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Early life, jennifer Lynn Lopez was born on July 24, 1969, in the Castle Hill neighborhood.
The Bronx, New York, to beyonce Puerto Rican parents Guadalupe Rodrguez and David Lopez. She has an older sister, Leslie, and a younger sister, Lynda, a journalist.
David worked the night shift at the Guardian Insurance Company before becoming a computer technician at the firm, while Guadalupe was a homemaker.
When Lopez was born, the family was living in a small apartment.
A few years lopez later, her parents had saved up enough money to be able to purchase a two-story house, which was considered a big deal for the relatively poor family. At the age of five, Lopez began taking singing and dancing lessons. She toured New York with her school when she was seven years old.
Her parents stressed the importance of work ethic and being able to speak English. They encouraged their three daughters to put on performances at homesinging and dancing in front of each other and their friends so that they would stay "out of trouble". Lopez spent her entire academic career in Catholic schools, finishing at Preston High School.
In school, Lopez did gymnastics, ran track on a national level, and was a member of the school's softball papi team. She excelled athletically rather than academically, competing in national track championships.
While attending her final year of high school, Lopez learned about a film casting that was seeking several teenage girls for small roles.
She auditioned and was cast. My Little Girl (1986 a low-budget film co-written and directed by Connie Kaiserman.
Lopez acted as Myra, a young woman at a center for troubled girls. After she finished filming her role in the film, Lopez realized that she wanted to become a "famous movie star". To please her parents, though, she enrolled in Baruch College, only to drop out after one semester.