Jennifer Lopez is an American singer, actress, and dancer best known as the Fly Girl dancer on the 1991 comedy show In Living Color. She was born Jennifer Lynn Lopez on July 24, 1969 in New York City. New York, to David López and Guadalupe Rodríguez. Her parents were both Puerto Ricans. Jennifer began teaching singing and dancing when she was five. He was educated in Catholic schools, where she excelled more in sports than in academics. In 1986, Jennifer l got a small role in a movie called My Little Girl and decided to become a movie star.
She has two sisters, one older (Leslie) and one younger (Lynda). Despite being the middle child, she was the “ringleader,” as Leslie said on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2002. “Anything that was concocted, it was usually her idea.”
Jennifer Lopez attended college briefly in an attempt to please her parents.
Her first gig was on the show Synchronicity in Japan, where she served as dancer, singer and choreographer.
Jennifer moved out of her family home when they failed to support her dreams of becoming famous.
On February 22, 1997, she married husband No. 1, Cuban waiter Ojani Noa. They were married less than a year.
In 1991 Jennifer Lopez was hired as a backup dancer for New Kids on the Block. She performed with them at the 18th Annual American Music Awards.
When her debut single “If You Had My Love” was released in May 1999, she became the first artist to top the Billboard Hot 100 with a debut single since Britney Spears did so with “…Baby One More Time” four months earlier.
Jennifer Lopez moved to Los Angeles to film the series In Living Color, in which she was a Fly Girl dancer.
After meeting Sean “Diddy” Combs while working on debut album On the 6, she began dating the rapper and producer, though she initially denied rumors of a relationship.
In 1993 Jennifer left In Living Color to pursue acting. She backed out of being a dancer on Janet Jackson’s tour in 1993 to follow her own dreams instead.
When second album J.Lo and film The Wedding Singer both debuted at No. 1 in the same week , she became the first woman to simultaneously have a number one film and album in the United States.
In 1993 Jennifer Lopez landed an acting job on the film Lost in the Wild.
In April 2001, she launched J.Lo by Jennifer Lopez, a clothing and accessory company.
That year she signed a deal for a TV show Second Chances.
Jennifer Lopez’ first big acting role was in the 1995 film My Family. She was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female.
In 1995 Jennifer Lopez starred along with Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson in Money Train.
When the release of J to tha L-O! The Remixes debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 2000 in early February 2002, it became the first remix album to do so in the history of the chart.
In 1997 Jennifer Lopez landed the role of Selena in the biopic of the same name. She became the highest paid Hispanic actress in history for that role, earning $1 million.
Because of her role as a singer in Selena, Jennifer Lopez became interested in singing and her music career began to take off as well.
As her music career began to grow Jennifer Lopez changed her name to J.Lo.
In 2003 Jennifer Lopez starred in the film Gigli with Ben Affleck. It was considered to be one of the worst films ever made.
Jennifer Lopez met her first husband while shooting Blood and Wine. They were married for only 13 months.
In 2005 Jennifer Lopez was paid $15 million for her role in Monster-in-Law. This once again made her the highest paid Hispanic actress in Hollywood’s history.
Jennifer Lopez married Cris Judd in 2001 and they divorced in 2003. In 2004 she married Marc Anthony. They were married until 2014.
Jennifer Lopez has two children. They are twins Maximilian David and Emme Maribel, born February 22, 2008.
With a debut atop the Billboard 200 in 2002, J.Lo made her the first female solo artist signed to Epic Records to hit No. 1 since the label formed in 1953.
Jennifer Lopez has been a judge on American Idol several seasons.
After launching her Las Vegas residency All I Have at the Planet Hollywood, ticket sales would gross over $100 million in the three years that she performed there.
Jennifer Lopez abstains from drinking alcohol.
Despite being in the music business for 20 years, she has only toured twice: First in 2014 for the Dance Again World Tour and again in 2019 with It’s My Party: The Live Celebration.
Jennifer Lopez has appeared in many movies and television shows and went on concert tours twice – both in 2007 and in 2012.