Meet the main cast / characters of 'The Hunger Games'
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Katniss Everdeen( Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times )
Actor: Jennifer Lawrence
Who she is: Lawrence shot to fame in 2010 with her Sundance hit "Winter's Bone," about a young girl from the Ozarks trying to track down her father. The breakthrough role earned her an Oscar nomination for best actress. Next, she's set to costar with Mel Gibson in "The Beaver" and take on the role of Mystique in "X-Men: First Class."
'Hunger Games' persona: Katniss is a resourceful teen living in Panem's District 12. Before being chosen to fight to the death in the Hunger Games, Katniss spends her time hunting illegally and trading goods on the black market with her best friend Gale to help feed their families.