Oscars 2013

Oscar Nominees: Before They Were Famous

From soap operas to Shakespeare, see all the credits this year's nominees picked up before hitting the big time

JENNIFER LAWRENCE

Nominated for: Best Actress, Silver Linings Playbook
Lawrence's acting career began in local theaters in her native Louisville, Ky., but she eventually moved on to TV shows, like Medium and Cold Case as a teen. She soon abandoned TV for movies and received her first Oscar nom for Winter's Bone. But it was her role as Katniss Everdeen in the wildly popular movie The Hunger Games that brought the young actress international acclaim.