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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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538 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

  • Kevin K.
    01/07/2020 14:05

    Over rated rican ape from planet of the apes shes gross

  • Alfreda L.
    01/01/2020 00:43

    I Love JLo, P. Diddy is a part of the story whether good, bad or ugly contributed to the outcome. This is probably my first time seeing what “whitewashed” is in real time. Glad she moved on from the toxic relationship, but they showed another toxic relationship. We all would love to erase some parts of our past, but that contributed to Who we are. Stay Blessed💞

  • Helen G.
    12/31/2019 18:48

    Hola Jenny ,Dios te bendiga y te proteja de todo mal pensamiento ,eres una mujer con mucho exitos y eres un orgullo Puertorriqueño aunque no haiga nacido en P.R. tiene la sangre ,ya quisieran ser muchas como tu eres Jennifer Lopez que tu no haz hecho ? Si haz hecho de todo actora cantante perfume maquillaje restaurant Etcetera son muchas cosas sobre todo Dios te bendicio con gemelos y ahora un buen hombre,te envio mas lluvias de bendiciones!!🤗😀👏👏👏👏👏🎁

  • Elizabeth V.
    12/31/2019 15:56

    You go girl 👍👍👍👍👍

  • Diana G.
    12/31/2019 14:00

    Fake Mexican!!

  • Kaye C.
    12/31/2019 13:25

    Sexy lady I Love her

  • Roxana R.
    12/31/2019 05:44

    Te almiro mucho y me da gusto que tu carrera es muy exitosa y cuentas trabjo y te pagan bien, pero uno com9 imigrantes Sligo los mismo pobresa puras happy New year

  • Kathleen L.
    12/30/2019 22:45

    Dude

  • Aurora S.
    12/30/2019 15:17

    Superwoman 🙀

  • Lulu C.
    12/30/2019 12:17

    God Bless you, much love to you from the Bronx.....

  • Carmen O.
    12/29/2019 21:45

    I am very proud of you in the work you do and representing Puerto Rico

  • Marlix V.
    12/29/2019 07:13

    J you always look beautiful sexy and never go over exposed like others please stay that way and never flash too much talking for our ladies out here ¿?

  • Elsa R.
    12/29/2019 01:21

    I really think she is a Great actress!

  • Ivelisse M.
    12/28/2019 20:43

    A true woman of substance, unstoppable. She is gorgeous, super smart, a knockdown combination. 🙏💃❤

  • Darys E.
    12/28/2019 14:18

    Lorena servin tú tiene rezon eya se cree muy grande se cree k cuando se muera se van a llevar to su lujos no las soporto y si no fuera porque selena murió eya No uvise sido nadie

  • Maria V.
    12/28/2019 13:39

    Es puerto rican

  • Rebecca L.
    12/28/2019 02:20

    She is amazingly great! Love you JLO! Keep putting our PR name as higher as you can. You a true example of what we can do.

  • Carmen F.
    12/27/2019 20:12

    She screwed somebody at the top.