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Jennifer Lopez

Highest Rated:   96% Antz (1998)
Lowest Rated:   6% Gigli (2003)
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Birthplace:   New York City, New York
Jennifer Lopez's first serious screen role in Gregory Nava's 1995 Latino melodrama My Family followed years of training in television movies and series. Like Rosie Perez, Lopez began her career as a Fly Girl -- a dancer on the sketch comedy series, In Living Color -- and appeared in music videos by Puff Daddy and Janet Jackson. Her big break came in 1997 when she appeared in the title role of Nava's Selena, the story of the successful Tejano singer who was tragically murdered in 1995. Lopez was at first cast as a femme fatale -- due in no small part to her classic Latina beauty (she was born in the Bronx to parents of Puerto Rican descent) -- and worked almost exclusively with acclaimed directors: Francis Ford Coppola (Jack, 1996), Oliver Stone (U-Turn, 1997), and Bob Rafelson (Blood and Wine, 1996). In 1998, she had one of her most acclaimed roles, starring opposite George Clooney in Out of Sight, Steven Soderbergh's adaptation of the Elmore Leonard novel. Cast as a deputy federal marshal who falls for a charming criminal (Clooney), Lopez won raves for her tough, sexy performance, and in the process, she became the highest paid Latina actress in Hollywood history. That same year, she earned an introduction to a new generation of fans by lending her voice to the popular Antz (1998). The lavish but much more adult-oriented thriller The Cell (2000) followed shortly thereafter, bringing Lopez one of her first number-one openings. In an attempt to curry favor from the rom-com crowd, Lopez lightened things up a bit opposite Matthew McConaughey in 2001's romantic comedy The Wedding Planner. Though Lopez was consistently smooth in her frequent transitions from actress to songstress, her next role in the supernatural romance Angel Eyes (2001) failed to click with audiences and critics alike, and her role in the cathartic revenge thriller Enough (2002) likewise disappeared from theaters shortly after its release. Though Maid in Manhattan (2002) was ultimately relegated to a similar fate as her last few films, few could anticipate the outright hostility with which her 2003 comedy Gigli would be greeted. In the movie, Lopez was cast as a female gangster assigned to keep an eye on a kidnapper (played by then-real-life-boyfriend Ben Affleck) who is holding a psychologically challenged young boy hostage. The harsh public backlash against the film was likely due (at least in part) to over-saturated media coverage of the duo's tumultuous off-screen relationship. Though the film's failure wasn't exactly what one would call a career-ender for either star, their shoddy onscreen dynamic reportedly led director Kevin Smith to excise most of Lopez' role in the Affleck-starrer Jersey Girl.Finally, in 2005, it appeared the actress' string of bad box-office luck had possibly reached its end. Teaming up with Jane Fonda for the latter thespian's first feature in over a decade, Lopez scored a modest hit with the comedy Monster-In-Law. The Lasse Hallstrom-helmed drama An Unfinished Life followed later the same year with Lopez opposite heavy-hitters Robert Redford and Morgan Freeman. Lopez married singer Marc Anthony in 2006, and gave birth to twins in 2007. She subsequently worked less over the next few years, opting to spend time with her family. Lopez would get back into acting with the 2010 romantic comedy The Back-up Plan, but sadly, she and Anthony would separate in 2011. She continued to slip effortlessly between film, music and television, including taking a job as a judge on American Idol, setting up a residency in Las Vegas and starring and producing in her own show on NBC, Shades of Blue.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
15% Ice Age: Collision Course
  • Shira
$64.1M 2016
No Score Yet The Latin Explosion: A New America
  • Actor
2015
33% Lila & Eve
  • Eve
$22.3k 2015
10% The Boy Next Door
  • Claire Peterson
  • Producer
2015
No Score Yet
  • Lucy
2015
No Score Yet Home - Ein smektakulärer Trip
  • Lucy
2015
No Score Yet Jennifer Lopez: Dance Again
  • Actor
2014
41% Parker
  • Leslie Rodgers
$17.7M 2013
57% $ellebrity
  • Jennifer Lopez
2013
37% Ice Age: Continental Drift
  • Shira
$161.4M 2012
22% What to Expect When You're Expecting
  • Holly
$41.2M 2012
No Score Yet Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke
  • Actor
2011
18% The Back-up Plan
  • Zoe
$37.5M 2010
No Score Yet Bordertown
  • Producer
  • Lauren Adrian
2008
12% Feel the Noise
  • Producer
$5.9M 2007
25% El Cantante
  • Producer
  • Puchi
$7.5M 2007
No Score Yet Hispanic Hollywood - Then and Now
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Jennifer Lopez Presents: Como Ama una Mujer
  • Executive Producer
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Party Tyme Karaoke - Girl Pop 6
  • Actor
2006
53% An Unfinished Life
  • Jean Gilkyson
$8.6M 2005
16% Monster-in-Law
  • Charlotte `Charlie' Cantilini
$82.9M 2005
No Score Yet Party Tyme Karaoke - Girl Pop 4
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Party Tyme Karaoke - Girl Pop 5
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Ja Rule: 2005
  • Actor
2005
46% Shall We Dance
  • Paulina
$57.9M 2004
41% Jersey Girl
  • Gertrude Steiney
2004
No Score Yet Jennifer Lopez: The Reel Me
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Jennifer Lopez: Unauthorized
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Jennifer Lopez: Let's Get Loud
  • Actor
2003
6% Gigli
  • Ricki
$5.7M 2003
40% Maid in Manhattan
  • Marisa Ventura
$93.9M 2002
22% Enough
  • Slim
$39.2M 2002
33% Angel Eyes
  • Sharon Pogue
$23.8M 2001
16% The Wedding Planner
  • Mary Fiore
$60M 2001
No Score Yet Hispanic Hollywood
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Jennifer Lopez: Feelin' So Good
  • Actor
2000
46% The Cell
  • Catherine Deane
2000
96% Antz
  • Azteca
1998
93% Out of Sight
  • Karen Sisco
1998
59% U-Turn
  • Grace McKenna
1997
38% Anaconda
  • Terri Flores
1997
65% Selena
  • Selena Quintanilla Perez
1997
No Score Yet Blood & Wine
  • Gabriella
1997
61% Blood and Wine
  • Actor
1997
17% Jack
  • Miss Marquez
1996
22% Money Train
  • Grace Santiago
1995
85% My Family
  • Young Maria
1995
No Score Yet Lost in the Wild
  • Rosie Romero
1993
No Score Yet My Little Girl
  • Myra
1987

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
78% The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
2015
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet World of Dance
2017
  • Judge
  • Executive Producer
  • 2017
56% Shades of Blue
2016
  • Harlee Santos
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • Performer
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Fosters
2013
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet American Idol
2002-2016
  • Judge
  • Appearing
  • Performer
  • Judge
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio
1994
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
  • Performer
  • Actor
  • 2013
  • 2007
No Score Yet MTV First
2011-2014
  • Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Q'Viva! The Chosen
2012
  • Reality cast member
  • 2012
No Score Yet How I Met Your Mother
2005-2014
  • Anita
  • 2010
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Host
  • Guest
  • Performer
  • Musical Guest
  • 2010
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998-2006
  • Herself
  • 2004

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