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JLaw's brother says 'it's been a wild ride'

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Jennifer Lawrence with her family as her first Oscar nomination was announced. (Source: Blaine Lawrence) Jennifer Lawrence with her family as her first Oscar nomination was announced. (Source: Blaine Lawrence)
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Jennifer Lawrence is fresh off her most recent Academy Award nomination for her role in American Hustle, setting her up for the possibility of scoring back-to-back Oscar wins.

The Louisville native was once a little known actress, but as she learned first hand an Oscar nomination will change that.

Jennifer Lawrence quickly become a household name after she was nominated for her role as Ree Dolly in Winter's Bone. A photo featuring the actress and her supportive family captured the mix of shock and joy as the nomination was announced.

Thursday WAVE 3 News spoke to a man who has been with her through it all - her brother, Ben Lawrence.

Ben said since then his sister's success has "been a wild ride and it doesn't stop." 

From playing a young comic book super villain in X-Men: First Class to a troubled widow in Silver Linings Playbook there is hardly any genre the star hasn't tried.

"She's had a wide variety of roles and I think she loves that, that's where she's able to showcase her talent," said Ben.

Outside of movies talk shows and interviews allow her to showcase her personality. If you're wondering if she's as down to Earth as she seems her brother said it's not an act, "I'm just so happy she's kept that. What you see on camera is- it's like that in real life, actually times 10. She's as goofy and as funny as she comes off and we have a great time when were all together."

So will they be together for her upcoming big night at the Oscar's? "I hope so, I'm waiting on the invite," Lawrence laughed.

His little sister went home with the Oscar for Best Actress for her role in Silver Linings Playbook in 2013. If she wins again in 2014 she would become the third woman in history to win back-to-back Oscars.

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