineal line can be traced back to Robert Lawrence, who was born, c. 1589, in Chelsea, Middlesex, England, and who died, c. 1682, in Nansemond, Virginia.

Jennifer’s paternal grandfather was David Vernon Lawrence (the son of Francis Marion “Frank” Lawrence and Bessie Steger). David was born in Kentucky. Francis was the son of James Ogden Lawrence and Penelope Nellie Burroughs. Bessie was the daughter of Samuel Jefferson Steger and Ida Louisa O’Banion.

Jennifer’s paternal grandmother was Doris Shrader (the daughter of William Martin Shrader and Reva Mae Adams). Doris was born in Kentucky. William was the son of John William Shrader and Permelia Alice/Allie Martin. Reva was the daughter of John Thadius Adams and Lena Rivers Tague.

Jennifer’s maternal grandfather is Charles J. Koch (the son of Charles A. Koch and Mary P. Sheehan). Jennifer’s grandfather Charles was born in Ohio. Jennifer’s great-grandfather Charles was the son of Charles Koch and Anna/Annie Kleinhens/Kleinhenz, and was of German descent. Mary P. was the daughter of Martin J. Sheehan and Mary Elizabeth Broderick, and was of Irish ancestry.

Jennifer’s maternal grandmother is Carolyn M. Mongtomery (the daughter of Robert C. Montgomery and Esta M. White). Carolyn was born in Kentucky. Robert was the son of Charles Arthur Montgomery and Leona/Leana M. Blocher. Esta was the daughter of Hiram M. White and Viola Agnes Gregory.

Sources: Jennifer Lawrence’s and Jeremy Renner’s genealogical relation – http://blogs.ancestry.com

Genealogies of Jennifer Lawrence – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
http://famouskin.com
http://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Jennifer Lawrence (focusing on her father’s side) – http://www.wikitree.com

Genealogy of Jennifer’s paternal grandfather, David Vernon Lawrence – http://www.lawrencefamhis.com

Genealogy of Jennifer’s paternal grandfather, David Vernon Lawrence (focusing on his mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Picture of, and some information on, Jennifer’s paternal grandfather, David Vernon Lawrence – http://www.bigbluehistory.net

Genealogy, and obituary, of Jennifer’s paternal grandmother, Doris (Shrader) Lawrence – http://www.findagrave.com

Marriage record of Jennifer’s maternal great-grandparents, Robert C. Montgomery and Esta M. White – https://familysearch.org

image via kathclick/Bigstock.com

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ses101 March 27, 2018 at 6:30 am

She looks half British, half Eastern European. The people saying she looks Asian don’t seem to realise that people from parts of Europe do have these kinds of eyes, from Scotland to Germany to Finland to Russia.

andrew September 20, 2016 at 4:51 pm

Jennifer’s “Lawrence” line traces back to a Robert Lawrence, born c. 1589, in Chelsea, Middlesex, England, and died, c. 1682 in Nansemond, Virginia.

passingtime85 July 20, 2016 at 1:59 pm

Can anyone substantiate the Wikipedia claim that Jennifer is at all related, even through marriage, to screen writer/producer/former actress Jennifer Salt?

andrew June 19, 2016 at 3:27 pm
bablah February 11, 2016 at 5:14 am

Am I the only person who thinks she looks German (with a bit of a British twist).
Reminds me of Lena Meyer-Landrut but with blond hair.

sigmund January 30, 2016 at 3:32 am

In my first looking, she really have Asian eyes.
The shape of eyes of Asians is different to Caucasians.
Not only the shape of eyes but also other facial features in her face made me believe she have blood of mongoloid race.

I think it is reasinable if she have ancestors from Nordic countries, Russia or Baltic countries.

Consider the relation between Scandinavians and Finno-Ugric people.

Yakuts(90% Y-DNA haplogroup N1c) 100% mongoloid race.

Finns: 60% Y-DNA haplogroup N1c
Sami people 53% Y-DNA haplogroup N1c
(they live in north Sweden and Norway)

Russians: 23% Y-DNA haplogroup N1c
Swedes: 10% Y-DNA haplogroup N1c/Q

So, some Nordic people, Baltic people, Russians may inherit genes of Finno-Ugric people(mongoloid race) from Scandinavians/Russian/east European people.

Sami people still keep features of mongoloid race
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZIU7KEis3w

The facial type of the early Finno-Ugrians
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNidU-VFeOY

DNA evidences:

Check Y-DNA haplogroup N1c(Finno-Ugric people) in Russia, Sweden, Germany and Baltic countries
http://www.eupedia.com/europe/european_y-dna_haplogroups.shtml

The distribution map of Y-DNA haplogroup N1c
http://www.eupedia.com/europe/Haplogroup_N1c_Y-DNA.shtml

lelo4 November 24, 2015 at 9:24 am

She doesn’t have Asian ancestry lol. Northern Europeans usually have slanted eyes due to have low Neolithic genes from to middle East and higher North Eurasian which is Paleolithic. She just looks generic Northern European, could pass from Ireland to Russia.

lelo4 November 24, 2015 at 9:24 am

having* the*

cwm85 November 23, 2015 at 9:12 am

Overrated…

hesh123 August 4, 2015 at 3:37 pm

She isn’t Asian at all! Stop! she looks like the typical pretty American girl, she’s just wearing a lot of makeup in this bizarre picture they chose.

marjanel November 9, 2015 at 3:44 pm

she looks ” asians” for them because Jlaw has hooded eyes and it is difficult to ser her double eyelid.Asians tend to have a single eyelided not double and extreme hooded eyes.But that doesn’t mean that white people can have hooded eyes,there are many celebrities in hollywood with that type of eyes.There are Asians who also have doble eyelid.

xoxo November 23, 2015 at 7:18 pm

Would it be horrible if she was part Asian? You make it sound like it would be a crime.

She does look partly Asian btw.

andrew November 24, 2015 at 5:11 am

she doesn’t look Asian in the slightest. She looks Northern European. Last sunday I was eating in a crepe restaurant next to a group of Chinese tourists (all girls), the overlap between Jennifer and any Asian person is close to 0.

athelya November 24, 2015 at 7:06 am

just becaus she deosn’t blatantly look asian doesn’t mean he doesn’t have asian down the line.. she does not look northern european though.. she would fit in in the east like russia etc.

mermaid_ May 28, 2015 at 1:34 am

She must have a little bit Asian in her DNA. She looks Chinese.

follers May 28, 2015 at 10:33 am

Does she look full or half Chinese?

bearboy May 28, 2015 at 12:12 pm

I always thought she only looked half quite honestly and she probably has east Asian blood. President Carter has east Asian, Jewish, and North African blood in the past two thousand years according to geni.com so anything is possible.

follers May 28, 2015 at 12:23 pm

How can a person with blue eyes have an Asian parent? Blue eyes are a recessive gene, so their Asian parent would have to carry it, too, for it to physically appear in their children.

If Jimmy Carter has Asian, Jewish, or North African ancestry hundreds of years ago, it wouldn’t show up in his physical appearance. And every other person of British descent would have the same ancestry by now.

bearboy May 28, 2015 at 12:30 pm

I was actually joking about the half Asian ancestry by comparing it to thousands of years ago where every person of European descent is related somehow. Anyway please add T.J. Thyne I was curious to know his ethnicity.

M May 31, 2015 at 6:51 am

Follers, you sound really foolish. Kristin Kreuk is half Chinese and she has colored eyes and I have known quite a few Hapas that have blue eyes. Check out actress Mylene Jampanoi. She was born to a Chinese father and a French mother, her eyes are blue. Anyone can colored eyes, even black people. Don’t be ignorant.

follers May 31, 2015 at 12:25 pm

Kristin Kreuk and Mylene Jampanoi have dark green eyes, not blue. It’s not the same thing.

For a child to have blue eyes, both parents have to carry an allele for blue eyes. That’s how recessive genes work.

thomas1987 May 29, 2015 at 7:32 am

She does not look Asian, she looks white.

M July 23, 2015 at 8:20 pm

Racist ass

Blerman August 6, 2015 at 10:49 am

please tell me who you r looking at god ur a dumbass how the fuck do she look Asian as I recall in America back when the white people only classified themselves as being you have to have white skin as I recall in America whites people thought they were the shit so please describe how this bitch look Asian god you white people want to be more than one race don’t you guys

Capricious April 8, 2015 at 7:08 pm

Slavic/Russian to me.

Kimmel February 10, 2016 at 10:32 pm

I’m seeing the Russian. I just don’t know where the nose and lips come from..

Mafia888 March 10, 2015 at 4:40 am

I thought she was half Asian.

M May 31, 2015 at 6:52 am

There has to be some Asian in her family tree.

ethnicitiies February 10, 2016 at 7:01 pm

Not exactly… Maybe she has less than a percent to one percent but you are all just saying that because of “how she is posing”. I doubt she has any Asian ancestry over a percent.

J.J. November 23, 2014 at 1:31 am

she looks european with some sort of mongoloid admixture. Out of all her european blood i’d say the scottish shows the most (not to mention her surname is scottish) but she could pass for eastern european or mixed race nordic. After having watched the most recent hunger games, i think she looks part native american along with her ethnicities listed above

thomas1987 November 23, 2014 at 3:49 am

i dont see any native american in her
and the makeup she wears changes her eyes
http://fails.net/fails/jennifer-lawrence-without-makeup.jpg

kosko November 23, 2014 at 6:48 am

Lawrence is more commonly an english surname.

midori29 February 18, 2015 at 1:24 pm

I think she looks a little Asian too

noneofyourbusiness February 20, 2015 at 11:39 pm

She does have Asiastic eyes. I don’t think she’s 100% white.

theropod April 1, 2015 at 6:03 am

She has an epicanthal fold, like Robert Pattenson.

But that doesn’t everyone with that feature is Mongoloid.

I know a Middle Eastern family who originate from Mesopotamia with a slight epicanthal fold. Does it mean that they’re “Asiatic”?

pookerella March 24, 2015 at 9:12 am

Both Iceland and parts of Norway were home to Yakut natives, a large ancient wandering tribe from Siberia and Mongolia. They made their way into the British Isles during the Viking invasion. Yakuts are related genetically to Southwestern US Native Americans, Apache and Navajo, I believe.

nordic April 18, 2015 at 10:35 pm

Where’d you get your information from? The Yakuts never made their way into Britain, they really only ever settled in and around parts of Siberian Russia. The only people who successfully invaded and settled into Britain were the Vikings, Anglo-Saxons, Romans, Celts etc. (just neighboring countries). And about the Icelandics and Norwegians, you’ve probably messed yourself up with the Saami’s, which are found in Northern Scandinavia, and there are only about a few hundred thousand of them, and are a really small minority group. Genetically and historically, Icelandics are almost just pure viking. Before the vikings settled Iceland, there are claims to have had Irish monasteries, but apparently “ran away” from the vikings. The Saami’s or Yakuts never ever settled Iceland. Or any other eskimo-asian tribe. Not even inuits. Long story short, you’re basically wrong about everything you said about the Icelandics, Norwegians and Britains. They’re all mainly Euro.

Alice April 19, 2015 at 8:45 am

The Icelandic people are partly Irish & Scots. This has been verified by genetic testing. The mtdna is about 60% Gaelic and ydna and 20% Gaelic which the ydna is 80% Norse.

http://www.decode.com/the-majority-of-icelandic-female-settlers-came-from-the-british-isles/

Alice April 19, 2015 at 8:53 am
crunty July 16, 2016 at 2:02 pm

A lot of this research is fairly limited anf flawed. If there was a Celtic element in the Icelandic population, it has been bred out now.

sigmund January 30, 2016 at 3:15 am

Consider the relation between Yakuts and Finno-Ugric people.

Yakuts: 90% Y-DNA haplogroup N1c
Finns: 60% Y-DNA haplogroup N1c
Sami people 53% Y-DNA haplogroup N1c
(they live in north Sweden and Norway)

Russians: 23% Y-DNA haplogroup N1c
Swedes: 10% Y-DNA haplogroup N1c/Q

So, some Nordic people, Baltic people, Russians may inherit genes of Finno-Ugric people(mongoloid race) from Scandinavians/Russian/east European people.

Sami people still keep features of mongoloid race
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZIU7KEis3w

The facial type of the early Finno-Ugrians
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNidU-VFeOY

DNA evidences:

Check Y-DNA haplogroup N1c(Finno-Ugric people) in Russia, Sweden, Germany and Baltic countries
http://www.eupedia.com/europe/european_y-dna_haplogroups.shtml

The distribution map of Y-DNA haplogroup N1c
http://www.eupedia.com/europe/Haplogroup_N1c_Y-DNA.shtml

marjanel November 9, 2015 at 3:51 pm

She has hooded eyes that make her double eyelid difficult to see( not having double eyelid is a feature asociated with Asians), that is why she looks “asían”. But in Asia there are many people who are 100 % asian and has doble eyelid.

sigmund January 30, 2016 at 3:23 am

Only Koreans and Mongols have more people who have no double eyelid. Most Chinese, Japanese and south eastern Asians have double eyelid(some of them have hidden double eyelid).

I am an Asian. For my intuition, the shape of her eyes is different to most Caucasians and close to Mongoloid race.

In fact, Baltic people. Swedes, Russians, north Germans may inherit genes of Finno-Ugric people from their ancestors.

Check the Y-DNA haplogroup N1c in Russia and Baltic countries.
http://www.eupedia.com/europe/european_y-dna_haplogroups.shtml

The distribution of map of Y-DNA haplogroup N1c can tell you the detail.
http://www.eupedia.com/europe/Haplogroup_N1c_Y-DNA.shtml

Petrarca August 13, 2014 at 9:10 pm

She looks Scandinavian (think Renee Zellweger)

pookerella March 24, 2015 at 9:22 am

Everyone thinks Europeans, especially Brits, are so purebred. That is the biggest joke in the world. They were constantly invaded, and there are Asians mixed in from Norway and Iceland. Renee is supposedly Sami, which isn’t quite as Asian looking as the Yakuts from Iceland.

sigmund January 30, 2016 at 3:26 am

Consider the relation between Scandinavians and Finno-Ugric people.

Yakuts(90% Y-DNA haplogroup N1c) 100% mongoloid race.

Finns: 60% Y-DNA haplogroup N1c
Sami people 53% Y-DNA haplogroup N1c
(they live in north Sweden and Norway)

Russians: 23% Y-DNA haplogroup N1c
Swedes: 10% Y-DNA haplogroup N1c/Q

So, some Nordic people, Baltic people, Russians may inherit genes of Finno-Ugric people(mongoloid race) from Scandinavians/Russian/east European people.

Sami people still keep features of mongoloid race
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZIU7KEis3w

The facial type of the early Finno-Ugrians
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNidU-VFeOY

DNA evidences:

Check Y-DNA haplogroup N1c(Finno-Ugric people) in Russia, Sweden, Germany and Baltic countries
http://www.eupedia.com/europe/european_y-dna_haplogroups.shtml

The distribution map of Y-DNA haplogroup N1c
http://www.eupedia.com/europe/Haplogroup_N1c_Y-DNA.shtml

Freerk July 9, 2014 at 11:59 am

Ste(e)ger and S(c)hrader are German surnames like Koch, so she has much more German ancestry than the text says … anyway, she’s a good mixture. But the pic is awful.

follers July 9, 2014 at 3:46 pm

Both the Steger and Shrader lines are pretty distantly German.

Nikki May 7, 2014 at 7:12 pm

CORRECTION:

SHE IS NOT GERMAN, SHE IS ENGLISH, IRISH, WELSH, SCOTTISH, AND FRENCH

Nikki May 8, 2014 at 6:18 pm

Sorry, she is german, with english, irish, welsh, scottish and remote french anscestry

ihatemostpeople March 1, 2014 at 7:14 pm

I honestly don’t get the hype surrounding her. She’s an average actress. She didn’t even deserve an Oscar. There were way more talented actresses that deserved the award (Emmanuelle Riva for example) instead of her. I’m not hating, she’s an ok actress, but not astounding enough to win an Oscar.

Nikki April 12, 2014 at 1:51 pm

I think Jennifer is great, but I think that people are too upsessed with her and barely anyone knows the classics like Audrey Hepburn or Olivia De Havilland so I agree

Nikki May 7, 2014 at 7:11 pm

But she is fantastic and amazing and she is defentiley in my top ten

ExoticNorway May 17, 2014 at 11:24 am

Agreed. Below average looks, bad acting, bigmouth who enjoys running it and slamming others because that’s the way she knows she’ll get the most attention. the only reason she’s popular is because like other stars, she tells people what they want to hear.

der40 March 1, 2014 at 12:37 pm

The most popular actress in America?

Aleera Norton-Ferris February 15, 2014 at 3:44 pm

To be honest she looks very Slavic for me…
Anyway, she is cute American girl and good actress. Love her

Humanid January 13, 2014 at 10:22 pm

Ignorants and dumb people will never understand various phenotype/facial-type of pure Whites.
These dumb/ignorant people believe any face feature which is not average (but not uncommon) among Whites is due to some non-White (like Asian) admixture.

I am sorry to see some Trolls spamming this site.

Alice January 13, 2014 at 10:44 pm

Yes she is completely European looking. She looks what her ancestry says she is.

pookerella January 19, 2014 at 5:53 pm
pookerella January 19, 2014 at 5:54 pm

And btw, you’re the troll, you’re the ignorant one, you’re the “dumb” one … your words.

AfroRussianMixed January 11, 2014 at 10:06 am

She looks part Native American. Sorry, there’s no way she’s just those ethnicities LOL!

pookerella January 19, 2014 at 6:02 pm

She does. But that may go way back. Remember, people who are descended from Vikings have lots of Asian heritage. But when we say “Asian,” think less “Chinese” and more “Eskimo,” or Inuit/Yupik–peoples from the area closest to the Arctic circle. Icelanders, as with most northern Europeans, have a lot of this type of heritage. She would need to do a DNA test, and at her tender age, she’s not ready or even thinking about that.

AnonymousPerson January 4, 2014 at 6:32 am

In some pictures her eyes look kind of Asian.

Chris K December 29, 2013 at 3:46 am

lol she is clearly just a white girl, maybe with some hidden long lost asian blood(chinese/mongol)?

Check out Jennifer Lawrence pictures at: http://www.youngteenidols.com/celebrity-pictures/young-actresses-pictures/jennifer-lawrence-pictures/

the punisher November 22, 2013 at 9:40 pm

I never said ed westwick wasn’t white I just said he was hidding is Asian side

ew December 25, 2013 at 11:05 pm

If he was part Asian, then he wouldn’t be White. He looks Jewish like Jennifer Lawrence does. They are not White.

pookerella January 19, 2014 at 6:05 pm

OMG, I’m sorry, but I have to report your post! You just said a racist thing. JEWS AREN’T WHITE?? I have DNA PROOF to prove I am 100% Caucasian. MF.

the punisher November 22, 2013 at 9:38 pm

By the way rowan Atkinson is Jewish that’s why he looks different than Paul Bettany

follers November 22, 2013 at 9:40 pm

Rowan Atkinson is not Jewish at all. He is of non-Jewish English ancestry going back many generations.
http://ethnicelebs.com/rowan-atkinson

the punisher November 22, 2013 at 9:44 pm

one thing is for sure rowan Atkinson isn’t pure English he has other ethnicity hidden that isn’t English maybe gypsy or something

follers November 22, 2013 at 9:46 pm

Well, you already said that about Ed Westwick.

the punisher November 22, 2013 at 9:50 pm

Yes, but your comparing two English guy paul bettany and rowan, Ariana is southern European therefore not only she looks non-white but the majority of Italians look non-white that means there is a difference between north and south

andrew November 23, 2013 at 4:55 am

@ the punisher

I’m sure u never put your ass out of your country so dont talk about things u have no clue. You’re obsessed with the word “white”. Nobody gives a damn in Europe about “white”/caucasian/hispanic/latino categories since nobody asks you, UK is the only country with a racial classification in the Census. How old are you?

the punisher November 23, 2013 at 3:35 pm

They act like they don’t care about the word white in reality they do, white is what defines them and what they think is beautiful and superior they just don’t brag about it

andrew November 23, 2013 at 4:12 pm

there are some white supremacy groups in Europe, in Italy and Greece too, that u dont consider white. They really care about the “white” concept, all the rest of the people dont give a f**k

the punisher November 22, 2013 at 6:27 pm

There is a huge difference between her and Ariana Grande and everybody calls Ariana Grande white, well this is real white

follers November 22, 2013 at 6:36 pm

There is a large physical difference between Paul Bettany and Rowan Atkinson, yet they are of the exact same ethnicity (never mind different ethnicities within the same race).

the punisher November 22, 2013 at 9:22 pm

Selena Gomez looks more white than ariana and she’s half Mexican so your theory blows

follers November 22, 2013 at 9:23 pm

I’m not sure what you mean? I’m just saying white people have many different looks, even within one specific ethnic group.

the punisher November 22, 2013 at 9:34 pm

So in that case star calling Latinos, Arabs, and half Asians, White because many of them look more white than ariana I’ve seen Cubans in Miami that look more white than Italians and they are label as Hispanic just because they are from cuba

follers November 22, 2013 at 9:37 pm

Well, there might be a half Latino, a half Arab, or a half Asian, who looks more “white” than Ed Westwick. That doesn’t mean Ed isn’t white.
http://ethnicelebs.com/ed-westwick

theropod October 12, 2013 at 12:38 am

If you’re describing the women then yes….fair skinned Celtic/Germanic looking women seem to be favored by a lot of men.

But Germanic looking men certainly don’t win with sexy body, face and such. Many women, in fact, prefer darker men with dark hair – think Mediterranean and even French.

spaceyaquarius August 8, 2013 at 1:44 am

Once again the English/German/Scotch-Irish mix that produces the hottest American celebrities in existence. Wow-ee!!! We all know her from “The Hunger Games” 2012, but let’s not forget that she is still a young and tight 22 yo who is not completely full of herself. We look forward to more movies honey.

andrew June 8, 2013 at 10:46 am

aren’t Vernon and Montgomery Scottish surnames?

saarb737 February 28, 2013 at 7:10 am

B- E- U- T full!!!!!!!!!!

gottlob February 19, 2013 at 5:48 pm

based on this picture she is normal, she is pretty Southern girl otherwise….

nnnnn February 19, 2013 at 5:00 pm

She’s actually not pretty (but talented) Hovewer, this pic
is pretty

Former MySpace Celebrity April 10, 2012 at 8:08 am

I remember her when she was in a Cold Case episode and The Bill Engvall Show. Very naturally pretty.

DarellDianne April 8, 2012 at 5:47 am

she’s pretty

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