The star began her acting career as a teenager after being spotted by a model scout when she was aged 14, and went on to land jobs on The Bill Engvall Show, Monk and Medium.
Before breaking into the big time, Lawrence was called to audition for a Disney TV show, but shocked producers by insisting she wasn't right for the programme - a move which left her in hot water with her mum and dad.
She tells Britain's Stella magazine, "(In one audition I was) asked if I could sing, and I was like, 'No. To be honest I don't think I'm a Disney kind of kid.'
"When my parents picked me up they yelled at me so badly. They were spending a lot of money giving me the chance to do this - and I had the potential to be on a television show that would obviously pay for everything and I was like, 'Nah'."