Jennifer Lopez

Actor, Singer, Dancer
An ambitious triple threat who went from dancer to top shelf actress to best-selling recording artist, Jennifer Lopez was able to maintain a high level of publicity throughout a majority of her career, even when ... Read more »
Born: 07/24/1969 in Bronx, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (151)

Shades of Blue 2015 - 2017 (TV Show)

Actor

2015 American Music Awards 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Host

American Idol 1993 - 1994, 2007, 2010 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Behind the Music 1993 - 1994, 2009 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ice Age: Collision Course 2016 (Movie)

Shira (Voice)

In Living Color 1991 - 1994, 2009 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 - 2014, 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

South Central 1993 - 1994, 2010 - 2012, 2015 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Latin Explosion: A New America 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Herself

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Hollywood Film Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Herself

Home 2015 (Movie)

Lucy Tucci (Voice)

Jennifer Lopez: Dance Again 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Performer

Lila and Eve 2015 (Movie)

Eve (Actor)

Neighborhood Sessions with Jennifer Lopez 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Performer

The 87th Annual Academy Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Boy Next Door 2015 (Movie)

Claire Peterson (Actor)

The 2013 American Music Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Performer

The 2014 Billboard Music Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Performer

The Late Show With David Letterman 2007, 2010, 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

The iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Performer

Dancing With the Stars 2007, 2013 (Tv Show)

Performer

Parker 2013 (Movie)

Leslie Rodgers (Actor)

Sellebrity 2013 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The 2013 Billboard Music Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Daily Show 2013 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Women's Concert for Change: Live From London 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

FOX's 25th Anniversary Special 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Ice Age: Continental Drift 2012 (Movie)

Shira (Voice)

Q'Viva! The Chosen 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Host

The 2011 American Music Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

The 84th Annual Academy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

What To Expect When You're Expecting 2012 (Movie)

Holly (Actor)

iHeartRadio Music Festival 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Performer

The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

2009 American Music Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

2009 MTV Video Music Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

How I Met Your Mother 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Back-Up Plan 2010 (Movie)

Zoe (Actor)

The 66th Annual Golden Globes Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Movies Rock 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Bordertown 2007 (Movie)

Lauren Fredericks (Actor)

Dancelife 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

El Cantante 2007 (Movie)

Puchi Lavoe (Actor)

Manufacturing Dissent 2007 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2006 MTV Video Music Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 78th Annual Academy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

An Unfinished Life 2005 (Movie)

Jean Gilkyson (Actor)

Jennifer Lopez: Beyond the Runway 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Monster-in-Law 2005 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

Red Carpet Confidential 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 47th Annual Grammy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Performer

Wendy Williams is on Fire on the Red Carpet 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Jersey Girl 2004 (Movie)

Gertrude Steiney (Actor)

Jingle Ball Rock 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Michael Jackson Number Ones 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Nickelodeon's 17th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Shall We Dance? 2004 (Movie)

Paulina (Actor)

The 2004 MTV Video Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Will & Grace 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

17th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Presenter

Ben & Jen: A Dateline Special 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Gigli 2003 (Movie)

Ricki (Actor)

Primetime Special Edition: Jennifer Lopez 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2002 MTV Video Music Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 75th Annual Academy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 All Access: Behind the Red Carpet 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Diary 1999 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Enough 2002 (Movie)

Slim (Actor)

For the Troops: An MTV/USO Special 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Jennifer Lopez in Concert 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Maid in Manhattan 2002 (Movie)

Marisa Ventura (Actor)

Making the Video 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2001 Billboard Music Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Performer

The 2001 MTV Video Music Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Performer

The 74th Annual Academy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Presenter

Tito Puente: The King of Latin Music 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

100 Greatest Pop Songs 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Angel Eyes 2001 (Movie)

Sharon Pogue (Actor)

CBS Sports Presents: MTV's TRL the Super Bowl 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Greatest Rock & Roll Moments: 2000 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

My VH1 Music Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Presenter

Puffy On Trial: Victory or No Way Out? 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Sean "Puffy" Combs 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

TRL Uncensored 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1st Annual Latin Grammy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Host

The 2000 MTV Europe Music Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Performer

The 2000 MTV Video Music Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 28th Annual American Music Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Performer

The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 73rd Annual Academy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Presenter

The VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Performer

The Wedding Planner 2001 (Movie)

Mary Fiore (Actor)

5th Annual ALMA Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Presenter

MTV Uncensored 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1999 Billboard Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Performer

The 1999 MTV Video Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 27th Annual American Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 42nd Annual Grammy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Cell 2000 (Movie)

Catherine Deane (Actor)

The VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Performer

100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1998 MTV Video Music Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Performer

The 1998 VH1 Fashion Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 1999 ALMA Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1999 MTV Movie Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Performer

The 1999 Teen Choice Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 41st Annual Grammy Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 5th Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Performer

The 71st Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Presenter

ALMA Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Antz 1998 (Movie)

of Azteca (Voice)

Out of Sight 1998 (Movie)

Karen Cisco (Actor)

The 1998 MTV Movie Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Presenter

Anaconda 1997 (Movie)

Terri Flores (Actor)

Blood & Wine 1997 (Movie)

Gabriela (Actor)

Selena 1997 (Movie)

Selena Quintanilla (Actor)

U-Turn 1997 (Movie)

Grace McKenna (Actor)

1995 NCLR Bravo Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Host

Jack 1996 (Movie)

Miss Marquez (Actor)

Money Train 1995 (Movie)

Grace Santiago (Actor)

My Family, Mi Familia 1995 (Movie)

Young Maria (Actor)

The VIDA Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Presenter

Coming Up Roses 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Hotel Malibu 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Nurses on the Line: The Crash of Flight 7 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Second Chances 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

My Little Girl 1987 (Movie)

Myra (Actor)

2014 MTV Video Music Awards (TV Show)

Presenter

Fashion Rocks (TV Show)

Performer
Producer (9)

The Fosters 2012 - 2016 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

South Beach Tow 2011 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Boy Next Door 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Big Easy Justice 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Como Ama Una Mujer 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Bordertown 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

El Cantante 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Feel The Noise 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

South Beach 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Music (5)

Home 2015 (Movie)

("Feel The Light") (Song Performer)

Fashion Rocks 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Performer

Enough 2002 (Movie)

("Alive") (Song)

Enough 2002 (Movie)

("Alive") (Song Performer)

The Wedding Planner 2001 (Movie)

("Love Don't Cost a Thing") (Song Performer)

Biography

An ambitious triple threat who went from dancer to top shelf actress to best-selling recording artist, Jennifer Lopez was able to maintain a high level of publicity throughout a majority of her career, even when negative press managed to enter her orbit. After getting her start as a "Fly Girl" on the hit variety series "In Living Color" (Fox, 1990-94), Lopez broke through with a strong leading performance in the biopic "Selena" (1997), playing the famed Tejano singer who was tragically murdered by an obsessed fan. But it was her onscreen chemistry and believable portrayal of a federal agent falling for an escaped convict in "Out of Sight" (1998) that propelled her into the limelight - to say nothing of the infamous Versace green dress with plunging neckline that took the world by storm. Lopez immediately became the prime topic of the tabloids, which took pleasure in detailing her relationships with Sean Combs, Ben Affleck, Chris Judd and Marc Anthony. Meanwhile, Lopez launched a second career as a top recording artist and repackaged herself as J.Lo. Her entertainment successes continued with a stint on "American Idol" and starring roles in such films as "Ice Age: Continental Drift" (2012), "Parker" (2013), and "The Boy Next Door" (2015), followed by her starring role in the TV series "Shades of Blue" (2016). By this time, Lopez had established herself as a multifaceted force to be reckoned with, while becoming one of the richest and most influential Hispanic entertainers of all time.

Relationships

Ben Affleck Actor

Companion
Met while filming "Gigli" (2003) Reportedly seen kissing during her surprise birthday party in July 2002; went public with relationship in August 2002 Announced engagement in November 2002 Wedding date was rumored to be Sept. 14, 2003; wedding postponed until a later date, reason was "excessive media attention" Reps for the couple confirmed their split in January 2004

Marc Anthony Actor

Husband
Dated briefly in 1999 Began dating again in early 2004, soon after his separation from Dayanara Torres Rumored to be engaged as of May 2004 Married at Lopez's home in Los Angeles, CA on June 5, 2004 in a private ceremony Announced they were separating after seven years of marriage on July 15, 2011 Anthony filed for divorce on April 9, 2012

Sean "Diddy" Combs Actor

Companion
Reportedly began dating in early 1998, though both denied relationship Went public with their relationship in 1999 Reportedly split in late 2000 Officially announced break-up on Feb. 14, 2001

David Cruz

Companion
Began relationship when Lopez was 15 Ended relationship after 10 years together

Cris Judd Actor

Husband
Began dating in late 2000 Went public with relationship at the 2001 Academy Awards Became engaged in June 2001 Married Sept. 29, 2001 in Calabasas, CA Separated in June 2002 Divorced Jan. 26, 2003

Lynda Lopez Actor

Sister
Born June 14, 1971

David Lopez

Father
Ran computer operations for an insurance company Born in Puerto Rico Separated from Lopez's mother

Guadalupe Lopez

Mother
Separated from Lopez's father

Leslie Lopez

Sister
Born c. 1968

Emme Muniz

Daughter
Born Feb. 22, 2008; twin of Max; father, Marc Anthony

Maximilian Muniz

Son
Born Feb. 22, 2008; twin of Emme; father, Marc Anthony

Ojani Noa

Husband
Married on Feb. 22, 1997 in Miami, FL Separated in late 1997 Divorce finalized in March 1998

Casper Smart

Companion
Reportedly began dating in November 2011

EDUCATION

Preston High School

Bronx, New York 1986

Attended twelve years of Catholic school

Baruch College

New York, New York 1987
Enrolled but never attended; dropped out

Bronx Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club

Bronx, New York
Took dance classes

Holy Family School

Bronx, New York

Milestones

2013

Joined as executive producer on the popular ABC Family show "The Fosters"

2013

Co-starred with Jason Statham in crime thriller "Parker"

2012

Voiced the character Shira, a saber-toothed cat in "Ice Age: Continental Drift"

2012

Cast as one of the leads in ensemble romantic comedy "What to Expect When You're Expecting"

2011

Reignited music career with hit dance single "On the Floor" from the album <i>Love?</i>

2010

Guest starred on an episode of CBS' "How I Met Your Mother" playing Anita Appleby, a no-nonsense author of self-help books that teach women how to mold men into "relationship machines"

2010

Returned to features with the romantic comedy "The Back-Up Plan"

2010

Joined the judges' panel for the 10th season of "American Idol" (Fox); a deal reported worth $12 million; contract was renewed for season 11; announced exit from "American Idol" as a judge after two seasons

2007

Cast in "El Cantante" alongside her husband Marc Anthony as Hector Lavoe, the man behind the salsa movement of 1975

2007

Cast opposite Antonio Banderas in "Bordertown," playing a reporter investigating a series of murders on the border of Juarez and El Paso, TX

2006

Executive produced the MTV reality series "Moves," revolving around the lives of dancers working to make it in the business

2005

Cast opposite Robert Redford as an abused woman who moves in with her father-in-law in Lasse Hallström's "An Unfinished Life"

2005

Co-starred with Jane Fonda and Michael Vartan in "Monster-in-Law"

2004

Guest starred as herself on the two part season finale of NBC's "Will & Grace"

2004

Featured oppositie Affleck in writer-director Kevin Smith's "Jersey Girl"

2004

Starred as a dance instructor opposite Richard Gere in "Shall We Dance?"

2003

Cast opposite Ben Affleck in the box office flop "Gigli"

2003

Contracted to appear in magazine and billboard ads for Louis Vuitton luggage

2002

Opened a Cuban eatry in Pasadena, CA called Madre's

2002

Plays a hotel worker in the Cinderella-like "Maid in Manhattan"

2002

Released signature fragrance Glow via perfume-maker Lancaster

2002

Starred as an abused wife who sees murder as her only out in the thriller "Enough"

2001

Launched her clothing line J-Lo by Jennifer Lopez

2001

Starred as a policewoman who finds love with recently widowed James Caviezel in the romantic drama "Angel Eyes"

2001

Headlined an NBC special marking her first ever concert performance "Jennifer Lopez in Concert"

2001

Released sophomore album <i>J.Lo</i>

2001

Starred in the romantic comedy "The Wedding Planner"; film hit No. 1 on the box-office charts

2000

Played a devoted child psychologist capable of navigating the human subconscious in the bizarre sci-fi murder flick "The Cell"

1999

Released her debut album <i>On the 6</i>, featuring the hit dance single "Waiting for Tonight"

1998

Co-starred as a female U.S. Marshall taken hostage by an escaped convict (George Clooney) in "Out of Sight"

1998

Lent her voice to the animated feature "Antz"

1997

Played a woman simultaneously involved with a wine merchant (Jack Nicholson) and his stepson (Stephen Dorff) in the thriller "Blood & Wine"

1997

Co-starred in Oliver Stone's "U-Turn" as a beautiful young woman whose husband (Nick Nolte) pays a two-bit criminal (Sean Penn) to kill her

1996

Played the title role of slain Tejano singer in "Selena"; reportedly received a $1 million salary making her the highest-paid Latina actress

1996

Played the fifth grade teacher of a rapidly aging ten-year-old (Robin Williams) who looks 40 in Francis Ford Coppola's "Jack"

1995

First leading role in a film, as transit cop Grace Santiago in "Money Train"

1995

First supporting role in features, played young Maria the family matriarch in Gregory Nava's "My Family/Mi Familia"

1994

Co-starred on the acclaimed but short-lived Fox sitcom "South Central"

1994

Reprised the role of Melinda Lopez on the equally short-lived "Hotel Malibu" (CBS)

1993

Originated role of Melinda Lopez on the short-lived CBS series "Second Chances"

1993

First TV-movie, "Nurses on the Line: The Crash of Flight 7" (CBS)

1991

Won a dance competition and was hired as a 'fly girl' on the Fox variety series "In Living Color"

1988

Danced in the chorus of "Synchronicity" a musical performed in Japan

1988

First big break in traveling theater review "Golden Musicals of Broadway"

1986

First feature, small role in "My Little Girl"

Began career as a dancer in stage musicals

Bonus Trivia

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In 2007, Lopez made Forbes magazine's list of "The 20 Richest Women In Entertainment," ranking ninth.

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Lopez, alluding to allegations that her record deal was linked to a rumored relationship with Sony chief Tommy Mattola: "You work so hard to prove what you can do; you get your movies, your record deals, and then people act as if it's so easy as to sleep with someone to get it. I don't like the innuendo of it." – quoted to Premiere, August 1998

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On rediscovering her passion for music while starring in "Selena": "When I did the movie, I realized how much music was a part of me, something that I just couldn't suppress any longer. I missed the singing, the dancing and the interaction with the public. You just don't get that when you are working in film and TV." – Lopez quoted in New York Post, June 1, 1999

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She topped Forbes magazine's 2012 "Celebrity 100" list, beating out Oprah Winfrey (No. 2) and Justin Bieber (No. 3).

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Lopez was named "World's Most Beautiful Woman" by People magazine in April 2011.

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In April 2006, Lopez sued ex-husband Ojani Noa to stop publication of a tell-all book he had been shopping around. Her lawsuit claimed that Noa offered to stop pursuing publication if she paid him $5 million.

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In December 1999, Lopez and her then-companion Sean 'Puffy' Combs were arrested in connection with a shooting at a NYC nightclub after the vehicle in which they were passengers was spotted leaving the scene. Lopez was questioned for several hours but no charges were filed against her.

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Sean 'Puffy' Combs' lawyer Ed Hayes on Jennifer Lopez and the 1999 club shooting incident: "When I was talking to her, she had tremendous focus and charisma, and if she appeared to be a mess, it was only as a way to manipulate the cops. Of course she cried, but that does not mean she didn't have total control of the situation. I remember that we were surrounded by detectives and officers with their tongues hanging out, and before she turned to walk away, she gave them a little wiggle with her hips that made them smile. The woman is a giant." – quoted to The Daily Telegraph, Sept. 2, 2000

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