Jennifer Lynn Lopez known by her nickname J. Lo, is an American actress, dancer, fashion designer and businesswoman. In 1991, Lopez began appearing as a Fly Girl dancer on In Living Color, where she remained a regular until she decided to pursue an acting career in 1993. For her first leading role in the 1997 Selena biopic of the same name, Lopez received a Golden Globe nomination and became the first Latin actress to earn over US$1 million for a film, she went on to star in Anaconda and Out of Sight establishing herself as the highest-paid Latin actress in Hollywood. Lopez ventured into the music industry with her debut studio album On the 6, which helped propel the Latin pop movement in American music. With the simultaneous release of her second studio album J. Lo and her romantic comedy The Wedding Planner in 2001, Lopez became the first woman to have a number one album and film in the same week, her 2002 remix album, J to tha L–O! The Remixes, became the first in history to debut at number one on the U.
S. Billboard 200; that year, she released her third studio album This Is Me... And starred in the US box office number-one Maid in Manhattan. After starring in Gigli, a critical and commercial failure, Lopez subsequently starred in the successful romantic comedies Shall We Dance? and Monster-in-Law. Her fifth studio album, Como Ama una Mujer, received the highest first-week sales for a debut Spanish album in the United States. Following an unsuccessful period, she returned to prominence in 2011 with her appearance as a judge on American Idol, released her seventh studio album Love?. From 2016 to 2018, she starred in the crime drama series Shades of Blue and performed a residency show, Jennifer Lopez: All I Have, at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas. Since 2017, Lopez has served as a judge on World of Dance. In 2019, she received critical praise for starring as a stripper in the crime drama Hustlers, for which she earned Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. With a cumulative film gross of US$3.1 billion and estimated global sales of 80 million records, Lopez is regarded as the most influential Latin performer in the United States.
In 2012, Forbes ranked her as the most powerful celebrity in the world, as well as the 38th most powerful woman in the world. Time listed her among the 100 most influential people in the world in 2018, her most successful singles on the US Billboard Hot 100 include: "If You Had My Love", "I'm Real", "Ain't It Funny", "All I Have", "On the Floor", one of the best-selling singles of all time. For her contributions to the music industry, Lopez has received a landmark star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Billboard Icon Award, the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award among other honors, her other ventures include clothing lines, fragrances, a production company, a charitable foundation. Jennifer Lynn Lopez was born on July 24, 1969, in The Bronx borough of New York City, to Puerto Rican parents Guadalupe Rodríguez and David López, she has an older sister, a younger sister, Lynda, a journalist. David worked the night shift at the Guardian Insurance Company before becoming a computer technician at the firm, while Guadalupe was a homemaker.
When Lopez was born, the family was living in a small apartment in the Castle Hill neighborhood. A few years her parents had saved up enough money to be able to purchase a two-story house, considered a big deal for the poor family. At the age of five, Lopez began taking dancing lessons, she toured New York with her school. Her parents stressed the importance of work ethic and being able to speak English, they encouraged their three daughters to put on performances at home—singing and dancing in front of each other and their friends so that they would stay "out of trouble". Lopez spent her entire academic career in Catholic schools. In school, Lopez did gymnastics, ran track on a national level, was a member of the school's softball team, she excelled athletically rather than academically. While attending her final year of high school, Lopez learned about a film casting, seeking several teenage girls for small roles, she auditioned and was cast in My Little Girl, a low-budget film co-written and directed by Connie Kaiserman.
Lopez acted as a young woman at a center for troubled girls. After she finished filming her role in the film, Lopez realized that she wanted to become a "famous movie star". To please her parents, she enrolled in Baruch College, only to drop out after one semester, she told her parents about her dream of becoming a movie star, but they insisted that it was a "really stupid" idea and that "no Latinos did that". The differences in opinions led Lopez to move out of their family home and into an apartment in Manhattan. During this period, Lopez performed in regional productions of the musicals Jesus Christ Superstar and Oklahoma!. From there, she was hired for the chorus in a Golden Musicals of Broadway, which toured Europe for five months, she was unhappy with the role. She got a job on the show Synchronicity in Japan, where she acted as a dancer and choreographer. Lopez was selected as a backup dancer for the New Kids on the Block in 1991 and performed with them during their performance of "Games" at the 18th Annual American Music Awards.
Sidgwick & Jackson is an imprint of book publishing company Pan Macmillan. It was an independent publisher, its notable early authors include poet Rupert Brooke and novelist E. M. Forster. In more recent times it helped launch the careers of Lynda La Plante, Shirley Conran and Judith Krantz; the Managing Director from 1968 to 1995 was William Armstrong. Armstrong was the father of the singer Dido. Commercial and popular non-fiction. High-profile biography. History of popular culture. Sidgwick Military list: supported in association with the Imperial War Museum and National Army Museum. Sidgwick & Jackson's official web page
Going Greek is a 2001 American comedy film written and directed by Justin Zackham. Set in any-college U. S. A. centering on Jake, an embittered ex-high school American football star, coerced into pledging the "coolest" fraternity on campus. Jake does so in order to protect his somewhat nerdy, but Greek-obsessed cousin; as the semester progresses, Jake struggles to maintain his grades as well as his affair with Paige, a beautiful sophomore who hates all fraternities. Through naked scavenger hunts, sorority ass-signings, all-night beer fests, keg parties, sorority swapping, other creative pledge activities, Jake discovers that he's beginning to enjoy himself, but when some of the frat brothers step up their attempts to force Gil into quitting the house, both his scholarship and his relationship with Paige are threatened. Jake must swallow his pride and turn to his fellow pledges for help into seeing the big-hearted Gil through to the end, or risk losing everything. Jake learns that no man is an island, that the friends we make in college are friends for life.
Dylan Bruno as Jake Laura Harris as Paige Simon Rex as Thompson Dublin James as Gil Chris Owen as Davis Steve Monroe as Nick Oliver Hudson as Ziegler Harvey Silver as T. J. Todd Giebenhain as Russ Corey Pearson as Sully Charlie Talbert as Dooly Susan Ward as Wendy Tom Bower as Bill Evan Jones as Stoner Roommate Most of the college campus scenes were filmed at the University of California, Riverside in Riverside, CA. Going Greek on IMDb