Jennifer Lynn Lopez, also known as J. Lo, is an American actress, singer, dancer, fashion designer, producer, and businesswoman. In 2012, Forbes ranked her as the most powerful celebrity in the world. In 2019, she garnered critical acclaim for her performance as a stripper in the crime drama Hustlers.
About Jennifer Lopez in brief
Jennifer Lynn Lopez, also known as J. Lo, is an American actress, singer, dancer, fashion designer, producer, and businesswoman. In 1991, Lopez began appearing as a Fly Girl dancer on In Living Color, where she remained a regular until she decided to pursue an acting career in 1993. For her first leading role in the 1997 Selena biopic of the same name, Lopez became the first Latin actress to earn over USD 1 million USD for a film. Lopez ventured into the music industry with her debut studio album On the 6, which helped propel the Latin pop movement in American music. In 2012, Forbes ranked her as the most powerful celebrity in the world. In 2019, she garnered critical acclaim for her performance as a stripper in the crime drama Hustlers. With a cumulative film gross of USD 3. 1 US billion and estimated global sales of 70 million records, Lopez is regarded as themost influential Latin entertainer in the United States. Her other ventures include are clothing lines, fragrances, the production company Nuyorican Productions, and the non-profit business Lopez Family Foundation. In 2011, she returned to prominence in 2011 with her appearance as a judge on American Idol, and released her seventh studio album Love? From 2016 to 2018, she starred in the drama series Shades of Blue and performed a residency show, Jennifer Lopez: All I Have, at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas. Since 2017, Lopez has produced and served as aJudge on World of Dance.
She has received a landmark star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Billboard Icon Award and the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award among other honors. Her most successful singles on the US Billboard Hot 100 include: \”If You Had My Love\”, \”I’m Real\”, \”Ain’t It Funny\”, \”All I Have\”, and \”On the Floor\”, the lattermost of which is one of the best-selling singles of all time. She was born on July 24, 1969, in The Bronx borough of New York City, to Puerto Rican parents Guadalupe Rodríguez and David López. She has an older sister, Leslie, and a younger sister, Lynda, a journalist. When Lopez was born, the family was living in a small apartment in the Castle Hill neighborhood. A few years later, her parents had saved up enough money to be able to purchase a two-story house, which was considered a big deal for the relatively poor family. In school, Lopez did gymnastics, ran track on a national level, and was a member of the school’s softball team. While attending her final year of high school, she acted in a low-budget film directed by Connie Kaerman. She became the highest-paid Latina actress in Hollywood of the late 1980s and early 1990s. She also starred in Anaconda and Out of Sight, and later established herself as thehighest-paid Latin actress. She is the 38th most powerful woman in the World.