Jennifer Lopez. Jenny From The Block

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Jennifer Lopez. Jenny From The Block

Golden Latina looks, a dulcet voice and twinkle toes, all this and a head for business, too! That’s Jennifer Lopez, a one-woman industry who exemplifies the American dream.

A Puerto Rican by birth, J.Lo, her showbiz name, grew up in the Bronx, New York. Jennifer inherited a love for singing and dancing from her mother. She dropped out of school in 1988 and left home for Manhattan, determined to make a career in show business.


Acting and music

Her first big break came as a member of the “Fly Girls” dance troupe in a TV comedy. Several television roles later and the movie; the biopic Selena (1997) garnered her rave reviews and several awards. Stray Dogs with Sean Penn was one of Jennifer’s most appreciated films.

On the 6, Jennifer’s debut album released in May 1999 and reached the Billboard 200’s Top Ten in a month. If You Had My Love, her debut single, topped the charts for 25 weeks. From the same album, the single Let’s Get Loud was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2001. Two other memorable singles include Waiting for Tonight and No Me Ames.
Jennifer’s film career continued to prosper. The Cell (2000), a psychological thriller was a box-office hit. The Wedding Planner (2001), a rom-com with Matthew McConaughey, also struck gold. Her hit album J. Lo released in January 2001 making her the first woman in America to have a movie and an album reaching No.1 position simultaneously.

This Is Me…Then, her third album released in 2002. The same year saw the release of her single, Jenny from the Block, in which she claimed that stardom and fame had not changed her.  Jennifer refocused on films, co-starring with Ralph Fiennes in the hit film, Maid in Manhattan.

Como ama una Majer (2007) a full-fledged Spanish album was a huge hit with her community.
American Idol

Jennifer added another dimension to her career in 2010, when she was invited to be a judge on the popular reality show, American Idol.

Business ventures

JLO by Jennifer Lopez, her line of clothing, jewellery and accessories was launched in 2001.  She has endorsed several perfumes, Glow by J.Lo, Still and Miami Glow to name a few. Deseo is her male fragrance line. Jennifer also endorses products for L’Oreal, Gillette Venus and TOUS Jewellery.

Her personal sense of style earned her the VH1 Award and Vogue Fashion Award (1999) for Most Fashionable Female Artiste.


Jennifer supports the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital. Her Maribel Foundation provides medical care and healthcare education to women and children from disadvantaged communitie


Rocky personal relationships notwithstanding, versatility and grit have powered this lovely Latina to enviable heights. What next, Jenny?


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