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Jennifer Lopez

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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 (aka 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. 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. After a two-year stay at In Living Color 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, and her career went into over-drive when she portrayed slain Tejana singer Selena Quintanilla Perez in Selena.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Mariah Carey -- I Still Don't Know J Lo (VIDEO)

Mariah Carey
I Still Don't Know J Lo

Mariah Carey was in a bad mood Monday night, and she took it out on mortal enemy Jennifer Lopez. We got Mariah leaving The Beverly Hilton hotel when she reaffirmed her dislike for J Lo,… READ MORE >

Jennifer Lopez -- I'm Ready to Spend My Vegas Money ... On a New Crib! (PHOTOS)

Jennifer Lopez
I'm Ready to Spend My Vegas Money ... On a New Crib!

Jennifer Lopez is on the hunt for a new house, and she's clearly ready to open the bank vault. Our real estate spies tell us, J Lo went house shopping over the weekend in Bev Hills and Bel Air,… READ MORE >

- 278 days ago
Casper Smart -- Hey J Lo, This Trip's On Me!! ... Sorta (PHOTO)

Casper Smart
Hey J Lo, This Trip's On Me!! ... Sorta

Casper Smart could be treating his gf Jennifer Lopez to a romantic trip for two in Saint Martin ... but he won't pay a dime for it.  Casper was at the GBK Oscar's gifting suite at the London… READ MORE >

- 282 days ago
Jennifer Lopez -- Hard-Core (PHOTO)

Jennifer Lopez
Hard-Core

Jennifer Lopez sweaty with no makeup after a cardio workout still looks hotter than most people do on a Friday night out. J Lo's twins Max and Emme turned 8 on Monday so she was likely burning off… READ MORE >

- 286 days ago
Jennifer Lopez -- My Ass Needs Air!!!

Jennifer Lopez
My Ass Needs Air!!!

Jennifer Lopez's booty just can't be stopped ... because it escaped during her show in Vegas. J. Lo had just finished the last song at her Planet Hollywood show over the weekend and when she took… READ MORE >

- 316 days ago
French Montana -- Throws J. Lo Huge Post-Show Bash

French Montana
Throws J. Lo Huge Post-Show Bash

French Montana might soon be able to add "party planner" to his resume ... the rapper threw a big time shin-dig for Jennifer Lopez in Vegas. It all went down Friday night at the Paris Hotel.… READ MORE >

- 317 days ago
Jennifer Lopez -- Packs in Celebs for Vegas Opener (VIDEO)

Jennifer Lopez
Packs in Celebs For Vegas Opener

Opening night of Jennifer Lopez's "All I Have" Las Vegas show was packed with A-list celebs who got up on their feet to worship the booty ... and dance.  Seriously, it could've been a… READ MORE >

- 319 days ago
Jennifer Lopez -- First Video Inside Las Vegas Show ... No Lip Sync, No Problems (VIDEO)

Jennifer Lopez
First Vid Inside Vegas Show No Lip Sync, No Problems

J. Lo launched her Las Vegas residency with a preview show for family and friends that went off without a single hitch.  Jennifer ran through her "All I Have" show at Planet Hollywood… READ MORE >

- 321 days ago
J Lo and Diddy -- Still Sweet for Each Other at AMA After-Party

J Lo and Diddy
Still Sweet for Each Other At AMA After-Party

Jennifer Lopez and Diddy flashed back to the turn of the Millennium -- when he was Puff Daddy and she was not Jenny From the Block yet -- and partied after the AMAs as if they were still… READ MORE >

- 378 days ago
Jennifer Lopez -- Happy Bring Your Boyfriend to Work Day

Jennifer Lopez
Happy Bring Your BF to Work Day

Jennifer Lopez is the best employment agency, and girlfriend, Casper Smart's ever had -- 'cause somehow the guy managed to score a role on her new cop drama. Casper was on the set in NYC on… READ MORE >

- 398 days ago

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