TMZ

TMZ SPORTS

  • FS1
    M-T-Th-F:
    9:00 PM PST

    W:
    9:30 PM PST

Jennifer Lopez

Powered by imdb

Jennifer Lynn Lopez was born in the Castle Hill section of the South Bronx on July 24, 1969. She is the middle of three musically-inclined sisters, Leslie Lopez, a homemaker, and Lynda Lopez, a DJ on New York's WKTU, a VH1 VJ, and a morning news show correspondent on New York's Channel 11. Jennifer always dreamed of being a multi-tasking superstar. Jennifer's parents, Guadalupe Rodriguez and David Lopez, were both born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, the second largest Puerto Rican city. The two were then brought to the continental United States during their childhoods and, eventually, met while living in New York City. As a child, Jennifer enjoyed a variety of musical genres, mainly Afro-Caribbean rhythms like salsa, merengue and bachata, and mainstream music like pop, hip-hop and R&B. Although she loved music, the film industry also intrigued her. Her biggest influence was the Rita Moreno musical, West Side Story (1961). At age five, Jennifer began taking singing and dancing lessons. Aside from being a budding entertainer, Jennifer was also a Catholic schoolgirl, attending eight years at an all-girls catholic high school named "Holy Family", located in the Bronx, before graduating from Preston High School after a four-year stay. At school, Jennifer was an amazing athlete and participated in track and field and tennis. At age eighteen, Lopez moved out of her parent's home. During this time, Lopez worked at a law firm while she took dancing jobs at night. After high school, she briefly worked in a law office. During this time, she continued dance classes at night. At 18, she left home because her mother was scared by her decision to pursue show business. Her big break came when she was offered a job as a fly girl on Fox's hit comedy, In Living Color (1990). After a two-year stay at In Living Color (1990) where actress Rosie Perez served as choreographer, Lopez then went on to dance for famed singer-actress Janet Jackson. Her first major film was Gregory Nava's My Family (1995), and her career went into over-drive when she portrayed slain Tejana singer Selena Quintanilla Perez in Selena (1997).  See full bio on IMDb »

LATEST STORIES
  
Jennifer Lopez's Dress Steals Billboard Latin Awards Spotlight (PHOTOS)

J Lo
THE Dress Wins Everything At Billboard Latin Awards

Jennifer Lopez dominated the Billboard Latin Music Awards -- before singing a single note -- by showing up in a black dress that showed almost everything. Easy to see why her wardrobe selection is… READ MORE >

J Lo Opens Can o' Whoop Ass, Takes Down Dude for TV (VIDEO)

J Lo
Opens Can o' Whoop Ass on Dude ... For TV Show

We've been seeing a lot of Jennifer Lopez glammed up with A-Rod lately, so here's a nice change-up -- J Lo armed, dangerous and kicking some dude's ass at gunpoint. Jenny was back on a Big Apple… READ MORE >

- 1 day ago
A-Rod Enjoys the View of J Lo (PHOTO)

A-Rod
Only Has Eyes For J Lo

Yes, J Lo ... A-Rod is just that into you, and the poor guy couldn't even hide it Monday afternoon as the two grabbed lunch in New York City. The couple had a fancy meal at The Sea… READ MORE >

- 5 days ago
J Lo & A-Rod On the Move Again ... Hola, Miami! (PHOTO)

J Lo & A-Rod
On the Move Again ... Hola, Miami!

The only thing moving faster than J Lo and A-Rod's relationship is the jet taking them all over the place.  The latest "Where In The World Are J-Rod?" episode landed in Miami Tuesday… READ MORE >

- 10 days ago
Jennifer Lopez and A-Rod Shack Up in Marc Anthony's Beach Community (PHOTO GALLERY)

J Lo & A-Rod
Shack Up in Same Beach Community Where Marc Anthony Lives

Jennifer Lopez and A-Rod didn't pick just any luxury villa in the Dominican Republic to get cozy -- no, they picked one just down the road from Marc Anthony. Ballsy? The couple's currently… READ MORE >

- 11 days ago
Jennifer Lopez Rehearses with Ex-Husband Marc Anthony As A-Rod Watches (VIDEO)

Jennifer Lopez
Together with Marc Anthony A-Rod Looks On

Jennifer Lopez is an amazing multi-tasker ... dividing her attention between ex-hubby Marc Anthony and current BF A-Rod. JLo was rehearsing with Marc at an historical amphitheatre in the… READ MORE >

- 13 days ago
Jennifer Lopez Invades Dominican Republic with Major MILF Swag (PHOTO GALLERY + VIDEO)

Jennifer Lopez
Ain't Your (Average) Mama ... You're Welcome, D.R.

Jennifer Lopez dressed to impress the entire Dominican Republic as she touched down y mira ... worked like a charm! J Lo arrived at La Romana International Airport in the D.R. with… READ MORE >

- 15 days ago
Fat Joe Says A-Rod Has His Blessing To Date J Lo (VIDEO)

Fat Joe
A-Rod Has My Blessing ... To Date J Lo

Good news for A-Rod, Fat Joe isn't pissed he put the moves on Joe's "little sister," Jennifer Lopez ... telling TMZ Sports he's "all for" the brand new celebrity relationship. READ MORE >

- 17 days ago
Jennifer Lopez Joins Alex Rodriguez for Business Meeting (PHOTO)

Jennifer Lopez
Wheeling and Dealing for A-Rod

Alex Rodriguez brought a secret weapon to a business meeting Monday ... his GF, Jennifer Lopez. Alex arrived at the NYC office building alone just before 1 PM ... we're told for a "post baseball… READ MORE >

- 26 days ago
A-Rod Plays the Gentleman, Gets Rear View of J Lo in Leather (PHOTO GALLERY + VIDEO)

A-Rod & J Lo
Mind Your Manners ... Get a Leather-Clad Rear View!

A-Rod was J Lo's perfect gentleman during a dinner date -- holding doors open for her -- and was instantly rewarded as he watched from behind. The couple grabbed dinner Sunday night at Il… READ MORE >

- 26 days ago
Around the Web