Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez was born in Bronx, New York on July 24, 1969, the middle child in a family of three daughters. The star attended Catholic school, where she first explored her interest in singing, dancing, and acting. She dropped out of Baruch College after one semester to pursue an entertainment career. In the early 1990s, she worked as a backup dancer for New Kids on the Block, before moving to Los Angeles, where she became one of the Fly Girls on the Fox TV show “In Living Color.”

Lopez then scored bit parts in television shows and films, but her big break came with 1997’s “Selena,” in which she portrayed the slain Tejano singer. Several movies followed, including “Anaconda” and 1998’s “Out of Sight” with George Clooney. The following year, Lopez released her debut single, “If You Had My Love,” followed by her first album, “On The 6,” with the hit song “Waiting for Tonight.”

In 2000, Lopez made her mark as one to watch not just for music and acting, but also fashion, when she attended the Grammys in a scandalously-plunging Versace gown. With her fame growing exponentially, Lopez continued to work across mediums, with her album “J.Lo” and film “The Wedding Planner” getting released the same week in 2001. Lopez’s other nickname, “Jenny From The Block,” came about in 2003 when she released a song of the same name from her album, “This Is Me… Then.”

Despite expanding her brand to include fashion lines and fragrances, Lopez’s career took a hit when she and then-fiancé Ben Affleck starred in the 2003 box office bomb “Gigli.” Still, Lopez continued to act in a number of movies, and released another album, “Rebirth” in 2005, followed by “Brave” in 2007.

After taking some time off following the 2008 birth of her twins, Max and Emme, with then-husband Marc Anthony, Lopez released her first movie in three years, “The Back-Up Plan,” and also joined “American Idol” as a judge. Her first season on the show in 2011 came at the same time as a new album, “Love?” with the hit single, “On The Floor.”

Following two seasons on “Idol,” Lopez left to go on her first headlining concert tour around the globe. She then released another album, “A.K.A.,” before re-joining “American Idol” for the season airing in 2015, coinciding with the release of her latest movie, “The Boy Next Door.” She is currently an executive producer on the ABC Family show, “The Fosters,” and has a starring role in an NBC series expected to premiere in the fall.

Lopez’s fame has often been intertwined with her personal life. In addition to dating Diddy, being engaged to Affleck, and later married to Anthony, she was previously wed to Ojani Noa and Cris Judd. Lopez’s last relationship, with choreographer Casper Smart, ended in 2014

Jennifer Hudson And Fantasia “American Idol” Series Finale Video: Watch “Divas” Performance With LaToya London

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Thursday’s “American Idol” series finale reunited the “season 3 divas.” Together, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia and LaToya London gave a show-stopping performance of “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” Watch here!

Jennifer Lopez “Ain’t Your Mama” ‘American Idol’ Video: Watch Series Finale Performance!

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Jennifer Lopez American Idol Finale Video

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Jennifer Lopez performed her brand-new single “Ain’t Your Mama” on the “American Idol” series finale on Thursday. Watch here!

Jennifer Lopez “American Idol” Style – See Judge’s Best Looks (PHOTOS)

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Jennifer Lopez’s style on “American Idol” has been nothing short of epic. In honor of the series finale, Gossip Cop takes a look back at the judge’s best looks during her five seasons. See photos of Lopez’s fashion here!

Jennifer Lopez Calls Herself “Chunky,” Offends Raven-Symone On “The View” (VIDEO)

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Jennifer Lopez had an awkward moment with Raven-Symone on “The View” on Thursday when she called herself “chunky.” Check out the video here.

Jennifer Lopez “Carpool Karaoke” Video With James Corden On “Late Late Show” Primetime Special – WATCH!

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Jennifer Lopez Carpool Karaoke Video

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Jennifer Lopez teamed up with James Corden for an amazing new edition of “Carpool Karaoke,” which aired as the grand finale of Tuesday’s primetime “Late Late Show” special. Watch the video here!

Jennifer Lopez: Sexting Is “Dangerous” (VIDEO)

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Jennifer Lopez revealed on Tuesday’s “Live with Kelly and Michael” that she’s no fan of “sexting” and thinks it’s “dangerous.” Watch the video here!

James Corden Raps In ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Primetime Special Promo With Jennifer Lopez (VIDEO)

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James Corden Carpool Karaoke Primetime Promo

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James Corden raps and sings in a new promo for “The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special,” which will feature highlights from the talk show host’s past “Carpool Karaoke” segments, as well as a brand new installment with Jennifer Lopez. Watch the video here!

Jennifer Lopez: “Nasty” Tweet To Mariah Carey Is “Fake”

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Jennifer Lopez insists she did NOT send a “nasty” tweet to Mariah Carey, and is calling the message “fake.” Find out what’s going on here.

Jennifer Lopez Banned Fans At Hotel From Making Eye Contact?

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Jennifer Lopez did NOT ban fans and fellow diners from making eye contact with her at a Los Angeles hotel’s restaurant, despite a new tabloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct this claim.

Ben Affleck NOT Trying To Win Jennifer Lopez Back, Despite Report

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Ben Affleck is not trying to win Jennifer Lopez back, despite a made-up tabloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct this claim.

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