Jennifer Lopez is an American actress, singer, television personality, fashion designer, record / television producer, and dancer.
Jennifer Lynn Lopez was born to Guadalupe and David Lopez on July 24, 1969. As a child she loved Afro-Caribbean rhythms like salsa, meringue and bachata. She was also fond of music and the film industry too caught her interest. She had worked as a back up dancer for Janet Jackson.
She set off her music career in 1999 with the release of the debut album "On the 6". The album featured songs like "If You Had My Love" and "Waiting for Tonight" which were top hits during that time. "Let's Get Loud" earned her a nomination in the "Best Dance Recording" category in the 2001 Grammy Awards.
Her next album "J.Lo", with song "Love Don't Cost a Thing" took her to top 5 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Como Ama una Mujer was her first album in Spanish which she released in 2007. In 2003 she won the American Music Award for Favorite Pop / Rock Female Artist and later in 2007 won the American Music Award for Favorite Latin Artist. It is estimated that she has sold over 25 million albums worldwide.
Her acting career began with small time roles and her first serious role came with "My Family" in 1995. Her first major break in acting came two years later when she was chosen to play the lead role in "Selena" which also brought her a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. Later in 1998 she won rave reviews for her work in "Out of Sight" and became the first Latina actress to earn over $ 1 million for a role.
She also lends her voice for the animation movie "Antz". Later in 2001 with her romantic comedy "The Wedding Planner" she made history when she became the first actress and singer to have a film and an album (J.Lo) at number one in the same week. She went on to give quite number of good movies like "Maid in Manhattan", "An Unfinished Life and Shall We Dance?".
Apart from her acting and singing career she also became a producer when Lopez owned the film and television production company Nuyorican Productions. She has also launched a women's clothing line named JLO by Jennifer Lopez. Later she dissolved it and came up with a new junior's line called JustSweet. Her fashion lines were featured in many of New York's fashion events.