Jennifer Lopez

American singer and actress

Jennifer Lynn Affleck (née Lopez) (born July 24, 1969) is an American singer, actress, dancer, fashion designer, businesswoman and television personality. She's most known for her performances in Selena, Maid in Manhattan, Out of Sight (co-starring George Clooney), Monster-in-Law, The Cell, and An Unfinished Life (with Robert Redford and Morgan Freeman). She also was a judge for the talent reality series American Idol in 2011 and from 2014 until the show's series finale in 2016.[3][4]

Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez in 2019
Jennifer Lynn Lopez

(1969-07-24) July 24, 1969 (age 54)
Other names
  • J.Lo
  • Jenny
  • Lola [1]
Spouse(s)Ojani Noa (m. 1998–1999)
Cris Judd (m. 2001–2002)
Marc Anthony (m. 2004–2014)
(m. 2022)
Partner(s)Casper Smart (2011–2016)
Alex Rodriguez (2017–2021)
Musical career
OriginThe Bronx, New York City, U.S.
  • Singer
  • actress
  • dancer
  • fashion designer
  • businesswoman
  • television personality
Years active1986–present
LabelsEpic (2000–10; 2016–present)
Work (1999–2000)
Island (2010–13)
2101 Records (2013)
Capitol (2013–15)

She began her career as a "Fly Girl" dancer on the 1990s TV series, In Living Color. Her first album On the 6 was released in 1999. It contains the hit singles "If You Had My Love", "No Me Ames", "Waiting for Tonight", "Feelin' So Good" and "Let's Get Loud".[5] She released J.Lo in 2001, her most successful album to date.[6] J to tha L-O!: The Remixes and This Is Me... Then were released in 2002.[7][8] The album Brave was released in 2007, followed by Love? in 2011.[9] She has released one greatest hits album, Dance Again... The Hits, in 2012. Her most recent album is A.K.A., which was released in 2014.[10]

She has many records, including record for having a movie and album (The Wedding Planner, and J.Lo) both #1 on the same week.[11]

Personal life


Lopez' first three marriages ended in divorce.

From February 1997 until January 1998 Lopez was married to Ojani Noa.[12]

From September 2001 until June 2002 she was married to Cris Judd.[13]

On June 5, 2004, Lopez married Marc Anthony. On February 22, 2008, she gave birth via c-section to their twins, a boy, Maximillian David, and a girl, Emme Maribel Muñiz.[14][15] The couple separated in July 2011 and divorced in June 2014.[16][17]

From 2011 to 2016, she dated backup dancer Casper Smart.[18]

From 2017 to 2021, Lopez has been in a relationship with former MLB star Alex Rodriguez. They were engaged in March 2019. They split in 2021. [19]

After dating from 2002 to 2004, Lopez reconciled with and began dating actor Ben Affleck in April 2021. She publicly confirmed their relationship on her 52nd birthday later that July. Affleck and Lopez were married in Las Vegas at the Little White Wedding Chapel on July 16, 2022.[20]



Number-one singles

Year Single Peak positions[21][22][23]
1999 "If You Had My Love" 1 4 1 1
2001 "Love Don't Cost a Thing" 3 1 1 4
"I'm Real"/"I'm Real" (Murder Remix)" (featuring Ja Rule) 1 4 6 3
2002 "Ain't It Funny (Murder Remix)" (featuring Ja Rule and Caddillac Tah) 1 4 12
"Jenny from the Block" (featuring Styles P and Jadakiss) 3 3 1 5
2003 "All I Have" (featuring LL Cool J) 1 2 6 2
2005 "Get Right" 12 1 3 3
2011 "On the Floor" (featuring Pitbull) 3 1 1 1
Total number-one hits 4 3 4 2




Year Title Role Notes and awards
1987 My Little Girl Myra
1993 Nurses on the Line: The Crash of Flight 7 Rosie Romero
1995 My Family/Mi Familia María Sánchez, in the '30s Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress
Money Train Grace Santiago
1996 Jack Miss Márquez
1997 Blood and Wine Gabriela "Gabby"
Selena Selena Quintanilla-Pérez MTV Movie Awards Nomination for Breakthrough Performance

Golden Globe Awards: nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture-Musical or Comedy

ALMA Awards: won Outstanding Actress

Lone Star Film & Television Awards: won Best Actress

Imagen Foundation Awards: Lasting Image Award

Anaconda Terri Flores Saturn Awards: nomination for Best Actress
U Turn Grace McKenna
1998 Out of Sight Karen Sisco

MTV Movie Awards: 2 nominations for Best Female Performance and Best Kiss - shared with George Clooney

Empire Movie Awards: nomination for Best Actress

ALMA Awards: won Outstanding Actress

Antz Azteca (voice)
2000 The Cell Catherine Deane Saturn Awards: nomination for Best Actress
2001 The Wedding Planner Mary Fiore
Angel Eyes Sharon Pogue Alma Awards: nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
2002 Enough Slim Hiller
Maid in Manhattan Marisa Ventura NAACP Image Award: nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
2003 Gigli Ricki
2004 Jersey Girl Gertrude Steiney
Shall We Dance? Paulina
2005 Monster-in-Law Charlotte "Charlie" Cantilini
An Unfinished Life Jean Gilkyson
2007 Bordertown Lauren Adrian
El Cantante Puchi ALMA Awards: nomination for Outstanding Performance of a Lead Latino /a Cast in a Motion Picture

Premios Juventud - Nomination for "Best Actress"

Feel the Noise Herself (Cameo)
2010 The Back-Up Plan[24] Zoe
2012 $ellebrity[25] Herself
2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift Shira (voice)
2012 What to Expect When You're Expecting Holly
2013 Parker Leslie Rodgers
2014 Jennifer Lopez: Dance Again Herself
2015 The Boy Next Door Claire Peterson
2015 Home Lucy Tucci (voice)
2016 Ice Age: Collision Course Shira (voice)
2018 Bye Bye Birdie Live! Rose Alvarez


Year Title Role
1991-1993 In Living Color "Fly Girl"
1993-1994 Second Chances Melinda Lopez
1994 South Central Lucille
Hotel Malibu Melinda Lopez
2004 Will & Grace Herself


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