Jennifer Lopez

Highest Rated: 93% Antz (1998)
Lowest Rated: 6% Gigli (2003)
Birthday: Jul 24, 1969
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

CREDIT
No Score Yet Hustlers Executive Producer Ramona 2019
46% Second Act Producer Maya 2018
No Score Yet J-Lo: Let's Get Real Actor 2018
No Score Yet Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life Actor 2017
17% Ice Age: Collision Course Shira $64.1M 2016
No Score Yet The Latin Explosion: A New America Actor 2015
40% Lila & Eve Eve $22.3K 2015
50% Home Lucy $157.9M 2015
11% The Boy Next Door Producer Claire Peterson 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
23% 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 Lauren Adrian Producer 2008
12% Feel the Noise Producer $5.9M 2007
25% El Cantante Puchi Producer $7.5M 2007
No Score Yet Jennifer Lopez Presents: Como Ama una Mujer Executive Producer Actor 2007
No Score Yet Hispanic Hollywood - Then and Now Actor 2007
No Score Yet Party Tyme Karaoke - Girl Pop 6 Actor 2006
52% An Unfinished Life Jean Gilkyson $8.6M 2005
17% 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
42% Jersey Girl Gertrude Steiney 2004
No Score Yet Jennifer Lopez: Let's Get Loud Actor 2003
No Score Yet Jennifer Lopez: The Reel Me Actor 2003
No Score Yet Jennifer Lopez: Unauthorized Actor 2003
6% Gigli Ricki $5.7M 2003
39% 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
45% The Cell Catherine Deane 2000
93% Antz Azteca 1998
93% Out of Sight Karen Sisco 1998
60% U-Turn Grace McKenna 1997
40% Anaconda Terri Flores 1997
67% Selena Selena Quintanilla Perez 1997
61% Blood and Wine Gabriella 1997
19% 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

CREDIT
100% Good Trouble
2019
Executive Producer
  • 2019
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
2015
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2018
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No Score Yet World of Dance
2017
Executive Producer Judge
  • 2019
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  • 2017
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest Performer
  • 2019
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No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2019
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  • 2012
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet Shades of Blue
2016-2018
Producer Executive Producer Harlee Santos
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2018
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97% The Fosters
2013-2018
Producer Executive Producer
  • 2018
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No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Appearing Guest
  • 2018
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No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2017
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  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Close Up With the Hollywood Reporter
2015
Guest
  • 2016
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72% American Idol
2002-2016
Appearing Performer Judge Judge
  • 2016
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  • 2007
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2013
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2014
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
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No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio
1994-2018
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars
2005
Performer
  • 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 Comment je l'ai rencontrée
2005-2010
Anita
  • 2010
83% How I Met Your Mother
2005-2014
Anita
  • 2010
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest Performer Musical Guest
  • 2010
  • 2001
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No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998
Herself
  • 2004
86% Hotel Malibu
1994
Melinda Lopez
No Score Yet In Living Color
1990-1994
Performer
No Score Yet Second Chances
1994
Melinda Lopez
15% South Beach
2006
Executive Producer

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