Jennifer Lopez

J-Lo rocks the world

By Caitlin Weber

An Entertainment Great

Latina pop star, world famous actress, and much more, Jennifer Lopez is an inspiration to thousands everywhere. She leads a very eventful and rewarding life, having been in over thirty movies, releasing nearly twenty albums, and winning countless awards. She never stops amazing people with her ageless appearance and endless energy.
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"I only do what my gut tells me to. I think it's smart to listen to other people's advice, but at the end of the day, you're the only one who can tell you what's right for you."

Early Life

Jennifer Lynn Lopez was born on July 24, 1969, in the Bronx, New York. Jennifer's passion for performing started early in her lifetime. She and her two sisters, Leslie and Lynda, loved to put on skits, dance and sing for her parents, David and Guadalupe. She was later enrolled in Baruch College to become a lawyer, but she dropped out after one semester. She had her heart set on an entertainment career. But, Her parents did not approve and thought that it was a stupid career for a Latina woman.

Musical Accomplishments

In Jennifer's years as and entertainer, she's had many significant accomplishments. At the AMA's she won Favorite Pop/Rock Female. In 2012, she had the highest viewed female music video of all time. She was also the first person ever to have a #1 album and film in the same week. In 2013, her name appeared on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Overall, she's released nearly 200 songs, and around 20 albums.
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J-Lo Poses at her Hollywood Walk of Fame star in 2013.

Fun Facts

  • Jennifer danced for Janet Jackson both in a music video and on tour in her early career
  • Jennifer has been a judge on the popular show "American Idol" for four seasons
  • Jennifer's nicknames include: J-Lo, Jenny from the Block, the Supernova (from her friends in the Bronx), and La Guitarra (because of her "guitar-like figure")
  • Jennifer's net worth is $300 million
  • Jennifer has been divorced three times

The Music Hasn't Stopped Yet

Jennifer Lopez continues to inspire people and create hit music today. She recently opened for the AMA's on November 22, 2015, with a dance cover to Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda". She will be a judge for the 15th and final season of American Idol in January 2016.