Jennifer Lynn Lopez is an American actress, businesswoman, dancer and recording artist.
Often referred to as J.Lo, she is reportedly the highest earning actress of Latin descent.
Born and raised in The Bronx, New York, she enrolled in singing and dancing classes as a child and grew up in a musically influenced household.
She started her career as a fly girl on the television comedy program In Living Color and a back-up dancer for Janet Jackson.
Lopez gained recognition in the action-thriller Money Train (1995).
Her first leading role was in the biographical film Selena (1997), which was her breakthrough role,
earning her an ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress and Golden Globe nomination.
She earned her second ALMA Award for her performance in Out of Sight (1998), which made her the highest-paid Latin actress.
She has since appeared in various films including The Cell (2000), The Wedding Planner (2001), Maid in Manhattan (2002), Shall We Dance? (2004), Monster-in-Law (2005),
The Back-up Plan (2010) and What to Expect When You’re Expecting (2012).
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