Facts about Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez is 49 years old
Born: July 24, 1969
Best known as: The star of Selena and Maid in Manhattan

     

     

Jennifer Lopez Biography

Jennifer Lopez is the multi-talented Latinx singer and actress who has been a star of stage, screen and television since the late 20th century.

Jennier Lopez was a dancer (or “fly girl”) on TV’s comedy sketch show In Living Color before landing the title role in a 1997 biopic of the singer Selena. Appearances in the films Blood and Wine (with Jack Nicholson, 1997) and Out of Sight (with George Clooney, 1998) made her a bona fide movie star and the highest-paid Latin actress in Hollywood.

In 2000 she appeared in a famously skimpy peacock-colored dress at the music industry’s Grammy Awards, and began a much-discussed romance with rapper P. Diddy (aka Sean “Puffy” Combs). Lopez also launched a music career, releasing albums including On the Six (1999), J.Lo (2001), Brave (2007), Como Ama una Mujer (2007), and A.K.A. (2014).

Her engagement to actor Ben Affleck in 2002 resulted in the of-the-moment combined moniker “Bennifer.” The pair never married, and ended their relationship in January 2004. A few months later, on June 5, 2004, Lopez married singer Marc Anthony; after seven years of marriage, they announced a split in July of 2011. She announced her engagement to former baseball star Alex Rodriguez in March of 2019.

On TV, Jennifer Lopez joined the panel of American Idol as a judge in 2010, with a reported deal of $12 million, and appeared on the show on and off for the next several seasons.

Her movies include Anaconda (1997, with Ice Cube); the animated feature Antz (1998, with the voice of Woody Allen); The Wedding Planner (2001, with Matthew McConaughey); Angel Eyes (2001, co-starring Jim Caviezel); Maid in Manhattan (2002); Gigli (2003, co-starring Affleck); Shall We Dance (2004); Monster-in-Law (2005, with Jane Fonda); the oops-I’m-having-a-baby flick The Back-up Plan (2010); the one-night-stand-gone-wrong thriller The Boy Next Door (2015); and the career comedy Second Act (2018).

 

Extra credit

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony had twins, a boy named Max and a girl named Emme, on February 22, 2008… Jennifer Lopez’s popular nickname is “J.Lo”… Her marriage to Anthony was her third: she was previously married to waiter Ojani Noa (1997-98) and dancer Cris Judd (2001-02)… Some sources give her birth year as 1970, but a 2001 criminal trial for Sean Combs included a police report giving her birth year as 1969.


     

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