Jennifer Lopez is an award-winning actress and singer with a slew of successful films and albums during her career of almost two decades. She’s also a successful entrepreneur with numerous joint ventures and product lines.
Jennifer Lopez’s Rise to Fame
Born on July 24, 1969, Jennifer Lopez developed her talents at a young age through dancing and singing lessons. In high school she successfully auditioned for a role at the drama film My Little Girl and this led to her decision to pursue acting. Unfortunately her parents weren’t in sync with her dreams and their clashing opinions forced Lopez to live on her own in Manhattan. Here Lopez made a living at a law firm as she lived her dream of performing by joining musicals.
In the early 90s Lopez became one of the Fly Girls, the dance troupe of sketch comedy series In Living Color. At the same time she also became one of the backup dancers for the music video of Janet Jackson’s single “That’s the Way Love Goes”. She was offered by Jackson a spot on the upcoming Janet World Tour but Lopez backed out as she preferred to pursue her own path. In 1993 Lopez left In Living Color as being a Fly Girl was no longer challenging for her. At this time she tried her hand on acting and she was cast on a handful of films like Lost in the Wild (1993), My Family (1995), Money Train (1995), and Blood and Wine (1997). Also in 1997 Lopez’s first lead role came in the eponymous biopic of Tejano singer Selena where her acting skills were lauded by critics.
Lopez admitted that Selena inspired her to rekindle her love for music. Despite the risk of failure that could negatively affect her film career Lopez still decided to work on her first album to prove that she also had vocal talent. On the 6 was released in 1999 and was met with critical acclaim and massive commercial success. She released seven more albums until 2014, although most of these had mixed reviews. Lopez still continued her work on the big screen, being cast on a wide variety of films such as the box office bomb Gigli (2003) to the thriller Parker (2013) where she earned praise. She also became an American Idol judge for seasons 10 to 15, except for 12.
She is slated to appear in the upcoming television movie Bye Bye Birdie Live! and is currently starring in the crime series Shades of Blue. She is also currently working on her next album which is set for a 2017 release, and it is reported to be in Spanish.
Jennifer Lopez’s Other Ventures
Lopez entered the fashion scene in 2001 with her clothing line J. Lo by Jennifer Lopez. It was followed by a perfume line created in collaboration with Coty, Inc. named Glow by J. Lo, and was followed by more than a dozen fragrances. In 2010 Lopez teamed up with Kohl’s for her lifestyle brand Jennifer Lopez Collection which included clothes, accessories, jewelry, and watches, to name a few. Four years later she paired with Endless Jewelry for the Jennifer Lopez Collection of customizable accessories.
In 2002 Lopez opened a restaurant in California named “Madre’s” which served Latin cuisine and was initially a massive success before slowly dying off until it finally closed in 2008. She also co-founded a handful of other ventures such as Nuyorican Productions, Inc., Teeology, Inc., and Viva Movil.
Jennifer Lopez’s Romantic Life
Lopez was previously married to Ojani Noa (1997 to 1998), Criss Judd (2001 to 2002), and Marc Anthony (2004 to 2011). She was engaged to Ben Affleck in 2002 and the pair was considered as one of the industry’s “supercouple”, although they eventually split in 2004.
She recently split from Casper Smart, her boyfriend of five years. She is reportedly dating rapper Drake as the two were spotted to be quite intimate during the holiday season.
Jennifer Lopez Snapchat Name – jlobts
On March 10, 2015, Lopez tweeted her Snapcode with the hashtags #FeelTheLight and #JLoOnSnapChat. Click here to add her to your friends list.
Jennifer Lopez – Other Social Media Accounts
Jennifer Lopez’s Personal Facebook Account – jenniferlopez
Jennifer Lopez’s Twitter Username – JLo
Jennifer Lopez’s Instagram Username – jlo
Jennifer Lopez’s Kik Username or Code – Jennifer Lopez has not yet made a Kik account as of this year. We will update this page if she ever decides to do so. Until then be wary of accounts that use her name as they are surely posers or fanmade.
Jennifer Lopez’s YouTube Channel – JenniferLopez