Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

|American
date of birth : 24/07/1969 | date of death :
Born on 24-July-1969,New York City, NewYork, United States, singer, businesswoman, entertainer, philanthropist and producer, She is the richest person of Latin American descent in Hollywood according to Forbes and the most influential Hispanic entertainer in the U.S. according to People en Espa? ols list of "100 Most Influential Hispanics".

Birth, Birthplace, Time of birth:

Jennifer Lopez was born on 24- July-1969 inNew York City, NewYork, United States.

Father's name: David Lopez 
Mother's name: Guadalupe Rodriguez 
Brother: no brother 
Sister: Leslie Lopez/ Lynda Lopez 
Spouse: OjaniNoa/ Cris Judd/ Marc Anthony 
Children: Emme Maribel Muñiz/ Maximilian David Muñiz

Reputation, fame, nickname:

J.Lo/ La Lopez/ Lola/ Jenny from the Block

Personal Information:

Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: Hispanic 
Sexual orientation: Straight 
Height: 5' 4½" (1.64 m)

Life events:

Early Years

Jennifer Lynn Lopez was born to Puerto Rican parents Guadalupe (a kindergarten teacher) and David, a computer specialist. Lopez and her two sisters grew up in a small apartment where their mother encouraged them to entertain each other with theatrical performances in the front room .Lopez spent her entire academic career in Catholic schools, finishing at the all-girls Preston High School, in the Bronx. In 1984, at the age of fifteen, she began dating David Cruz, her first boyfriend. She financed singing and dancing lessons for herself from the age of 19. Lopez made her first film appearance in the small role of Myra in My Little Girl in 1986. She secured her first steady acting role in 1988 when she embarked on a five-month European tour of a live stage production called Golden Musicals of Broadway. In 1990, she won a national competition and earned a spot dancing on the popular Fox comedy television series, "In Living Color," as one of the "Fly Girls." A series of small acting jobs followed, including parts in two more series and a TV movie, Nurses on the Line: The Crash of Flight 7, in 1993. Her first screen role was in the made-for-TV-series ‘Nurses’ on the line ‘The Crash of Flight 7’, followed by a first-time film role in the drama ‘My Family’ in 1995 and ‘Money Train’ in the same year. Starring with Robin Williams in Francis Ford Coppola's comedy drama ‘Jack’ (1996) propelled Lopez further up the A-list ladder. 1997 was a successful year for Lopez both personally and professionally). She came a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress for her turn in the film ‘Selena’.

Singing and Acting

In May 1999 Lopez released her first debut single, "If You Had My Love", as she began to ready her first album. Lopez became the first artist to top the Billboard Hot 100 with their debut single since Britney Spears did so with her single, "...Baby One More Time", four months prior. Early in 2000, Lopez was nominated for Best Dance Performance for her second hit single "Waiting for Tonight," but lost the award to veteran diva Cher. Also in 2000, she starred in Enough, a portrayal of spousal abuse. By 2001, not only was Lopez was able to carry a film as a leading lady; she also started her own clothing company, JLO, her own perfume line Glow, and opened the Pasadena, California-based Cuban restaurant Madre's. Following the September 11 attacks, Lopez was heavily involved in charitable activities. Joining various other artists, she was featured on charitable singles such as "What's Going On" and "El Ultimo Adios (The Last Goodbye)" which benefited people affected by the tragedy. After a year away from the music scene, Lopez released her fourth studio album, ‘Rebirth’ in 2005. Although debuting and peaking at number two in the US, the album quickly fell off the charts. Bordertown, a film based on the Female homicides in Ciudad Juárez, made its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2006. Lopez, who also acts as the film's producer, stars as Lauren Adrian, an American news reporter for the Chicago Sentinel who wants to be assigned to the Iraq front-lines to cover the war. The film received a limited release in theaters throughout Europe in 2007 and a direct-to-video release in many other countries in 2008, including the United States. Lopez gave birth to a son, Maximilian David and a daughter, Emme Maribel, in Long Island, New York on February 22, 2008.

American Idol and Successful Performances

In 2010, despite being busy with her family and both music and acting projects, Lopez decided to enter into a new phase in her career: she announced her plans to replace Ellen DeGeneres as the new female judge on the tenth season of American Idol, which had also just welcomed Aerosmith's Steven Tyler as part of its celebrity judge panel. In January 2012, Lopez returned as judge on the eleventh season of American Idol, earning a reported $20 million. On January 25, 2013 Lopez starred alongside Jason Statham as Leslie in the crime thriller Parker. Her performance was positively reviewed, with The Chicago Tribune commending the role for giving Lopez "an opportunity to be dramatic, romantic, funny, depressed, euphoric and violent. Later that June, Lopez performed at the birthday of Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov. Doing so, she garnered widespread backlash for performing for the leader of a "repressive, authoritarian regime", with the Human Rights Foundation expressing disappointment. The public also expressed their fury with a number of posts on social media. She is the richest person of Latin American descent in Hollywood according to Forbes, and the most influential Hispanic entertainer in the U.S. according to People en Espa?ols list of "100 Most Influential Hispanics".

Personal Life

At the age of fifteen, she began dating David Cruz, her first boyfriend. In 1997 she met OjaniNoa, a waiter at a Miami restaurant. At the wrap party for 'Selena', Noa grabbed the microphone and offered a Lopez a diamond ring in the middle of the dance floor. Lopez accepted and the pair married the same year but was divorced by January 1998. It was during the making of her first album that Lopez was to meet Sean Combs (then known as Puff Daddy), who was helping produce the album. Their two-and-half-year relationship was splashed across the media regularly and the press feasted on one particular story which saw Lopez and Combs involved in a gunfire brawl at a New York club in December 1999. Only a month after her break up with Sean "P. Daddy" Combs, Lopez struck up a relationship with back-up dancer Cris Judd that she met on the set for her video "Love Don't Cost a Thing." The couple married in September of 2001. Seven months later they broke up and finally divorced in January of 2003. Lopez picked herself up quickly and began dating actor Ben Affleck, whom she met while filming the 2003-released Gigli together. The relationship spawned publicity off the scale, with the pair being re-named ‘Bennifer’ and Affleck even appearing in her music video for the single ‘Jenny from the Block’, which was taken from her third studio album, ‘This is me…then’. While Lopez saw over $300 million in sales in 2004 on her clothing line alone, her entrepreneurial ventures didn't get in the way of her recording a new record. Following her break-up with Affleck in January 2004, Lopez began dating long-time friend Marc Anthony. The couple wed that June. . In July 2011, the couple announced their split, with Anthony filing for divorce in April 2012. Since October 2011, Lopez has been in a relationship with her former back-up dancer Casper Smart. She was named as the most beautiful woman in the world by People magazine in 2011.

Education:

At the age of five, Lopez began taking singing and dancing lessons. She toured New York with her school when she was seven years old. Lopez spent her entire academic career in Catholic schools, finishing at Preston High School.

Occupations and Career:

Jennifer Lopez is a businesswoman, entertainer, philanthropist and producer. Lopez gained her first regular high-profile job as a Fly Girl dancer on In Living Color in 1991, where she remained a regular until she decided to pursue an acting career in 1993. Her first major film was Gregory Nava's My Family (1995), and her career went into over-drive when she portrayed slain Tejana singer Selena Quintanilla Perez in Selena (1997). Lopez was at first cast as a femme fatale -- due in no small part to her classic Latina beauty and worked almost exclusively with acclaimed directors: Francis Ford Coppola (Jack, 1996), Oliver Stone (U-Turn, 1997), and Bob Rafelson (Blood and Wine, 1996). In addition to her screen work, Lopez has also enjoyed a successful singing career on the dance-pop circuit. She performed in musical shows on international tour. Heralbums areLove? (2012), Brave (2007), Reirth (2005) and …

Awards /Honors:

She won:

  • ACE Awards in 2006
  • ALMAAwards in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002
  • American MusicAwards in 2003, 2007 and 2011
  • American Telemedicine Association (ATA) Humanitarian Award in 2013
  • AmFARAward in 2013
  • Amnesty International Award in 2007
  • ASCAP PopMusic Awards in 1999, 2003 and 2004
  • PopSugar Awards in 2012
  • Billboard Music VideoAwards in 1999
  • Billboard MusicAwards in 1999, 2000 and 2001
  • Billboard Latin Music Awards in 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008 and 2013
  • BETAwards in 2001
  • Blockbuster Entertainment Awards in 2001
  • Brit Awards in 2000
  • BSD SpinAwards in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2011
  • Celebrity Bodies magazine in 2001
  • Celebrity FightNight Award in 2013
  • Complex magazine in 2012
  • Details magazine in 1998
  • FHM Magazine in 2000 and 2001
  • FiFi Awards in 2002 and 2003
  • Forbes in 2012
  • E! Hot 50Music Awards in 2007
  • E! Top Entertainers Award in 2001
  • Glamour Womenof the Year in 2011
  • Golden RaspberryAwards in 2003
  • Guinness World Records in 2003 and 2012
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2013
  • IFPI Top Sales Music Award, Hong Kong in 2001 and 2003
  • ImagenAwards in 1998
  • International DanceMusic Awards in 2000
  • Israel TeenChoice Awards in2002 and 2003
  • Latin Music/Sports Awards in 1999
  • Lone Star Film Awards in 1997
  • MTV MovieAwards in 2001
  • MTV Video Music Awards in 2000 and 2002
  • MTV Video PlayAwards in 2011
  • MTV Australia ChannelAwards in 2011 and 2012
  • Most InfluentialHispanics Award in 2007
  • NCLR Bravo Awards in 1995
  • Nickelodeon Kids' ChoiceAwards in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003
  • NRJ Music Awards in 2002 and 2003
  • People's Choice Awards in 2011 and 2012
  • Premios Amigo Awards in 2007
  • Premio Lo Nuestro in 2008
  • PremiosJuventud in 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2013
  • PremiosTU Mundo in 2012
  • People magazine in 1997 and 2011
  • Ritmo Latino Awards in 1999
  • Pop CrushAwards in 2012
  • Saturn Awards in 2001
  • ShoWestAwards in 2002
  • German ShoWoman Award in 2000
  • Teen ChoiceAwards in 1999,2001, 2002, 2003, 2011, 2012 and 2013
  • Top Of The PopsAwards in 2001
  • TMF Awards in 2001 and 2002
  • Unesco in 2012
  • Us Weekly in 2010
  • VevoCertifiedAwards in 2011 and 2012
  • Vogue FashionAwards in 1999, 2000 and 2002
  • World Music Awards in 2002, 2010 and 2013
  • Los AngelesTimes in 2011
  • World Entertainment News Network in 2010
  • Women in Film Crystal Awards in 2006

She was nominated for:

  • ALMAAwards in 1998, 2002, 2007, 2011 and 2012
  • American MusicAwards in 2000, 2002 and 2003
  • ARIA Music Awards in 2001
  • Billboard Music VideoAwards in 1999
  • Billboard Latin Music Awards in 2000, 2002, 2008, 2012 and 2013
  • Blockbuster Entertainment Awards in 1998
  • Celebrity FightNight Award in 2013
  • FHM Magazine in 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2007
  • Forbes in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2001 and 2013
  • Empire Awards in 1998
  • GrammyAwards in 2000 and 2001
  • Golden Globe Awards in 1998
  • International DanceMusic Awards in 2007 and 2012
  • Israel TeenChoice Awards in 2001
  • Latin GrammyAwards in 2000
  • Los Premios40 Principales in 2007, 2011 and 2012
  • MTV MovieAwards in 1997 and 1998
  • MTV Video Music Awards in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2012 and 2013
  • MTV Video MusicAwards Japan in 2003 and 2005
  • MTV Australia ChannelAwards in 2011 and 2012
  • NAACP ImageAward in 2003
  • NCLR Bravo Awards in 1996
  • Nickelodeon Kids' ChoiceAwards in 2004
  • People's Choice Awards in 2001, 2002, 2005 and 2013
  • Premios Amigo Awards in 2007
  • PremiosOye! In 2007
  • PremiosJuventud in 2006, 2007 and 2008
  • People magazine in 2012
  • Pop CrushAwards in 2011 and 2012
  • Saturn Awards in 1997
  • Shorty Awards in 2011
  • Stuff MagazineAward in 2002 and 2003
  • Swiss Music Awards in 2012
  • Teen ChoiceAwards in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2011 and 2012
  • World Music Awards in 2005 and 2007
  • Virgin MediaMusic Awards in 2012
  • You ChoiceAwards in 2011

Works:

Filmography as actress:

  • 2004 Starting Over
  • 2003Behind the Mask
  • 2002Becoming Superman

Filmography as producer:

  • 2010 Detective Force
  • 2004Starting Over
  • 2003Behind the Mask

Filmography as writer:

  • 2010 Detective Force
  • 2003Behind the Mask

Discography: 
Albums:

  • 2011 Love?
  • 200 Brave
  • 2007 Como AmaUnaMujer
  • 2005 Rebirth
  • 2003 The Reel Me
  • 2002 This Is Me...Then
  • 2002 J ToTha L-O: The Remixes
  • 2001 J. Lo
  • 1999On the 6

Hobbies and personal interests:

She enjoys Yoga, tennis, decorating and shopping.

Quotes and Memoirs:

I only do what my gut tells me to. I think it's smart to listen to other people's advice, but at the end of the day, you’re the only one who can tell you what's right for you. 
I grew up in the Bronx where you would stay up late with your girlfriends, just being silly in our bedrooms, whatever. And I was always the clown. 
I can only speak for myself, and hope people hear my words and see me on television speaking for myself. And, hopefully, they'll be able to make their own judgment. And at the end of the day, I just want my work to speak for itself. 
The bottom line is that musicians love to makemusic and always will. 
It's a shame to call somebody a 'diva' simply becausethey work harder than everybody else. 
When you have children, you realise you can't plan anything. There's no Plan A, no Plan B. Life will happen and you will go with it. 
I just think that the whole diva thing is a misrepresentation of who I am. 
I am a lover. And with my kids I am even softer. I realize with my son, I have to sometimes be tough, especially now when he's pushing boundaries. With my daughter, I can get a little stern with her and she pretty much will listen. 
I feel I want to grow as an actress and be better. I want to progress as a singer and songwriter, and produce movies and everything. So there'll be no time when I feelI've done it all.

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