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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, 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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Alex Rodriguez's Sister Called Jennifer Lopez Her Sister-In-law

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Wishful Thinking?

It seems Alex Rodriguez's sister has already decided Jennifer Lopez is the one for him ... cuz she posted a pic with the singer and claimed her as a member of the family. … READ MORE >

J Lo and A-Rod Leg Out Miami Dinner Date (PHOTOS)

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Legs Out Date Night with A-Rod

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- 7 days ago
J Lo Lounging with A-Rod (PHOTO)

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Lounging with A-Rod

J Lo made it official -- she and A-Rod are banging, and she let the cat out of the bag by posting a pic with him ... possibly in bed.  She pulled the ole post and delete Sunday ...… READ MORE >

- 11 days ago
Jennifer Lopez Officially Unloads Hidden Hills Crib for $9.9 Million! (PHOTO GALLERY)

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It's Official ... Sells Mansion for $9.9 Mil!

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- 15 days ago
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Hidden Hills Estate in Escrow ... At Long Last

Jennifer Lopez is in the middle of closing a deal to sell her Hidden Hills estate -- and she settled for a way lower price than she originally wanted 2 years ago ... TMZ has learned. J Lo's 9 bed,… READ MORE >

- 22 days ago
Jennifer Lopez Drops Best Advertisement. Ever. (PHOTO)

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Best. Ad. Ever.

Jennifer Lopez just guaranteed you're going to Las Vegas to see her show -- or at least you definitely want to go.  J Lo revealed as much as Instagram will allow as a reminder she's… READ MORE >

- 49 days ago
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Security Team Blunders Restraining Order Dismissed

Jennifer Lopez is without protection today from a man who has allegedly been stalking her a long time. A judge just dismissed a request for a permanent restraining order against Tim McLanahan,… READ MORE >

- 58 days ago
Jennifer Lopez and Drake All Hugged Up for Nobu Date (PHOTO GALLERY)

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All Hugged Up For Nobu Date

Drake and Jennifer Lopez took their relationship to the next level with a dinner date in Malibu Thursday night -- but it's debatable about whether it's a romantic move. The new couple was… READ MORE >

- 77 days ago
Jennifer Lopez Gets Restraining Order Against Transient with Alleged Violent Past

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Snags Restraining Order for Transient With Alleged Violent Past

Jennifer Lopez just got a restraining order against a guy she claims has been stalking her ... and even worse, he's got a violent past. J Lo filed legal docs Wednesday claiming Timothy McLanahan… READ MORE >

- 78 days ago
Jlo and Drake Hit Gambling Tables in Vegas (PHOTO)

JLo and Drake
High Stakes Gamble

So much for JLo wanting to spend time at home with her family in L.A. ... she stayed in Vegas with Drake New Year's Day, betting against the house. JLo hit the MGM Grand tables with Drizzy, at the… READ MORE >

- 81 days ago

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