JENNIFER LOPEZ Biography - Theater, Opera and Movie personalities


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Jennifer Lopez, the multi-talented superstar, actress and singer, who hails from New York City’s Castle Hill section of the Bronx, has busted onto the scene in a manner that has left a lot of folks speechless. Getting her break when she was chosen to play the lead role in Selena , the 1997 big screen biopic of the slain Tejano singer, Lopez earned more film credits in the 1997 summer thriller Anaconda, Oliver Stone’s U Turn, Jack , with George Clooney in Out of Sight and The Cell . Recently she finished filming The Wedding Planner with Matthew McConaughey which is due in theatres in February.


Her vocal abilities are proved on her powerful debut effort, basted with her Latino heritage, which provides a sensational sound for the listener. On the 6 , referring to her days on train 6 heading into New York City for dance classes and auditions, including “Let’s Get Loud,” produced by Emilio Estefan, opener, “If You Had My Love” and Waiting for Tonight pull the listener all the way in. Many of the albums tracks were co-written by the album’s executive producer Corey Rooney.


Lopez brought together some well-knowns in the music world to produce this album, besides Estefan and Rooney, Sean “Puffy” Combs, Rick Wake and Track Masters contributed. Lopez’s On The 6 has sold almost 2.8 million records internationally in over 30 countries. She will be premiering her new single “Love Don’t Cost A Thing” from her upcoming album JLO at the MTV Europe Awards.


Almost as well known for her fashion sense and her relationship with Combs as she is for all of her accomplishments, Lopez was presented with the 2000 Versace Award at this year’s VH1 Vogue Fashion Awards. The award was “given to the person who best continues to represent the energy, creativity, and daring” that the late designer represented. With a new album and movie due out in the New Year, we can expect that Lopez is well underway to an outstanding career.