Jennifer Lopez Biography

Jennifer Lopez Biography A multi-talented personality Jennifer Lopez has carved a niche for herself in the musical albums where her dance and acting skills are being showcased.

Lopez is one of the few top ladies in Hollywood who had done a fine tight rope walking between the film career and her solo musicals (pop videos) which earned her a great fan following around the world.

Meteoric rise to stardom

Jennifer Lopez (born: July 24, 1969) appeared in stage musicals and music albums as a dancer in her young age.

Born and brought in Bronx, New York, she won a national competition (1990) and got a spot dancing on the comedy TV series In Living Colour.

She essayed a number of small acting roles in TV soaps and tele-film Nurses on the Line: The Crash of Flight 7 (1993).

Her first feature film was Mi Familia (My Family) in 1995 which got her critical acclaim.

The first break in her career was the title role in Selena (1997), a biopic on Tejana pop singer who was killed by her fan.

She got a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in Selena and received a pay cheque of $1 million for portraying that role.

Her roles in Anaconda and Blood and Wine were, however, forgettable.

She acted as a federal marshal in Out of Sight directed by Steven Soderbergh and shared the screen presence with George Clooney.

This character further lifted her status as a dependable star in the Hollywood industry.

Musical albums, a grand success

Lopez released her debut Latin pop album On the 6 (1999) which madeher one of the most influential singers in the Latin cultural space in the pop music.

Her solo performance in the number If You Had My Love in the album was a great hit and the CD sales crossed one million within two weeks.

She along with Ricky Martin was considered the most successful artiste in the Latin pop album scene. In 2000, her second hit number Waiting for Tonight got her nomination for Best Dance Performance.

But she narrowly lost the award to veteran singer Cher. She acted as a child psychologist in a sci-fi thriller The Cell(2000) and in the same year she starred in Enough expressing the sufferings due to spousal abuse.

The year 2001 was most satisfying to Lopez as her popularity soared. Her album J. Lo made it to the No. 1 slot in the pop charts and her film The Wedding Planner, a romantic comedy, grossed revenues to reach the box office top in the first weekend.

Doing an encore in December 2002, she released a musical This is Me... Then which was an instant hit. She did a lead role in a social comedy Maid in Manhattan in the same year which too was revenue grosser.

Jennifer Lopez did essay some memorable roles in Jersey Girl pairing with Ben Affleck and An Unfinished Life in which she played a single mother having to come under the care of her father-in-law (Robert Redford).

In a dance musical Shall We Dance?, she partnered with actor Richard Gere to recreate the top rated Japanese film in English.

Troubled life hogs limelight

Lopez's first marriage to model cum actor Ojani Noa in 1997 was short-lived.

Her romantic affair with rapper Sean "Puffy" Combs had got wide publicity until it broke off after a shooting incident between them in December 1999 near at New York City nightclub.

After her breakup with Combs was made public, Lopez got a new boyfriend in dancer Cris Judd who had performed in her hit single Love Don't Cost a Thing.

They got married in September 2001, but the couple parted ways nine months later.

In 2002 November, Lopez got engaged with actor Ben Affleck who she was dating for some time. But she fell out with the actor in early 2004.

Lopez married singer Marc Anthony in June 2004 at a private ceremony in her Los Angeles mansion.

Proud mother of twins

She and her husband Antony acted as lead pair in the film El Cantante (2006), the story of a salsa singer and his wife.

Her first Spanish album Como Ama una Mujer (2007) topped the Latin pop charts.

Lopez met with continuing success in the album Brave even as personal life evoked much interest in the media. On 22 February 2008, Lopez gave birth to twins -- a baby boy and girl. Reality show in TV.

In 2010 Jennifer Lopez replaced Ellen DeGeneres as the new female judge during the eleventh season of American Idol. She returned to the reality show earning $20 million, nearly double of what she got in her first stint.

While her career was on the upswing, she announced parting of ways with Marc Anthony in July 2011. In 2012, Lopez left the American Idol only to return to the reality show on its 13th season two years later.

In 2014, she separated from dancer Casper Smart after two and a half years of living together.

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    Updated On : Nov 17,2016   12:36 pm
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    Updated On : Nov 11,2016   6:56 am
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    Updated On : Nov 05,2016   12:00 pm
Washington, Nov 5 (IANS) Beyonce and her husband, rapper Jay Z, performed at a concert in support of Hillary Clinton in Ohio, a state in which the Democratic nominee and her Republican rival, Donald Trump are battling for decisive votes. View More..

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    Updated On : Nov 01,2016   2:00 am
Los Angeles, Nov 1 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez is currently working on new music -- a Latin album being produced by her former husband Marc Anthony. View More..

Calvin Harris calls Halsey a 'sweetheart'

    Updated On : Oct 28,2016   3:22 pm
Los Angeles, Oct 28 (IANS) Scottish DJ Calvin Harris has sparked new dating rumours with singer Halsey after he called her a sweetheart over social media. View More..

JLo to star in 'Bye Bye Birdie' musical

    Updated On : Oct 28,2016   1:48 pm
Los Angeles, Oct 28 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez has been signed on to star in the upcoming live musical "Bye Bye Birdie". View More..

Beyonce 'never genuinely liked' Kim Kardashian

    Updated On : Oct 27,2016   1:32 pm
Los Angeles, Oct 27 (IANS) Singer Beyonce Knowles has "never genuinely liked" reality TV star Kim Kardashian, and only tolerates her because of their husbands Jay Z and Kanye West, who are friends. View More..

Brangelina divorce becomes fodder for late night shows' hosts

    Updated On : Sep 21,2016   8:14 pm
Los Angeles, Sep 21 (IANS) Jimmy Kimmel and James Cordon, hosts of late night chat shows, took potshots at the divorce news of Hollywood's power couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. View More..

Garner fought with Affleck over texting with JLo?

    Updated On : Sep 08,2016   3:46 pm
Los Angeles, Sep 8 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Garner reportedly fought with her estranged husband and actor Ben Affleck after she caught him texting his former fiancee Jennifer Lopez. View More..

Jennifer Lopez, Casper Smart split again?

    Updated On : Aug 25,2016   2:56 pm
Los Angeles, Aug 25 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Lopez and her boyfriend Casper Smart have reportedly called it quits again. View More..

JLo gives shout-out to ex-husband during show

    Updated On : Aug 16,2016   3:20 pm
Las Vegas, Aug 16 (IANS) Singer Marc Anthony attended his former wife Jennifer Lopez's performance here and she gave him a shout-out during the concert. View More..

Zayn Malik to work with Italian designer

    Updated On : Aug 12,2016   3:50 pm
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JLo to star as drug lord Griselda Blanco

    Updated On : Aug 11,2016   1:24 pm
Los Angeles, Aug 11 (IANS) Actress-singer Jennifer Lopez is set to star as notorious Colombian drug lord Griselda Blanco in an untitled TV movie for HBO. View More..

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    Updated On : Aug 04,2016   12:48 pm
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Calvin Harris wants to 'make music' with Kanye West

    Updated On : Jul 29,2016   1:26 am
Los Angeles, July 29 (IANS) Scottish DJ Calvin Harris reportedly wants to make some new music with rapper Kanye West. View More..

Calvin Harris, Jennifer Lopez to collaborate?

    Updated On : Jul 27,2016   1:24 pm
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    Updated On : Jul 25,2016   2:10 pm
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    Updated On : Jul 15,2016   3:48 pm
Film: "Ice Age: Collision Course"; Co-directors: Michael Thurmeier and Galen Tan Chu; Voiceovers: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Lopez, Adam Devine, Keke Palmer, Max Greengield, Jessie J, Jessie Tyler Ferguson, Josh Peck, Simon Pegg, Seann William Scott and Wanda Sykes; Rating: **1/2 View More..

I've learned about love the hard way: Jennifer Lopez

    Updated On : Jul 11,2016   2:00 pm
Los Angeles, July 11 (IANS) Singer Jennifer Lopez says she used to lie to herself when it came to love. View More..

JLo, Lin-Manuel Miranda team up for Orlando tribute song

    Updated On : Jul 05,2016   2:34 pm
Los Angeles, July 5 (IANS) Singer Jennifer Lopez and actor-composer Lin-Manuel Miranda are teaming up for a new song to benefit Orlando victims. View More..