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 : Feb 11,2019   1:06 pm
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Michelle Obama hits the Grammy stage

    Updated On : Feb 11,2019   8:26 am
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    Updated On : Feb 05,2019   3:42 pm
Los Angeles, Feb 5 (IANS) Whoopi Goldberg, Awkwafina, Jennifer Lopez and Daniel Craig will be presenting the upcoming 91st Academy Awards. View More..

Sophie Choudry, Manj Musik team up for Punjabi song

    Updated On : Jan 31,2019   11:10 am
Mumbai, Jan 31 (IANS) Actress-singer Sophie Choudry has collaborated with singer-composer Manj Musik for a Punjabi song titled "Ajj naiyo sawna". View More..

I'm constantly trying to evolve: JLo

    Updated On : Jan 13,2019   5:22 am
Los Angeles, Jan 13 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez "constantly" tries to "evolve" and says that getting older does not mean things have to decline. View More..

JLo opens up about bond with Leah Remini

    Updated On : Jan 05,2019   12:46 pm
Los Angeles, Jan 5 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez enjoyed working with Leah Remini on "Second Act" and says working with her friend just made things better. View More..

Vanessa Hudgens' crazy paparazzi experience

    Updated On : Dec 28,2018   8:02 am
Los Angeles, Dec 28 (IANS) Actress Vanessa Hudgens says that it was crazy to shoot "Second Act" with singer-actress Jennifer Lopez under the constant eye of paparazzi. View More..

Hudgens was nervous to meet JLo

    Updated On : Dec 19,2018   6:26 am
Los Angeles, Dec 19 (IANS) Actress Vanessa Hudgens says she was extremely nervous to meet singer-actress Jennifer Lopez. View More..

JLo's direction ambition

    Updated On : Dec 14,2018   11:54 am
Los Angeles, Dec 14 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez says she wants to direct films and TV shows. View More..

JLo chose co-star for 'Second Act' (Lead, correcting dateline)

    Updated On : Dec 13,2018   1:52 pm
Los Angeles, Dec 13 (IANS) Hollywood diva Jennifer Lopez says actor Milo Ventimiglia was her first choice for the character of Trey in "Second Act", and that it was a pleasure to work with him. View More..

JLo chose co-star for 'Second Act'

    Updated On : Dec 13,2018   12:48 pm
Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Hollywood diva Jennifer Lopez says actor Milo Ventimiglia was her first choice for the character of Trey in "Second Act", and that it was a pleasure to work with him. View More..

Here's how Lopez, Leah Remini first met

    Updated On : Dec 11,2018   4:16 am
Los Angeles, Dec 11 (IANS) Actress Leah Remini has opened up about how her friendship with singer-actress Jennifer Lopez first emerged. View More..

'Second Act' gets India release date

    Updated On : Dec 06,2018   2:16 am
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Jennifer Lopez's "Second Act" will release in India on January 4 next year. View More..

Bibhu Mohapatra to showcase at Make in Odisha Conclave 2018

    Updated On : Oct 23,2018   2:40 pm
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'Girls like you' Volume 2 music video released

    Updated On : Oct 17,2018   1:22 pm
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Rodriguez once asked JLo for autograph

    Updated On : Oct 12,2018   12:28 pm
Los Angeles, Oct 12 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez's boyfriend Alex Rodriguez says he once asked the singer-actress for an autograph before they started dating. View More..

Maroon 5's song maintains top position on Billboard Hot 100

    Updated On : Oct 09,2018   6:04 pm
Los Angeles, Oct 9 (IANS) Band Maroon 5 "Girls like you" has maintained its number one position on Billboard Hot 100 for the third consecutive week. View More..

'The Mule' to release on December 14

    Updated On : Sep 28,2018   1:02 pm
Los Angeles, Sep 28 (IANS) Clint Eastwood's crime-based movie "The Mule" will release on December 14. View More..

Jennifer Lopez feels like a superwoman

    Updated On : Sep 27,2018   5:20 am
Las Vegas, Sep 27 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez doesnt need a cape to look and feel like a superhero. View More..

JLo knocked tooth out with mic

    Updated On : Sep 01,2018   2:42 am
Los Angeles, Sep 1 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez says she once knocked her front tooth out with her microphone while she was on stage. View More..