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Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lynn Lopez was born in the Castle Hill section of the South Bronx on July 24, 1969. She is the middle of three musically-inclined sisters, Leslie Lopez, a homemaker, and Lynda Lopez (aka Lynda Lopez), a DJ on New York's WKTU, a VH1 VJ, and a morning news show correspondent on New York's Channel 11. Jennifer always dreamed of being a multi-tasking superstar. Jennifer's parents, Guadalupe Rodriguez and David Lopez, were both born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, the second largest Puerto Rican city. The two were then brought to the continental United States during their childhoods and, eventually, met while living in New York City.As a child, Jennifer enjoyed a variety of musical genres, mainly Afro-Caribbean rhythms like salsa, merengue and bachata, and mainstream music like pop, hip-hop and R&B. Although she loved music, the film industry also intrigued her. Her biggest influence was the Rita Moreno musical, West Side Story (1961). At age five, Jennifer began taking singing and dancing lessons. Aside from being a budding entertainer, Jennifer was also a Catholic schoolgirl, attending eight years at an all-girls catholic high school named "Holy Family", located in the Bronx, before graduating from Preston High School after a four-year stay. At school, Jennifer was an amazing athlete and participated in track and field and tennis. At age eighteen, Lopez moved out of her parent's home. During this time, Lopez worked at a law firm while she took dancing jobs at night.After high school, she briefly worked in a law office. During this time, she continued dance classes at night. At 18, she left home because her mother was scared by her decision to pursue show business. Her big break came when she was offered a job as a fly girl on Fox's hit comedy, In Living Color (1990). After a two-year stay at In Living Color (1990) where actress Rosie Perez served as choreographer, Lopez then went on to dance for famed singer-actress Janet Jackson. 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).


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Born:
Jul 24, 1969 In The Bronx, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
39
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Latest Project:
Series Lip Sync Battle 2015-04-02

Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 19 wins & 46 nominations.

Known For
Poster of American Idol
Filmography
Lip Sync Battle Unknown 2015-04-02
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2014-02-17
Late Night with Seth Meyers Unknown 2014-02-24
2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Unknown 2014-06-12
The Fosters Unknown 2013-06-03
Hello Ross! Unknown 2013-09-06
Girls Unknown 2012-04-15
¡Q'Viva!: The Chosen Self 8 episodes, 2012 2012-01-28
South Beach Tow Unknown 2011-07-20
Charlie's Angels Unknown 2011-09-22
The City Unknown 2008-12-01
The Wendy Williams Show Unknown 2008-05-14
So You Think You Can Dance Canada Unknown 2008-09-11
The Graham Norton Show Unknown 2007-02-22
Chelsea Lately Unknown 2007-07-01
Britain's Got Talent Unknown 2007-06-09
Dancing with the Stars Unknown 2005-06-01
So You Think You Can Dance Unknown 2005
Balls of Steel Unknown 2005-08-19
How I Met Your Mother Unknown 2005-09-19
CSI: NY Unknown 2004-09-22
Monkey Dust Unknown 2003-02-09
The Block Unknown 2003-05-25
Top of the Pops Unknown 2002-01-12
Fashion Police Unknown 2002-02-27
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway Unknown 2002-06-08
American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
The Sopranos Unknown 1999-01-10
Will & Grace Unknown 1998-09-21
Daria Unknown 1997-03-03
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Behind the Music Unknown 1997-08-17
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Never Mind the Buzzcocks Unknown 1996-11-12
Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-12
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
In Living Color Fly Girl 62 episodes, 1991-1993 1990-04-15
The Oprah Winfrey Show Unknown 1986-01-07
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11