Jennifer Lopez

BirthDay:

24 Jul 1969

BirthPlace:

The Bronx, New York, USA

BirthName:

Jennifer Lynn Lopez

Bio:

Jennifer Lynn Lopez was born in the Castle Hill section of the South Bronx on July 24, 1969. She is the middle of three musically-inclined sisters, Leslie Lopez, a homemaker, and Lynda Lopez (aka Lynda Lopez), a DJ on New York's WKTU, a VH1 VJ, and a morning news show correspondent on New York's Channel 11. Jennifer always dreamed of being a multi-tasking superstar. Jennifer's parents, Guadalupe Rodriguez and David Lopez, were both born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, the second largest Puerto Rican city. The two were then brought to the continental United States during their childhoods and, eventually, met while living in New York City.

As a child, Jennifer enjoyed a variety of musical genres, mainly Afro-Caribbean rhythms like salsa, merengue and bachata, and mainstream music like pop, hip-hop and R&B. Although she loved music, the film industry also intrigued her. Her biggest influence was the Rita Moreno musical, West Side Story (1961). At age five, Jennifer began taking singing and dancing lessons. Aside from being a budding entertainer, Jennifer was also a Catholic schoolgirl, attending eight years at an all-girls catholic high school named "Holy Family", located in the Bronx, before graduating from Preston High School after a four-year stay. At school, Jennifer was an amazing athlete and participated in track and field and tennis. At age eighteen, Lopez moved out of her parent's home. During this time, Lopez worked at a law firm while she took dancing jobs at night.

After high school, she briefly worked in a law office. During this time, she continued dance classes at night. At 18, she left home because her mother was scared by her decision to pursue show business. Her big break came when she was offered a job as a fly girl on Fox's hit comedy, In Living Color (1990). After a two-year stay at In Living Color (1990) where actress Rosie Perez served as choreographer, Lopez then went on to dance for famed singer-actress Janet Jackson. Her first major film was Gregory Nava's My Family (1995), and her career went into over-drive when she portrayed slain Tejana singer Selena Quintanilla Perez in Selena (1997).
Filmography

Actor ( 202 credits )

Ice Age: Collision Course (2016) Shira (voice)
Shades of Blue (2016)  Harlee Santos (13 episodes, 2016)
Lila & Eve (2015) Eve Rafael
The Boy Next Door (2015)
Lip Sync Battle (2015)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
VIP for a Day (2015)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter (2015)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Herself / ... (2 episodes, 2014)
2014 FIFA World Cup (2014)  Herself - Performer (1 episode, 2014)
The Meredith Vieira Show (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
Variety Studio: Actors on Actors (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
Parker (2013) Leslie Rodgers
Hello Ross! (2013)  Herself (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2014)
Tu cara me suena - Argentina (2013)  Herself (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2014)
A Step Away (2013)  Herself (unknown episodes)
Weekend Ticket (2013)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
Ok! TV (2013)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
Broadway Idiot (2013) Herself (uncredited)
Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) Shira (voice)
What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012) Holly
$ellebrity (2012) Herself
Katie (2012)  Herself (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
Celebrity Style Story (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
¡Q'Viva!: The Chosen (2012)  Herself (8 episodes, 2012)
House of Style (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Scrat's Continental Crack-Up: Part 2 (2011) Shira (voice)
Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan (2011)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
Dish Nation (2011)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
The Back-up Plan (2010) Zoe
Teenage Paparazzo (2010) Herself (uncredited)
The Talk (2010)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2010)
Daybreak (2010)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
Access Hollywood Live (2010)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
No me la puc treure del cap (2010)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2012)
Music Nuggets (2010)  Herself (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Janela Indiscreta (2010)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
Outrage (2009) Herself (archive footage)
The Jay Leno Show (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Lopez Tonight (2009)  Herself - Introducing the show (1 episode)
Live from Studio Five (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Mark at the Movies (2009)  Herself (2 episodes, 2010)
A polos 25 (2009)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2010)
The Dr. Oz Show (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
X Factor (2009)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
The Show Girl (2009)  Herself - Guest
The City (2008)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
The Wendy Williams Show (2008)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
60/90 (2008)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2008)
Feel the Noise (2007) Herself (uncredited)
Chelsea Lately (2007)  Herself - American Idol Judge (2 episodes, 2012)
The Graham Norton Show (2007)  Herself (3 episodes, 2010-2013)
Dancelife (2007)  Herself (unknown episodes)
Britain's Got Talent (2007)  Herself - Special Guest (1 episode, 2013)
The Fashionista Diaries (2007)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
The Glow After Dark Show (2007)  Herself
Girl 27 (2007) Herself (archive footage)
Manufacturing Dissent: Uncovering Michael Moore (2007) Herself - at 75th Annual Academy Awards (archive footage) (uncredited)
Bordertown (2006) Lauren Adrian
El cantante (2006) Puchi
Close Up (2006)  Actress / ... (1 episode, 2011)
The Best of the Royal Variety (2006)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Prominent! (2006)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
Rachael Ray (2006)  Herself (3 episodes, 2009-2011)
Walmart Soundcheck (2006)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
Headlines on Trial (2006)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
An Unfinished Life (2005) Jean Gilkyson
Monster-in-Law (2005) Charlotte 'Charlie' Cantilini
How I Met Your Mother (2005)  Anita Appleby (1 episode, 2010)
So You Think You Can Dance (2005)  Herself - Performer (1 episode, 2009)
Dancing with the Stars (2005)  Herself - Musical Guest (1 episode, 2007)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Balls of Steel (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
Video on Trial (2005)  Herself - Accused (1 episode, 2005)
Cinema mil (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
In the Cutz (2005) (1 episode, 2006)
The Cut (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
¡Mira quién baila! (2005)  Herself (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
Tvist (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
Noche Hache (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
Favouritism (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
O Melhor do Brasil (2005)  Herself (2012) (unknown episodes)
La tierra de las 1000 músicas (2005)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2005)
Matthew's Best Hit TV+ (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Shall We Dance (2004) Paulina
The N Word (2004) Herself (archive footage)
Jersey Girl (2004) Gertrude Steiney
CSI: NY (2004)  Herself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2005)
Le grand journal de Canal+ (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Omg! Insider (2004)  Herself (10 episodes, 2014)
Behind the Label (2004)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2006)
Gigli (2003) Ricki
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Herself / ... (5 episodes, 2009-2014)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Herself / ... (5 episodes, 2005-2014)
Celebrities Uncensored (2003)  Herself (6 episodes, 2003-2004)
4Pop (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
Project Greenlight 2 (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
Extra (2003)  Herself (archive footage) (unknown episodes)
Shownieuws (2003)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2007)
Love Chain (2003)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode)
Famous (2003)  Herself (1 episode)
It's Good to Be... (2003)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2003)
The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in American Cinema (2002) Herself (archive footage)
Maid in Manhattan (2002) Marisa Ventura
Enough (2002) Slim Hiller
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
Al rojo vivo con María Celeste (2002)  Herself / ... (3 episodes, 2007)
Tinseltown TV (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
Silenci? (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Alive & Well with Michelle Harris (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
American Idol (2002)  Herself - Judge / ... (97 episodes, 2007-2015)
Fashion Police (2002)  Herself (2 episodes, 2006-2013)
Angel Eyes (2001) Sharon Pogue
The Wedding Planner (2001) Mary Fiore
Richard & Judy (2001)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
Revealed with Jules Asner (2001)  Herself (1 episode, 2002)
Eigo de shabera-night (2001)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
Rank (2001)  Herself (2 episodes, 2002)
¡Qué bodas! (2001)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
The Cell (2000) Catherine Deane
106 & Park Top 10 Live (2000)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Rove Live (2000)  Herself (1 episode, 2001)
Caldeirão do Huck (2000)  Herself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2014)
Lux (2000)  Herself (2001)
Ahora (2000)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Breakfast (2000)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2010)
Making the Video (1999)  Herself (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
The Early Show (1999)  Herself / ... (3 episodes, 2007-2010)
TV total (1999)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Exclusif (1999)  Herself (1 episode, 2002)
Antz (1998) Azteca (voice)
Out of Sight (1998) Karen Sisco
Will & Grace (1998)  Herself (3 episodes, 2004)
Total Request Live (1998)  Herself (4 episodes, 2002-2005)
Fox and Friends (1998)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
The Greatest (1998)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
CD:UK (1998)  Herself (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
U Turn (1997) Grace McKenna
Anaconda (1997) Terri Flores
Selena (1997) Selena Quintanilla
The View (1997)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Al salir de clase (1997)  Herself (1 episode, 2001)
Corazón de... (1997)  Herself (6 episodes, 2005-2007)
Música sí (1997)  Herself (5 episodes, 2000-2001)
Noche de fiesta (1997)  Herself (1 episode, 2001)
Behind the Music (1997)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 1999)
Leute heute (1997)  Herself (1 episode, 2002)
Blood and Wine (1996) Gabriela 'Gabby'
Jack (1996) Miss Marquez
Never Mind the Buzzcocks (1996)  Herself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2001)
Access Hollywood (1996)  Herself (2 episodes, 2006-2009)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Herself (5 episodes, 1997-2000)
TFI Friday (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 1999)
The O'Reilly Factor (1996)  Herself / ... (2 episodes, 2008)
Magacine (1996)  Herself (2 episodes, 2005)
Mundo VIP (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 2001)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
Caiga quien caiga (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)  Herself (4 episodes, 2003-2006)
Money Train (1995) Grace Santiago
My Family (1995) Young Maria
MADtv (1995)  Herself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2003)
Die Harald Schmidt Show (1995)  Herself - Zerletts Interviewpartner (1 episode, 2000)
E! Live from the Red Carpet (1995)  Herself (4 episodes, 2007-2016)
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)  Herself (2 episodes, 2004-2013)
Extra (1994)  Herself (3 episodes, 2003-2014)
South Central (1994)  Lucille (4 episodes, 1994)
Hotel Malibu (1994)  Melinda Lopez (6 episodes, 1994)
Cartelera (1994)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
Exclusiv - Das Star-Magazin (1994)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Taff (1994)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Herself / ... (6 episodes, 2004-2012)
Intimate Portrait (1993)  Herself (1 episode, 2002)
GMTV (1993)  Herself (3 episodes, 2005)
Second Chances (1993)  Melinda Lopez (6 episodes, 1993-1994)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Herself (1 episode, 1997)
HBO First Look (1992)  Herself (3 episodes, 1995-2007)
Getaway (1992)  Herself (2 episodes, 2005-2007)
Días de cine (1991)  Herself (2 episodes, 2010)
E! News (1991)  Herself (6 episodes, 2014)
In Living Color (1990)  Fly Girl (61 episodes, 1991-1993)
Nulle part ailleurs (1990)  Herself (1 episode, 2000)
Pa'lante con Cristina (1989)  Herself (3 episodes, 2004)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Herself / ... (9 episodes, 2004-2014)
Inside Edition (1988)  Fly Girl / ... (2 episodes, 1990-2014)
Biography (1987)  Herself (2 episodes, 2007-2008)
My Little Girl (1986) Myra
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)  Herself (4 episodes, 2002-2011)
Larry King Live (1985)  Herself (2 episodes, 2010)
Cinema 3 (1984)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Wetten, dass..? (1981)  Herself (4 episodes, 2003-2012)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Herself (52 episodes, 2003-2014)
Verstehen Sie Spaß? (1980)  Herself (1 episode, 2001)
The Barbara Walters Summer Special (1976)  Herself (2 episodes, 2003-2010)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Herself - Host / ... (3 episodes, 2000-2010)
Good Morning America (1975)  Herself / ... (4 episodes, 2005-2014)
Parkinson (1971)  Herself (1 episode, 2001)
Film '72 (1971)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Top of the Pops (1964)  Herself (3 episodes, 2004-2006)
Today (1952)  Herself (3 episodes, 2005-2011)
Home (0) (voice)

Producer ( 11 credits )

Shades of Blue (2016) executive producer (13 episodes, 2016)
The Boy Next Door (2015) producer
Los Jets (2014) executive producer (unknown episodes)
The Fosters (2013) executive producer (8 episodes, 2013-2014)
A Step Away (2013) executive producer (4 episodes, 2013)
¡Q'Viva!: The Chosen (2012) executive producer (unknown episodes)
South Beach Tow (2011) executive producer (32 episodes, 2011-2014)
Feel the Noise (2007) producer
Dancelife (2007) executive producer (unknown episodes)
El cantante (2006) producer
South Beach (2006) executive producer (1 episode, 2006)

Writer ( 1 credit )

¡Q'Viva!: The Chosen (2012) (creator) (unknown episodes)