Jennifer Lopez : Biography
Jennifer was born on July 24, 1970 in the Castle Hill section of the Bronx. Her father, David, was a computer technician. Her mother, Guadalupe, taught kindergarten. Jennifer is the middle of three daughters. Her elder sister, Leslie, is a housewife who sings opera. Her younger sister, Lynda, is a dj on New York's WKTU, a VH1 vj., and a morning news show correspondent on New York's Channel 11. Jennifer's parents were born in Puerto Rico, but did not meet until both came to America. Her mother's parents were Europeans who settled in Puerto Rico. She says that it was her parents' work ethic that made a difference in her life. Jennifer took singing and dancing lessons from age 5. She attended 12 years of Catholic school, including an all-girl high school. She played softball and tennis in high school and was a gymnast. 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. With casting on "In Living Color" in 1990, she moved to L.A., but initially hated it. Finally her boy friend, David Cruz, moved to be with her there and she learned to accept her new environment. David stayed with her for 4 years. Her career took off from her "Living Color" stint and reached new peaks with her portrayal of slain Latino singer "Selena" in 1997.
Jennifer Lopez: Career
Jennifer 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 "Puffy" Combs). Lopez also launched a music career with the albums On the Six (1999) and J.Lo (2001), but she has generally had more success in the movies and as a regular in the gossip sheets. 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 5 June 2004, Lopez married singer Marc Anthony. Her movies include Anaconda (1997, with Ice Cube); the animated feature Antz (1998, with the voice of Woody Allen); The Wedding Planner (2001); Angel Eyes (2001, co-starring Jim Caviezel); Maid in Manhattan (2002); and Gigli (2003, co-starring Affleck).
Jennifer Lopez: Movies
Lost in the Wild (2005), An Unfinished Life (2005), Monster-in-Law (2005), Shall We Dance? (2004), Jersey Girl (2004), Gigli (2003), Maid in Manhattan (2002), Enough (2002), Angel Eyes (2001), The Wedding Planner (2001), The Cell (2000), Out of Sight (1998), U-Turn (1997), Anaconda (1997), Selena (1997), Blood & Wine (1997), Jack (1996), Money Train (1995),Lambada (1990), My Little Girl (1987)