Name: Jennifer Lynn Lopez
Stage name: J.Lo
Birth place: The Bronx, New York, U.S
Birth date: July 24, 1969
Parents: David Lopez (a computer specialist) and Guadalupe Lopez (a kindergarten teacher)
Sisters: Lynda Lopez and Leslie Lopez
Sister in law: Yolanda Muniz
Husband: Marc Anthony (actor, musician; married on June 5, 2004), Cris Judd (dancer; married on September 29, 2001 in Calabasas, California; divorced on January 26, 2003), Ojani Noa (model; married on February 22, 1997 in Miami, divorced in March 1998)
Relationships: Ben Affleck (actor; born on August 15, 1972; split on January 20, 2004), Sean Combs (musician; dating as of 1998; broke up on February 14, 2001), Joaquin Cortez (Flamenco dancer; reportedly dated 1998), David Cruz (production assistant)
Children: Max and Emme (twins)
Occupation: Actress, singer-songwriter, record producer, dancer, fashion designer, television producer, model, choreographer, entrepreneur, Miami Dolphins part owner
Genres: Pop, R&B, hip hop, dance-pop, latin pop
Studies: Catholic school and all-girl high school.
Biography and Career :
Jennifer Lopez was born on July 24, 1970. Her parents came to New York from Ponce, Puerto Rico. Jennifer Lopez is the middle of three sisters.
Jennifer Lopez went on her first tour - around New York City with her dance class at the age of 7. At the age of 16 Jennifer got a little break with a bit part in the film ''My Little Girl'' (starring Mary Stuart Masterson).
Her first love was still dance, and when she read about a scholarship to a dance school in Manhattan, she went down and grabbed the opportunity. At this time she was taking a full time course load at Baruch, working in a law office and taking her dance classes. Eventually this would lead to a falling out with her mother, who didn't want Jennifer to pursue dance as a career. When her mother gave her the ever popular ''you live by my rules as long as you live under my roof'' speech Jennifer took that as her cue to break out on her own. Not having anywhere else to live, she took up residence in the building where she took her dance classes. A year and a half of auditioning with no success brought Jennifer to the verge of a breakdown. But salvation would come in the form of a tour that sent her dancing across Japan. Before this, she had auditioned to be a ''Fly Girl'' for the show ''In Living Color'' but she had been turned down.
Jennifer Lopez, on her way back from Japan, she received a call from ''In Living Color'' asking her to audition again. This time she made the cut and it was off to Hollywood. She didn't really enjoy her time on ''In Living Color'', as she longed for an acting career that would put her in the spotlight. Her first television job as an actress, on the Fox series ''South Central'' came her way because the producer of the show was married to one of the other fly girls, and he took notice of Jennifer during a special Fox aired about the Fly Girls. ''South Central'' only survived one season, but she quickly resurfaced on television screens appearing as ''Melinda Lopez'' first in the short lived ''Second Chances'' series, then ''Hotel Malibu.'' In 1995 she jumped onto the big screen in her first major role, opposite Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson in ''Money Train.'' She would go on to work opposite such talents as Robin Williams and Jack Nicholson, but it was her work with Gregory Nava, who directed her in ''My Family, Mi Familia'' that would lead her to the role that would make her a star.
Jennifer Lopez was chosen to play Selena Quintanilla Perez, in the official biopic of the life of the fallen Tejano star. Taking part in the production of ''Selena'' would impact Jennifer's life in many ways. On the personal side, Jennifer's fiancee, Ojani Noa, proposed to her at the wrap party for Selena. The couple had met in Miami while Jennifer was filming ''Blood And Wine'' with Jack Nicholson. Ojani, a Cuban immigrant, was an aspiring model working as a waiter at Gloria Estefan's restaurant, Larios On The Beach. They were married in Miami on February 22, 1997, after knowing each other less than a year. Jennifer's sudden rise to fame with the release of ''Selena'' the following month would put an excessive strain on the marriage, and the couple filed for divorce just a little over a year after they were married.
After news of the divorce made headlines, the gossip papers quickly had her romantically linked to the likes of rap impresario Sean ''Puffy'' Combs, Sony Music President Tommy Mottola and Salsa singer Marc Anthony. Jennifer herself remains tightlipped - and rightfully so - on the subject of her personal life (although she has recently admitted that she is in fact having a relationship with Puffy). Back on the professional level, her role as Karen Sisco in 1998's ''Out Of Sight'', opposite George Clooney, has brought her into the major leagues, making her the highest paying Latina actress in history.
Playing Selena also brought back Jennifer's interests in being the ''all around'' entertainer, and she decided to record a demo of her singing, completely in Spanish. After a bidding war among a number of record companies, Jennifer was signed to Sony Music's Work Group label. Her first CD, a pop album with a Latin flavor (although mostly in English) was released June 1, 1999. Working with the likes of Emilio Estefan, Rodney Jerkins and Sean ''Puffy'' Combs, the music world is buzzing that Jennifer is ''the next Gloria Estefan'' set to become the mainstream Latin crossover star Selena herself surely would have been, had she been given the chance. That early prediction seems accurate, as her first single, ''If You Had My Love'' shot to 1 on the Billboard chart, and has been certified platinum (one million sales).
Why we like Jennifer Lopez?
Jennifer Lopez is a beautiful and successful woman. She managed to be successful in various domains: film, music and business. I think, more than just like Jennifer Lopez, we should appreciate her and respect her.
Why is Jennifer Lopez famous?
Jennifer Lopez is famous for her numerous roles in cinematographic productions. Also, she is quite a famous singer and she sold over 48 millions albums worldwide.
The Governess (in production)
Double or Nothing (in production)
The Back-up Plan (2010) (completed).... Zoe
El cantante (2006).... Puchi
Bordertown (2006).... Lauren Adrian
An Unfinished Life (2005).... Jean Gilkyson
Monster-in-Law (2005).... Charlotte 'Charlie' Cantilini
Shall We Dance (2004).... Paulina
Jersey Girl (2004).... Gertrude Steiney
Selena: Greatest Hits (2003) (V).... Selena (segment "Siempre Hace Frio")
Gigli (2003).... Ricki
Maid in Manhattan (2002).... Marisa Ventura
Enough (2002/I).... Slim Hiller
Angel Eyes (2001).... Sharon Pogue
The Wedding Planner (2001).... Mary Fiore
The Cell (2000).... Catherine Deane
Antz (1998) (voice).... Azteca
Out of Sight (1998).... Karen Sisco
U Turn (1997).... Grace McKenna
Anaconda (1997).... Terri Flores
Selena (1997).... Selena Quintanilla-Perez
Blood and Wine (1996).... Gabriela 'Gabby'
Jack (1996).... Miss Marquez
Money Train (1995).... Grace Santiago
My Family (1995).... Young Maria
"Second Chances".... Melinda Lopez (6 episodes, 1993-1994)
"Hotel Malibu".... Melinda Lopez (6 episodes, 1994)
"South Central".... Lucille / ... (3 episodes, 1994)
Nurses on the Line: The Crash of Flight 7 (1993) (TV).... Rosie Romero
My Little Girl (1986).... Myra
1999: On the 6
2002: This Is Me... Then
2007: Como Ama una Mujer (Spanish language album)
2002: J to tha L-O! The Remixes
2000: Feelin' So Good
2003: Let's Get Loud
2003: The Reel Me
2007: Como Ama Una Mujer
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