jennifer lopez was born on July 24th, 1970 in the Castle Hill Section of The Bronx. jennifer lopez father, David, was a computer technician and jennifer lopez mother, Guadalupe, taught Kindergarten. jennifer lopez is the middle of three sisters (Leslie and Lynda are jennifer lopez siblings). jennifer lopez grew up attending a Catholic Grammar School and High School taking dance classes all through this time. Jennifer was involved in theatre and really wanted to pursue a career in dancing. However, jennifer lopez parents were worried about that risky decision and begged jennifer lopez to go to college and become a doctor or a lawyer. jennifer lopez went to Barauch College and worked as a secretary in a local law office. Between all this time she was still taking dance classes. After one semester in College, Jennifer decided to quit school and pursue a career in entertainment. jennifer lopez parents weren't to happy about this. At one point Jennifer called jennifer lopez mother, crying about a part in a musical jennifer lopez didn't get. jennifer lopez mother told jennifer lopez, "Don't you ever call me crying again! You chose this path, so you better toughen up!" And jennifer lopez did. During all this time jennifer lopez was dating ex-boyfriend David Cruz. More determined then ever, jennifer lopez got jennifer lopez big break winning the role of a Fly Girl on the hip variety show In Living Color. During this time jennifer lopez made small appearances in videos like "That's the Way Love Goes" and "God Made me Funky". Soon after jennifer lopez was offered to audition for the role of the witty cashier, Lucille, on the TV show South Central. jennifer lopez got the part and filmed the pilot, but the show was never picked up by the network. In the early 90's, after leaving In Living Color, jennifer lopez was starring in TV shows like Second Chances and Hotel Malibu (a spin-off of Second Chances, focusing more on Jennifer Lopez's character Melinda Lopez) and the Made for TV Movie Nurses On the Line: The Crash of Flight 7.
In 1995, jennifer lopez got jennifer lopez first movie role in My Family | mi familia as Maria Sanchez. The role won jennifer lopez and Independent Spirit Award nomination. jennifer lopez movie career was slowly blooming as jennifer lopez starred in movies like Money Train, Jack and Blood & Wine. In 1997, jennifer lopez won the title role in Selena, a biopic about the murdered Tejano singer. This movie soared jennifer lopez into super-stardom.. jennifer lopez then landed starring roles in movies like Anaconda, U Turn, and Out of Sight.
In 1997, around the time the movie Selena came out, Jennifer was at a restaurant and met Ojani Noa, jennifer lopez waitor. Ojani was also a struggling model. They soon wed, and the marriage would end in divorce less then a year later. In mid 1998 Jennifer began to date rap bad boy Puff Daddy (a.k.a. Sean "Puffy" Combs, a.k.a. P.Diddy). Jennifer Always loved singing, and always felt music was a big part of jennifer lopez life, so jennifer lopez decided to make an album. In 1999, jennifer lopez first album was released and titled On the 6, named after the Number 6 train jennifer lopez used to ride from the Bronx to Manhattan to go on auditions, to school, and dance classes. jennifer lopez first single "If You Had My Love" made it to number one and so did jennifer lopez album. jennifer lopez didn't want people thinking jennifer lopez was an actress turned singer, so jennifer lopez got right back on the acting scene and filmed three movies back to back. The Cell, a psychological thriller, The Wedding Planner, a romantic comedy with Matthew McConaughey, and Angel Eyes, a cop drama.
On New Years Eve of 1999, Jennifer and jennifer lopez boyfriend Sean "Puffy" Combs went to a New York night club to celebrate. Later, another rapper Shyne began arguing and shots were fired. Jennifer and Puffy fled the scene. Later, Jennifer and Puffy were arrested. Jennifer was not charged with anything, only handcuffed to a bench in the midst of the chaos. Puffy was charged with illegal gun possesion, which he went to trail for a year later and was found not guilty. Jennifer and Puffy continued going out between the shooting and the trial, but they broke up in February of 2001.
Jennifer started work on jennifer lopez second album J.Lo in late 2000. At the 2000 MTV Europe Music Awards, jennifer lopez premiered jennifer lopez new single "Love Don't Cost A Thing" with an extraordinary performance. In January of 2001, jennifer lopez broke records being the first person to have a number one album and number one movie in the same week. jennifer lopez new album, J.Lo, debuted at number one selling 275,000 copies. And jennifer lopez movie, The Wedding Planner, debuted at number one in the box office with $13,000,000 dollars. In March of 2001, Jennifer brought jennifer lopez new love interest to the 73rd Annual Academy Awards. Cris Judd, jennifer lopez backup dancer. They married on September 29, 2001. Sadly, Jennifer filed for divorce in July of 2002.
In 2001 jennifer lopez released jennifer lopez own clothing line title J.Lo by Jennifer Lopez, and in 2002 opened jennifer lopez own restaurant "Madre's". In May of 2002 the thriller Enough was released starring Jennifer Lopez as an abused wife that decides to take contorl of jennifer lopez life and fight back. jennifer lopez now has five movies coming out soon; Made in New York, Gigli, Jersey Girl, Shrink!, and Tick Tock. jennifer lopez released a remix album entitled J to the L-O | the remixes which debuted at number one. jennifer lopez is now working on a fourth album. jennifer lopez is now dating actor Ben Affleck. Jennifer is showing no signs of slowing down and is taking the entertainment business by storm, conquering one thing after the other. Movies, Music, Dancing, Fashion, a Restaurant; Jennifer's got it all.
the multi-talented superstar, actress and singer, who hails from New York City's Castle Hill section of the Bronx, has busted onto the scene in a manner that has left a lot of folks speechless. Getting her break when jennifer lopez was chosen to play the lead role in Selena , the 1997 big screen biopic of the slain Tejano singer, Lopez earned more film credits in the 1997 summer thriller Anaconda, Oliver Stone's U Turn, Jack , with George Clooney in Out of Sight and The Cell . Recently jennifer lopez finished filming The Wedding Planner with Matthew McConaughey which is due in theatres in February. Her vocal abilities are proved on her powerful debut effort, basted with her Latino heritage, which provides a sensational sound for the listener. On the 6 , referring to her days on train 6 heading into New York City for dance classes and auditions, including "Let's Get Loud," produced by Emilio Estefan, opener, "If You Had My Love" and Waiting for Tonight pull the listener all the way in. Many of the albums tracks were co-written by the album's executive producer Corey Rooney. Lopez brought together some well-knowns in the music world to produce this album, besides Estefan and Rooney, Sean "Puffy" Combs, Rick Wake and Track Masters contributed. Lopez's On The 6 has sold almost 2.8 million records internationally in over 30 countries. jennifer lopez will be premiering her new single "Love Don't Cost A Thing" from her upcoming album JLO at the MTV Europe Awards. Almost as well known for her fashion sense and her relationship with Combs as jennifer lopez is for all of jennifer lopez accomplishments, Lopez was presented with the 2000 Versace Award at this year's VH1 Vogue Fashion Awards. The award was "given to the person who best continues to represent the energy, creativity, and daring" that the late designer represented. With a new album and movie due out in the New Year, we can expect that Lopez is well underway to an outstanding career.