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Jennifer Lopez Biography

Birth Name:
Jennifer Lynn Lopez
Birth Place:
Bronx, New York, United States
Actor, singer, model

Fast Facts

  • First gained attention as a "fly girl" on the Fox hit In Living Color
  • Is the daughter of a computer specialist and a kindergarten teacher
  • Launched a clothing line called JLO by Jennifer Lopez in 2001
  • Also has her own production company, Nuyorican Productions, founded with former manager Benny Medina
  • Became the first actress and singer to have a movie, The Wedding Planner, and an album, J
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  • Earned $15 million for her role in 2005's Monster-in-Law, making her the highest paid Latina actress in Hollywood at the time
  • Landed on the Forbes list of the Richest 20 Women in Entertainment in 2007
  • Founded the Lopez Family Foundation with her sister Lynda in 2009
  • Launched her first solo world tour, Dance Again, in 2012
  • Performed, with Pitbull and Claudia Leitte, the official song for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, "We Are One (Ole Ola)
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  • 2020Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Female: nominated
  • 2019Critics' Choice Awards-Best Supporting Actress: nominated
  • 2019Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 1998Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1996Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Female: nominated