Actress/singer Jennifer Lopez was born in the Bronx, New York, on July 24, 1969; after starting out in musical theater as a child, she made her film debut at age 16 in the My Little Girl. Afterwards, she was tapped to become one of the dancing “Fly Girls” on the television sketch comedy series In Living Color. After roles on TV and pictures, she landed the title role in 1997’s Selena, portraying the slain Tejano singer.
Co-starring opposite George Clooney in 1998’s acclaimed Out of Sight, Lopez (part of a Puerto Rican family) became the highest-paid Latina actress in Hollywood history; the following summer, she returned to her musical roots with her debut pop album, On the 6, scoring a major hit with the infectious single “If You Had My Love.”
After several hit songs, the Spanish-language album Como Ama una Mujer followed in 2007, peaking at number ten on the Billboard 200 chart while remaining at the top of the Latin chart for seven consecutive weeks. Love?, another pop album, was released in April 2011, and proved Lopez’s biggest hit in years.
Lopez continues to release new albums in the last years. Despite a busy career, she dedicates time to the Lopez Family Foundation, dedicated to improving the health and well-being of women and children, and working to increase the availability of health care and health education to the less fortunate.
We admire her artistic talents, and her effort to help underserved mothers and their children with the Lopez Family Foundation.