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Lo, is an American actress, singer, record producer, dancer, television personality, fashion designer and television producer. Lopez began her career as a dancer on the television comedy program In Living Color. Subsequently venturing into acting, she gained recognition in the 1995 action-thriller Money Train. Her first leading role was in the biographical film Selena (1997), in which she earned an ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress. She earned her second ALMA Award for her performance in Out of Sight (1998). She has since starred in various films, including The Wedding Planner(2001), Maid in Manhattan (2002), Shall We Dance? (2004), Monster-in-Law (2005), and The Back-up Plan (2010). Lopez came to prominence within the music industry following the release of her debut studio album On the 6 (1999) which spawned the number one hit single "If You Had My Love". Her second studio album J.Lo (2001) was a commercial success, selling eight million copies worldwide. J to tha L-O!: The Remixes (2002) became her second consecutive album to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 while her third and fourth studio albums ± This Is Me... Then (2002) and Rebirth (2005) ± peaked at number two on the Billboard 200. In 2007, she released two albums including her first full Spanish-language album Como Ama una Mujer, and her fifth English studio album Brave. Returning to music with a new record label, Lopez is scheduled to release her seventh studio album, titled Love?, on April 19, 2011. Its single "On the Floor" is currently impacting charts worldwide. Her contributions to the music industry have garnered her numerous achievements including two Grammy Award nominations; two Latin Grammy Award nominations; three American Music Awards, amongst six nominations; and the estimated sale of over 55 million records worldwide. Billboard ranked her as the 27th Artist of the 2000s decade. Lending her musical knowledge to others, Lopez is currently a member of the judging panel of American reality television competition American Idol. She led People en Español's list of "100 Most Influential Hispanics" in February 2007. She has parlayed her media fame into a fashion line and various perfumes with her celebrity endorsement. Outside of her work in the entertainment industry, Lopez advocates human rights, vaccinations and is a supporter of Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
a computer specialist. Nigel Lythgoe responded to by saying "[Jennifer] is in no way a diva. Lopez was raised Roman Catholic. and David Lopez. both born in Ponce.She has two siblings. However. She financed singing and dancing lessons for herself from the age of 19. Marc Anthony. dance classes. After months of auditioning for dance roles. Soon after. Lopez divided her time between working as a notary public in a legal office. I've worked with her on quite a few occasions and I have never yet seen her be a diva. Lynda and Leslie. a kindergarten teacher. despite being offered roles on both shows. She had a small part in the 1987 film My Little Girl at the age of sixteen.Early life Jennifer Lopez was born in the Bronx. The announcement was made official on September 22. a 1990 episode of Yo! MTV Raps and as a backup dancer for the New Kids on the Block and their performance of their song "Games" for the American Music Awards in 1991. Lopez became a backup dancer for Janet Jackson and made an appearance in her 1993 video "That's the Way Love Goes". Puerto Rico. New York." He did not confirm or deny reports of the contract negotiations between Lopez and the otherIdol producers. Lopez spent her entire academic career in Catholic schools. it was reported that Lopez was in talks to join season ten's judging panel. following the departure of Ellen DeGeneres from American Idol. and raised on Blackrock Avenue in the New York City borough's Castle Hill neighborhood. it was then reported that Lopez was out of the running due to "outrageous demands". Lopez's involvement in The X Factor was ruled out when the media reported that she had accepted an offer to become a judge on season ten of Idol. Other work American Idol In June 2010. and dance performances in Manhattan night clubs. Lopez was selected as a dancer for various rap music videos. She gained her first regular high-profile job as a "Fly Girl" dancer on the television comedy program In Living Color from 1991-1993. finishing at the all-girls Preston High School in the Bronx. She is the daughter of Puerto Ricanparents Guadalupe (née Rodríguez). It was then revealed then reported that both Lopez and husband. something which returning Idol producer. . After attending Baruch College for one semester. were being considering for a role on The X Factor for their appeal to 'Latin' and 'International' markets.
After starring alongside Jimmy Smits and Edward James Olmos in My Family. Acting career Lopez's first television job as an actress was on the Fox series South Central.2010. She then starred oppositeJack Nicholson in Bob Rafelson's well-received noir thriller Blood and Wine. Brad Falchuk. Lopez's first serious screen role was in Gregory Nava's 1995 drama My Family. a director who is shooting a documentary while traveling through the Amazon River. Despite being a modest box office hit. Later that year. Alongside this. Lopez appeared in two major films. That same year. when she was chosen to play the title role in Selena. she reportedly beat out Ashley Judd and Lauren Holly for the supporting role in Francis Ford Coppola's 1996 comedy Jack starring Robin Williams. the film was critically panned. Lopez won rave reviews for her tough performance and in the process she became the first Latina actress to earn over $1 million for a role. she provided . a biopic of the Tejano pop singer Selena. she had one of her most acclaimed roles. In 1998. She starred in the horror film Anaconda alongside Ice Cube and Jon Voight. which is based on the book Stray Dogs. playing the role of Terri Flores. including a Golden Globe Award nomination for "Best Actress ± Motion Picture Musical or Comedy". Cast as a deputy federal marshal who falls for a charming criminal. Lopez starred in the action film Money Train opposite Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson. Lopez was subjected to an intense auditioning process before landing the role. She earned widespread praise for her performance. playing the character of Young Maria in the 1920s. She then appeared in the made-for-television film Nurses on the Line: The Crash of Flight 7. Despite having previously worked with Nava on Mi Familia. confirmed that Lopez had entered discussions to appear in the next season of Glee as a cafeteria worker. starring opposite George Clooney in Out of Sight. executive producer of the music-based series Glee. Lopez then starred as the leading actress in the neo-noir film U Turn. starring alongside Sean Penn and Billy Bob Thornton. Steven Soderbergh's adaptation of the Elmore Leonard novel. In 1996. Lopez's first big break came in 1997. She also made guest appearances in Second Chances and Hotel Malibu. MTV said "the deal was mutually beneficial to all those involved" whilst CNN reported that Lopez was viewing it as a decision to revive her career while Idol producers believe Lopez and Steven Tyler's appointments will strengthen viewing figures.
The film was released in August 2000 and became a box office success opening at number one. a child psychologist who uses virtual reality to enter into the minds of her patients to coax them out of their comas. and in the psychological revenge thriller Enough (2002). Lopez. 2003. She was on The Hollywood Reporter's list of the top ten actress salaries in 2002. Marisa Ventura. Lopez is one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood and the highest-paid Latin actress in Hollywood history. In August 2007. The film debuted at number one. "In her new single. She portrayed Catherine Deane. she has not lost touch with her roots. J. Both failed to find an audience. Her modestly successful film career includes Monster-inLaw (2005). "Jenny from the Block". she appeared in the romantic comedy The Back-up Plan. opening at number one. Her top-grossing film domestically is Maid in Manhattan which grossed . and Bordertown at the Brussels film festival. and were met with a negative response from critics. in order to work on her music career. Jenny From the Block. and gets mistaken for a socialite by a princely politician. Lopez took a break from acting in films." Some of her other critically acclaimed films include An Unfinished Life and Shall We Dance?. would become a notorious box office bomb. and 2004. commenting. In 2010. In 2001. Her next roles were in the supernatural romance Angel Eyes (2001). who's also a producer of the film. Ms. though she's never had a film grossing over $100 million in the USA. however. "does enough acting for the two of them in her role as Puchi.the voice for Azteca on the computer-animated film Antz. with her husband ± singeractor Marc Anthony. Lopez starred alongside Matthew McConaughey in the romantic comedy The Wedding Planner. The following year. Héctor¶s wife" while creating a very interesting and edgy performance. with creative use of subtitles for songs with Spanish lyrics. Two independent films produced by Lopez were well-received at film festivals: El Cantanteat the Toronto International Film Festival. Lopez received $15 million for her role in Monster-inLaw. Lopez then starred opposite Vincent D'Onofrio. The film is in English. in the psychological thriller film The Cell. Gigli. Her character. making her the first actress and singer in history to have a film and an album.Lo. The New York Times compared the film's storyline to her 2002 song. Maid in Manhattan was a box office hit. El Cantante. Lopez collaborated on the feature film. She appeared alongside Ralph Fiennes in the romantic comedy film Maid in Manhattan (2002). is a struggling single mother who lives in the Bronx and makes her living cleaning rooms in a super-luxurious Manhattan hotel. at number one in the same week. Jennifer Lopez declares that despite her enormous wealth and global fame.
 Lopez split with Medina shortly after the company was founded. 2007. Lopez made the Forbes magazine's list of "The 20 Richest Women In Entertainment. and not focus on her family. grossed $112. DanceLife. a no-nonsense author of self-help books that teach women how to mold men into "relationship machines" through the power of denial. Lopez has been recognized by People en Español magazine as both the cover subject for the "50 Most Beautiful" issue in 2006 and the "100 Most Influential Hispanics" issue in February 2007. It was co-founded with her manager Benny Medina. which ran on MTV and began on January 15.460 and a total of $170. Lopez were "Deseo". Shall We Dance? grossed $57.225. 2007. On April 10. Her wealth was estimated to be $110 million in 2007. Lopez helped select the show's participants and made cameo appearances. a division of Discovery Communications Inc. Named after her CD Como Ama Una Mujer. The last perfume is "My Glow". Lopez owns the film and television production company Nuyorican Productions. 2007. who was supposed to receive half the producing revenue from the company. available from October 2009. but they later restored their business relationship. In February 2009 Lopez released "Sunkissed Glow". Shall We Dance?. She then served as executive producer of a mini-series broadcast onUnivisión. On January 27. In 2007. Anita sets out to "break" him. The series never materialized. it ran in five episodes from October 30 to November 27. After Robin informs Anita of Barney's womanizing ways. Domestically. .460 worldwide. Lopez is a spokesperson for Lux shampoo in Japan.011. it was announced that Lopez would guest-star on an episode of How I Met Your Mother as Anita Appleby.238. "Deseo Forever" for Asian market and first fragrance for men called "Deseo for men".890." ranking ninth. at the international box office.000. Lopez signed a contract as star and executive producer of an unscripted reality series for TLC. Lopez also became the executive producer of the eight-episode reality show. 2010. and her most successful international film. appearing in the product's television commercials. Lopez made an appearance as a mentor on American Idol. and starred Adriana Cruz. The series was to show the launching of her new fragrance.128.$94.
it's about my life". Lopez's first marriage was to Cuban-born Ojani Noa on February 22. they drew up a confidentiality agreement. Because the injunction is only temporary. On December 27.000 in arbitration costs. when Lopez was 15 and in high school. They are innocent and they have been misrepresented. They divorced in January 1998. Lopez's lawyer. judge James Chalfant granted a temporary injunction against Noa and his agent. Jay Lavely. "How I Married Jennifer Lopez: The JLo and Ojani Noa Story".000 in compensatory damages. Lopez sued to prevent her ex-husband. In August 2007. when gunfire erupted between Combs' entourage and another group. citing a previous confidentiality agreement between the two. to prevent Noa from releasing his planned film. 2009. to increase value and media attention". Lopez met Noa while he worked as a waiter at a Miami restaurant. Lopez and Combs were at Club New York... They split up in 1994. She has had high-profile relationships with Ojani Noa. denigrating. Lopez and Combs were being driven away from the scene when they were chased and . a court-appointed arbitrator issued a permanent injunction forbidding Ojani Noa from "criticizing. from publishing a book containing personal details about their short marriage. Noa was also ordered to hand over all copies of materials related to the book to Lopez or her attorney. ten years after they split. casting in a negative light or otherwise disparaging" Jennifer Lopez. In November 2009. Noa. Cris Judd. On December 1. Noa told E! that he plans to fight the injunction: "It's not about the money. Ben Affleck. said that he will return to court to make it permanent. After Noa sued Lopez over the termination. barring them from distributing the footage in any forum. contending it violated their confidentiality agreement. After the hearing.000 in legal fees and almost $48. Lopez sued Noa for breach of contract and invasion of privacy. Lavely stressed that "there wasn't anything even close" to a sex tape in Noa's possession: "It's private and personal. but he was fired in October 2002. Ed Meyer. Starting in 1984. She was awarded $545. and she still enjoyed a close relationship with him. In April 2006. she began dating David Cruz. which included nearly $300. Sean Combs. and Marc Anthony. Lopez next had a two-and-a-half-year relationship with hip-hop mogul Sean Combs. 1997. Lopez said in 2004: "He's a friend and he probably knows me better than anyone else".Relationships Media attention has focused on her personal life. Lopez later employed Noa as the manager of her Pasadena restaurant Madre's in April 2002. 1999. a midtown Manhattan nightclub. but it wasn't a sex tape. and alleged "previously unseen home video footage".
Lopez and Affleck acted together in the film "Gigli" and in the 2004 film "Jersey Girl"." The two were married on September 29. and Lopez terminated her involvement with Combs one year later. She met Judd while filming the music video for her single "Love Don't Cost a Thing. California. planned for September 14. They were officially divorced in January 2003. for Lopez's then-upcoming film Shall We Dance?. Her relationship with Affleck was highly publicized. with whom he has two . 2003 in Santa Barbara. Stress over Combs' trial and pursuit by the press multiplied their problems. During a related civil suit in 2008. 2001. A gun was found in the front seat of their vehicle. before his first marriage and her second. former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres. Their marriage effectively ended in June 2002. Combs was charged with felony gun possession. Her second marriage was to her former backup dancer. the plaintiff's lawyer said Lopez had ³nothing to contribute to the case´. Their relationship was parodied on the South Park episode "Fat Butt and Pancake Head". was called off just hours before the event. Anthony became separated. Cris Judd. The marriage. They had briefly dated in the late 1990s. Lopez announced her engagement to Affleck in November 2002. which aired on April 16.A. They announced the end of their engagement in January 2004.2 million. suburbs. 2003.stopped by the police. Lopez promised interviewers that Affleck was indeed "the one". for the second time. after Affleck gave her a six-carat pink diamond ring worth a reported $1. and that they would soon have a family. In October 2003. Lopez and Anthony were recording a duet together in early 2004. Lopez and Marc Anthony at the 2006 Time 100 gala event Less than two months after her break-up with Affleck. from his first wife. at a home in the L. He also appeared in her "Jenny from the Block" video. In 2003. with the media dubbing the couple "Bennifer". a long-time friend with whom she had worked in music videos. Lopez was seen with singer Marc Anthony. when Lopez began publicly dating Ben Affleck.
Anthony's daughter. 2004. In February 2005. allowing more privacy and time together in an otherwise intrusive environment. The couple had planned not to publicize their marriage early on. Anthony refused to comment on their marriage during interviews which were scheduled earlier to promote a new album "Amar Sin Mentiras" (To Love Without Lies). Lopez and Anthony married in a quiet home wedding on June 5. 2003 Jennifer Lopez Favorite Hip-Hop/R&B Female Artist Won 2003 Jennifer Lopez Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist Won 2007 Jennifer Lopez Favorite Latin Artist Won . Torres filed for divorce three months later. AWARDS . A few months later. Anthony maintains a private and sometimes defensive stance with the media. Regarding his marriage and family life. Lopez's guests had been invited to an "afternoon party" at Lopez's house and had not been made aware that they were actually going to her wedding. Days after the wedding. which has influenced Lopez to set some boundaries with interviewers. It's not a secret". Lopez confirmed the marriage. four days after his divorce from Torres was final.children. and added that "everyone knows. Ariana. appeared at the end of Lopez's music video "Get Right" as her little sister.
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