Jennifer Lopez (full name Jennifer Lynn Lopez), nicknamed J.Lo, was born 24th July 1969 and is from The Bronx, New York.
In May 2012, J.Lo became Forbes richest celebrity on the Top 100 List “2012 World's Most Powerful Celebrity”, which calculates the results based on each celebrity's earnings and fame between May 1, 2011 and May 1, 2012.
Growing up in the Bronx, Jennifer Lopez was always interested in singing and dancing, and her big break came when she, along with thousands of hopefuls auditioned for the comedy sketch series Living Color in 1991 but she only got through when a girl who was supposed to appear in the show, dropped out.
In the late 1990s, Jennifer Lopez married her first husband Ojani Noa and got her first film recognition with the film Selena. Building up her reputation in the film industry she went onto appear in Money Train and Anaconda with established actors such as Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson, amongst others.
Making a name in the film industry, J.Lo went onto re-marry for the second time and the release of her debut album On the 6 eagerly anticipated in a blaze of publicity, her album did not disappoint, and she had hits with "If You Had My Love", "Waiting for Tonight" and "Let's Get Loud".
Now in the full public limelight, J.Lo had successfully turned from rising actress to one of the biggest names on the pop music scene.
With her Latino roots, her popularity soared and she later would appear in the film Maid in Manhattan (2002) which the Press noted compared heavily to her rags to riches story and prompted Jennifer Lopez to release 2002 song, "Jenny from the Block" – an answer to criticisms that the newly famous and now rich singer had moved on from her humble beginnings.
In 2004 J.Lo remarried for the third time in a blaze of controversy and went onto release her fourth studio album Rebirth which was received well and reached the top 10 in the UK Album Chart.
Throughout the late 2000s Jennifer Lopez matured and went on to start a family. She appeared in the 2011 and 2012 American Idol series leading to her “second coming” and earning her a massive $20 million dollars.