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Louisville native Jennifer Lawrence ranks No. 2 on Forbes’ list of Hollywood’s highest-paid actresses.

She’s topped only by Angelina Jolie, who earned $33 million between July 2012 and June 2013.

Lawrence’s income was reported as $26 million.

Forbes’ Dorothy Pomerantz writes:

Lawrence was paid under $1 million for the first “Hunger Games” movie but Lionsgate was happy to pay more to secure her for the second installment: “Catching Fire.” As Katniss, Lawrence has shown that action heroes don’t always have to be played by men for a film to turn a profit.

Lawrence also starred in “Silver Linings Playbook,” a romantic, uh, dramedy for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. It was her second nomination in the category.

She’s 22-years-old.

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“Hunger Games” had a domestic gross of $408 million. “Silver Linings Playbook” had a domestic gross of $132 million (with a $21-million production budget).

For “Catching Fire,” Lawrence will be paid a reported $10 million. The film is currently slated for release on Nov. 22. 

Next year, she’ll be in another likely blockbuster, “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” She’s also re-teaming with “Silver Linings Playbook” co-star Bradley Cooper for “Serena.”

After Lawrence, it’s “Twilight” star Kristen Stewart—last year’s No. 1—Jennifer Aniston and Emma Stone.