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Jennifer Lopez is an American singer, actress, dancer, fashion designer and businesswoman. This biography offers detailed information about her childhood, life, achievements, career and timeline.

Quick Facts
Nick Name
J.Lo
Also Known As
Jennifer Lynn Lopez
Famous as
Singer, Actress, Dancer & Fashion Designer
Nationality
Born on
24 July 1969 AD
Birthday
Age
47 Years
Sun Sign
Leo    Leo Women
Born in
New York City
Grouping of People
Hispanics, Humanitarian
father
David Lopez
mother
Guadalupe Rodriguez
siblings
Leslie Lopez, Lynda Lopez
Spouses/Partners:
Ojani Noa (m. 1997–1998), Cris Judd (m. 2001–2003), Marc Anthony (m. 2004)
children
Emme Marbiel Muñiz Anthony, Maximilian David Muñiz Anthony
education
Preston High School
Net worth
$300 million
awards
1999 - Gold Certification Award For 500
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2001 - Gold Certification Award For 500
More Awards
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2002 - Gold Certification Award For 500
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2002 - Gold Certification Award For 500
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2005 - Gold Certification Award For 500
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2003 - Gold Certification Award For 500
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1999 - Gold Certification Award For 500
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2000 - Gold Certification Award For 500
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2005 - Gold Certification Award For 500
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2011 - Gold Certification Award For 500
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2011 - Gold Certification Award For 500
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2012 - Gold Certification Award For 500
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1999 - Platinum Certification Award For 1
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2001 - Platinum Certification Award For 1
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2002 - Platinum Certification Award For 1
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2002 - Platinum Certification Award For 1
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2005 - Platinum Certification Award For 1
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2003 - Platinum Certification Award For 1
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1999 - Platinum Certification Award For 1
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2011 - Platinum Certification Award For 1
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2012 - Platinum Certification Award For 1
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1999 - Platinum Certification Award For 2 million or more copies
2001 - Platinum Certification Award For 2 million or more copies
2002 - Platinum Certification Award For 2 million or more copies
2003 - Platinum Certification Award For 2 million or more copies
2011 - Platinum Certification Award For 2 million or more copies
1998 - ALMA Awards For Outstanding Actress
1999 - ALMA Awards For Outstanding Actress
2000 - ALMA Awards For Outstanding music video Performer
2001 - ALMA Awards For Special Achievement Award for Female Entertainer of the year
2002 - ALMA Awards For Special Achievement Award for Female Entertainer of the year
2002 - ALMA Awards For People's Choice for Outstanding Music Video
2003 - American Music Awards For Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist
2007 - American Music Awards For Favorite Latin Artist
2011 - American Music Awards For Favorite Latin Artist
2013 - American Telemedicine Association (ATA) Humanitarian Award For
2007 - Amnesty International Award
2004 - ASCAP Pop Music Awards
2000 - BAMBI Awards
2012 - Bella Sugar Beauty Awards
1999 - Billboard Music Video Awards For Maximum Vision Award
1999 - Billboard Music Video Awards For Best New-Artist Video
1999 - Billboard Music Video Awards For Best New Artist
1999 - Billboard Music Awards For Best Pop Video Clip
2000 - Billboard Music Awards For Best Pop Video Clip
2001 - Billboard Music Awards Top Pop Artist - Female
2000 - Billboard Latin Music Awards For Best Vocal Duo
2002 - Billboard Latin Music Awards For Latin Dance Maxi-Single Of The Year
2003 - Billboard Latin Music Awards For Best-Selling Latin Dance Single Of The Year
2004 - Billboard Latin Music Awards For Best-Selling Latin Dance Single Of The Year
2008 - Billboard Latin Music Awards For Latin Pop Album Of The Year
2008 - Billboard Latin Music Awards For Latin Pop Airplay Song Of The Year
2008 - Billboard Latin Music Awards For Female Latin Dance Club Play Track Of The Year
1999 - Billboard Year-End Charts
2000 - Billboard Year-End Charts
2001 - Billboard Year-End Charts
2002 - Billboard Year-End Charts
2003 - Billboard Year-End Charts
2005 - Billboard Year-End Charts
2007 - Billboard Year-End Charts
2009 - Billboard Year-End Charts
2010 - Billboard Year-End Charts
2011 - Billboard Year-End Charts
2011 - Other Billboard awards For Comeback Of The Year
2001 - BET Awards For Favorite Actress – Science Fiction
2001 - Celebrity Bodies Magazine Award For Best Female Body
2013 - Celebrity Fight Night Award
1998 - Details Magazine For Sexiest Woman Of The Year
2000 - FHM Magazine For World's Sexiest Woman
2001 - FHM Magazine For World's Sexiest Woman
2002 - FiFi Awards For Celebrity Fragrance Star of the Year
2003 - FiFi Awards For Celebrity Fragrance Star of the Year
May 2012 - Forbes For Most Powerful Celebrities In Entertainment
2007 - E! Hot 50 Music Awards For Best Non-English Performance
2001 - E! Top Entertainers Award For E!'s
Jennifer Lopez
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One of the extremely popular entertainers of today, Jennifer Lopez has shown her versatility to the world as a dancer, actor and singer. She is still considered by many as the most ravishing woman in the entertainment industry. She is also one of the richest celebrities with an estimated net worth of $250 million. With the dream of becoming a "famous movie star", Lopez left her hometown for New York and started her journey as a dancer. Soon her beauty and talent was discovered and thus, began her film career. Later on, when she gained fair amount of success as an actor, she diverted her attention towards singing. In no time, her songs became a rage and were charting at no.1 in America. Her sensational dances in the music videos rapidly enhanced the sales and got her a celebrity status. However, as she remained in constant public attention, her relationships served as a fodder for celebrity gossips. She married thrice - two of which lasted for a year or even less. She was married for the longest time to singer Marc Anthony with whom she has two children, but then, like her previous marriages, it could not last forever.

Childhood & Early Life
  • Jennifer is the second of the three children born to Guadalupe Rodriguez and David Lopez. She was five when her parents sent her to singing and dancing classes and when she grew up, she was enrolled in the Preston High School.
  • In the final year of high school, she sought several small film projects and landed herself a role in a low-budget film ‘My Little Lady’ in 1986. She went to the ‘Baruch College’ but later dropped out, with the dream of becoming a movie star.
  • Her parents, however, did not approve of the career she chose for herself. This caused her to move out of her family and live separately in Manhattan.
Career
  • After a brief period of work as dancer and actor in some stage musicals, she won a national competition in 1990 and earned a role as one of the ‘Fly Girls’ in the Fox comedy series ‘In Living Color’.
  • She appeared in some other television series, before debuting in Hollywood with the film ‘My Family’ in 1995. The film enjoyed reasonable commercial and critical success. Her breakthrough film came in 1997, in which she played the title role was ‘Selena’, biopic of the singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, who died very young.
  • The same year she played one of the lead roles in the popular movies ‘Anaconda’ and ‘Blood and Wine’. She also starred in the crime film ‘Out of Sight’ in 1998, opposite Hollywood star George Clooney.
  • In 1999, she made her debut in music with the album ‘On the 6’, from which ‘If You Had My Love’ became a huge success.
  • Her second big hit came in 2000 with the single ‘Waiting for Tonight’ and the same year, she starred in two films ‘The Cell’ and ‘Enough’.
  • In 2001, he her singing career as well as her success reached new heights with her album ‘J. Lo’, the copies of which sold like hotcakes. The same year she starred in the commercially successful film ‘The Wedding Planner’.
  • She starred with Ben Affleck in the film ‘Gigli’ and in 2004 she played the female lead in the film ‘Shall We Dance?’ opposite Richard Gere.
  • In 2007, she starred with her husband Marc Anthony in the biographical film ‘El Cantante’ which was a huge critical success. That year, she also released her Spanish album ‘Como Ama una Mujer’ which was well-received and performed good in the pop charts.
  • Now a celebrity, Lopez was invited as one of the judges in the singing reality show ‘American Idol’ in their eleventh season in January 2012. However in July, she departed from the show, shortly after co-judge Steven Tyler left the show. The same month, she released one of her extremely hit albums, ‘Dance Again... the Hits’.
Major Works
  • Her single ‘If You Had My Love’, from her debut album ‘On the 6’ reached no. 1 on the Billboard 100 and was regarded as one of the most ‘infectious singles’ released that year.
  • Another song from the same album ‘Waiting for Tonight’ became hugely popular and is considered her best single till date. It reached number eight on the US Billboard Hot 100 and also earned her a Grammy nomination.
  • The film ‘Selena’ in which she portrayed the title character, received amazing critical reviews. Made with a budget of $20 million, the film grossed $35 million at the box-office.
Awards & Achievements
  • In 1998, she earned a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, for her role as the singer ‘Selena’ in the movie of the same name.
  • Two of her singles, ‘Waiting for Tonight’ and ‘Let's Get Loud’, were nominated for Grammy Awards for the Best Dance Recording in 2000.
  • In 2003, her album, ‘J to tha L-O! The Remixes’ earned a place in the Guinness World Record for first number-one remix album on the Billboard 200.
  • Once again in 2012, her name was listed in the Guinness World Record for her album ‘On the Floor’ for being the ‘Highest Viewed Female Music Video of All Time’.
  • She received her ‘Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame’ in 2013.
Personal Life & Legacy
  • Lopez married Cuban actor OjaniNoa, in February 1997 which lasted less than a year and the couple divorced in January 1998.
  • On September 29, 2001, she married actor and choreographer Cris Judd and filed for divorce in June 2002.
  • In 2002, she had started dating actor Ben Affleck and they got engaged in November of that year. They parted ways in January 2004.
  • Lopez married actor, record producer and singer-songwriter, Marc Anthony on 5th June. The couple had their first children, a twin, on February 22, 2008. In 2012, they filed for divorce.
  • From October 2011 to 2014, Lopez dated Casper Smart, her former back-up dancer.
Trivia
  • This immensely popular American actor and singer, was called ‘La Guitarra’, at her gym as her body is curved like a guitar.
  • This famous actress and singer was the first one to have her movie and her album reach no.1 in the same week.

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