Jennifer Lopez Bio: Age, Height, Ethnicity, Boyfriends, Net Worth
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- Name: Jennifer Lopez
- Year of Birth: 1969
- Birthplace: New York, USA
- Age: 52
Jennifer Lopez is an award-winning American actress, singer, and dancer. She’s known for her roles in movies like Selena (1997), The Wedding Planner (2001), and Hustlers (2019).
She was born on July 24, 1969, to Jennifer Lynn Lopez in New York City, United States. Her parents are David Lopez and Guadalupe Rodriguez. She has two siblings, Leslie and Lynda Lopez.
When Jennifer turned 5, her parents enrolled her in singing and dancing classes. She later attended Preston High School.
In her final year of high school, she began seeking movie roles and landed in “My Little Lady”(1986). She dropped out of Baruch College, dreaming of becoming a movie star.
This earned disapproval from her parents, who didn’t like her career choice, which caused Jennifer to move out of her family house and live in Manhattan.
Jennifer Lopez worked as a dancer and actor in several stage musicals for a brief period.
Fortunately, luck smiled at her as she won a national competition in 1990 and landed a role in the Fox comedy series “In Living Color,” playing the role of one of the Fly Girls.
She then appeared in other T.V. series before eventually debuting with “My Family” (1995) in Hollywood. The film was commercially successful and made her a bit popular.
However, her breakout movie was “Selena” (1997), which was based on the true story of Selena Quintanilla Perez, a singer who died at a very young age.
Jennifer played the lead in the movie, making her even more famous. After that, she landed lead roles in “Anaconda” and “Blood and Wine.”
In 1998, she starred opposite George Clooney in “Out of Sight.” Jennifer made her music debut in 1998, dropping the album “On the 6”.
The single “If You Had My Love” album became a huge success. In 2000, her single “Waiting for Tonight” became another hit, making it her second hit song.
That same year she starred in “The Cell and Enough.” In 2001 Jennifer had become a viral musical sensation, and she dropped her album “J.Lo,” which sold like fire.
She also starred in “The Wedding Planner, ” a commercially successful film. In 2004, she starred in the movie “Gigli” with Ben Affleck and played the lead role in “Shall We Dance?” 2004.
In 2007, she and her husband Marc Anthony starred in the biographical film “El Cantante.”
That same year, she released her album “Como Ama Una Mujer,” her Spanish album which performed well on the pop charts.
After cementing her name as a celebrity, Jennifer Lopez was invited to judge the American Idol in 2012.
She left the show shortly after, and in the same month, she dropped her hit album “Dance Again… the Hits”. She returned on the thirteenth season of the American Idol show, and she also starred in the film “Parker,” a crime thriller that earned her good reviews.
By 2014, she dropped her eighth studio album titled “A.K.A.,” which had three singles; I Luh Ya Papi, Booty, and First Love. Unfortunately, the album wasn’t very successful upon release.
In 2015 Jennifer starred in “The Boy Next Door,” a co-produced film. She also appeared in the drama film “Lila & Eve.”
The following year she played the role of Detective Harlee Santos in the drama series “Shades of Blue.”
In March 2016, she was signed with Epic Records, and her hit song “Ain’t Your Mama” was released a month after. In 2017 Jennifer Lopez was the judge of the World of Dance, a dance competition series that she executively produced.
In addition, she launched her limited-edition makeup collection in 2018 in collaboration with Inglot Cosmetics. She also made and starred in the “Second Act” film in 2018.
Jlo was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Golden Globe Awards, Critics Choice Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, and the Screen Actors Guild Awards after her performance in the film Hustlers in 2018, where she was highly commended for her acting.
In 2020 Jennifer and Shakira coheadlined the Super Bowl LIV halftime show. She has also seen the Thanks a Million series and the T.V.’s unique One world: Together at Home.
Later that year, she released two songs with Maluma, Pa Ti, and Lonely. In 2021 she launched JLo Beauty, her skincare line.
In February 1997, Jennifer Lopez married fellow actor OjaniNoa from Cuba, and the marriage didn’t last up to a year before the couple got divorced in January 1998.
She married Cris Judd, a choreographer, and actor, in September 2001 and filed for a divorce soon after in June 2002.
In 2002 Jennifer and American actor Ben Affleck started dating, and they eventually got engaged in November that same year.
The couple made plans to get married, but unfortunately, four days to the wedding, they split up and canceled in January 2004.
Jennifer then got married to Marc Anthony, a singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor, in June 2004.
The couple welcomed a twin in February 2008, and by 2012 they filed for a divorce and got divorced in 2014. In between the divorce, Jennifer dated her former backup dancer Casper Smart from October 2011 to 2014. In 2017 she had begun dating Alex Rodriguez, and in March 2019, the couple announced their engagement.
In 2021 news of their break up was announced, though a definite reason wasn’t given. Currently, Jennifer Lopez is in a relationship with her ex-fiancé Ben Affleck.
They have been seen holding hands during shows and even sharing a kiss.
Awards and Nominations
Jennifer Lopez is a seasoned actress, and it’s no surprise she has been awarded for the roles she played in some movies.
Some of her awards are; 1998 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for her role in the film Selena.
She has also earned Grammy Nominations for her singles Waiting For Tonight and Let’s Get Loud in the 2000 Best Dance Recording Category.
In addition, she holds a 2003 Guinness World Record for First Number One Remix Album on the Billboard 200 for her album J to the L-O! The Remixes and another Guinness World Record for her album On the Floor for being the Highest Viewed Female Music Video of All Time in 2012.
Her other awards and recognitions include Best Scared As Shit Performance in 2015 for The Boy Next Door, 2001 Best Dressed Award for The Cell, 2017 Favourite T.V. Crime Drama Actress.
Jlo has also received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Jennifer Lopez has also received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2013.
Jennifer Lopez has a net worth of $400 million. She has made this much from her movies, music, and businesses.