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Jennifer Lopez Biography

Jennifer Lopez (born 24.7.1969)

Jennifer Lopez (often referred to as J.Lo) is an American singer, actress and record producer.

Jennifer Lopez: Childhood

Jennifer Lopez was born and raised in the Bronx area of New York City. Her parents, Guadalupe Rodriguez and David Lopez were of Puerto Rican descent and she was raised as a Catholic, attending Catholic schools such as Preston High School.

At the age of 19, Jennifer Lopez began to pay for her own dancing lessons and vocal coaching and eventually started dancing in Manhattan nightclubs, whilst also working in a legal office. She auditioned for a number of dancing roles, including rap music videos, working as a dancer for New Kids on the Block and an episode of Yo! MTV Raps. In 1993, Lopez appeared as a dancer in Janet Jackson's 'That's The Way Love Goes' and secured work as her regular backing dancer.

Jennifer Lopez: Show-business career

Jennifer Lopez's early forays into acting included appearances on South Central, Second Chances and Hotel Malibu. Her film debut came with 1995's My Family, which was followed with appearances alongside Wesley Snipes in Money Train and opposite Robin Williams in the Francis Ford Coppola-directed Jack. In 1997, she appeared opposite Jack Nicholson in Blood and Wine.

The same year, Jennifer Lopez was nominated for the Best Actress Golden Globe award for her role in Selena. She went on to appear in El Cantante, which was well received at the Toronto International Film Festival and Bordertown, which did well at the Brussels film festival.

Lopez then went on to make a number of successful, high profile films, including The Wedding Planner (which co-starred Matthew McConaughey), Maid in Manhattan (in which she starred opposite Ralph Fiennes) and Monster-In-Law (which starred Jane Fonda).

Jennifer Lopez' career and reputation were damaged, however, upon the release of Gigli. The film co-starred her lover at the time, Ben Affleck, as well as Christopher Walken and Al Pacino. The film was universally panned by film critics and under-performed at the box office. Her most successful film was Shall We Dance? which grossed over $112 million at the box office.

Jennifer Lopez has also had a successful music career, staring with her debut album On The 6. The title of the album refers to the Castle Hill subway train that she used as a child. The album, released in 1999, featured the singles 'If You Had My Love' and 'Waiting For Tonight.' The guest artists on the album included Fat Joe and Big Pun.

Her second album, J.Lo, was released in 2001, debuting at number one in the US album charts. The lead single from the album was 'Love Don't Cost A Thing' and was followed by the release of 'Play'. The rap artist Ja Rule featured on a remix of 'Ain't It Funny' and 'I'm Real', as did Cadillac Tah. The following year, Jennifer released a remix album entitled J to tha L-O!: The Remixes. The album, which featured P. Diddy and Nas, became the first remix album to debut at number on in the US album charts and is the third best selling remix album of all time, behind Michael Jackson's Blood on the Dance Floor:HIStory in the Mix and You Can Dance, the Madonna remix album.

2002 also saw Lopez release This Is Me. Then, which featured two highly popular singles, 'Jenny from the Block' (which featured Jadakiss) and 'All I Have' (which featured LL Cool J). The album also contained a cover of the 1978 Carly Simon song 'You Belong To Me'.

Rebirth, released in 2005, was Lopez's fourth studio album. It lacked the success of its predecessor, though its lead single, 'Get Right' was her second Platinum-selling hit.

Como Ama Una Mujer is the title of Jennifer Lopez's debut Spanish language album, released in 2007. Six months later, she released Brave, which featured the likes of Midi Mafia, Ryan Tedder and JR Rotem on production duties. The single 'Hold It, Don't Drop It' was a hit across the globe.

Jennifer Lopez: Business Ventures

Lopez launched her own clothing line in 2003, named 'JLO by Jennifer Lopez'. In 2005, she created a new line called 'Sweetface' as well as a children's range named 'JustSweet'. The animal cruelty protest group, PETA have campaigned against her use of animal fur in her clothing lines.

She also has a perfume range, with 'Glow by J.Lo' being her first fragrance, followed by 'Still', 'Miami Glow' and 'Live Luxe'.

Jennifer Lopez: Personal Life

Jennifer Lopez married Ojani Noa in 1997 but they divorced less than 12 months later.

In the late 1990s, Jennifer Lopez had a relationship with the hip-hop star Sean Combs (Puff Daddy). An incident involving the pair's arrest over a gunfight in a Manhattan club soon contributed to the end of their relationship.

Lopez's second marriage was to the dancer Cris Judd. The marriage ended when Jennifer embarked on a relationship with the actor Ben Affleck. They got engaged in November 2002 but the wedding, due to take place in 2003, was called off hours before it was due to happen.

Lopez then married Marc Anthony, who she had worked with musically in the past. They married in 2004, with guests being told that they were attending an afternoon party, rather than a wedding. Lopez gave birth to their twins in February 2008.

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Jennifer Lopez Picture Gallery

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The Latest Jennifer Lopez News

Jennifer Lopez Remembers Gay Aunt While Receiving Top Honor At Glaad Awards

14th April 2014

Jennifer Lopez received a top honor at the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Awards on Saturday (April 12th).The...

Laverne Cox, Ellen Page And Jennifer Lopez Shine At Glaad Awards 2014

13th April 2014

Last night’s GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) awards were filled with top notch moments. Orange Is The New...

Jennifer Lopez Is Double Winner At The Glaad Awards

13th April 2014

Jennifer Lopez celebrated two wins at the 2014 Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (Glaad) Media Awards on Saturday (12Apr14).The...

Celebrity Engagements That Didn't Last

12th April 2014

The most shocking break up news of the week goes to Glee star Naya Rivera and now ex-fiancee Big Sean....

American Idol Voting Recap: No One Saw That One Coming

11th April 2014

Proceed with caution, spoilers below. Jennifer Lopez reminded us why she is everyone’s favorite American Idol judge during last night’s...

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Jennifer Lopez Reviews

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14th January 2013

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Jennifer Lopez - Love? Album Review

28th June 2011

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Jennifer Lopez Footage Film / Movie Reviews

Parker 2013, Review by Rich Cline

Far better made than it has any right to be, this cheesy 70s-style thriller is...

What to Expect When You're Expecting 2012, Review by Rich Cline

The odd moment of honest drama or genuinely witty humour catches us completely off guard,...

Ice Age: Continental Drift 2012, Review by Rich Cline

Very early on, this series completely jettisoned any respect for science, gleefully ignoring the laws...

The Back-up Plan 2010, Review by Rich Cline

As far as romantic comedies go, this is just about watchable. Even though it's both...

El Cantante 2007, Review by Sean O'Connell

¡Cómo terrible!Leon Ichaso's El Cantante, a frenzied and paper-thin attempt to lionize beloved salsa singer...

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The Latest Jennifer Lopez Press Releases

Jennifer Lopez Has Premiered Her Highly-anticipated New Single 'Live It Up' Ft. Pitbull Released May 26th 2013

10th May 2013

Teaming up with hitmaker RedOne, Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull follow-up global...

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keith86

i believe that sister j'lo is a woman with real inspirations.the fact that she is latina makes me more happy cos i believe they were created with a big difference.i like her so much and i'd love if she'll continue to make it thru her life and her career.

8 years 3 months ago
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gus350

With Ford as the main sponsor of Idol, How could you buy a Dodge truck as a highly publisized birthday gift for your boy toy.Hope Ford is more loyal than you are next year

2 years 1 week ago
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lopez chce zebys wiedziala ze zaslugujesz na potepienie ty kurwa debilu psychicznie chory.czy zauwazylas ze wciaz ponizasz siebie,swoje dzieci, meza,reszte rodziny i w ogole cale Stany.nie wystarczylo ci ze zostawilas chlopaka w potrzebie,kiedy to sie uczucia okazuje i dodaje otuchy, to obrazilas przed millionami ludzi i zawiesilas nad Nim czarna chmure na najlepsze lata Jego zycia.On nikogo nie zabil ty bezmozgowcu.zostal aresztowany za posiadanie narkotykow i o powodzie tego bylo bardzo glosno w Polsce.To tez nie musialo znaczyc ze policja miala racje aresztujac Go.Rzecz musiala najpierw zostac wyjasniona.ty wykorzystalas ten moment zeby z Nim zerwac po tym jak Mu powtarzalas ze Go kochasz.byl twoim pierwszym seksualnym partnerem i zdecydowalas sie wziac za ten stosunek pieniadze.ruchalas sie za pieniadze.mieli na ciebie zdjecia i video w klubie wiec zdecydowalas sie Go obrazic i oskarzyc w piosence nazywajac Go morderca zeby zapobiec wiekszego skandalu i miec Go w garsci.jestes niewiarygodnie prosta w konstrukcji.na zdjeciu i video rucha cie dwoch Murzynow i spuszczaja ci sie na twarz a ty to lubisz,podnieca cie to zlizujesz, polykasz,bierzesz pieniadze,jestes naga,wielu ludzi dookola.cos ty wziela kobito,moze ty zabilas!? widzisz roznice ty pierdolcu?! zrozum ze jestes dla Niego nikim.zwykla kurwa dziwka szmata.bezmyslna lahudro.powinni cie wygnac.kapujesz.nie masz skrupulow, honoru, godnosci, wiec nie wiesz co to znaczy.jestes typowym niskiej klasy obcokrajowcem osiedlonym w bronxie.ruchanie ci wszystko tlumaczy.smierdzisz od samej glowy do samych stop.masz szczescie ze cie dopuscili tak wysoko.moim zdaniem zrobili blad bo ja bym nie chciala stanac obok ciebie.Bez urazy Amerykanie sa najlepszymi aktorami i piosenkarzami. masz problem do Amerykanina glabie kapusciany,czubie.On jest w swojej Ojczyznie,we wlasnym kraju.nie zapuscilas Amerykanskich korzeni.kontynuujesz swoje, bez wzgledu na to, co to ma znaczyc.ty jestes kurwa z prawdziwego zdarzenia,smieciem.nie jestes Amerykanka.Pojmij w koncu.jak smiesz wciaz sie Go czepiac.zostaw faceta w spokoju.teraz jestesmy 15 lat pozniej.On ma zycie prywatne i ciebie teraz w dupie i powinnien wtedy miec cie w dupie-jestem pewna ze zaluje ze cie poznal i ze ci pomogl niewdzieczna szmato-On cie nienawidzi dokladnie tak jak caly Hollywood ty pierdolona szmato. Kraje moje ponizasz.uwazaj slodziutka, jak tam kondycja?przez 15 lat kariery masz w glowie jebanie i nic wiecej.sciany przemowcie i walcie ja smialo ze wszystkich stron.przez cala swoja kariere odpowiadasz klubowi ty idiotko czego chcesz ty scierwo. zeby twoje dzieci przejely paleczke i w szkole wysluchaly badz obejrzaly sobie zdjecia i videa.nazywasz Kogos morderca ty smieciu podczas gdy ty wciaz tak dlugo po tym zyjesz i nie bierzesz pod uwage tego ze w kazdej chwili moze cie spotkac mniej niz smierc,a co dopiero sama smierc.takie postepowanie sprawia ze ludzie cie postrzegaja jako juz stara i wciaz glupia jak but z lewej nogi smieciu.nastolatki nie mowia takich rzeczy jak ty powiedzialas swinio: MURDER wiesz,bo chca byc dorosle i odpowiedzialne zdaja egzaminy,decyduja sie na zdjecia a nie pozwalaja byc zaskoczone podczas ruchania otrzymywania spermy na twarz, zlizywania i sie radowania.kto by pomyslal ze jennifer lopez tak wlasnie zaczela,zdecydowala,chciala, zrobila i pierdolila sie z dwoma facetami naraz. moi rodzice cie lubili ty obrzydliwa swinio kurwo dziwko szmato. w dodatku slyszeli o tobie bo bylas z Sean' Combs' i jego bardzo lubia, dlatego jestes dla nas skonczona/przekreslona.jestes mniej niz zero.ludzie sie ciebie brzydza i drecza od ok.15 lat, jak ty z tym zyjesz,co ty masz huja w glowie schlampo huro null gar nix, bist gar nichts.ich verabscheue dich.alle dort sollen die ordnung mit dir einfach machen.das ist eine grosse schande und demütigung,du schlampe.ludzie maja mozgi i uczucia i mysla najpierw stara dzidzio,obie siostrunie jestescie zdzirami.mam nadzieje ze to dobra okazja dla Sean' Combs' i ze sie na tobie zemsci ty stuknieta dziecinna i niedojrzala suko,wariatko.Ja Go bardzo bardzo lubie i zrobie wszystko,zeby Mu w tym pomoc.Czasem sie smialam a czasem plakam. Jestes Jego potworem,zmora.It's over.und unsere familie und die freunde werden es alles wissen.alles wird gezeigt sein.ohne scheisse.Er hat eine schöne, intelligente, schlanke Frau. ty jestes nikim gnido w dodatku w rzeczywistosci jestes brzydka.nigdy bym cie nie wsparla interesowna stara i glupia kurwo szmato.powinnas przeprosic precyzyjnie nie tylko w piosence ale w gazetach w regularnych artykulach i podczas telewizyjnego interview.Jesli tego nie zrobisz te zdjecia zostana umieszczone na bilbordach nie tylko w USA. tak na marginesie poza nagoscia,podnieta,swietna zabawa,bycia pierdolona z obu stron,obecnosci siostry bylas piekielnie gruba,blada i mialas czarne wlosy.zle generalnie. Sean byl i jest Gwiazda i nie siedzi w wiezieniu ale ty mozesz wrocic do klubu. ty wiedz ze to ja.Anka

2 years 8 months ago
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honour

Sean Combs has his personal life, children, beautiful, slim, sexy girlfriend and He hates you, so leave Him alone, stop responding in Polish spellings you whore. And do as written.

2 years 8 months ago
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Through the years, Lopez has worn the skin of just about every animal imaginable, from foxes, who are bludgeoned to death and often skinned alive, to small, gentle chinchillas, who are killed by electrocution or have their delicate necks snapped and 100 of whose skins are required to make just one coat. As if wearing hundreds of dead animals weren't enough, in her first catwalk collection for her clothing line, Sweetface, Lopez proved that she is anything but sweet when she featured grisly garments made of white fox and mink. Lopez may try to market this line as "high end" and all about the "bling," but there is nothing upscale or elegant about how the original owners of these coats met their gruesome deaths.

8 years 8 months ago
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tohottotry

JLO wills always be the girl .she is one of the best latina actress out there name me another latina big and better then her. they need to give her that roll so she can win an oscar. HALLE BERRY did it by showing everything on monster ball so, why cant jlo do it

7 years 5 months ago
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Jeanelle

Hi... I'm very happy to send this message for Jennifer Lopez. I just wan't you to know JLo that I'm a BIG FAN of yours, I adore you and I admire you! You are the BEST and my dream is that someday I see you live not just on TV, Internet, ecc... I really really really love you! I REALLY WISH to see you! You are a great person in everything, as a singer, as an actress, as a photo genic, everything and soon as a mother! ;) God gave you all the wonderful things you can have! You are simply perfect! Keep it up Jennifer and hope someday my dream will come true! :'( LOVE YOU!!! xxx

6 years 2 months ago
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I was a big fan of jennifer lopez, but when my pink jlo handbag had defective issues,(the handle completely fell apart) I returned it to Macys. They could not help me because they stopped selling the JLo handbags. I wrote to Ms. Lopez on several occasions at the Madre's restaurant with no luck. All I got was a picture of her in the mail. There has to be someone in her camp that can help me.

5 years 6 months ago
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Hey, Jen fans!! If you're looking for a great place to discuss J.Lo, check out www.beyond-beautiful.orgIt's the #1 J.Lo forum online! We have over 2,000 members and it's very active and constantly updated. :)

8 years 3 weeks ago
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MAI DUTE...IN SINGE CU CELULITA DUPA TINE DE ECUADORIANCA CRIMINALA.....DUTE IN SINGE....VOI TREBUIA LA PUSCARIE PTR .....DISCRIMINARE.......RISULE.....BATAIE DE ....JOC......LADY CLAUDIA,,,DUMITRESCU

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