A native of Melbourne, Australian actress Emily Browning broke into show business on a national level rather early on, with repeat high-profile appearances in Aussie series including Something in the Air and Blue Heelers. She transitioned to the big screen -- and quickly attained international exposure with a Hollywood turn in the Scott Rudin-produced, Jim Carrey-starring fantasy Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004), and in the meantime completed her high school degree. A number of additional assignments followed, including (most notably) the 2009 supernatural horror remake The Uninvited, the fantastical action film Sucker Punch, and the erotic drama Sleeping Beauty.
Kentucky-born actress Jennifer Lawrence began her career as a teenager, appearing on shows like Monk and The Bill Engvall Show from 2006 through 2009. In 2008, she appeared alongside Charlize Theron in the critically acclaimed film The Burning Plain, for which she won the Marcello Mastroianni Award for the best young emerging actor/actress. She next made waves starring as the daughter of a troubled mother in 2010's Winter's Bone, which garnered her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress. In 2011 she appeared in the well-reviewed romantic drama Like Crazy, and she won the coveted lead role in the highly anticipated adaptation of The Hunger Games, which would become one of the biggest smash hits of 2012. As if that weren't heady enough for an actress only 22 years old, Lawrence earned stellar reviews for her work opposite Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook, a critical and popular hit at the end of that year that earned Lawrence the Oscar for Best Actress. The next year followed the same successful pattern, with the second installment of the Hunger Game series, Catching Fire, capturing the number one spot at the domestic box office for 2013, and grabbing another Oscar nomination, for American Hustle.