Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

This is Biography Jennifer Lopez was born in New York on July 24, 1969. Of Puerto Rican origins, at the age of 5, Jennifer began to dedicate herself to her two greatest passions, dance, and singing, enrolling in several specialized schools in New York City.

After months of auditions, Jennifer was selected as a dancer for various rap videos; she was the backup dancer for New Kids on the Block and Janet Jackson, also making an appearance in her 1993 video, That’s The Way Love Goes.

At the same time as auditioning as a dancer, Jennifer also worked on the small screen, making her debut in 1990 on the sitcom In Living Color and the TV series Second Chances. Her big-screen ersordio happened in 1986 in a small role in Connie Kaiserman’s drama My Little Girl, which was followed a few years later by the film written and directed by Gregory Nava, My Family. The film was a great success and Jennifer was nominated for the Independent Spirit Awards for Best Debut Actress in 1996.

In the same year, she played a Puerto Rican policewoman in Joseph Ruben’s thriller, Money Train, and was cast in Francis Ford Coppola’s drama Jack with Robin Williams and in Blood & Wine, a 1996 thriller directed and co-written by Bob Rafelson with Jack Nicholson.

In 1997 she played Selena Quintanilla-Pérez in the film about the life of the Mexican singer, Selena, written and directed by Gregory Nava. The film was a great success, and Jennifer not only won the Grammy Award for her performance but was also nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Actress. In the same year, she starred in the film Anaconda starring Jon Voight and Owen Wilson.

In 1998 she starred in the romantic film alongside George Clooney, Out of Sight by Steven Soderbergh, based on the novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard. In 1999 he began his extraordinary career as a singer. Lopez records the single contained in her first album On the 6 If You Had My Love, which ranks first on the Billboard Hot, while her debut album sells 8 million copies. From 2001 to 2014, she released a total of nine albums, becoming one of the most famous singers in the world, with about 80 million records sold in her career.

At the same time as her artistic activity has conquered the world music scene, she continues her career as an actress in the films The Cell – The Cell by Tarsem Singh, Sooner or later I will marry Matthew McConaughey, A 5-star love by Wayne Wang with Ralph Fiennes. The three films were produced by J.Lo Inc., a film distribution company founded by Lopez herself in 2001.

In 2004 she played the Latin American teacher who conquered Richard Gere in Peter Chelsom’s Shall We Dance?, the beautiful young Charlotte, who becomes the nightmare of her partner’s mother in Robert Luketic’s funny comedy That Monster of a Mother-in-law.

In 2006 she returns to work with American director Gregory Nava, in the film Bordertown, which tells the dramatic story of the murdered women in Ciudad Juárez, a film in which Jennifer is also a producer. Most recently she is in the cast of the choral comedy What to Expect when Expecting Kirk Jones, in Taylor Hackford’s thriller Parker, alongside Jason Statham, and in the comedy Pleasure, I’m a little pregnant by Alan Poul. In 2015, she will star in the thriller, The Boy Next Door with Ryan Guzman.  


1999 – On the 6

2001 – J. Lo

2002 – This Is Me… Then

2005 – Rebirth

2007 – Como ama una mujer

2007 – Brave

2011 – Love?

2014 – A.K.A.

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