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A THG favorite celebrates her birthday today.

Oh, yes, readers, Jennifer Lawrence is now 23 years old!

The young actress has sky-rocketed to enormous fame since being cast as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, earning an Academy Award last year for her portrayal and Silver Linings Playbook and coming across as generally awesome.

Jen Lawrence Pic

She adores Jeff Bridges. She photobombs Sarah Jessica Parker on the red carpet. She thinks the paparazzi should all be arrested.

Seriously, she's the coolest.

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One year ago today, Jennifer Lawrence could legally imbibe alcohol. That's a pretty good reason to celebrate.

Today, however, on the 22nd anniversary of her birth, the actress can pop open a bottle of champagne and celebrate the fact that she is the anchor of what's destined to be one of the most successful franchises in Hollywood history.

Oh, yes, Lawrence has done a lot more than merely survive The Hunger Games. She and her career have thrived.

Jennifer Lawrence in Madrid

With new Catching Fire casting news announced on an almost-daily basis, and with filming on this sequel set for the fall, let's take a moment and recognize the actress who brought Katniss Everdeen to life. Send in birthday wishes to Lawrence today!

Other big-time stars celebrating birthdays today include:

Joe Jonas (23), Ben Affleck (40), Melinda Gates (48), Napoleon Bonaparte (posthumous) and Julia Child (posthumous).