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Jennifer Lawrence is Hollywood's Second Highest-Paid Actress, Forbes Says


Louisville native Jennifer Lawrence ranks No. 2 on Forbes' list of Hollywood's highest-paid actresses.She's topped only by Angelina Jolie, who earned $33 million between July 2012 and June 2013.Lawrence's income was reported as $26 million.Forbes' Dorothy Pomerantz writes: Lawrence was paid under $1 million for the first "Hunger Games" movie but Lionsgate was happy to pay more to secure her for the second installment: "Catching Fire." As Katniss, Lawrence has shown that action heroes don't always have to be played by men for a film to turn a profit.Lawrence also starred in "Silver Linings Playbook," a romantic, uh, dramedy for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. It was her second nomination in the category.She's 22-years-old.(Related:  Jennifer Lawrence on the Oscars, Talk Show Nerves and Persistent Paparazzi; The WFPL Interview)"Hunger Games" had adomestic gross of $408 million."Silver Linings Playbook" had a domestic gross of $132 million(with a $21-million production budget).For "Catching Fire," Lawrence will be paid a reported $10 million. The film is currently slated for release on Nov. 22. Next year, she'll be in another likely blockbuster, "X-Men: Days of Future Past." She's also re-teaming with "Silver Linings Playbook" co-star Bradley Cooper for "Serena."After Lawrence, it's "Twilight" star Kristen Stewart—last year's No. 1—Jennifer Aniston and Emma Stone.

Joseph Lord is the online managing editor for WFPL.