Jennifer Lopez

Actress + Singer + Designer
Born Jul 24, 1969

Jennifer Lynn Lopez is an American actress, businesswoman, dancer and recording artist. Often referred to as J. Lo, she is reportedly the highest earning actress of Latin descent. Born and raised in The Bronx, New York, she enrolled in singing and dancing classes as a child and grew up in a musical influenced household. She subsequently started her career as a fly girl on the television comedy program In Living Color and a back-up dancer for Janet Jackson.… Read More

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1969 Birth Jennifer Lynn Lopez was born on July 24, 1969, in the Castle Hill neighborhood of The Bronx, New York, to Puerto Rican parents Guadalupe Rodríguez and David Lopez. … Read More


1984 14 Years Old In 1984, at the age of fifteen, she began dating David Cruz, her first boyfriend. … Read More


1991 21 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Her acting debut came with a minor role in the film, My Little Girl (1986); later Lopez gained her first regular high-profile job as a Fly Girl dancer on In Living Color in 1991, where she remained a regular until she decided to pursue an acting career in 1993. … Read More
She moved with Cruz to Los Angeles to film the series and remained a regular cast member until 1993 when she decided to pursue a full-time acting career. … Read More
1995 - 1996 3 More Events
1997 27 Years Old 1 More Event
In February 1997, Lopez starred alongside Jack Nicholson and Stephen Dorff in the neo-noir thriller Blood and Wine. … Read More
She ventured into the music industry in 1999, with her debut studio album, On the 6, preceded by the number-one single "If You Had My Love".


2000 30 Years Old 1 More Event
On February 23, 2000, Lopez, in the accompaniment of then-boyfriend Sean Combs, wore a plunging exotic green Versace silk chiffon dress on the red carpet of the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards. … Read More
With the simultaneous release of her second studio album J.Lo and her film The Wedding Planner in 2001, Lopez became the first woman to have a number one album and film in the same week.
Her 2002 remix album, J to tha L–O! The Remixes, became the first in history to debut at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200, while her fifth studio album, Como Ama una Mujer (2007), received the highest first-week sales for a debut Spanish album in the United States. … Read More
2003 33 Years Old 1 More Event
In August 2003, Lopez starred opposite Affleck in the romantic comedy Gigli.
Following her break-up with Affleck in January 2004, Lopez began dating long-time friend Marc Anthony (real name: Marco Antonio Muñiz). … Read More
2006 36 Years Old In April 2006, she sued to prevent him from publishing a book about their marriage, contending that it violated their confidentiality agreement.
2007 37 Years Old 1 More Event
In September 2007, Lopez starred in the biographical film El Cantante, which is based on the life of the late salsa singer Héctor Lavoe. … Read More
2008 38 Years Old 1 More Event
Lopez gave birth to their twins, Emme and Maximilian, in 2008.
2009 39 Years Old 1 More Event
In late 2009, Lopez released two songs for her seventh studio album, Love? ("Louboutins" and "Fresh Out of the Oven"); however, the songs failed to make an appearance on the Billboard charts which led to her departure from Epic Records. … Read More


2011 - 2013 8 More Events
Their divorce was finalized on June 16, 2014, with Lopez retaining primary physical custody of the two children. … Read More
January 2015 saw the release of The Boy Next Door, an erotic thriller that Lopez both co-produced and starred in as a high school teacher who becomes involved with a student, which eventually leads to his dangerous obsession with her. … Read More
It premiered on January 7, 2016, giving the network its most-watched Thursday debut in seven years with 8.6 million viewers. … Read More
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