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Full Name: Ms. Jennifer Lynn Lopez
Date of Birth: July 24, 1969
Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York, USA
Died: N/A
Place of Death: N/A
Classification: Artists & Entertainers

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Short Biography of Jennifer Lopez

Dancing her way to fame, Jennifer Lopez began her career as a ‘fly girl’ dancer on the weekly comedy TV show called In Living Color. From there, she was given a contract to tour with Janet Jackson, and even sang backup vocals for the artist. But, her passion and drive had always been to be an actress. So, she offered her condolences to Jackson, and risked her singing career to pursue acting, which actually brought her back to music – bringing her more fame and fortune than any other pursuit.

Born to Puerto Rican parents in the Bronx, Jennifer was educated in a private Catholic school. She claims that while she received a good education, she did feel limited when she began dating boys, namely David Cruz. The two had a love affair that would last nearly ten years, until Jennifer became too involved in her dancing, singing, and eventual acting career.

At a young age, the young Lopez knew she loved to dance. Since her teens, she worked hard to pay her way through different dance schools, learning different types, and mastering different techniques that would land her a spot with Janet Jackson and on In Living Color.

As Jennifer Lopez pursued her acting career, it was in her latter 20s that she had made some great strides. Now known as JLo, she has acted alongside Robin Williams in Jack in 1996, and in 1998, she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role in the film Selena. In 1999 and afterward, she came back to music, releasing several chart-toppers in the U.S. and U.K. Her most famous songs: If you Had My Love, Waiting for Tonight, Love Don’t Cost a Thing, and I’m Real, only add to her portfolio of vast artistic talents and achievements.

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