Jennifer Lopez Us
Rating: 4.3/5 (4 votes cast)
Birth date: July 24, 1970
In: The Bronx (New York)
Puerto Rican origin.
Her father, David, was a computer technician.
Her mother: Guadalupe.
Sisters: Leslie and Lynda
Former husbands: Ojani Noa (97/98) and Cris Judd (2001/2002).
She took singing and dancing lessons in catholic schools.
When she was 18, she left the family house and begans to work in a legal office and as a dancer at nights. Some years later, she appeared in some videos of Janet Jackson.
Actress, singer, producer and entrepreneur Jennifer Lopez has sold over 60 million records worldwide and starred in multiple box office number ones, including “Monster-In-Law” and “The Wedding Planner.” In 2001, “The Wedding Planner” opened at the top of the box office, while her album, “J.Lo,” was number one on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. The two simultaneous number one honors made Lopez the first woman to have a number one movie and album in the same week.
Lopez made her feature debut in the highly acclaimed “Mi Familia,” which garnered her an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her role as the young mother ‘Maria Sanchez.’ Lopez earned widespread acclaim for her work in the title role of “Selena,” which brought her a Golden Globe® Award nomination. In 2002, Lopez was awarded ShoWest Female Star of the Year, and in 2006, Lopez received the Women in Film: Crystal Award. Additionally, the National Council of La Raza, the largest Latino advocacy group in the nation, named her Entertainer of the Year at the American Latino Media Arts (ALMA) Awards.
She has enjoyed successes in front of and behind the camera including feature films “El Cantante,” a drama about the life of salsa legend Hector Lavoe; and “Bordertown” opposite Antonio Banderas – both of which she produced. Other film credits include Lasse Hallström’s “An Unfinished Life” with Robert Redford and Morgan Freeman; Oliver Stone’s “U-Turn”; “Maid In Manhattan”; “Money Train”;Francis Ford Coppola’s “Jack” with Robin Williams; “Blood and Wine” opposite Jack Nicholson; Luis Mandoki’s “Angel Eyes”; “The Cell”; Steven Soderbergh’s “Out of Sight” with George Clooney; Michael Apted’s “Enough”; and “Anaconda.”
Nuyorican Productions is the Los Angeles-based film, television, and New Media division of Jennifer Lopez Enterprises. Founded by Lopez and her business partner Simon Fields, the production company began as a result of their successful collaboration on the film “Shall We Dance,” which grossed over $200 million worldwide.
Presently, Nuyorican has an overall film and television deal at Fox, where the company is developing hour-long dramedy “The Family Arias” with “Ugly Betty” creator Silvio Horta. Nuyorican is also in development on an untitled half-hour comedy with writer Grace Parra at MTV, the one-hour drama “The Fosters” with writers Peter Paige and Brad Bredeweg at ABC Family, and “Whateverland,” a half-hour comedy based on the book by Alexis Stewart and Jennifer Koppelman Hutt at ABC Studios. Nuyorican is also about to start production on an a TV adaptation of the hit Scholastic book series “Amigas” at MTV TRES – the network’s first hour-long drama series.
In the non-scripted space, Nuyorican’s Lopez-starring bilingual Latin-America talent-search show “Q Viva!” recently aired on Fox after breaking ratings records on Univision. The company’s hit series “South Beach Tow” premiered its second season on February 15th on TruTV, and crime procedural “Big Easy Justice” began airing in April on Spike. Nuyorican is also in production on the pilot “Code Enforcers” for TruTV.
This fall will see the launch of TBE, an entertainment show and digital extension of the Tiger Beat brand platformed via the highly successful youth-skewing AOL/Cambio online community. Nuyorican is producing in conjunction with Believe Entertainment.
Later this year, Nuyorican will begin production on a big-budget adaptation of “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?” for Walden Media and Fox, with Lopez starring in the title role. The company is also developing a remake of “Overboard” in conjunction with Sony Pictures, GK Films and Will Smith’sOverbrook Pictures.
Jennifer Lopez partnered with Coty and produced 18 successful fragrances over the past 10 years and was awarded with the ACE Fashion Icon of the Year award in 2006 for her contribution to accessories and the fashion industry.
Filmography Jennifer Lopez
2013 Parker by Taylor Hackford
2012Ice Age 4: La formación de los continentes by Steve Martino, Mike Thurmeier
2012 What to Expect When You’re Expecting by Kirk Jones
2010 The Back-up Plan by Alan Poul
2006 El cantante by Leon Ichaso
2006 Bordertown by Gregory Nava
2003 The Last first kiss by Sharon Maguire
2005 An unfinished life by Lasse Hallström
2003 Shall we dance ? by Peter Chelsom
2004 Jersey Girl by Kevin Smith
2003 Gigli by Martin Brest
2002 Maid in Manhattan by Wayne Wang
2002Tick-tock by Stephen Norrington
2002 Enough by Michael Apted
2001 The Wedding Planner by Adam Shankman
2001 Mirada of Angel Angel eyes by Luis Mandoki
2000 La Celula by Tarsem Singh
1998 The Antz by Eric Darnell
1998 Out of Sight by Steven Soderbergh
1997 U Turn by Oliver Stone
1997 Anaconda by Luis Llosa
1997 Selena by Gregory Nava
1997 Blood and Wine by Bob Rafelson
1996 Jack by Francis Ford Coppola
1995 Money Train by Joseph Ruben
1995 My Family by Gregory Nava
1986 My Little Girl by Connie Kaiserman
Jennifer Lopez, 4.3 out of 5 based on 4 ratings