Jennifer Lopez Biography

Jennifer Lopez Biography
Name : Jennifer Lopez
Nickname : ''La Guitarra'' (guitar shaped body)
Date of Birth : July 24, 1970
Place of Birth : New York, New York USA
Sign : Sun in Leo, Moon in Aries
Height : 5'6''
Eyes : Brown
Hair : Brown
Occupation : Singer, Actress & Model
Father : David Lopez - A computer operator
Mother : Guadalupe Lopez (School Teacher)
Sisters : Lynda & Leslie
Spouse : Ojani Noa [Divorced- February 1997 - 1998]
Fan Mail : Jennifer Lopez
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9560 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 500
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Jennifer Lynn Lopez was born on July 24, 1970. Her parents came to New York from Ponce, Puerto Rico. She is the middle of three sisters. At the age of 7, young Jennifer went on her first tour - around New York City with her dance class.At the age of 16 Jennifer got a little break with a bit part in the film ''My Little Girl'' (starring Mary Stuart Masterson). But Jennifer's first love was still dance, and when she read about a scholarship to a dance school in Manhattan, she went down and grabbed the opportunity. At this time she was taking a full time course load at Baruch, working in a law office and taking her dance classes. Eventually this would lead to a falling out with her mother, who didn't want Jennifer to pursue dance as a career. When her mother gave her the ever popular ''you live by my rules as long as you live under my roof'' speech Jennifer took that as her cue to break out on her own. Not having anywhere else to live, she took up residence in the building where she took her dance classes. A yea
r and a half of auditioning with no success brought Jennifer to the verge of a breakdown. But salvation would come in the form of a tour that sent her dancing across Japan. Before this, she had auditioned to be a ''Fly Girl'' for the show ''In Living Color'' but she had been turned down.
Upon returning from Japan, she received a call from ''In Living Color'' asking her to audition again. This time she made the cut and it was off to Hollywood. She didn't really enjoy her time on ''In Living Color'', as she longed for an acting career that would put her in the spotlight. Her first television job as an actress, on the Fox series ''South Central'' came her way because the producer of the show was married to one of the other fly girls, and he took notice of Jennifer during a special Fox aired about the Fly Girls. ''South Central'' only survived one season, but she quickly resurfaced on television screens appearing as ''Melinda Lopez'' first in the short lived ''Second Chances'' series, then ''Hotel Malibu.'' In 1995 she jumped onto the big screen in her first major role, opposite Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson in ''Money Train.'' She would go on to work opposite such talents as Robin Williams and Jack Nicholson, but it was her work with Gregory Nava, who directed her in ''My Family, Mi Familia'
' that would lead her to the role that would make her a star.
After an extensive nationwide search, Jennifer was chosen to play Selena Quintanilla Perez, in the official biopic of the life of the fallen Tejano star. Taking part in the production of ''Selena'' would impact Jennifer's life in many ways. On the personal side, Jennifer's fiancéé, Ojani Noa, proposed to her at the wrap party for Selena. The couple had met in Miami while Jennifer was filming ''Blood And Wine'' with Jack Nicholson. Ojani, a Cuban immigrant, was an aspiring model working as a waiter at Gloria Estefan's restaurant, Larios On The Beach. They were married in Miami on February 22, 1997, after knowing each other less than a year. Jennifer's sudden rise to fame with the release of ''Selena'' the following month would put an excessive strain on the marriage, and the couple filed for divorce just a little over a year after they were married.
After news of the divorce made headlines, the gossip papers quickly had her romantically linked to the likes of rap impresario Sean ''Puffy'' Combs, Sony Music President Tommy Mottola and Salsa singer Marc Anthony. Jennifer herself remains tightlipped - and rightfully so - on the subject of her personal life (although she has recently admitted that she is in fact having a relationship with Puffy). Back on the professional level, her role as Karen Sisco in 1998's ''Out Of Sight'', opposite George Clooney, has brought her into the major leagues, making her the highest paying Latina actress in history.
Playing Selena also brought back Jennifer's interests in being the ''all around'' entertainer, and she decided to record a demo of her singing, completely in Spanish. After a bidding war among a number of record companies, Jennifer was signed to Sony Music's Work Group label. Her first CD, a pop album with a Latin flavor (although mostly in English) was released June 1, 1999. Working with the likes of Emilio Estefan, Rodney Jerkins and Sean ''Puffy'' Combs, the music world is buzzing that Jennifer is ''the next Gloria Estefan'' set to become the mainstream Latin crossover star Selena herself surely would have been, had she been given the chance. That early prediction seems accurate, as her first single, ''If You Had My Love'' shot to 1 on the Billboard chart, and has been certified platinum (one million sales).
Albums
  • 1999 'On the 6' #8 US, US sales: 3,000,000
  • 2001 'J. Lo' #1 US, #2 UK, US sales: 4,000,000
  • 2002 'J to tha L-O! The Remixes' #1 US, #4 UK, US sales: 1,500,000
  • 2002 'This is Me... Then' #2 US, #13 UK, US sales: 2,500,000
  • 2005 'Rebirth'
Hit singles
  • 1999 'If You Had My Love' #1 US, #4 UK
  • 1999 'Waiting for Tonight' #8 US, #5 UK
  • 2000 'Feelin' So Good' #52 US, #15 UK
  • 2001 'Love Don't Cost a Thing' #3 US, #1 UK
  • 2001 'Play' #10 US, #3 UK
  • 2001 'Ain't It Funny' #3 UK
  • 2001 'I'm Real' #1 US, #4 UK
  • 2002 'Ain't It Funny' (remix) #1 US, #4 UK
  • 2002 'I'm Gonna Be Alright' #10 US, #3 UK
  • 2002 'Jenny from the Block' #3 US, #3 UK
  • 2002 'All I Have' (feat. LL Cool J) #1 US, #2 UK (2003 release in the UK)
  • 2003 'I'm Glad' #32 US, #11 UK
  • 2004 'Baby I Love You' #72 US, #3 UK
  • 2005 'Get Right' #13 (5 weeks in) US, #1 UK
Year Movie Name
*2006 -American Darlings (pre-production)
*2006 -Tick-Tock (pre-production)
*2005 -Bordertown (filming)
*2005 -An Unfinished Life
*2005 -Monster-in-Law
*2005- Lost in the Wild
*2004- Shall We Dance?
*2004 -Jersey Girl
*2003 -Gigli
*2002 -The Chambermaid
*2002- Maid In Manhattan
*2002 -Enough
*2001 -The Wedding Planner
*2001 -Angel Eyes
*2000 -The Cell
*1998 -Out of Sight
*1998 -Antz (voice)
*1997 -Anaconda
*1997 -Selena
*1997 -U-Turn
*1996 -Blood and Wine
*1996- Jack
*1995 -My Family
*1995 -Money Train
*1994- Hotel Malibu (TV Series)
*1994 -South Central (TV Series)
*1993-Second Chances (TV Series)
*1993 -Nurses on the Line : The Crash of Flight 7 (TV)
*1990 -In Living Color (TV Series)
*1990 -Lambada (1990/I)
*1990- Lambada
*1987 -My Little Girl
*1986 -My Little Girl
DVDs
  • 1999 'Feelin' So Good'
  • 2001 'Let's Get Loud', US sales: 500,000
  • 2003 'The Reel Me', US sales: 1,500,000
Claims to fame
  • Lopez was the first Latina to get paid over a million dollars for a project.
  • Lopez was the first Latina actress to star in a leading role in film since Rita Hayworth retired in the 1970s.
  • Lopez is (in 2003) the highest paid Latina actress in Hollywood.
  • Lopez's first album On The 6 went platinum 8 times.
  • Lopez's first single 'If You Had My Love' was #1 for more than 9 weeks.
  • Lopez is the first actress and singer to have a movie ('The Wedding Planner') and an album ('J.Lo') at #1 in the same week.
  • Lopez's second album J.Lo went platinum 9 times.
  • Lopez's third album J To Tha L-O! The Remixes was the first album of remixes to hit #1, because no other album of remixes had climbed the chart.
  • Lopez's perfume Glow made history in 2001, by being the #1 perfume in more than 9 countries in more than 4 months.
  • Lopez is the only woman who has been #1, 3 years in a row in the FHM list of the 100 Sexiest Females in the world.
  • Lopez made the 2004 Fortune list of the wealthiest entertainers under the age of 40. Her wealth is estimated at $255 million.
  • Lopez's butt is often an object of admiration as well as the brunt of many jokes in popular culture.
  • Lopez made the highest debut of 2003 on the US charts with All I Have debuting at #17.
  • Lopez has sold over 35 million records worldwide.
Fashion
Lopez owns a clothing line called J.Lo By Jennifer Lopez. Her line is the most successful clothing line of artists on the industry market. Furthermore, she is planning to launch a jewelry line, hats, gloves, and a scarves line.
Lopez also launched a new clothing line called Sweetface which hit stores in November 2003, as well as a new perfume called Still, which was introduced in October 2003.

She did a photoshoot to represent the Louis Vuitton winter 2003 campaign, in which the pictures would be seen all over the world through TV commercials, billboards, ads, newspapers, magazines and more.

Other merchandise includes clothing for men and a cologne line for men due for release in winter 2004/05.

She does have a perfume line out right now called Glow, and she was in question before, because the name came from another patented perfume.

J.Lo Inc.
Jennifer Lopez owns a production company Nuyorican Productions, in which she is expected to produce some of her upcoming movies. Some of the projects are Carmen, Dirty Girls Social Club, and The Hector Lavoe Project. This company was founded together with her manager, Benny Medina, against whom she filed a lawsuit because of alleged fraud in July 2003.
The company produced the commercially successful movies The Cell, The Wedding Planner, and Maid In Manhattan. These three movies put together made more than $500 million worldwide.

Upcoming movies
  • An Unfinished Life (December 24, 2004)
  • Tick Tock (Spring 2005)
  • Monster In Law (July 2005)
Relationships
Lopez has been in two short-lived marriages. The first one, which was with Ojani Onoa, ended in divorce in 1998 after 21 months, and the second, in 2001-2002, was with Chris Judd, her former backup dancer. Between marriages, in 1999-2000, she dated singer and designer Puff Daddy, breaking up after a shooting incident in a New York night club. Recently, Lopez has been engaged to Ben Affleck, but the marriage planned for September 13, 2003 was called off a few days before the event. In January 2004 the couple split.
News media reported that on June 5, 2004, Lopez married singer Marc Anthony. However, after more than half a year of matrimony, it has been rumoured that the Lopez-Anthony marriage may be on the rocks.

1 comments:

Harr -- digikid said...

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