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George Lopez

American stand-up comedian

George Lopez (born April 23, 1961) is a Mexican-American comedian, actor, and talk show host. He is mostly known for starring in his self-produced ABC sitcom George Lopez.

George Lopez
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Birth nameGeorge Lopez
Born (1961-04-23) April 23, 1961 (age 58)
Mission Hills, Los Angeles, California, U.S.[1]
MediumStand-up, television, film, books, radio
NationalityAmerican
Years active1983–present
GenresObservational comedy, satire, blue comedy
Subject(s)Mexican–American culture, race relations, racism, family, friends, everyday life
InfluencesRichard Pryor,[2] Freddie Prinze, Cheech & Chong, Bill Cosby, Paul Mooney, Chris Rock[3]
SpouseAnn Serrano (m. 1993–2011; 1 child)
Notable works and rolesGeorge Lopez on George Lopez
Commentator on Inside the NFL
Host of Lopez Tonight
WebsiteGeorgeLopez.com

His stand-up comedy examines race and ethnic relations, including Mexican-American culture. He was the host of the late-night talk show Lopez Tonight on TBS until its cancellation on August 12, 2011.

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Personal lifeEdit

Lopez was born in Mission Hills, Los Angeles, California.[4] Lopez was married to Ann Serrano from 1993 until they divorced in 2011, they had one child.

Political viewsEdit

On December 21, 2010, Lopez announced on Good Day L.A. that he would run for mayor of Los Angeles in the upcoming years.[5][6]

In an interview with Piers Morgan, Lopez stated that if Sarah Palin ever becomes the President of the United States, he would emigrate to Canada.[7] In December 2015, Lopez announced his support for Bernie Sanders for President of the United States in the 2016 presidential election.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "George Lopez Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story". Biography.com. 1961-04-23. Retrieved 2012-09-28.
  2. Lopez, George; Keteyian, Armen (2004). Why You Crying?: My Long, Hard Look at Life, Love, and Laughter. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 0-7432-5994-7.
  3. "George Lopez at MySpace". Myspace.com. Retrieved October 12, 2007.
  4. "George Lopez Biography (1961-)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2012-09-28.
  5. "George Lopez: I'm Running for Mayor of L.A.!". TMZ.com. 2010-12-21. Retrieved 2012-09-28.
  6. "Is George Lopez Planning to Run for Mayor of Los Angeles?". Extra Tv.com. Retrieved December 11, 2015.
  7. "CNN.com Video". CNN. Retrieved 2012-09-28.
  8. "George Lopez on Facebook".

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to George Lopez at Wikimedia Commons