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Jennifer Lawrence Named World’s Highest Paid Actress

America’s sweetheart, Jennifer Lawrence, has been named the world’s top paid actress for the second year in a row. Lawrence, a Kentucky native, was thrust to fame after she was cast in the role of Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games film series.

Lawrence pulled in a whopping $46 million dollars thus far in 2016, slightly less than her $52 million in earnings in 2015. She launched her television acting career in the mid-2000s, landing minor roles in a number of series. She made her big screen debut in 2008 and her first major silver screen role as Mystique in 2011’s X-Men: First Class. Lawrence saw great success in 2012. She landed some leading roles including the role of Elissa in House At the End of the Street, Tiffany Maxwell in Silver Linings Playbook, and as the heroine of the Hunger Games franchise.

Despite her massive success in Hollywood, Lawrence has been vocal in her opinions of equal pay among the genders. According to Salon magazine, a number of leading male actors have made considerably more this year than their female counterparts. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Matt Damon, Jackie Chan, and Johnny Depp have all reportedly earned between $53 million and $64 million this year.

Lawrence will appear in the upcoming film Passengers, set to release later this year.