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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Still a challenge for women in entertainment industry: JLo

    Updated On : Mar 22,2017   1:44 pm
Los Angeles, March 22 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez, who has been a prominent figure in the entertainment industry for over two decades, feels the times are still challenging for women in the industry. View More..

JLo, Marc Anthony's divorce got them closer to kids

    Updated On : Mar 22,2017   5:06 am
Los Angeles, March 22 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez feels her split from singer Marc Anthony has been "good for the whole family". View More..

Jennifer sparks engagement rumours

    Updated On : Mar 11,2017   1:04 pm
Los Angeles, March 11 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez has sparked engagement rumours after she was spotted flaunting a new sparkler on the ring finger during a romantic getaway with new beau Alex Rodriguez in Miami. View More..

Drake 'devastated' with JLo's new relationship

    Updated On : Mar 10,2017   1:32 pm
Los Angeles, March 10 (IANS) Rapper Drake is reportedly starting to feel devastated after hearing that his ex and singer-actress Jennifer Lopez is dating former baseball player Alex Rodriguez. View More..

JLo's children have to 'schedule' time with her

    Updated On : Mar 09,2017   2:42 am
Los Angeles, March 9 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez's nine-year-old twins Max and Emme have to ask her to "schedule" in family time. View More..

JLo, Drake 'were just hanging out'

    Updated On : Feb 21,2017   12:48 pm
Los Angeles, Feb 21 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez says her rumoured relationship with rapper Drake was nothing more than a song collaboration and they were just hanging out with each other. View More..

India's Sandeep Das makes a mark at Grammys, Adele, Beyonce shine away (Intro Roundup)

    Updated On : Feb 13,2017   10:46 pm
Los Angeles, Feb 13 (IANS) "Sing Me Home", an album which has contribution from Indian tabla player Sandeep Das, on Sunday won the Best World Music Album at the 59th Grammy Awards, where British star Adele clinched as many as five trophies. View More..

Film, music icons fearless in slamming Trump at awards season

    Updated On : Feb 13,2017   7:56 pm
Los Angeles, Feb 13 (IANS) Be it by way of jibes or by expressing concern for the future generation -- celebrated names like J.K. Rowling, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lopez and Stephen Fry from the US film and music industry have been unabashed in slamming US President Donald Trump during the ongoing awards season this year. View More..

Adele, Beyonce steal limelight at 'politically driven' Grammys (Roundup)

    Updated On : Feb 13,2017   2:20 pm
Los Angeles, Feb 13 (IANS) British star Adele clinched as many as five trophies at the 59th annual Grammy Awards, where singer Beyonce Knowles, pregnant with twins, performed with a baby bump like a "Queen" for the first time. There were others who didn't shy away from slamming US President Donald Trump through their acts, speeches and even their dressing styles. View More..

Celebs slam Trump at Grammys 2017

    Updated On : Feb 13,2017   12:58 pm
Los Angeles, Feb 13 (IANS) Celebrities including James Corden, Jennifer Lopez and Katy Perry mocked at US President Donald Trump at the Grammy Awards through speeches, performances and even dressing styles. View More..

Grammy 2017: JLo, Blue Ivy join Corden in 'Carpool Karaoke'

    Updated On : Feb 13,2017   9:34 am
Los Angeles, Feb 13 (IANS) Host James Corden was joined in by singer-actress Jennifer Lopez and singer Beyonce daughter Blue Ivy when he brought the famous "Carpool Karaoke" at the 59th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday. View More..

Chance the Rapper wins Grammy for best new artist

    Updated On : Feb 13,2017   8:06 am
Los Angeles, Feb 13 (IANS) "This is the time our voices are needed more than ever" said singer Jennifer Lopez before handling over the first Grammy Award to Chance The Rapper on Sunday night for best new artist and his rap performance of "No Problem" with 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne. View More..

JLo, Celine Dion to present at Grammys

    Updated On : Feb 11,2017   2:46 pm
Los Angeles, Feb 11 (IANS) Stars like Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez and John Travolta have been announced as presenters at the 59th annual Grammy Awards. View More..

JLo, Drake's relationship 'fizzled' out due to hectic schedules

    Updated On : Feb 11,2017   8:02 am
Los Angeles, Feb 11 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez and rapper Drake have called it quits on their romantic relationship as they were reportedly busy with their hectic schedules. View More..

JLo posts cryptic message about 'timing'

    Updated On : Feb 06,2017   4:16 am
Los Angeles, Feb 6 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez has posted on her Instagram page a cryptic message in the form of a popular inspirational quote usually attributed to heartache. View More..

Indian celebs aren't promoting Indian designers internationally: Falguni-Shane Peacock

    Updated On : Feb 03,2017   6:22 pm
Mumbai, Feb 3 (IANS) They have styled international celebrities like Fergie, Nicole Scherzinger, Kim Kardashian and Britney Spears but celebrated designer duo Falguni-Shane Peacock are unhappy that Indian celebrities are not doing their bit to promote Indian designers on foreign red carpets. View More..

JLo 'terrified' Drake will cheat on her

    Updated On : Jan 31,2017   8:00 am
Los Angeles, Jan 31 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez is reportedly nervous her rumoured boyfriend Drake will cheat on her with strippers at the Super Bowl party. View More..

I grew up with holes in my shoes: Jennifer Lopez

    Updated On : Jan 30,2017   6:16 am
Los Angeles, Jan 30 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez can afford the best of labels today, but there was a time when she used to wear shoes with holes in them. View More..

JLo 'head over heels' for Drake

    Updated On : Jan 22,2017   2:40 am
Los Angeles, Jan 22 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez is said to be "head over heels" in love with rapper Drake, who is 17 years younger to her. View More..

High-quality footwear not negotiable: JLo

    Updated On : Jan 21,2017   6:56 am
Los Angeles, Jan 21 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez believes having "high quality footwear" is "not negotiable". View More..