This Jennifer Lopez Biography highlights her professional and personal successes. Jennifer Lopez was born on Jul 24, 1969 in the Bronx, New York of Puerto Rican parents. Lopez was first regularly on television as a Fly Girl on the show “In Living Color”.  She also was a backup dancer for Janet Jackson.

Jennifer Lopez has had great success as a recording artist and an actress in major motion pictures. Her current gig as a judge on American Idol has made her even more familiar to the American public  Lopez was named the World’s Most Beautiful Woman by People magazine in April of 2011.

Despite her professional success, Lopez has received almost as much attention for her personal life. In December of 1999, she was present as a gunfight involving her boyfriend hip-hop mogul Sean Combs. After that relationship ended, she married dancer Cris Judd. Less than a year later the marriage ended, she started a relationship with actor Ben Affleck. Although Affleck gave her a six carat pink diamond ring, the wedding was called off the day of the wedding. Soon after Lopez was seen with Marc Anthony, whom she met while doing music videos. As soon as Anthony’s divorce from Miss Universe was finalized, Lopez and Anthony got married. Since then Lopez gave birth to twins, Emme Maribel Muñiz, and Maximilian "Max" David Muñiz.

Jennifer Lopez is also an entrepreneur with her own clothing lines, JLO and Sweetface. She also has a junior’s line called JustSweet. Lopez began a perfume line in 2003 and has expanded it in following seasons. She is a restaurateur as well with a Cuban restaurant, Madre’s in Pasadena California. In addition Lopez heads up her own production company, Nuyorican Productions. 

-Lori Boyd