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Jennifer Lopez Biography

Talk about charisma and poise and Jennifer Lopez comes to mind immediately. Multifaceted J Lo is the richest celebrity of Latin American descent in Hollywood!
Jennifer Lynn Lopez or J Lo is an American actress, singer and fashion designer. This is not all; her profile highlights the expertise of a television producer, song writer, record producer and a fabulous dancer! She was born on July 24, 1969 and according to Forbes, J Lo tops the list of '100 Most Influential Hispanics'. Lopez is credited with grossers on the Billboard Chart, the American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Artist, American Music Award for Favorite Latin Artist and two ALMA Awards. Beyond appearing in numerous films, she has won acclaim for her performances in Out of Sight and Angel Eyes.

J Lo has her own fashion line and has successfully endorsed a number of perfumes. The media has had a field day exposing and capitalizing on her high-profile relationships with Ben Affleck, Chris Judd, Ojani Noa and Sean Combs. J Lo is expecting her first child, fathered by Marc Anthony. Lopez was born in New York to Guadalupe Rodríguez and David Lopez. The marriage between a kindergarten teacher and a computer specialist gave the world the oomph of J Lo! Lopez took to singing and dancing from an early age and financed her lessons, herself.

Lopez worked for a legal firm, attended dance classes and performed at a number of nightclubs in Manhattan. She accepted assignments as a backup dancer for various music videos and appeared in 'Games' by New Kids On The Block. Lopez bagged a high-profile 'Fly Girl' dancer slot on In Living Color, a television comedy. She has also filled in as backup dancer for That's The Way Love Goes, Janet Jackson's 1993 video. J Lo has also appeared on television programs like South Central and Second Chances. She exploded the big screen in My Family, in 1995 and went on to act opposite Welsley Snipes in the action packed Money Train.

Lopez has acted in Jack, Selena, Blood and Wine, The Cell, An Unfinished Life, Shall We Dance?, El Cantante, The Wedding Planner, Maid in Manhattan, Monster-in-Law and the list goes on and on. She has starred opposite the likes of Jack Nicholson and Robin Williams and Marc Anthony, who she finally got romantically linked with and is now with child. Lopez has also delighted her fans with her guest appearance in the sixth season finale of Will and Grace and then again in the seventh season's opening episode. Lopez has played mentor on American Idol too. Lopez appeared as the Most Powerful Actress in the 2007 Guinness World Records!

Lopez has sold over 48 million albums and is considered the ninth of the '20 Richest Women In Entertainment', with her wealth estimated at $110 million! Lopez's debut album was On The 6, which featured the number-one lead single 'If You Had My Love'. Her other all time hits include Waiting for Tonight, No Me Ames, Feelin' So Good, Let's Get Loud, Play, Love Don't Cost a Thing, I'm Real and Ain't It funny. With the release of the movie The Wedding Planner, Lopez has set a record of being the first actress and singer to have a film and an album at number one, simultaneously.

Lopez decided to try her hand at remixing and the result was J to tha L-O: The Remixes, a number one on the Top 200 Billboard Chart. The artists who added to the magic with J Lo were Fat Joe, Nas and P. Diddy. The album is on record with a sales-figure of over 3 million copies, world wide. Lopez has a full Spanish album to her credit, too, - Como Ama Una Mujer. The album was produced by her husband and singer Marc Anthony. Lopez has her own clothing line called J Lo by Jennifer Lopez. The line includes exclusives in coats, jeans, Tees, lingerie, belts, hats, gloves, scarves and jewelry for young women.

She launched JustSweet, a clothes line after shutting down J Lo by Jennifer Lopez, for her small fans. She is the owner of a restaurant in California that serves delicious Cuban cuisine. Lopez also owns the perfume Glow by J LO and in October 2003, she gave fans and the world a perfume called 'Still'. She is expected to market another perfume in 2007, called 'Desire'. Nuyorican Productions, the film and television production company is co-founded with her manager Medina.
By Gaynor Borade
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