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American actress, singer, record producer, dancer, fashion designer and television producer

  • Popular as J.Lo, Jennifer Lopez's full name is Jennifer Lynn Lopez. She was born on July 24, 1969 in The Bronx, New York.
  • She is the daughter of Puerto Rican parents Guadalupe (née Rodríguez), a kindergarten teacher and David Lopez, a computer specialist
  • She did gymnastics in her school. She also ran track on a national level and was on the school softball team.
  • Her mother wanted to become a professional entertainer.
  • She attended the Baruch College for one semester. She worked as a notary public in a legal office and also gave dance classes and performed in Manhattan night clubs.
  • She started dating in 1984, at the age of fifteen. David Cruz is her first boyfriend.
  • She appeared in the 1987 film My Little Girl at the age of 16 after being selected in an audition in high school.
  • She was one of the "Fly Girls" dancers on the TV comedy series “In Living Color.”
  • In 1991, she was selected as a backup dancer for the New Kids on the Block and performed with them during their performance of "Games" at the American Music Awards.
  • She did the lead role in the 1997 film Selena for which she was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for "Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy" in 1998.
  • Her debut album, On the 6, was released on June 1, 1999.
  • J.Lo moved to Manhattan to learn how to dance and would sleep in the studio where she was practicing.
  • Lopez's first marriage was to Cuban-born Ojani Noa on February 22, 1997. They divorced in January 1998. Later she had relations with hip-hop mogul Sean Combs, former backup dancer Cris Judd, actor Ben Affleck and singer Marc Anthony.
  • Her nickname at the gyms was “La Guitarra” because her body curved like a guitar. Jen was was known as “The Supernova” in her Bronx neighborhood.
  • Jennifer worked with Janet Jackson on the video “That’s The Way Love Goes” and on Janet’s tours.
  • Jennifer is the highest-paid Latina actress to date for her performance in “The Wedding Planner,” 2001. She was paid $1 million for her role in “Selena,” 1997.
  • J.Lo was the first actress to have a movie (“The Wedding Planner”)and an album hit number one in the same week.
  • Jennifer is the only woman to twice be voted FHM’s Sexiest Woman in the World.
  • Jennifer wears a size six shoe.
  • One of Jen’s first dancing gigs was as a backup dancer for New Kids on the Block during their AMA performance in the late 1980s.
  • Lopez announced on the last night of her “En Concierto” tour (before a crowd of fans) that she and hubby Marc Anthony were expecting twins!
  • Lopez and her twins were featured on the cover of the March 11, 2008 issue of People magazine when they were four weeks old. Lopez was paid $6 million for the photos.
  • J.Lo didn’t return to work until 15 months after giving birth to twins Max and Emme. Her next movie is “The Back-Up Plan.”
  • Jennifer’s first TV job was on the FOX series “South Central.” The producer of the show was married to one of the other “Fly Girls” and took notice of Jen during a FOX special about the girl group.
  • Lopez launched a clothing line in 2001. Entitled JLO by Jennifer Lopez.
  • Lopez ventured in the perfume industry with her debut Glow by J.Lo.
  • She got 7 American Music Award nominations (winning 3), 18 MTV Video Music Awards nominations (winning 2), 9 MTV Europe Music Award nominations (winning 3), 2 Grammy Award nominations, 2 Latin Grammy Award nominations, 1 Golden Globe nomination, 9 ALMA Award nominations (winning 3), 2 Billboard Music Awards nominations (winning 2), 12 Billboard Latin Music Awards nominations (winning 5), 4 World Music Awards nominations (winning 2), 2 Brit Award nominations, 5 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards nominations (winning 3) among others.
  • In January 2012, she returned to the eleventh season of the American Idol and earned $20 million.
  • In October 2012, she joined several other female celebrities supporting Barack Obama's 2012 presidential campaign.
  • Glowing is the name of her fragrance brand.

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