Jennifer Lopez (1969-Present), aka J-Lo, is a singer/actress/dancer/producer/designer/tv show judge born in the Bronx to Puerto Rican parents. Her career started as one of the dancers in In Living Color before she landed a star-making role in the biopic about the singer Selena. More acting roles followed as did a career in music. Her debut album, 1999's On The 6 was a huge hit and helped spearhead what music critics called "The Latin Invasion" of 1999 along with Ricky Martin and Enrique Iglesias. In 2001, she became the first performer with a #1 movie (The Wedding Planner) and album (J. Lo, from her infamous nickname) in the same week.
Unfortunately, her career has since taken a downward turn due to the Hype Backlash that followed. Her relationship with Sean "P. Diddy" Combs fell apart, in the wake of Combs being accused of gun possession, shooting, and injuring people at a nightclub (a charge he was ultimately acquitted of). She moved onto a high profile relationship with Ben Affleck, spawning the Bennifer nickname and producing the critical and commercial flop "Gigli". Her music career stalled after the release of the single "Jenny From the Block", which was supposed to address accusations that she was a money-grubbing sell-out, but only made things worse with its video, which was the exact opposite of what the song was trying to say.
She's done some advocacy work in various ways, including vaccination awareness for some diseases, and for awareness of violence against women.
Lopez still acts and records music, and as of the 2011 season, appears as a judge on American Idol. Her most famous physical ... asset is her large, curvy rear, which has sparked a few joke debates about whether breasts or butts are better.
- On the 6 (1999)
- J.Lo (2001)
- This Is Me... Then (2002)
- Rebirth (2005)
- Como ama una Mujer (2007)
- Brave (2007)
- Love? (2011)
- My Family (1995)
- Anaconda (1997)
- Selena (1997)
- Out of Sight (1998)
- Antz (1998)
- The Cell (2000)
- Angel Eyes (2001)
- The Wedding Planner (2001)
- Enough (2002)
- Maid in Manhattan (2002)
- Gigli (2003)
- Jersey Girl (2004)
- Shall We Dance (2004)
- Monster-in-Law (2005)
- The Backup Plan (2010)
- What To Expecting When You're Expecting
- Ice Age: Continental Drift
Jennifer Lopez provides examples of:
- Absolute Cleavage: The famous Grammys dress. It provides the picture for that page.
- Acting For Five: In the Get Right video she plays the DJ, the bartender, the Bar Dancer, an Adorkable Meganekko customer with no sense of rhythm and a gang girl, plus the tradition music video dancing bit.
- Auto-Tune: One of the remixes of "If You Had My Love", and more recently, her cover of "Venus".
- Broken Aesop: The video for "Jenny From the Block" shows Jennifer walking around in various luxurious things, but the song is supposed to about how she's just the same girl as before she got rich.
- Break Up Song: Love Don't Cost A Thing. He'll Be Back. (Can't Believe) This Is Me.
- Development Hell; Love? and how! Originally due January 2010, came out April 2011.
- Everything's Sparkly with Jewelry: Including the line "Don't be fooled by these rocks".
- Exhort The Disk Jockey Song: Most of her singles.
- Fake Nationality: She actually got some criticism for playing Mexican-American singer Selena in the film of the same name (Lopez is Puerto Rican.) This changed when people actually saw the movie.
- Gender Blender Name: Played characters named Slim (Enough), Charlie (Monster-In-Law), and Ricki (Gigli).
- Gratuitous Spanish: Spanish album.
- In Da Club: The setting of "On The Floor" and "Get Right".
- Intercourse with You: A theme of J.Lo.
- New Sound Album: This Is Me Then was more "Fuller" and personal then her prior works.
- Pretty in Mink: Worn lots of furs.
- Paying Their Dues
- Romance on the Set: She and Ben Affleck when filming Gigli. The film was even rewritten to take advantage of that. That didn't turn out well.
- Spicy Latina
- Silly Love Songs: This Is Me...Then.