Wikipedia reports: Jennifer Lynn Lopez (born July 24, 1969) is an American actress, dancer, entrepreneur, fashion designer, film producer, philanthropist, recording artist and spokeswoman. She became interested in pursuing a career in the entertainment industry following a minor role in the 1986 film My Little Girl, to the dismay of her Puerto Rican parents, who believed that it was an unrealistic career route for a Hispanic. Following a move from The Bronx to Manhattan, Lopez performed in regional stage productions, before touring with musicals in Europe and Japan.
She gained her first regular high-profile job as a Fly Girl dancer on In Living Color in 1991, where she remained a regular until she decided to pursue an acting career in 1993. Lopez received her first leading role in the Selena biopic of the same name in 1997. Following subsequent roles in the films Anaconda (1997) and Out of Sight (1998), she ventured into the music industry in 1999 with her debut studio album On the 6, joining a select few in successfully converting from a film to music.
With the simultaneous release of her second studio album J.Lo and her film The Wedding Planner in 2001, Lopez became the first person to have a number one album and film in the same week. Her 2002 remix album, J to tha L–O! The Remixes, was the first in history to debut at number one on the US Billboard 200. Between the release of her third and fourth studio albums—This Is Me… Then (2002) and Rebirth (2005)—Lopez took a break from her music career to focus on acting, starring in the films: Maid in Manhattan (2002) and Shall We Dance? (2004). Her fifth studio album, Como Ama una Mujer (2007), received the highest first-week sales for a Spanish album in the United States.