Jennifer Lopez is a Puerto Rican actress and pop superstar from the Bronx who started out as a dancer. She was born in Castle Hill, The Bronx on July 24, 1969.
As a Latina actress, Lopez has broken barriers throughout her career. She has the Midas touch with success in film, television and music.
Part of Jennifer’s appeal is that she came up from nothing. That inspires a lot of people.
Jennifer Lopez brings “It’s My Party to Madison Square Garden
July 12-13, 2019 ~ Jennifer Lopez celebrates her 50th with her “It’s My Party” tour at Madison Square Garden in Chelsea, NYC on Friday and Saturday, July 12-13, 2019 at 8pm. From $99
It’s her first tour in almost seven years.
World of Dance
July 2016 ~ Lopez launched the dance competition series which she both produces and judges.
September 2007 ~ Lopez and her then-husband Marc Anthony told the story of Hector Lavoe “El Cantante,” the most beloved Puerto Rican salsa singer.
The movie, which tells the story from the point of view of Lavoe’s wife Puchi, didn’t do well financially, but it does provide a look inside the life of a legendary singer who is still a Puerto Rican favorite.
Lopez continued making movies and records, and became a judge on American Idol. She continues to work the talent show circuit.
J.Lo, The Wedding Planner, Maid in Manhattan and Jenny from the Block
January 26, 2001 ~ Jennifer started playing up her sex symbol image. Her second album J.Lo debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. At the same time she had a #1 movie with Matthew McConaughey in The Wedding Planner.
This was the peak time in J.Lo’s career. While continuing to star in movies, she launched a clothing line, opened a restaurant and launched a fragrance. J.Lo remixes topped the charts. Her third album This is Me…Then did well.
Maid in Manhattan (2002) with Ralph Fiennes became Jennifer’s highest-grossing film.
A Green Versace Dress
February, 2000 ~ Wearing a plunging green Versace dress on the Grammy Awards red carpet with then boyfriend Sean Combs pushed Lopez further into the public consciousness where she has remained ever since.
If You Had My Love
May 1999 ~ If You Had My Love, the lead single from Jennifer’s debut album On the 6 reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
1997 ~ Jennifer’s performance as the lead in the Selena biopic made her a star. It also created opportunities in the music world.
A Fly Girl on In Living Color
Jennifer’s was a dancer in the 1990s television show In Living Color. The show’s choreographer was Bronx Puerto Rican dancer and actress Rosie Perez.
Castle Hill, The Bronx
Jennifer Lynn Lopez was born to Puerto Rican parents in Castle Hill, The Bronx on July 24, 1969. Like a lot of kids, she grew up putting on singing and dancing shows at home with her family.
In 1986, she was cast in a low-budget film My Little Girl. She decided then that she wanted to be a famous movie star. She started working in touring Broadway musicals.