She was born on the 24 of July 1970 in Bronx, New York. Her parents are from Puerto Rico and she
considers herself Puerto Rican. Her height is 5'6. Her first role was as Myra in the TV-movie My
Little Girl. A couple of years later she got the role as one of the Fly Girls on the hit comedy
show In Living Color. After two seasons on one of television's hottest sitcoms, she got a chance
to display her acting abilities in CBS's Second Chances co-starring Connie Selleca and Megan Follows.
Although Second Chances only aired for one season, Lopez's character (Melinda Lopez) was so popular,
it was continued on Aaron Spelling's series, Hotel Malibu. Lopez was also seen as a recurring char-
acter on FOX's South Central, where she portrayed Lucy, who worked in the co-op market. 

Her first big screen appearence she got in the movie My Family/Mi Familia. In 1995 Lopez got her 
first major role as Grace Santiago, a New York City transit cop in the movie Money Train. In 1996 
Jennifer co-starred in Jack, a comedy directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Robin Williams 
as a ten-year-old boy who falls for his Latina schoolteacher. 1997 was a busy year for her as she 
appeared in four movies. As Jack Nicholson's Cuban mistress in Blood and Wine, in Selena, Anaconda 
and Oliver Stone's U-Turn. She also became the first latin woman to receive $1 million for a movie. 
In 1998 she did Out of Sight, one of the years best movies, with George Clooney, for which she also
earned two MTV Movie Award nominations, in the best actress and best kiss categories.

Lopez's stage background includes performing Synchronicity in Japan with dancer/singer/choreo-
grapher Hinton Battle, performing the Golden Musicals of Broadway on a European tour, along with 
appearances in regional productions of Oklahoma and Jesus Christ Superstar. 

She has also appeared in two music videos: Janet Jackson's That's the Way Love Goes (1993) and 
Puff Daddy & The Family's Been Around the World (1997).

She was chosen by "People" magazine in 1997 as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world. 
She married Ojani Noa in 1997 and divorced him a year later. In 1998 she was nominated for a Golden
Globe for her performance in Selena and she has got a MTV Movie Awards nomination for the same role.

In the summer of 1999 she released an album called On the 6. The first single from the album, If you
had my love, has already sold platinum in US. She followed up that single with Waiting For Tonight,
Feelin' So Good, Let's Get Loud and No Me Ames (with Marc Anthony). Internationally the album has
sold over 2.8 million copies.

She also started dating Puff Daddy for a couple of years, but has now left him. She got many
different nominations for her debut album and won the MTV European Music Award for Best R&B.

Last fall her new movie, The Cell, opened and was a modest hit. Her next movie, The Wedding Planner
debuted #1 on the box office charts and also her second album, J.Lo, scored a #1 position on the
billboard album chart. So far she has released two singles from the new album, Love Don't Cost
A Thing and Play.

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