Jennifer Lynn Lopez, popularly known as J. Lo to all her fans, was born in July 1969 in New York City in the US and still resides in New York, though she had Latin origin. From the young age of 5, she had been taking singing and dancing lessons and participated in small roles until she started her career as a dancer for Fly Girl in 1991. Now, she is a singer, dancer, actress, and producer. As far as singing is concerned, she has been versatile in the genres that she presented. The genres she performed include; Pop, Latin, R&B, Hip-hop, and Dance.
It was in 1993 that Jennifer Lopez started her career as an actress and it was not until 1997 that she got a leading role in a biopic - Selena. For this role, she got nominated for a Golden Globe. Roles in the various films followed, the most prominent of which was "Anaconda and Out of Sight" and by 1998 had been recognized as the highest-paid Latin actress in Hollywood.
Alongside her acting career, she once more reinstated herself in her musical career as singer and dancer with the album "On the 6" in 1999. And in 2001, she made an unprecedented mark when she released her second album "J. Lo", at the same time as the film "The Wedding Planner".
Somehow, she managed to keep both careers advancing alongside each other, and in 2002 released the remix album "J to tha L–O! The Remixes" which was the first in history to come at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200. This was followed by her third studio album "This Is Me... Then" while at the same time she appeared in the film "Maid in Manhattan".
Jennifer Lopez received numerous awards both for her performance as an actress and as a performer. One of the most prominent ones is World Music Awards presented her the "Legend Award" as recognition of her influence in the art in 2010. Another landmark for her was the music video "On the Floor" which was the Highest Viewed Female Music Video of All Time by Guinness World Records in 2012, while in 2013, she achieved another landmark 2500th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her musical contributions, and the World Icon Award at the 2013 Premios Juventud. In 2014, she was the first female recipient of the Billboard Icon Award and was also awarded the Telemundo Star Award at the Billboard Latin Music Awards in 2017.
Singing and acting aside, Jennifer Lopez has been one of the most influential Hispanic performers in America, helping in breaking barriers, using her influence to promote causes. She has been an active figure and an advocate in charitable activities and fundraisings. This has not been limited to a certain activity but again she had been versatile and supported charity works for children, women, AIDS, hurricane victims, among others. She has received awards for her philanthropic works such as the GLAAD Vanguard Award. Jennifer Lopez has also acted as a political supporter on various occasions.