Jennifer Lawrence is the latest Louisville native to be honored by the Greater Louisville Pride Foundation’s Louisville Hometown Heroes series.
The 30-by-40-foot banner of the actress will be unveiled Sept. 26 and will be displayed on the west-facing wall of the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts.
Recognition of the individuals and groups who sponsor a particular banner has traditionally been extremely limited. Lawrence’s banner was funded through a community effort spearheaded by The Lawrence’s Ladies.
The group of Louisville area school-aged girls created a fundraising site on GoFundMe to raise the money for the Jennifer Lawrence banner because they are proud that she is from Louisville and view her as a role model.
Lawrence, a Louisville native and University of Louisville Cardinal fan, received an Academy Award for Best Actress in 2012 for her work in “Silver Linings Playbook,” becoming the second-youngest Best Actress Oscar winner in history. Along with numerous roles in major motion films for which she has received countless industry accolades and honors, she has also gained international fame for playing heroine Katniss Everdeen in the “Hunger Games” film series.