Lawrence is born to Karen and Gary Lawrence in Louisville, Kentucky. She has two brothers, Ben and Blaine, whom she is always telling stories about from when the three of them were kids. Her parents have also stated that when she was younger, she used to watch a lot of television, but not as a normal child would, but she would get up on her knees and really study what was happening on the screen. They believe that that was were she honed her skills to become an actress.
In seventh grade, Lawrence was voted as “Most Talkative”.