About Jennifer Lopez
The stage takes a back seat to the small screen for Jennifer Lopez
Singer. Dancer. Actress. Businesswoman. Diva. All those labels sit well with Jennifer Lopez — just don’t tag her as, ‘the judge from American Idol.’ The entertainer announced her departure following the two seasons at the Fox competition’s judge table to put her focus back on her music, acting and several other endeavors.
The woman famously known as J.Lo attended a musical theater as a child, got her break on a sketch comedy series and recurred on a TV drama before landing her big hiatus co-starring in the 1995 movie, “Money Train.” The title rather adequately describes her career since that time. She landed the main role in 1997’s “Selena,” co-starred together with George Clooney in “Out of Sight” in 1998 and ultimately became the highest-paid Latina actress in the whole Hollywood.
Lopez shifted to music and scored a hit with the single, “If You Had My Love,” off her debut album. She followed that up with the appropriately named “J.Lo” in 2001, and the next year released “J to tha L-O!: The Remixes” and “This is Me…Then,” which spawned the now infamous “Jenny From the Block.” Over all, Lopez has recorded seven studio albums, was ranked 27th Artist of the decade 2000-2010 by Billboard magazine and No. 16 on VH1’s “100 Greatest Women in Music” in 2012.
Lopez’s personal life often created more headlines than her professional life and recording career in particular. She was romanced by Ben Affleck, married (and eventually divorced) singer Marc Anthony, and used to be a constant tabloid magnet. Having recently wrapped a tour with reknowned singer Enrique Iglesias, Lopez is also working as a TV producer for ABC Family and was a partner with the Hispanic cable channel named nuvoTV on the new program, including a docu-series on a recent European part of her tour.
Though Lopez is not on a screen for the first debut of her new TV series, she will be tweeting about it. She is serving as executive producer of ABC Family’s drama “The Fosters,” about a lesbian couple who are both parents to a foster child and adopted twins. Rumor has it that her manager is also negotiating a return to “American Idol.”