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Full name: Jennifer Lynn Lopez
Date of birth: July 24, 1969
Hometown: Bronx, New York
Currently resides in: New York City and Los Angeles
Education: Preston High School in the Bronx
Realtionship status: Separated from singer Marc Anthony. Marc was Jennifer's third husband; she was married briefly to Ojani Noa (from 1997 to 1998) and backup dancer Cris Judd (from 2001 to 2003). She also led high-profile relationships with Ben Affleck and P. Diddy. Jennifer is currently dating backup dancer Casper Smart.
Children: Twins Emme Maribel Muñiz and Maximilian "Max" David Muñiz, born on February 22, 2008, with Marc Anthony
Resume highlights: Dancer, movie star, pop star, entrepreneur
Bet you didn't know... Before Kim Kardashian's derriere became the most famous butt in the world, Jennifer's bootylicous backside was the talk of Hollywood!
Before American Idol:
Don't be fooled by her designer duds, fancy cars, and diamonds. She's still "Jenny from the Block" — a city block in the Castle Hill section of the Bronx, to be specific. Jennifer Lopez, whose parents immigrated to America from Puerto Rico, developed a passion for music and dance while growing up with her two sisters. After graduating from an all-girls Catholic high school, Jennifer attended dance auditions before booking a gig as a "Fly Girl" dancer on the FOX series In Living Color.
Being a Fly Girl was fly and all, but Jennifer didn't really become a star until she landed a life-changing role playing slain Tejano music singer in the movie Selena. Almost overnight, Jennifer became one of the hottest actresses in Hollywood, scoring starring roles in hit films like The Wedding Planner. While Jennifer was busy taking over Hollywood, she also managed to establish herself as a platinum-selling pop star, releasing a string of hit songs including "I'm Real" and "Jenny from the Block."
Over the course of her career, Jennifer has launched her own fashion line, fragrances, a film production company, and the popular restaurant Madre's.