- Also Known As:
- J.Lo, Jenny From the Block
- 5' 7"
- The Bronx
Jennifer Lopez (born Jennifer Lynn Lopez in The Bronx, New York, on July 24, 1969) is an American and Latina actress, businesswoman, dancer, and recording artist. She is best known as J.Lo, and for her musical career that has landed her chart topping singles and sales of 70 million records worldwide. Jennifer began her career as a fly girl for the TV comedy show In Living Color, and as a back-up dancer for Janet Jackson. Her breakthrough role as the leading actress in the biographical film Selena earned her an ALMA Award and a Golden Globe nomination. After gaining worldwide recognition and appearing in several films, Jennifer began her recording career, which has produced seven hit albums! Singles including “If You Had My Love,” “I’m Real,” and “Love Don’t Cost A Thing” are just a few of her number-one singles. In 2010, Jennifer became a judge for TV show American Idol. With this worldwide exposure, she revamped herself as a style and fashion icon, and earned the title of The World’s Most Beautiful Woman in 2011 according to People magazine. Jennifer has a fashion line, various perfumes, and celebrity endorsements. Her personal life has gained media attention through her three failed marriages, and relationships with various high profile men including P. Diddy, Ben Affleck, Marc Anthony and most recently Casper Smart (her back-up dancer who is 18 years her junior).
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As the highest-paid Latina actress, she made her debut with blockbuster hits including “Selena,” “The Wedding Planner” and “Maid in Manhattan.” She is also a musical phenomenon with her 2011 single “On The Floor” landing her one of the best-selling singles of all time. She has become one of the most powerful and influential celebrities in the world.
Once very public about her love life, Jennifer has gone through three marriages and a failed engagement. She is the mom of twins Emme and Max with ex-husband Marc Anthony. While dating Ben Affleck, “Bennifer” gave birth to the trend of blending celebrity couples names together, and being referred to by the combination of each others’ first names. After dating back up dancer Casper Smart from 2011 to 2016, Jennifer was then rumored to be seeing Drake. She’s currently dating former NY Yankees star Alex Rodriguez.