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post in: Films, Beauty, Facts Date:03 Sep 2013, 22:05 views:1827
Jennifer Lopez, date of Birth: July 24, 1969. With her 1 million paycheck for playing Selena in the movie of the same name about the slain Tejano singer, Lopez noche became the highest paid Latina actress in history. She was chosen for that role after a national search was undertaken to find an actress who could convincingly pull off Selena's combination of sexuality, innocence and killer dance moves.
For Lopez, the dance part was the easiest. The daughter of a computer specialist and a kindergarten teacher, Lopez was raised in the Bronx, New York, before beginning her showbiz career as a dancer in stage musicals and music videos.
Later, she won a much-coveted spot as one of choreographer.
Rosie Perez 's "Fly Girls" on, in Living Color. Exposure on that TV show led to the Hollywood career that Lopez had always had her sights set. She stuck it out on, in Living Color for two years, gyrating away to the beat during the transition breaks between the show and the commercials.
South Central, Second Chances, Malibu Road and, nurses on the Line: The Crash of Flight 7 came her way before she appeared in Gregory Nava's critically acclaimed 1995 film, Mi Familia. That film was followed up with a couple of duds that she survived unscathed before she turned in a fine performance in a decent film, Blood Wine.
But it was her next film, Selena, that really marked Lopez as an up-and-comer.
Her following films and recording career propelled Lopez to superstardomat one point she traveled with at least a dozen bodyguards. Although none of her films have been huge hits and her acting hasn't won any notices, she continues to work non-stop, as well as being one of the paparazzi's most desired subjects.
This may be partly to her very public private life, beginning with affair with rapper Sean "Puffy" Combs which ended early in 2001, followed by her short-lived marriage to dancer Cris Judd (September 2001 to January 2003 which was then interrupted when she began.