Jennifer Lopez, her full name is Jennifer Lynn Lopez, nickname J.Lo. She was born on July 24, 1969, in the Bronx, New York, in the U.S.She was an American actress and musician who started her career in films in the late 1980s, she grew in her career very fastly and became one of the highest-paid Latina actresses in the history of Hollywood. After that, she achieved great success in the music industry with a series of pop albums.
Lopez got her birth in a Puerto Rican descent family, she took dance lessons from her early childhood and had aspirations of fame. She got a chance to perform internationally in stage musicals, at the age of 16 she started her career in the film industry, she got a small role in My Little Girl (1986). In 1990 she worked in television breaks when she was cast as one of the “Fly Girls,” dancers and appeared on the comedy show In Living Color. After 1990 she did not continue the shows, she turned her focus to making her career in acting, starting with minor roles in different short-lived television series, and then moved to work in movies.
Jennifer Lopez Early Life
Jennifer Lynn Lopez was born on July 24, 1969, in the Bronx, new york city, and raised in its castle hills neighborhood. Her parents, David Lopez and Guadalupe Rodriguez were born in Puerto Rico and they were moved to the U.S.Her father was an army officer, and after that David worked as a computer technician at a guardian insurance company. Her mother was a homemaker for the first ten years of Lopez’s birth after that she started work as a Tupperware salesperson and a kindergarten and gym teacher and they filed for divorce in the 1990s after 33 years of marriage.
Lopez has two sisters, an older sister, Leslie, and a younger sister, Sandra. The three shared a bedroom. Lopez has described her upbringing as “strict”. She grew up in a Roman Catholic family; she attended Mass every Sunday and received a Catholic education, attending Holy Family School and the all-girls Preston High School. In school, Lopez ran track on a national level, participated in gymnastics, and was on the softball team. She used to dance in school musicals and played a lead role in a production of Godspell.
There was ‘’enough music’’ in the typical Puerto Rican household, and Lopez and her sisters were encouraged to sing, dance, and create their own plays for the family such events. West-Side Stories made a particular impression on the young Lopez then she wanted to be an entertainer at an early age. At the age of five, she began to take dance lessons at Ballet Hispánico on the Upper West Side. At a younger age, she learned flamenco, jazz, and ballet at the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club and taught dance to younger students, including Kerry Washington. After taking a degree from high school, she got a part-time secretarial job at a law firm and studied business at New York’s Baruch College for one semester.
At age 18, she enrolled as a full-time student at Manhattan’s Phil Black Dance Studio, where she had already taken night classes in jazz and tap dance. Her parents were not very happy with her decision to leave college to pursue a dance career. Her mother asked her to leave the family home and they did not talk for almost 8 months. Lopez moved to Manhattan, sleeping in the dance studio’s office for the first few months.
Jennifer Lopez Career
Her career has spanned more than 25 years and today she is one of Hollywood’s biggest A-list celebrities. As of this writing, Jennifer Lopez’s net worth is $400 million. In her dancing career, she soon appeared in regional productions of Jesus Christ Superstar and Oklahoma! Then she was hired for the chorus of Golden Musicals of Broadway. She went on tour in Europe for 5 months and there she got a job as a dancer, singer, and choreographer on the show Synchronicity in Japan.
In 1991, she was selected as a backup dancer for the New Kids on the Block and performed with them at the 18th Annual American Music Awards. After a short period, she landed her job as a Fly Girl dancer on In Living Color. She beat out approximately 2,000 applicants and moved to Los Angeles for the job. In 1993, she decided to pursue her career in acting.
Lopez took her first step in this field by taking minor roles in television shows and films from 1993 to 1995. Her breakout film role came in 1995 when she achieved the title role in the biopic Selena. In the movie, Jennifer played the late Tejano singer Selena who was gunned down by a former friend, employee, and fan club president. Next, Jennifer went on to appear in Anaconda, Out of Sight, The Wedding Planner, and An Unfinished Life, among many other films. In August 2003, Lopez starred opposite Ben Affleck in the romantic comedy Gigli.
The film is related to a box office bomb and is considered one of the most awful films of all time. The film’s poor reception was attributed to negative press preceding its release, as well as the media attention surrounding Lopez and Affleck’s engagement which largely overshadowed the film. Lopez would later describe this as the lowest point of her career. In March 2004, Lopez had a very small role in the film Jersey Girl, alongside Affleck.
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In May 2005, JLo starred alongside Jane Fonda in the romantic comedy Monster-in-Law. The film’s marketing boosted up Lopez’s “Gigli-and-tabloid tarnished image,” and was a box office success. In 2016, Lopez joined Detective Harlee Santos in NBC’s crime drama series Shades of Blue, as a single mother and police detective who goes undercover for the FBI to investigate her own squad. Shades of Blue premiered on January 7, 2016, giving the network its most-watched Thursday debut in seven years with 8.6 million viewers. In march 2017, ‘’Shades of Blue’’released the second and third seasons of the same year. In 2019, Lopez starred in and executive produced the film Hustlers, which was inspired by a true story about a group of strippers in New York City who con wealthy men.
She achieved success in the Film industry very quickly, in the mid-1990s she emerged with such notable actors as Robin Williams (Jack, 1996) and Jack Nicholson (Blood and Wine, 1997). Lopez still remained somewhat on the periphery of the public vision, however, until she started the lead role in Selena (1997), a biopic of the murdered Tejana singer.
She went on to star in a number of thrillers and action dramas, including Anaconda (1997), U Turn (1997), Out of Sight (1998), and The Cell (2000), and she got widespread praise for The Wedding Planner (2001), her first attempt in romantic comedy was also successful. That release was quickly followed by the romantic drama Angel Eyes in the mid of the year.
In 1999, Lopez began her musical career with her debut album “On the 6”. She has since recorded several studio albums, some of them in the Spanish language. Both her songs and her albums have spent significant time on the Billboard charts. Her third studio album, This Is Me… Then, was released on November 25, 2002. It was dedicated to famous actor Ben Affleck, her fiance at the time. The album’s lead single “Jenny from the Block”, was later described by MTV News as her most iconic song. Lopez released around eight albums between 1999 to 2014, On the 6, J.Lo, This Is Me…Then, Rebirth, Como Ama Una Mujer, Brave, Love?
In May 2015, she announced her Las Vegas residency concert show, which premiered on January 20, 2016, the first of twenty initial dates. Titled All I Have, it took place at Planet Hollywood’s Zappos Theater. Lopez signed a contract extending her Las Vegas residency for three years. The residency was lucrative, and she performed 120 shows. The residency concluded on September 29, 2018, and grossed over $100 million in ticket sales during its three-year run.
Jennifer Lopez’s Personal Life
Lopez was engaged in a number of high-profile relationships. She first dated Sean Combs, then Ben Affleck, and backup dancer Casper Smart. She got married three times in her life. Lopez married Ojani Noa in 1997. They divorced in 1998. Next, she married a backup dancer named Cris Judd in 2001, after 2 years of relationship she divorced in 2003. Then she married singer Marc Anthony in 2004, and they gave birth to twins (a son and a daughter) born in 2008. In 2011, Lopez announced that she was filing for divorce from Anthony. She has been dating retired baseball player Alex Rodriguez since 2017. They got engaged in March 2019.
Jennifer Lopez’s salary
In 2005, she was paid $15 million to star in Monster-In-Law. Jennifer made $12 million per year as a guest judge on American Idol. She has also starred in a series of television ads for the Italian automaker Fiat. Between June 2017 and June 2018, Jennifer Lopez earned $50 million from her various endeavors. Between June 2018 and June 2019, she earned $43 million.