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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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Jennifer Lopez Sued -- Casper Smart's Dog Is Terrorizing Me ... Says Neighbor

Jennifer Lopez Sued
Casper's Dog Is Terrorizing Me ... Says Neighbor

Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart are officially reuniting in court -- the woman who was bitten by one of Casper's dogs is suing both of them ... and her injuries are pretty graphic. In the lawsuit,… READ MORE >

Jennifer Lopez -- I Can't Quit Ya Papi ... Gettin' Down With Casper Smart

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I Can't Quit Ya Papi ... Gettin' Down With Casper Smart

To hell with quietly hooking up ... Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart don't seem to be hiding much anymore ... they were together again for a pre-Grammy date Saturday night. J.Lo and Casper were… READ MORE >

- 478 days ago
Jennifer Lopez -- On the Down Low Again with Casper Smart

Jennifer Lopez
On the Down Low Again With Casper Smart

Jennifer Lopez and Casper Smart very quietly hooked up Thursday night, leading to the obvious question ... Here's how it went down. Casper was out at the Z Zegna & GQ event in Hollywood… READ MORE >

- 481 days ago
Jennifer Lopez -- Moving From The Block ... Cuz It's Too Damn Big

Jennifer Lopez
Moving From The Block ... Cuz It's Too Damn Big

Jennifer Lopez loves her beautiful big ass, but not her beautiful big ass house ... because she's unloading it.JLo is selling her 3+ acre, 17,000 square-foot Hidden Hills estate, because it's just… READ MORE >

- 487 days ago
'Boy Next Door' Star Ryan Guzman -- JLo's Lip Service is Beyond

'Boy Next Door' Star
JLo's Lip Service is Beyond

If Jennifer Lopez is looking for a new man, it sounds like she could set her sites on the dude she gets hot and heavy with in "Boy Next Door" -- cause he's a big fan.Ryan Guzman was… READ MORE >

- 494 days ago
Jennifer Lopez -- Casper Smart's Dog Escapes ... Attacks Neighbor

Jennifer Lopez
Casper's Dog Escapes ... Attacks Neighbor

Casper Smart's dog escaped from Jennifer Lopez's house and bit one of her neighbors ... leaving the woman with a broken hand.Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Smart's boxer,… READ MORE >

- 496 days ago
Jennifer Lopez Scores Big Vegas Payday ... Residency Now Looms

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Scores Big Vegas Payday Residency Looms

Jennifer Lopez passed the "Vegas Residency Test" with flying colors on New Year's Eve, and in the process scored more than $400K. Our Vegas sources tell us ... Lopez raked in $410,000 for her… READ MORE >

- 509 days ago
Jennifer Lopez -- My Choice in Men Just Sucks!

Jennifer Lopez --
My Choice in Men Just Sucks!

Jennifer Lopez just massacred Marc Anthony, Ben Affleck, Diddy and worst of all ... Casper Smart!JLo had a little truth slip on "American Idol" Wednesday night ... letting fellow judges Harry… READ MORE >

- 510 days ago
Jennifer Lopez -- I'm Officially Jennifer Lopez Again

Jennifer Lopez
I'm Officially Jennifer Lopez Again

Jennifer Lopez hasn't been Jennifer Lopez for a long time, but she's Jennifer Lopez again. We'll explain.It turns out ... JLo legally changed her name to Jennifer Muñiz when she married Marc… READ MORE >

- 515 days ago
Jennifer Lopez -- Drunk Driver Nailed ... That's How the D.A. Rolls

Jennifer Lopez
Drunk Driver Nailed That's How D.A. Rolls

The guy who smashed into Jennifer Lopez's brand new Rolls-Royce was bombed -- nearly twice the legal limit -- and now could face time behind bars ... according to prosecutors.The L.A. County… READ MORE >

- 520 days ago

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