Jennifer Lopez BiographyJennifer Lopez is the most successful Hispanic actress and singer in the history. Performing in film, dance, music, and television, she has contributed significantly to breaking down racial barriers. Her career began as a dancer on the television program In Living Color. Her first movie appearance was in the 1995 film Money Train, and her first leading role was her portrayal of Selena Quintanilla-Perez in the 1997 biographical movie Selena. She has since starred in (in chronological order) The Wedding Planner, Shall We Dance, Monster-In-Law, and The Back-Up Plan. She has also released six studio albums, five in English and one in Spanish, selling more than 55 million albums worldwide and receiving three American Music Awards. Jennifer Lopez  Biography by Hollywood journalist Kathleen Tracy, chronicles Lopez’ professional life and also her stormy personal life.

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A barrier-breaker, the most successful Hispanic actress ever

Lopez’ personal life has been as dramatic as any Hollywood role and has, of course, earned her a lot of media attention, which in this case may or may not be a good thing. Her post-divorce dealings with her first husband, Ojani Noa (including a lawsuit over a film Noa wanted to release about their relationship, including home video footage that rumor made out to be a sex tape, although both parties have denied this); her relationship with hip-hopper Sean Combs, highlighted by a gun battle in a New York nightclub between Combs’ entourage and another group; her brief marriage to dancer Cris Judd, ended when Lopez began her affair with Ben Affleck, the termination of her very public engagement to Affleck – well, enough; it’s been covered aplenty and it’s here as well. Lopez has also had some box-office flops to go with her successes, but it hasn’t stopped her and hers is still a story to be told. In this Jennifer Lopez biography , Tracy does a good job of bringing out the real person behind the artist and neither pulls her punches nor fails to acknowledge Lopez’ talent and achievements.

Jennifer Lopez: A Biography
by Kathleen Tracy
Hardcover: 144 pages
Publisher: Greenwood (September 30, 2008)
Language: English

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