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The Life of Jennifer Lopez

With eight albums, over 30 movies, and a clothing and accessory line, almost no one hustles as hard as Jennifer Lopez — this is her story.

From the block to blockbuster success

She’s released 8 albums and appeared in over 30 movies. She is an actress, singer, dancer, director and longtime businesswoman Jennifer Lopez. She was born in 1969 in the Bronx to Puerto Rican parents. At age 5, she began taking singing and dancing lessons. In the 1980s, she auditioned for several films and moved out of her family home into a Manhattan apartment. In the early 1990s, she got her career started as a “fly girl” on Fox’s In Living Color. She was also a backup dancer for Janet Jackson. She was set to tour with the pop star but backed out to do her "own thing." in 1997, when she was 28, she landed her first leading role in the movie Selena. She was nominated for the Golden Globe for the role and became the first Latin actress to earn over $1 million for a film.

At 30, she released her first studio album, On the 6. Her easy musical success came as a surprise to critics. In 2001, at 32, she named her second album J.Lo — a nickname given by her fans. The album debuted at no. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200. The same year, she launched J.Lo by Jennifer Lopez, her own clothing and accessory company. In 2002, she became involved with actor Ben Affleck, with whom she appeared in 2 movies. The celebrity couple became known as "Bennifer." Shortly after their split, she married her longtime friend, Marc Anthony. The couple welcomes twins in 2008 but divorced in 2014. In 2006, she received a Women in Film Crystal award, which honors outstanding women. The same year, she produced the film Bordertown about unsolved murders of Mexican women.

A year later, she was awarded an Amnesty International prize for the film. In 2013, she got her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2017, she became engaged to Baseball player Alex Rodriguez. In 2019, her performance in Hustlers garnered her Oscars buzz. At 50, in 2019 Lopez became the only LatinX performer over the age of 45 to hold a lead role in the past 12 years as cited in USC's Annenberg Inclusion Initiative.

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562 comments

  • Sandra G.
    03/18/2020 02:06

    She is a hard worker, but i am so disappointed in how she tries to sell everything and anything she can...even now when people are not sure where their next paycheck will come from. She is so greedy she wants to make money at the cost of the regular people

  • Elena K.
    02/29/2020 10:13

    Thea

  • Harriet L.
    02/27/2020 13:24

    Well done Jennifer, keep shining, so admire you 💖

  • Sylvia A.
    02/15/2020 04:50

    Jennifer is amazing 😉 awesome I admired you God bless you.

  • Anne D.
    02/13/2020 21:24

    Sorry do not really care for a woman who hooked up with a married man and split up a family...would never be able to trust her as an honest, caring, LADY...to me I could only see her as selfish and using her body to gain things easy in life...call me old fashion with morals...she is not who I surround myself with...

  • Terry G.
    02/07/2020 00:00

    No thanks.....ho.

  • Josh W.
    02/05/2020 14:27

    when you say "creativity", you actually mean getting in front of people naked and lip-syncing to a song that someone else wrote. sounds legit to me.

  • Mini M.
    02/04/2020 19:24

    Fan 😍😍😍😍

  • Inge B.
    02/04/2020 15:25

    Queen ❗ The most beautiful and powerful woman in the world 😊 Simply she has "that something" untouchable and irresistible ✔

  • Laura H.
    02/04/2020 00:16

    How many children has she danced provocatively in front of?

  • Irving B.
    02/03/2020 23:48

    and she sell her spirit and soul to satanas , is evident that she has no shame to show that her belong to the satanic cult...

  • Fajaryanto S.
    02/03/2020 22:08

    🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮

  • Lopez S.
    02/03/2020 19:07

    Hermosa 🤲🌹

  • Zerri X.
    02/03/2020 16:14

    Great show & performance, although she forgot to sing 'taco kisses' :P

  • Arumugam K.
    02/03/2020 13:02

    Very nice

  • Jesse B.
    02/03/2020 11:37

    no.

  • Estela M.
    02/03/2020 10:59

    Gorgeous ever,amazing woman,love u Jlo

  • María F.
    02/03/2020 10:34

    The one and only Jlo. Such a force! .

  • Estela M.
    02/03/2020 08:32

    My idol

  • Celina O.
    02/03/2020 05:53

    She's also a very good actress liked her in all the movies I've seen .